• Herbert

    I still feel this could be hardcore's finest hour. Though the community has birthed no shortage of those who despite appearing true at one point, went on to stab friends in the back, it has long been a beacon to those looking for guidance on how one deals with fencewalkers.

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  • Herbert

    There is quite a bit of ugliness coming out. The way I square is with a historical perspective. Considering all the shenanigans mankind has pulled, the hate and lack of empathy flying around now is probably a more accurate reflection of who we really are as a species, than are more positive attributes that some of us have grown accustomed to believing innate. I think Steinbeck had it pretty much backwards in East of Eden:

    "We have only one story. All novels, all poetry, are built on the never-ending contest in ourselves of good and evil. And it occurs to me that evil must constantly respawn, while good, while virtue, is immortal."

    As far as man goes it's probably good that must "respawn." We're lucky to have lived in a tiny sliver of history where a handful of ideas had enough of a hold to momentarily pull ourselves towards a better version of what we can be. As a philosopher who failed the moral test of his time put it, "only a God can save us."

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  • Herbert

    Oh so I guess you wont be posting here any more now that you have so many new friends.

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  • Herbert

    In light of the Walter Scott decision, it looks like I was being naïve and giving white America way too much credit five months ago. At the time I had been thinking, "well in the case where the cop clearly murdered the guy on camera, they arrested him and will surely convict him." Not so, looks like the old days are still here. Totally awful.

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  • Herbert

    @Dick-Withers said:

    I just felt stone sober, and that dude was THERE, and I couldn't even muster a whimper. I'm hoping that by thinking about it, I'll set up a mental trigger that tips me off to the unreality next time.

    I don't know that there's any way to totally prepare for that. When something is totally whack (i.e. bat in the bed/malevolent entity) I notice what's going on almost immediately and sort of "decide" to check back into sleep sleep. The "someone trying to get into the house" one has been much more like what you're describing.

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  • Herbert

    @Dick-Withers
    I've had a few which have included:

    insect in the bed
    bat in the bed
    bizarre spinal/neck injury
    conversation with wife (not actually occurring)
    someone trying to get into the house
    horrifically malevolent entity in the room (lol!)

    The paralysis part is the most unpleasant aspect. If paralysis lasts for more than 10 seconds or so for other people I'd imagine that must be incredibly uncomfortable.

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  • Herbert

    I looked up the baby wheel clip after that and got pretty bummed that the guy didn't know about ocean sunfish.

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  • Herbert

    I found Church Lady to be funny.

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  • Herbert

    @Dick-Withers said:

    I've had sleep paralysis before, but never with hallucinations. What a fucking shitshow! Man, fuck that shit. I totally get why people believe in aliens now. If I'd hallucinated aliens and had an IQ of 67, I would believe in those bitches for real.

    Absolutely. I get the hallucinations w/in sleep paralysis sometimes and it's pretty off the wall. Also, some people with much higher iq's get this and interpret it as confirming pre-existing cosmological beliefs, which I believe was the subject of highly popular redphir thread.

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  • Herbert

    It's not a bad thread. I watched Dana Carvey's latest stand up on Netflix the other day and he did a lot of impressions. I don't think I laughed a single time, but it did get me thinking about how it was essentially the same thing he used to do, but somehow it used to be funny. It's interesting what stands "the test of time" when it comes to humor.

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