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Things I would like to ask Map

 
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By request:
Do you sleep?
Are you gainfully employed?
Are you married? (do not misunderstand the question )
Do you have children?
What do you think about when you're not thinking about anything?
What is your opinion of America (not Americans)?
If you could wave a magic wand, what would your life be like?
Have you thought about writting a book?
(and many more)

Most questions asked are because I have no idea (as a married man with children and grand children, a full time job, read from 20 to 40 books a year (non-fiction), part-time cop, sleep 3 - 4 hours a night and most of my spare time spent struggling with CattleDrive assignments) where I would get the time to study all the things you seem to.
 
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Originally posted by Donald R. Cossitt:
Have you thought about writting a book?


Map's already done that.
 
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Jason, the next thing you'll say will be that Map isn't my real name! (kidding about )
 
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Originally posted by Donald R. Cossitt:
By request:
[list]Do you sleep?


It depends on an thread of an application .

Are you gainfully employed?


Ofcourse,I was(am) there in Mathematics(surjective/bijective mapping etc) but was hijacked by Computer Science community.

Are you married? (do not misunderstand the question )


Yes,primararily to Maths religion (cast:Set theory)

Do you have children?


Yes,HashMap,WeakHashMap,RandomizedHashMap are some of my children fathered by C,C++,Java.

What do you think about when you're not thinking about anything?


Donals thinks therefore he is.

What is your opinion of America (not Americans)?


You mean America as a continent or USA? be specific!!

If you could wave a magic wand, what would your life be like?


Grace Murray Hopper

Have you thought about writting a book?


Yes.
 
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It wasn't me!
My answers are "no" to everything! Especially "What is your opinion of America" !

Kidding again.
Do you sleep? - sometimes. Rest of the time suffer from insomnia
Are you gainfully employed? Looking.
Are you married? Not looking. Err... I mean pretty much yes.
Do you have children? No. But Jason and me are going to have children
What do you think about when you're not thinking about anything? This never happen!
What is your opinion of America (not Americans)? Mmm... America as a country? Economically, politically? "America" is just too big a concept to say anything definitely.
If you could wave a magic wand, what would your life be like? - I need to think about it! You caught me unprepared, never thought about it...
Have you thought about writting a book? Never!
P.S.
where I would get the time to study all the things you seem to.
"study" - you mean "cut and paste"? :roll:
P.P.S. I know what gave you this illusion. Because of our different cultural backgrounds, it looks like I know many thing, simply because they are different. You share a lot of knowledge with your fellow Americans, so that's like they do not know a lot besides of what you know too
[ October 28, 2003: Message edited by: Mapraputa Is ]
 
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Originally posted by Jason Menard:
Map's already done that.


... As you can see
in this book review.
 
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Well, I did ask Map didn't I?


Map:
"Do you have children? No. But Jason and me are going to have children"


Jason Menard, Jason Adam, Jason and the Argonauts - never mind. :roll:


Map:
Mmm... America as a country? Economically, politically? "America" is just too big a concept to say anything definitely.


As a country, without getting into the minutia. Economically there can be no question; politically is quite another matter: since 1932 all areas of American life are in a steep decline as a result of the embrace of liberalism. It will be our undoing.


Map:
Have you thought about writting a book? Never!


I was aware of the certification book. What I meant was something more on the line of "The Life and Times of Map Is" by Margarita Isayeva. With your fascination with words, you should come up with some interesting plays on both 'Map' and 'Is' in a cultural sense. (Not unlike Clinton's demonstration of his absolute disrespect for everyone by saying "depends on what is is" - not meaning to say that you are disrespectful - just an example)
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Map: What do you think about when you're not thinking about anything? This never happen!


