Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Introductions  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 23.03.2011, 19:32
Starbug's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bern
Posts: 701
Groaned at 11 Times in 5 Posts
Thanked 284 Times in 164 Posts
Starbug has earned some respectStarbug has earned some respect
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
View Post
Thanks again guys.

I was looking for a specific section for discussions about literature, philosophy, history, starfishes, hot cups of tea and that kind of stuff, but couldn't find any.

Maybe is should consider the social events forum?
You are looking for good discussions on topics that are higher than the price of brown sugar? And you came here? Try the off topic section rather than social events. There are occaisionally words of wisdom being given away here, but rarely, oh so rarely. Most people are more concerned whether they will survive in Switzerland with an exploding bank account. Welcome to the forum, have fun, as time permits.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 23.03.2011, 19:50
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: A rather strange introduction

So, Sarastro, do you consider the Pre-Raphaelite movement to be a valid statement against the dehumanisation of the people during the apparently inexorable rise of industry and capitalism, or just a load of reactionary old tosh?

Furthermore, have you ever noticed that Henry Moore wasn't very good at doing heads?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 23.03.2011, 20:16
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Thanks a lot Starbug for a wise suggestion ;-)
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 23.03.2011, 20:24
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Hard to tell, and however is it dehumanisation what came after the industrial revolution?
Was Ned Ludd a hero or a villain?
What's more human, a Schiele vivisection, a deformed Picasso or a perfectly proportioned Raffaello?

Humanity is a object of art especially when it's naked, feeble, abused and transient.

Cheers,

Gio
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sarastro for this useful post:
  #25  
Old 23.03.2011, 20:26
grumpygrapefruit's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: ZH
Posts: 6,394
Groaned at 38 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 17,624 Times in 4,508 Posts
grumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygrapefruit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
View Post
Hard to tell, and however is it dehumanisation what came after the industrial revolution?
Was Ned Ludd a hero or a villain?
What's more human, a Schiele vivisection, a deformed Picasso or a perfectly proportioned Raffaello?

Humanity is a object of art especially when it's naked, feeble, abused and transient.

Cheers,

Gio

So a bit like Shakespeare..... (to quote my "friend" Bertie Wooster)

Quote:
"Thing I've often found with Shakespeare - it sounds good, but doesn't really mean anything"
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank grumpygrapefruit for this useful post:
  #26  
Old 23.03.2011, 20:38
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Among others, yes, I agree :-)
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 23.03.2011, 20:46
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: basel
Posts: 2,358
Groaned at 24 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 2,426 Times in 1,164 Posts
biff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond reputebiff has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
Furthermore, have you ever noticed that Henry Moore wasn't very good at doing heads?
And Turner couldn't do feet.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank biff for this useful post:
  #28  
Old 23.03.2011, 22:31
ximix's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: UK (formerly Zurich)
Posts: 2,098
Groaned at 22 Times in 21 Posts
Thanked 2,315 Times in 1,179 Posts
ximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond reputeximix has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
View Post
Thanks again guys.

I was looking for a specific section for discussions about literature, philosophy, history, starfishes, hot cups of tea and that kind of stuff, but couldn't find any.

Maybe is should consider the social events forum?
Hi Sarastro and welcome to the EF.

Here's a recent thread centered around hot tea and delicious biscuits if that helps?

Have fun!

Cheers.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 23.03.2011, 22:40
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Ishaka, as any other forum member I've instantaneously fallen in love with you.

(it's so hard being serious sometimes, isn't it?).

Thanks for sharing!
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Sarastro for this useful post:
  #30  
Old 24.03.2011, 09:07
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,357
Groaned at 96 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Ah, an eccentric misanthrope. You'll fit right in. It's a good thing because your other option was 'emotional porridge'.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank phdoofus for this useful post:
  #31  
Old 24.03.2011, 13:29
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Hic manebimus optime
(someone told we it means "I (actually, 'we') will just feel fine here")
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 24.03.2011, 13:46
MacGregor's Daughter's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zug
Posts: 3,169
Groaned at 31 Times in 23 Posts
Thanked 3,563 Times in 1,463 Posts
MacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond reputeMacGregor's Daughter has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
View Post
Hard to tell, and however is it dehumanisation what came after the industrial revolution?
Was Ned Ludd a hero or a villain?
What's more human, a Schiele vivisection, a deformed Picasso or a perfectly proportioned Raffaello?

