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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:42 pm

I think C.S Lewis illustrated in the Scewtape Letters, which this passage is indicative of:

As this condition becomes more fully established, you will be gradually freed from the tiresome business of providing Pleasures as temptations. As the uneasiness and his reluctance to face it cut him off more and more from all real happiness, and as habit renders the pleasures of vanity and excitement and flippancy at once less pleasant and harder to forgo (for that is what habit fortunately does to a pleasure) you will find that anything or nothing is sufficient to attract his wandering attention. You no longer need a good book, which he really likes, to keep him from his prayers or his work or his sleep; a column of advertisements in yesterday’s paper will do. You can make him waste his time not only in conversation he enjoys with people whom he likes, but in conversations with those he cares nothing about on subjects that bore him. You can make him do nothing at all for long periods. You can keep him up late at night, not roistering, but staring at a dead fire in a cold room. All the healthy and outgoing activities which we want him to avoid can be inhibited and nothing given in return, so that at last he may say, as one of my own patients said on his arrival down here, “I now see that I spent most of my life in doing neither what I ought nor what I liked”. The Christians describe the Enemy as one “without whom Nothing is strong”. And Nothing is very strong: strong enough to steal away a man’s best years not in sweet sins but in a dreary flickering of the mind over it knows not what and knows not why, in the gratification of curiosities so feeble that the man is only half aware of them, in drumming of fingers and kicking of heels, in whistling tunes that he does not like, or in the long, dim labyrinth of reveries that have not even lust or ambition to give them a relish, but which, once chance association has started them, the creature is too weak and fuddled to shake off."
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:23 pm

Steve going on a major downer here in Jordan Peterson style. Contemptuous of human frailties and condescending at a mythic level.
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Post by steve shearer » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:35 pm

Contemptuous?

au contraire.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:38 pm

Geez mate I thought country living was supposed to be good for the soul?
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:47 pm

steve shearer wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:35 pm
Nick Carroll wrote:
Fri Nov 19, 2021 7:19 pm
Everyone's lives are epic.
Not really, in fact, hardly at all.
Unless you count lives of "quiet desperation" epic.
Most people are boring as batshit, and quite stupid.
You’ve spent too much time in Lennox mate.
At the same time you say
steve shearer wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:38 pm
My brain is not wired up like that at all, and I am curious about the problem of "other minds" so I would appreciated his detailed exposition on the matter.
Ha ha.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sat Nov 20, 2021 8:55 pm

If everyones lives are epic, no-ones lives are.

it's a patently absurd statement.

Ernest Shackleton had an epic life, the accountant who had 2.2 kids and lived a suburban life did not.
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Post by Beanpole » Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:11 pm

One of the foundations of Australian Character is the Myth of the rugged eccentric explorer who goes where few have been……except the aborigines for thousands of years…….and dies a miserable death in the desert. Epic failures like the Anzacs, like Ned Kelly, like Eureka.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:11 pm

If you don’t think everybody has an epic life, you are not paying attention.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by The Mighty Sunbird » Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:38 am

Correct
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by offshore1 » Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:21 am

Especially Beanpole. Have you ever really listened to his stories Steve? Why, they would keep Sir Ernest on the edge of his dogsled.
South Pole, pffft, you want adventure, try finding a park in Bondi on the weekend Ernie.

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:43 am

no comment
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Nov 21, 2021 5:44 am

foamy wrote:
Sat Nov 20, 2021 10:11 pm
If you don’t think everybody has an epic life, you are not paying attention.
maybe too much attention
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:23 am

offshore1 wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:21 am
Especially Beanpole. Have you ever really listened to his stories Steve? Why, they would keep Sir Ernest on the edge of his dogsled.
South Pole, pffft, you want adventure, try finding a park in Bondi on the weekend Ernie.
My life is quite epic enough for me thanks Offie.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by foamy » Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:48 am

Steve, you will be pleased to know that the 2 chaps who have produced a remastered 4K version of Morning of the Earth are planning to remaster another iconic surf film.

Matt Warshaw reports
“I spent part of this morning talking to Daily and Misch, who are also here in New Smyrna, and can report back that they are ready to harpoon the great white whale of surf film restoration projects—yes, the original Free Ride.”

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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by steve shearer » Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:39 am

That is great news.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Beanpole » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:07 am

I always thought the soundtrack was the problem with FreeRide. From memory it had commercial music.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by Cranked » Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:19 am

offshore1 wrote:
Sun Nov 21, 2021 3:21 am
Especially Beanpole. Have you ever really listened to his stories Steve? Why, they would keep Sir Ernest on the edge of his dogsled.
South Pole, pffft, you want adventure, try finding a park in Bondi on the weekend Ernie.
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Re: Just general surfing stuff

Post by buddy » Sun Nov 21, 2021 11:11 am

I've been wondering why the Shelly beach ballina cam on surfline always looks like the conditions are clean even when I know they're not for the last week at least.
Seems that they're using an old pre-recorded loop over and over again instead of just saying the cam is down.
Fuck that company sucks.

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