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wouldn't it be nuts....

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Herbivore, Oct 14, 2004.

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  1. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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    i've been thinking a lot recently (probably more than i should on this topic) about how fucking crazy it would be if i were omniscient, and knew EVERYTHING, i mean EVERYTHING. i could look at anything and know everything there possibly is to know about that object. i could look at a paperclip, for example, and know the name of the guy who designed the factory where they were made, as well as his address, his family members names, what time he wakes up in the morning, the color of his car, the mechanic who last worked on his car, his mechanic's shoe size, the mechanic's grandfather's exact time of death......... its making me crazy just thinking about it. just look around the room right now and think of all the shit you'd know about the things around you if you were omniscient. it's crazy if you really let it sink in.............
  2. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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    some more crazy shit i thought of........ i could look at the sand on a beach and know the exact moment in time that each grain of sand was placed where it lay.

    i could look at someone and know how many hair follicles they had on their body, how many white blood cells they have in their body, and how fast the electrons were spinning around the atoms in their thumbnail.

    you could look at a tree blowing in the wind and know exactly how many leaves are on the tree, the surace area of all of them, i mean, the possibilites are endless.............

    am i the only one who thinks that being omniscient would be unbelievably nuts?
  3. Zack Morris

    Zack Morris Veteran Member

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  4. gatita

    gatita Senior Member

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    Question: have you consumed large amounts of hallucinogens in your life time, or, are you on any right now?

    Haha, I kid. But uhmm.. far out post man. Stop thinking so much.
  5. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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    haha, nah, i'm not stoned.... haven't smoked weed or done any hallucinogenic drug in about 3 years.... its just whenever i start thinking about that shit, i get all worked up and my mind starts racing, thinking of the possibilites, but i'm over it now...... i was really bored at work........
  6. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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    on a side note, i'm watching the news and saw a preview for an upcoming story about graffiti artists' parents being fined for graffiti that their child has done. they also said something about the property of the parents being affected. that'd be crazy if they made someone spray paint their house or something..... this thread is done. that'll teach me to create topics.

    *edit... just saw the story.... it just said that the parents would have to pay a fine up to $1000, and property damage fines up to $10,000... and if they couldn't afford it, a lien would be placed on their house...
  7. ledzep

    ledzep Junior Member

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    :nope: there are some things you just dont want to know.
  8. Pinup

    Pinup Senior Member

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    Remotely related :

    I once read about this autistic kid who had the most amazing photographic and visual memory.

    He had basically elaborated some kind of..... architecture in his mind and he would store things he had to remember within it. And if he needed to remember something, he would -sort of- reopen where he 'stored it'.

    He was a fascinating case for phychiatrists cause this kid could basically remember anything perfectly( that applied to, for instance, being shown a picture and being able to redescribe it in full detail years later).... and explained how he did it as i tried to describe it real shittily above.

    He died before his 20s or much younger even, from too much stress and a nervous breakdown i think.

    Also, i read The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time which is about Asperger's syndrome and is kind of about the same thing, and it's awesome. Read it.
  9. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

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    I think of shit like that most of the time...but shit like that you keep to yourself or a person you are doing drugs with...other than that keep it to yourself
  10. Overtime

    Overtime Dirty Dozen Crew

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    damn, 2blazzed beat me to it

    so i will have to be whitty

    commit suicide
  11. 2 blaazed

    2 blaazed New Jack

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    knock yourself out man
  12. Herbivore

    Herbivore Senior Member

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  14. Scrabble

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    "id be awesome if I could lactate. It'd be more awesome if it was koolaid though, tee hee, giggle giggle."
    My friends and I have had good times with 'id be awesome ifs'.
    The sad thing though is, we werent stoned most of the time, just stupid.
  15. Excerpt from "El Aleph", by Jorge Luis Borges:

    "On the back part of the step, toward the right, I saw a small iridescent sphere of almost unbearable brilliance. At first I thought it was revolving; then I realised that this movement was an illusion created by the dizzying world it bounded. The Aleph's diameter was probably little more than an inch, but all space was there, actual and undiminished. Each thing (a mirror's face, let us say) was infinite things, since I distinctly saw it from every angle of the universe. I saw the teeming sea; I saw daybreak and nightfall; I saw the multitudes of America; I saw a silvery cobweb in the center of a black pyramid; I saw a splintered labyrinth (it was London); I saw, close up, unending eyes watching themselves in me as in a mirror; I saw all the mirrors on earth and none of them reflected me; I saw in a backyard of Soler Street the same tiles that thirty years before I'd seen in the entrance of a house in Fray Bentos; I saw bunches of grapes, snow, tobacco, lodes of metal, steam; I saw convex equatorial deserts and each one of their grains of sand; I saw a woman in Inverness whom I shall never forget; I saw her tangled hair, her tall figure, I saw the cancer in her breast; I saw a ring of baked mud in a sidewalk, where before there had been a tree; I saw a summer house in Adrogué and a copy of the first English translation of Pliny -- Philemon Holland's -- and all at the same time saw each letter on each page (as a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight); I saw a sunset in Querétaro that seemed to reflect the colour of a rose in Bengal; I saw my empty bedroom; I saw in a closet in Alkmaar a terrestrial globe between two mirrors that multiplied it endlessly; I saw horses with flowing manes on a shore of the Caspian Sea at dawn; I saw the delicate bone structure of a hand; I saw the survivors of a battle sending out picture postcards; I saw in a showcase in Mirzapur a pack of Spanish playing cards; I saw the slanting shadows of ferns on a greenhouse floor; I saw tigers, pistons, bison, tides, and armies; I saw all the ants on the planet; I saw a Persian astrolabe; I saw in the drawer of a writing table (and the handwriting made me tremble) unbelievable, obscene, detailed letters, which Beatriz had written to Carlos Argentino; I saw a monument I worshipped in the Chacarita cemetery; I saw the rotted dust and bones that had once deliciously been Beatriz Viterbo; I saw the circulation of my own dark blood; I saw the coupling of love and the modification of death; I saw the Aleph from every point and angle, and in the Aleph I saw the earth and in the earth the Aleph and in the Aleph the earth; I saw my own face and my own bowels; I saw your face; and I felt dizzy and wept, for my eyes had seen that secret and conjectured object whose name is common to all men but which no man has looked upon -- the unimaginable universe."

    Read this short story if you have the time. Fave author ever, although translations don't do him justice.
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