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Post 1

Paigetheoracle

If you could write an entry for the Hitchhikers Guide or even an obit,for yourself, what would it be?

For instance mine is:- Paigetheoracle - natural philosopher, amateur linguist. Visited Earth. Tried to understand it. Left, bitterly disappointed.


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Post 2

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Would it have to be serious, or could it be a parody. I once wrote parody bio of myself in which my mother was a kangaroo, and my home town was a large swamp punctuated by occasional hills. I also claimed to be a liar 50% of the time. smiley - tongueincheek


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Post 3

Recumbentman

50% is pretty good. Either way you look at it.


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Post 4

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

If the truth was that I was truthful all the time, the statement would be false, which would not be possible. Likewise if I lied all the time. It only works if it's absolutely true.


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Post 5

Recumbentman

Ah yes, absolutes do not apply in practice. Nobody can be truthful all the time, but it is even more difficult to lie all the time.


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Post 6

Recumbentman

Paige, when I read your topic first I thought we were lamenting the demise of the Guide.

Not quite yet.


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Post 7

Baron Grim

After reading Sam Harris' excellent book _Lying_, I've certainly aspired to be honest, always. And I think I've done well. That doesn't mean I always speak my mind. I try to know when to bite my tongue. I also don't often commit to future engagements, (especially while drinking, "SURE! I'd love to come meet your inlaws/kids/congregation on Saturday. I'll be there." Yeah, I never say things like that).

It really isn't difficult to be honest. Lying is work and it just leads to trouble. You have to remember your lies to be consistent. I can't remember spit, so I'll just stick to the truth.


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Post 8

Paigetheoracle

You could lie and claim dementia or diplomatic immunity


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Post 9

Paigetheoracle

I still use my guide. It is handy for squashing flies, especially in the pared down version. May be this should have been - 101 uses for H2G2's guide, what's yours?


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Post 10

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

I was too lazy to squash any flies last Fall. They seem to have all done themselves in voluntarily. smiley - smiley


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Post 11

Paigetheoracle

Fall? I can barely stand up nowadays


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Post 12

paulh. Antisocial distancing works a well as the Social kind

Help,I've gotten up and can't fall. smiley - yikes


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