First of all, I usually prefer the people on here who are not out to turn this into a pissing contest (like we’re here to compare the size of our dicks or something); and when confronted with those who are, I’m usually faced with the question of what it is they have to offer that I couldn’t get from a book by an established philosopher, only without the smugness, arrogance, and condescension.
That said, I’ll get to specifics:
I’ve found interventions performed by both Humean and Faust both impressive and humble at the same time. It's a reflection of the professionalism that made them the creators of this board in the first place. I would never want to be at the pointed end of their sword. Plus that, they’ve been exceptionally tolerant of my more nonsense moments.
I’ve fallen in love with Lizbeth and her forward tilt. Always one of the pleasures of the tribal response, I'm sometimes reminded of Alice just back from Wonderland, only this time she's pissed. The same was true for (I believe) silhouette and their intense anti-capitalist position. But that changed after I hit on them and found out that they may have been a guy. (Sorry about that sil, the username was just so beautiful and sublime that I just assumed.)
And UglyFuckingPeople has given me stuff worthy of stealing.
I always follow what ambig is doing because he’s found a comfort zone, his Einstein’s wardrobe, and our common embrace of the nihilistic perspective –even if we sometimes differ on what that means. However, I think he is sometimes unfairly attacked, especially since, as far as I can tell, he’s not attacking anyone that doesn’t attack him. From what I see, he’s generally just stating his case.
I love Abstract. In a short time, he has become like an old friend because of his humble spirituality. And Quet is quickly reaching the same status for the same reasons. And I’m almost certain JoeSchmoe fits in this paragraph somehow. He’s a good allie to have.
And I know many of you will disagree with me. But I like( nay, say love (James L Walker(a.k.a. Joker(for literary reasons more than philosophical ones. Like the man he looks up to, Satyr (who I have mixed feelings about) he can be a nasty character. But it’s like he’s always winking out of the corner of his eye. He reminds me of some combination of Marquee de Sade and Charles Bukowski. It’s like he’s always saying:
You think you’re twisted? Watch this.
Also, I almost forgot Calrid and Only Music, although I haven't seen either on the board in a while.
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Humble yourself or the world will do it for you -it was either Russell or Whitehead. I can't remember which.
When I was young, I use to think the world was a messed up place so i was pissed off a lot. But now that I'm older, I know it is. So I just don't worry about it. -John Lydon (AKA Johnny Rotten).
Anarchy through Capitalism -on a flyer thrown out during a Kottonmouth Kings concert.
First we read, then we write. -Emerson.
All poets are damned. But they are not blind. They see with the eyes of angels. -William Carlos Williams: in the introduction to Ginsberg's Howl.