Author Topic: Is literature a sport?  (Read 257 times)

Offline Gregory

Is literature a sport?
« on: February 28, 2020, 08:12:28 PM »
"...behold, my desire is...that mine adversary had written a book."
Job 31:35 (KJV)

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2020, 08:22:47 PM »
Quote from: Vladimir Nabakov
A creative writer must study carefully the work of his rivals, including the Almighty.
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Offline Gregory

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2020, 08:52:54 PM »
I dismiss the religious out of hand.

Offline Baruch

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #3 on: February 29, 2020, 02:13:52 AM »
I dismiss the religious out of hand.

Are you an amputee?
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #4 on: February 29, 2020, 01:51:13 PM »
Quote from: Habakuk 2:16
Thou art filled with shame for glory: drink thou also, and let thy foreskin be uncovered: the cup of the LORD'S right hand shall be turned unto thee, and shameful spewing shall be on thy glory.


:-P
God Not Found
"There is a sucker born-again every minute." - C. Spellman

Offline Gregory

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2020, 10:11:26 PM »
If you count the pages as you read a book, you could call reading a sport.
« Last Edit: April 02, 2020, 10:04:07 AM by Gregory »

Offline Gregory

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2020, 10:12:12 PM »
Writing exercises the mind.

Offline Baruch

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2020, 09:13:25 AM »
If you count the pages as you read a book, it could call reading a sport.

I always read the Notes, the Bibliography, the Glossary ... and read the Index in reverse order!
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Baruch

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2020, 09:14:03 AM »
Writing exercises the mind.

I get writer's cramp, about every 28 days.  Midol helps me.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.

Offline Sal1981

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2020, 09:34:03 AM »
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2020, 12:16:07 PM »
A pure slugger, Oscar was. 
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent,
Is he able but not willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Sal1981

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2020, 01:23:20 PM »
He was talking about racism inherent in the sports, apparently.
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool" --- Richard P. Feynman

Offline Baruch

Re: Is literature a sport?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 04:39:22 PM »
He was talking about racism inherent in the sports, apparently.

We who are about to die, salute you - gladiators saluting the Emperor in the Colosseum.  The Romans weren't racist ... they conquered and enslaved people and didn't care about your skin color.
Ha’át’íísh baa naniná?
Azee’ ła’ish nanídį́į́h?
Táadoo ánít’iní.
What are you doing?
Are you taking any medications?
Don't do that.