This is probably the most difficult to articulate what I meant, but perhaps the most important and more of a rhetorical question than one in want of response. It is obvious to anyone that you have a very sharp & active mind. But what I meant was: what do you think about without the trappings of modern life: TV, Internet, Telephone; when it's just you setting in the dark by the stove or campfire or on a warm summer night gazing at the stars listening to the song of the coyote, nighthawk and owl; counting shooting stars and satelites? You know: what are you thinking while not thinking?
[ October 28, 2003: Message edited by: Donald R. Cossitt ]
 
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As a country, without getting into the minutia. Economically there can be no question; politically is quite another matter: since 1932 all areas of American life are in a steep decline as a result of the embrace of liberalism. It will be our undoing.
You need to explain what you mean by "liberalism" then. If to speak about such a long period of time as 1930-2000 then I would associate "liberalism" with racial/gender equality movement, multiculturalism, political correctness, culture of dialog etc. You apparently mean something else? "since 1932 all areas of American life are in a steep decline" , I cannot compare of course, so it looks pretty good to me. What are these areas? Wasn't big progress made in health care, education etc. since then? Gee, I have more questions then answers :roll:
What I meant was something more on the line of "The Life and Times of Map Is" by Margarita Isayeva.
Um... I do not have enough hubris for this, I am afraid.
With your fascination with words, you should come up with some interesting plays on both 'Map' and 'Is' in a cultural sense. (Not unlike Clinton's demonstration of his absolute disrespect for everyone by saying "depends on what is is" - not meaning to say that you are disrespectful - just an example)
The phrase itself doesn't sound too bad, there must be some context that made it disrespectful? Was it about him not having sex with Monica?
As for word play, I do not see how a whole book can be made out of it... Maybe as an element of a bigger whole - except I am not sure what this whole can be. Currently my the most ambitious plan is to read as many books about the state of exile as I can get my hands on, and to write Amazon Listmania thing . Turned out there is whole literature about it, Asian immigration, Hispanic immigration, even Edward Said. Interesting that most memoirs are written by people who emigrated with parents when they were teenagers. Perhaps adults have more problems with language. I did not find anything written by Russians, though.
It is obvious to anyone that you have a very sharp & active mind.
I think, it's more because of overstimulating. Too much new information from all sides, my poor brain worked in overdrive mode. For some period of time I couldn't sleep at night because of this. It's better now, when I more or less adapted, but now life is becoming kinda boring so I am thinking about moving to some other place. Japan looks like a good stimulating environment.
But what I meant was: what do you think about without the trappings of modern life: TV, Internet, Telephone; when it's just you setting in the dark by the stove or campfire or on a warm summer night gazing at the stars listening to the song of the coyote, nighthawk and owl; counting shooting stars and satelites? You know: what are you thinking while not thinking?
Ah, then I am suffering. I can get excited about stars in the sky - for a while. Then I need something to employ my brain with, or I feel sick, physically.
 
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Originally posted by Mapraputa Is:
[b]Turned out there is whole literature about it, Asian immigration, Hispanic immigration, even Edward Said. Interesting that most memoirs are written by people who emigrated with parents when they were teenagers. Perhaps adults have more problems with language. I did not find anything written by Russians, though.


Are you familiar with Alexander Genis? He has a collection of semi-autobiographical essays called "Американская азбука", and an even better memoir about Sergei Dovlatov called "Довлатов и окрестности" that provides some interesting insights into the Russian diaspora of that time. There's also a guy named Vladimir Matlin who published a book of short stories called "Замуж в америку". Although I can't recommend this latter book whole-heartedly, it does give some perspective on the Russian immigrant experience.
 
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Map:
You need to explain what you mean by "liberalism" then.


Rights over responsibility; the usurpation of the legislative branch by the judicial; the vast movement of government from the tri partied form of government our founding fathers gave us to apartied; democracy (mob rule) v democratic republic; if you want access to your civil rights in this country you must break the law, ie victims have no rights - only criminals; socialism: dependence on gov v. independence from gov.
As an example of what I mean only in the polar opposite: what did liberalism do for the USSR?


Map:
The phrase itself doesn't sound too bad, there must be some context that made it disrespectful?


