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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    What is your favorite poem?

    What is your favorite poem? We heard a really good poem in English class today, it was extremely deep and depressing, but i liked it very much. I was wondering what poems you guys liked.

    Please no limricks and such tuttut

    we also read A clean, well-lighted place by Ernest Hemingway, it is not a poem, but it is a very deep short story... i enjoyed that very much

    It was not a fear or dread, It was a nothing that he knew too well. It was all a nothing and a man was a nothing too. It was only that and light was all it needed and a certain cleanness and order. Some lived in it and never felt it but he knew it all was nada y pues nada y nada y pues nada. Our nada who art in nada, nada be thy name thy kingdom nada thy will be nada in nada as it is in nada. Give us this nada our daily nada and nada us our nada as we nada our nadas and nada us not into nada but deliver us from nada; pues nada. Hail nothing full of nothing, nothing is with thee.

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    Anything by Eliot.

    In particular, "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," "Four Quartets," and, of course, "The Waste Land."
    "human kind/
    Cannot bear very much reality/
    Time past and time future/
    What might have been and what has been / Point to one end, which is always present."

    -T.S. Eliot. "Four Quartets."

    "Redistribution [of wealth] is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we [had] imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State."
    -Jouvenal

    Fear me, I am the bandersnatch.
    -Paul Stagg

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    Senior Member Titan's Avatar
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    i read prufrock, it was great

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    Robert Frost. I like a couple of his poems. Fire and Ice i'll see if i can remember it

    Some say the world will end in Fire some say in Ice
    From what i've tasted of desire i hold with those who favor fire
    But if i had to perish twice i think i know enough of hate
    to say that for destruction ice is also great
    and would suffice

    Second poem is "Design"
    I found a dimpled spider, fat and white,
    On the white heal-all, holding up a moth
    Like a white piece of rigid satin cloth-
    Assorted characters of death and blight
    Mixed ready to begin the morning right,
    Like the ingredients of a witches broth-
    A snow-drop spider, a flower like froth,
    And dead wings carried like a paper kite.
    What had that flower to do with being white,
    The wayside blue and innocent heal-all?
    What brought the kindred spider to that height,
    Then steered the white moth thither in the night?
    What but design of darkness to apall?--
    If design govern in a thing so small
    Milk is the best Supplement

    Well my friends think I'm ugly
    I got a masculine face - Tom Waits.

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    I wrote a poem I liked a lot.

    lifeless

    and as you shake my hand and smile and
    make me feel as if there is hope
    just remember that oblivion lasts for awhile

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    One of my favorites...

    Jellybeans Up Your Nose
    By Jeff Moss

    Johnny stuck jellybeans up his nose,
    That's pretty dumb thing to do.
    But the other kids said,
    "Hey, John's real cool. Let's put beans up our noses, too!"
    Well, a kid can't breathe with beans up his nose
    'Cause they get all stuck inside.
    so John and the kids, well, I hate to say it,
    But they coughed and they choked and they died.

    That's a grim tale, I must admit,
    And it may not all be true,
    Still when somebody cool does
    something dumb
    You don't have to do it, too.

    So don't be one of those
    With jellybeans up your nose.

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    sounds weird but lots of Bob Marley's songs (i.e. redemption song) are great "poems"
    "Don't take life too serious, you'll never get out alive."-Van Wilder

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    "If" by Rudyard Kipling.

    words to live by. unfortunately i don't have time to type them out.
    A little learning is a dangerous thing...

    Live Dangerously! Learn a Little!


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    Annabelle Lee by Poe
    almost anything by Poe, Dickinson, Emerson, T.S. Elliot, Frost and, for some reason E E Cummings. I'm a HUGE poetry freak.
    This is the best signature EVER !!!

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    I can't stand Cummings. I don't know why, but I can't.

    Or perhaps I should say:

    i cant stand cummings dont know why cant stand
    cummings
    "human kind/
    Cannot bear very much reality/
    Time past and time future/
    What might have been and what has been / Point to one end, which is always present."

    -T.S. Eliot. "Four Quartets."

    "Redistribution [of wealth] is in effect far less a redistribution of free income from the richer to the poorer, as we [had] imagined, than a redistribution of power from the individual to the State."
    -Jouvenal

    Fear me, I am the bandersnatch.
    -Paul Stagg

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    Does 'Green Eggs and Ham' count?

    We tend to think of Sisyphus as a tragic hero, condemned by the gods to shoulder his rock sweatily up the mountain, and again up the mountain, forever. The truth is that Sisyphus is in love with the rock. He cherishes every roughness and every ounce of it. He talks to it, sings to it. It has become the mysterious Other. He even dreams of it as he sleepwalks upward. Life is unimaginable without it, looming always above him like a huge gray moon. He doesnít realize that at any moment he is permitted to step aside, let the rock hurtle to the bottom, and go home.

