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« on: October 08, 2012, 08:17:10 PM »
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  • 1. Have you ever seen the feminist movie Hockey Night with Megan Follows?
    2. What was your favorite movie and tv show growing up?
    3. What is your favorite cheap candy and expensive candy?
    4. Recommend a philosophy book for beginners?
    5. Who on Cathinfo have you most learned from?
    6. You give off a calm and relaxed vibe. And you never appear angry. Is this calmness something innate or something you've achieved?
    7. This was your first post on Cathinfo: "I'll watch this after work. There's a book out there all about this titled Shadowplay. I haven't read it yet, but it gets good reviews."
    How did you find out about Cathinfo, and how long did you lurk before joining?
    8. Do you have an IQ above 135?
    9. Is there anything you'd like to say to Belgians who may be lurking?

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
    « Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 06:43:38 AM »
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  • This was never answered by Graham.


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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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  • 1. No.

    2. Movie: When I was much younger I told people that my favourite movie was 'Beverly Hillbillies', but I only ever saw it once, and now the only scene I can remember is where the hillbillies are driving and one of them gives someone the finger. I guess that was the main part that I liked.

    TV show: Bugs Bunny and Tweety when I was very young, and later on I watched Dragon Ball Z every day.

    3. No particular favourites, but when I eat candy these days it's typically dark chocolate or maple fudge.

    4. Plato. The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo are often sold together, and are short, deep, dramatic, impassioned, and require no background in philosophy.

    5. It is very close, but I will say PereJoseph. He is learned and devout, and I don’t think I’ve ever skipped a post by him. There’s a reason the man has more rep points than posts. He’s been a good (online) friend to me as well.

    6. People frequently say that. It’s mostly innate. It’s not as though I am a volcano of passion kept in check through tyranny of will. My passions move slowly and if there is one that consistently predominates, it’s melancholy. Then again, I have been attracted to the unmovable ascetic ideal since I was a teen. I took to sleeping on the floor and taking cold showers. Later I tried fasting, vigils, solitude, and forced marching. This was before I was religious. So there is some natural achievement too.

    7. Posting on FE and I kept hearing about a mysterious “other place” that wasn’t Catholic Answers. My interest was piqued because it always seemed like the liberals loathed it. Then I recall reading the violent blow-outs between Tele and the harpy horde, and admiring his intensity and wanting to hear more from him. Eventually I found my way here and, if memory serves, starting posting right away.

    8. Well, I used to. It was 138.

    9. Yes. There is. But the message is weighty, and the moment not yet fully ripe. If my reticence with respect to lurking Belgians appears, today, too cold and inhuman, I only ask that they trust in my warm and hitherto unquestionable dedication to their silent cause.

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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  • It should still be 138. Unless you hit your head or something.

    I'm somewhat surprised that you chose PereJoseph. Though he is one of the more important contributors here.

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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    I'm somewhat surprised that you chose PereJoseph. Though he is one of the more important contributors here.


    The question asked for one, so I flipped a coin. It's apples and oranges anyway.


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  • Graham, were you popular in high school?

    What do you think of Nietzsche? Is he dangerous for Catholics to read?

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    Graham, were you popular in high school?


    Well, in my class there were about 350 students. If we say for argument’s sake that there are five tiers of social status in high school, then in grades 9 and 10 I was in the middle, and in grades 11 and 12 I was in the second highest. I was a talented and I guess a likable person, but shy.

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    What do you think of Nietzsche? Is he dangerous for Catholics to read?


    Nietzsche’s unrelenting contempt for sentimentality and the democratic spirit was worthwhile to me and hypothetically could be to many of us. Bishop Williamson himself made a similar point in a recent lecture. But if we can find strong antidotes to these problems in Catholic sources then I see no good reason for reading Nietzsche, and every reason for regular Catholics to avoid him, seeing how titanic and infectious his pride is, how many terrible errors he espouses, and how easily he becomes a habit.  

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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    It should still be 138. Unless you hit your head or something.

    I'm somewhat surprised that you chose PereJoseph. Though he is one of the more important contributors here.


    I am not surprised at all.  PereJoseph is a very smart guy.
    Stir up within Thy Church, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the Spirit with which blessed Josaphat, Thy Martyr and Bishop, was filled, when he laid down his life for his sheep: so that, through his intercession, we too may be moved and strengthen by the same Spir


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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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  • Did you go to a public or private school? You seem too cultivated to be the product of a public school, unless it was in a tony area.

    What is the funniest book you've ever read?

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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    Did you go to a public or private school? You seem too cultivated to be the product of a public school, unless it was in a tony area.


    What is a tony area? I went to a public school. 99% of the students were white, and 90%+ went on to college or university. Maybe that qualifies as a tony area.
     
    There was a push to put me in private school from my mother's side, especially from my grandad, an Old Boy from Lakefield. He had sent my mom to Branksome Hall, her brothers to Lakefield and Upper Canada College. But I didn't want to be seperated from my primary school friends.

    In university I knew a lot of people from St. Michael's and UCC, and I don’t think private school had much cultivating effect on them. In fact, from having known them, I'm rather grateful I didn't wind up going to a private school. They were cliquish hipsters and threw coke parties. So if I seem cultivated, that's my family's influence.

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    What is the funniest book you've ever read?


    Right Ho, Jeeves by Wodehouse or Cugel’s Saga by Vance.

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    99% of the students were white


    Allow me to correct myself. Perhaps 90% were white.


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  • I'm going to read Cugel's Saga.

    Have you ever, even just once in your life, struck a pose like either of the two guys at this link?



    Do you know that for just $5 you could get a +18GB DropBox account?



    Of the people at the following link, which do you think has the best name:



    And which of the females do you think most pleasing to the eye?

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  • Ugh. Forgot that it's a pain to post links down here.

    You'll be able to see the links if you hit "reply" and scroll down.

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    Questions for He Who Comes From the Gray Place:
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    I'm going to read Cugel's Saga.


    It's quite funny. It's a picaresque. The humour relies on irony, so you have to be sensitive to language to get it.

    "Are you ready for unorthodox procedures?" Cugel says that at one point.

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    Have you ever, even just once in your life, struck a pose like either of the two guys at this link?


    I don't strike poses. I'm quite inhibited that way. Sometimes I cross my arms, or put my weight on one foot.

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    Do you know that for just $5 you could get a +18GB DropBox account?


    I didn't. I'm afraid that's not interesting to me.

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    Of the people at the following link, which do you think has the best name:


    Hey, I think I was considering that program in 2010.

    I would say Bradley Vines, except that the W. upsets the rhythm. So I choose Maria Teresa Morena Sala. She is also the most attractive.

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