What? Are you kidding? And no it had nothing to do with his events with Monica but everything to do with his personal belief that he was above the law, unaccountable and better. Personally I could have cared less whether he had 'sex' (at least you would have thought that arguably the most influential and powerfull man on earth could have gotten with a good looking woman?) it was his lies that concerned me. The statement of "is is" was an obvious avoidance of the questions asked and a total disdain for authority - a display of abject arrogance.


Map:
Was it about him not having sex with Monica?


Mmmm... You mean he had sex? [Is] oral sex and a cigar prosthesis sex?

But then this is not about Clinton or Liberalism. Maybe I should have left it out? :roll:


Map:
Um... I do not have enough hubris for this, I am afraid.


C.S. Lewis wrote about 125 pg book "Catherine Swift", Bethany House: this was more on the line of what I meant. A short account of an interesting life.


Map:
Ah, then I am suffering. I can get excited about stars in the sky - for a while. Then I need something to employ my brain with, or I feel sick, physically.


Exactly! That pace is not healthy. I often suffer from the same malady. Getting away to something like this is a great way to clarify: A break from the tyranny of the urgent helps clarify what is really important. Because there really is too much to think about in this day of information overload.
 
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allabout: and an even better memoir about Sergei Dovlatov called "Довлатов и окрестности" that provides some interesting insights into the Russian diaspora of that time.
I would recommend the books by Sergey Dovlatov. I hardly ever read in Russian (on reflection, it seems that I am so pissed with my former country that I want to forget its culture), but Dovlatov is sharp and fun to read.
Donald: What I meant was something more on the line of "The Life and Times of Map Is" by Margarita Isayeva.
I've got a perfect title for your future book, Map: "Born on Tuesday".
 
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I will be leaving this morning on a trip that will eventually take me to Denver, Co. So will be absent from comment on this subject for a couple weeks. This may be a good thing?
 
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Al Labout: Are you familiar with Alexander Genis?
I was thinking that I should outline my area of interest more precisely, but either was lazy or some other reason... I am primarily interested in authentic voices, and celebrities make loose authentic voices, because their personalities and abilities are so untypical. But this doesn't mean I am going to ignore them...
Ok, hopefully this link will help: http://www.visualthesaurus.com/online/index.html
Try to enter some broad word for better effect. (or use their "experience")
In case you do not know, I was reading Eva Hoffman's book and was puzzled how we share certain experience (coming from communistic countries) then not (her Jewish experience has no resonance in me). Then she mentions "Baba Yaga" and I guess us being Slavic (she is from Poland) is yet another point of connection. But then, she emigrated in 1950-s and me in 1999... Fascinating multidimensional stuff.
Now somebody being 1) male 2) American 3) emigrating wrong direction 4) writing fiction rather than an honest well-documented account
-- all this provides extremely orthogonal perspectives and adds more dimensions to my mental map of the state of exile.
P.S. Thanks for наводки, I saved them.
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Eugene: I hardly ever read in Russian (on reflection, it seems that I am so pissed with my former country that I want to forget its culture),
Thanks. I thought it's only me.
I've got a perfect title for your future book, Map: "Born on Tuesday".
What day it was? March 23, 1968? Monday? I was born about 7 p.m. -- this is all my mother told me. Eh, no, she also said that the town was all in snow -- untypically. Normally the snow melts by the end of March.
 
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought the only entry would be, "Would you marry me?"
 
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Originally posted by Thomas Paul:
"Would you marry me?"


Donald is still not mad enough to marry Map
 
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Sorry Map,I was little bit harsh!Anyway if you are coming to Bangalore ,let me know!!
 
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Originally posted by <R K Singh>:
Sorry Map,I was little bit harsh!Anyway if you are coming to Bangalore ,let me know!!
She told me to tell you that she's not talking to you
 
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Originally posted by <R K Singh>:
Anyway if you are coming to Bangalore ,let me know!!


Thanks for inviting on behalf of me.
 
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