Humanity is a object of art especially when it's naked, feeble, abused and transient.
Quote:
View Post
Hic manebimus optime
(someone told we it means "I (actually, 'we') will just feel fine here")
Here is a newbie that leaves me speechless.dying to meet him
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:02
Uncle Max's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Züri
Posts: 7,553
Groaned at 164 Times in 105 Posts
Thanked 8,424 Times in 3,486 Posts
Uncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond reputeUncle Max has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Is feminist epistemology an oxymoron? And do you like roasting goats before feeding?
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:09
MusicChick's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: La Cote
Posts: 17,488
Groaned at 414 Times in 275 Posts
Thanked 20,435 Times in 10,578 Posts
MusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond reputeMusicChick has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Finally, somebody normal...
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank MusicChick for this useful post:
  #35  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:18
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

@ MacGregor's Daughter: far from being totally ironic ... yes, I leave people speechless, until they realize that they can also scream.

@ Uncle Max: Whatever concerns women is, and I steal words from an italian poet, a 'permanent oxymoron'.

@MusicChick: In the good old days, we used to be kept in Montezuma's zoo (but indeed we were not in the cage, they were!). Then 'democracy' arrived, and now we are among millions. We are now outlaws - and what we try/want to to violate are the laws of statistics, i.e. finding, before meeting one millions people, that 'one on a million' that we find 'normal'.

Oh yes, I like this place!
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:19
grumpygit's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: geneva
Posts: 1,476
Groaned at 29 Times in 16 Posts
Thanked 1,508 Times in 695 Posts
grumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond reputegrumpygit has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

what a load of bollocks
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank grumpygit for this useful post:
  #37  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:19
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,801
Groaned at 610 Times in 516 Posts
Thanked 21,724 Times in 11,407 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
So, Sarastro, do you consider the Pre-Raphaelite movement to be a valid statement against the dehumanisation of the people during the apparently inexorable rise of industry and capitalism, or just a load of reactionary old tosh?

Furthermore, have you ever noticed that Henry Moore wasn't very good at doing heads?
You mean Henry Moore could not have earned a good living on the streets?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #38  
Old 24.03.2011, 14:37
terryhall's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Die Südkürve
Posts: 1,790
Groaned at 11 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 1,030 Times in 552 Posts
terryhall has a reputation beyond reputeterryhall has a reputation beyond reputeterryhall has a reputation beyond reputeterryhall has a reputation beyond reputeterryhall has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

I see Will Self has joined the forum, then.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank terryhall for this useful post:
  #39  
Old 24.03.2011, 15:07
phdoofus's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: City by the Bay
Posts: 2,357
Groaned at 96 Times in 56 Posts
Thanked 3,205 Times in 1,227 Posts
phdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond reputephdoofus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: A rather strange introduction

Quote:
View Post
Finally, somebody normal...
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 24.03.2011, 15:16
Sarastro's Avatar
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Zurich
Posts: 13
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 10 Times in 4 Posts
Sarastro has made some interesting contributions
Re: A rather strange introduction

Daddy

PS: That brain .. that's what I call emotional porridge ;-)
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Strange product / marketing? Guest General off-topic 26 10.01.2011 10:51
What was the Strange Animal FabrizioM Other/general 17 04.12.2010 18:16
Google Maps - Anything Strange to be seen portsmouth68 General off-topic 3 24.06.2010 20:18
Strange two wheeled addiction? Louis Wu General off-topic 0 26.08.2008 12:37
strange experience [need to re-login] Oldhand Forum support 4 07.03.2007 07:31


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:33.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0