    Parables and Portraits, Stephen Mitchell

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    She Walks In Beauty - Lord Byron
    She walks in beauty, like the night
    Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
    And all that 's best of dark and bright
    Meet in her aspect and her eyes:
    Thus mellow'd to that tender light
    Which heaven to gaudy day denies.
    One shade the more, one ray the less,
    Had half impair'd the nameless grace
    Which waves in every raven tress,
    Or softly lightens o'er her face;
    Where thoughts serenely sweet express
    How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

    And on that cheek, and o'er that brow,
    So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,
    The smiles that win, the tints that glow,
    But tell of days in goodness spent,
    A mind at peace with all below,
    A heart whose love is innocent


    One of the most graceful poems I've read.

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    i know some great poems but theyre in dutch.

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    I love this poem as a Christian, because it talks about defeating death. I just thought it was awesome.

    John Donne

    Death Be Not Proud

    Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
    Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so;
    For those whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow,
    Die not, poor Death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
    From rest and sleep, which but thy pictures be,
    Much pleasure; then from thee much more must flow,
    And soonest our best men with thee do go,
    Rest of their bones, and soul's delivery.
    Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings, and desperate men,
    And dost with poison, war, and sickness dwell;
    And poppy or charms can make us sleep as well
    And better than thy stroke; why swell'st thou then?
    One short sleep past, we wake eternally,
    And death shall be no more; Death, thou shalt die.
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    Originally posted by Reinier
    i know some great poems but theyre in dutch.
    Well that does most of us here no good

    Translate them to English for us.
    peace-

    Craig

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    One of my all-time favorites:

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be
    For my unconquerable soul.

    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.
    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.

    Beyond this place of wrath and tears
    Looms but the Horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,
    I am the master of my fate:
    I am the captain of my soul.

    ó William Ernest Henley (1849-1903)

    I could give all to Time except - except
    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

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    And another:

    Nothing Gold Can Stay

    Nature's first green is gold,
    Her hardest hue to hold.
    Her early leaf's a flower;
    But only so an hour.
    Then leaf subsides to leaf.
    So Eden sank to grief,
    So dawn goes down to day.
    Nothing gold can stay.

    --Robert Frost

    I could give all to Time except - except
    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

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    Jenny Kissed Me

    Jenny kissed me when we met,
    Jumping from the chair she sat in;
    Time, you thief! who love to get
    Sweets into your list, put that in.
    Say I'm weary, say I'm sad;
    Say that health and wealth have miss'd me;
    Say I'm growing old, but add-
    Jenny kiss'd me.

    - Leigh Hunt (1784-1859)

    I could give all to Time except - except
    What I myself have held. But why declare
    The things forbidden that while the Customs slept
    I have crossed to Safety with? For I am There,
    And what I would not part with I have kept.

    --Robert Frost

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    "Well that does most of us here no good

    Translate them to English for us."

    theyd sound like a bunch of crap. but maybe i can find one

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    All mine start with "roses are red".
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    only one with that i know is

    "Roses are red, Violets are blue,
    most poems rhime,
    but this one doesn`t. "

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    Originally written by Piet Paaltjens
    Als heel de wereld biefstuk was
    En louter stroop de zee
    En enkel Engelsch schoenensmeer
    Vulde elke beek en ieder meer
    Waar lescht ge uw dorst dan mee?
    Dit is genoeg voor een oud man om zich het hoofd
    te krabben tot hij zich zeer dee.
    translates to

    "If all the world was steak,
    and the ocean entirely honey
    and only british shoe polish
    filled every stream and every lake
    what would you answer your thirst with?
    This is enough to make an old man scratch his head till he hurts himself"

    lol pure stupidity it has a nice sound to it in dutch tho (and it rhimes too )

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    Originally written by piet paaltjens

    O, spreek mij niet van liefde,
    Van vriendschap en van trouw;
    Die zijn al sinds lang overleden,
    'k Ben lang er al van in den rouw.

    Neen, spreek mij van 's menschen ellende,
    Van al zijn kommer en nood,
    En hoe hij zijn broeders leven
    Verbittert, - dan lach ik mij dood!
    translates to

    "O dont tell me of love,
    of friendship or of loyalty;
    they have long passed,
    I am already mourning.

    No, tell me of mans misery,
    of all his trouble and need,
    and how he his brothers life
    bitters - I`ll be so very amused"

    some grammar mistake in there but it wouldn`t work otherwise
    Last edited by Reinier; 10-15-2002 at 10:24 AM.

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    Man Dutch looks like it would be hard to learn. But I guess English is the same for folks that don't speak it.

    By the way, is English hard to learn to you Reinier?

    I wished I knew another language. I took 2 years of French and still don't know it at all

    Sorry, I got a tad
    peace-

    Craig

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    english is not hard to learn but thats only because most of our media is in english and i have had english in school since i was 10, altho often it was really simple and i didn`t learn much.

    these days we do really learn english from school but mainly cuz we have to read so many books

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