Herr Rudolphus der Rude

Herr Rudolphus der Rude
Birthday
December 24
Title
Reindeer Breeder
Company
Sancta's Workshop
Bio
Breed: Orange Fokker - Knows Reindeer (still) . Renowned creator of Flying Reindeer, Herr Rude bred the first illuminated Air Deer and holds numerous copyrights and patents. he is the originator of such popular sports as Error Hockey and Rat Hockey and Hare Jitsu Herr Rude also developed and claims all legal patent, trademark, and copy rights to: Flying Pigs (Error Hogs)(air hogs)(Ehre hogs) Flying Monkeys (Error Monkeys)(Error Monkeys)( Ehre Monkeys) Flying rabbits (Error Hare)(Air Hare) (Ehre hare) and all other "Erroneous" animals derived on his patterns and patents

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FEBRUARY 4, 2013 12:12PM

Mourning for Mario

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A  repost from 2010- because the thoughts of video games reminded me of it

 

 

I had a day here to try to write a blog posting, and I thought I would try to write something concerning the nature of knowledge and the derivation of “Truth” by “People of Faith” as opposed to “People of Facts” (epistemology 101 really), and  I keep running up against the problem of the lack of a shared agreement on the nature of “Reality”

 Do we live in a Humesian (Subjective) reality where all that exists is defined by our senses? Are we really blind men confronting an elephant? Or is there a REAL (Objective) world out there in the sense of Platonic Ideals? The POV makes a big difference in “How” you know, “What” you know. It makes a tremendous difference in what beliefs you will fight for, or allow yourself to be ruled by. ( As someone once remarked, “What is this “Truth” “Stuff” anyway?”)

 Wars are continually being fought over the nature of reality. Argue yourself hoarse, there is no grounding in “Fact” for any Point Of View, other than My own. And, equally true( should I decide to recognize your existence as other than a figment of my imagination or a lesser being of no consequence) Your own.  Call them MYPOV and YPOV.

 Oddly enough, it isn’t necessary for the two POVs to agree at any point, for us to be able to deal reasonably with each other. We simply have to deal with each other with awareness that no matter how insane an idea sounds, the other person believes it for a reason. People don’t set out to be “Evil”. People by and large obey whatever they use for a conscience- it is their nature to do so.

 I would like to start a dialogue on the nature of “Truth” and how one believes- ( and make no mistake, those of you who claim that you “Take Nothing On Faith” are simply fooling yourself- you take your existence on faith, there is no other form of existence.

So theorem to prove: Everyone must believe in something- As a “Quantum of Being” what is your “I AM”?

 I believe I’ll have another drink.

 I once horrified my 6 year old god daughter ( back in the ‘80’s) as she was playing Mario Brothers on her families game box. I simply remarked that she was creating a lot of work for me, with all the dead Marios she was piling up inside the TV. Someone has to go in there and clean them out before they start to stink.

 She looked at me with Horror in her eyes, her mouth fell open, and she started wailing.

OOPs.

 Over my incarnations I’ve seen this turn from a pretty good “World of Warcarft” into a mediocre “Sims” That’s what happens when you start letting “Conscientious Objectors” into Valhalla. (Who knew people would take this stuff so seriously?)

 My next post will be “People of Faith, People of Facts”

 There are only two types of people in the world, those who divide people, and those who don’t.

 I’ve been attempting to write something like this since 1981

In 1981, within a period of a few months, I read “Godel, Escher, Bach” by Douglas Hofstadter, “Wholeness and the Implicate Order” by David Bohm, took courses in Psycholinguistics at The University of Cincinnati, was introduced to “Star Trek” on the UC computer system, acquired a Timex –Sinclair 1000 computer of my own, and made the acquaintance of and began work with one of the early pioneers of robot behavior/artificial intelligence.

 As background for understanding this essay, I could suggest reading the Hofstadter and Bohm books, as well as becoming at least noddingly familiar with The Jung/Myers Briggs notions of personality types. While you’re at it, Temple Grandin’s “Thinking in Pictures” is tremendously helpful in understanding the thought process of “People of Faith”. Learn to program a computer, preferably in machine code. Also, God has given us Google.(Godless tool of One-Worlders that it may be) and  yahoo, bing, or dogpile-

Wikipedia is a good place to start with its article on  “Visual Thinking”

 Use Them.

 Meet you back here in a week or so.

 ( I will try to keep up if anyone wishes to discuss the nature of reality as a preliminary)

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Comments

 

"There are only two types of people in the world, those who divide people, and those who don’t."

Neither side will recognize themselves in this statement. The dividers are too self-righteous and the non-dividers too humble.

Is that always true? Mmmmm. Let me chew on that for a while. I might be able to milk out a better answer.
@mooed 2Blog

Amen brother- or is it sister?

That “Cows with Guns” thing has me wondering about the artist's (Perpetrator's?) grasp of bovine (actually elementary mammal) physiology- particularly the “peace on you scene”-udderly hermaphroditic-

Anyway, who are you really? You wouldn't happen to be a certain cute little country heifer used to live next door to my grandad's dairy farm in upstate New York back in the summer of '62? (wink,wink)- of course if what you sling is bull, pardon my asking.
Oh boy, is this going to be fun :D.

List of things to do to help facilitate the discussion?

*cough* *cough*

Alrighty, I'll get right on that!

;)

Can't wait to see how (who?) this turns out :).
it will indeed be interesting to see who shows up
thanks for stopping by Seer

Appropos of nothing in particular:

If you have cows to feed
And you ask what you need
That's some more hay
revision 1

If you have cows to feed
Then you know what you need
That's some more hay
Science and religion – there’s a can of worms-
I picture radio stations and computer games- "Tron" is actually a very enlightening movie to me.

Where does "Mario's" soul go when he "Dies?" Had it ever actually left your Body/Consciousness, or do you just "Wake Up" from a momentarily amusing distraction and realize you've wasted all day seeking magic mushrooms? Where does God’s soul “go” when “You” die?

Do "You" ever really create anything, or just draw it forth from the Collective Unconscious? For example, I’ve been reading some of the “Bull” that’s been going on on OS concerning the herd and the Boss cows and I find myself humming ( to the tune of “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin)

If you have cows to feed
Then you know what you need
That’s some more hay

( Alllll you need is Love!)

And I can’t for the life of me decide whether I just “made that up”. Or stole it from Spider Robinson. It’s late- on that note, to bed.

If you swim in the sea
and an eel bites your knee
That's a Moray

Now that one I stole from Spider
O Mario and Luigi! How thoughtless of me.

You have my brain going, thank you. I am all over the Temple Gradin stuff. Want my own squeeze shoot.

You read. And think. And write. I like you already.

At one time I could write COBAL, BASIC and FORTRAN.

Keep going, you have my attention.

R for Real fun and new Reality
PS There are cows out my window. Or at least I think there are.

And I'm pretty sure I am not responsible for feeding them.
thank you so much for reminding me that i am not responsible for feeding the cows. sometimes it feels like it. Bless you. ( I know god already has- Strange as that sounds directed to someone who obviously has troubles. - but just as obviously has strengthto face them )

 

 

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Ask someone at Century 21
Kosher

Actually, "Century 21" was what I had in mind when I designated "Realty" as the common "objective" reality of "Properties and Values " wherein we trade symbolic Tokens.

I want "WantMyMindBack" back. Does anyone Know what happened to her? I guess one can guess.