Wow.

Jul. 30th, 2017 12:40 am
conuly: (Default)
[personal profile] conuly
Walked into my corner store yesterday. The man behind the counter was expounding on the sun, specifically the fact that the sun was dying (!) and had been replaced with a counterfeit sun - five counterfeit suns, to be exact (!!), and this is why the plants were no longer photosynthesizing correctly (!!!!!) and why there was moss on them.

This is where I spoke up. "That's not moss, it's lichens."

(What? Did you think I was going to argue with the rest of it? Yeah, no.)

Date: 2017-07-30 04:58 am (UTC)
sonia: Quilted wall-hanging (Default)
From: [personal profile] sonia
I've been known to tell myself, "There are reasons that person has that job..." I hope the conversation proceeded in a friendly way.

Date: 2017-07-30 05:11 am (UTC)
sonia: Quilted wall-hanging (Default)
From: [personal profile] sonia
Didn't expect the particular idiosyncrasies, but not at all surprised to hear that his responses were idiosyncratic. Everything's true, for certain definitions of the words involved, right?

Date: 2017-07-30 05:18 am (UTC)
sovay: (Haruspex: Autumn War)
From: [personal profile] sovay
(What? Did you think I was going to argue with the rest of it? Yeah, no.)

That is all extremely impressive.

Date: 2017-07-30 05:20 am (UTC)
sovay: (Sovay: David Owen)
From: [personal profile] sovay
Yes, and the most impressive part is the way I kept a straight face.

That is medal-worthy.

Date: 2017-07-30 03:03 pm (UTC)
isis: (squid etching)
From: [personal profile] isis
I concur!

Date: 2017-07-30 08:27 pm (UTC)
kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyrielle
Immensely so!!! I couldn't even keep a straight face reading this.

Date: 2017-07-30 05:21 am (UTC)
monanotlisa: Diana as Diana Prince in glasses and a hat, lifting the rim of the latter rakishly. HOT! (Default)
From: [personal profile] monanotlisa
I like you.

Date: 2017-07-30 05:27 am (UTC)
offcntr: (Default)
From: [personal profile] offcntr
You need to come back to that store on the day of the eclipse.

Date: 2017-07-30 08:27 pm (UTC)
kyrielle: A photo of kyrielle, in profile, turned slightly toward the viewer (Default)
From: [personal profile] kyrielle
YES.

Date: 2017-07-31 03:49 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Please. :D

Date: 2017-07-30 09:52 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Who does sun-replacement?

Date: 2017-07-30 12:37 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
And somewhere there's a warehouse of substitute suns, waiting to be installed.

That works better, of course, if they have off switches.

Date: 2017-07-30 08:58 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
So are they constructed in site, perhaps as bonfires on the metal welkin?

Date: 2017-07-30 09:16 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
I bet you're So Eager To!

Date: 2017-07-31 12:33 am (UTC)
flexagon: (Default)
From: [personal profile] flexagon
This part is my favorite and I have no idea why. :D

Date: 2017-07-30 11:28 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
From: [personal profile] ironed_orchid
I'm so glad that you asked this and that [personal profile] conuly had the answer.

Date: 2017-07-31 02:49 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Me too!

Date: 2017-07-30 11:31 am (UTC)
goss: (Animal - kink)
From: [personal profile] goss
*giggles*

Date: 2017-07-30 09:15 pm (UTC)
goss: (Cookie Monster - phone)
From: [personal profile] goss
....o...kayyy.

Humans are WEIRD. o_O

Date: 2017-07-30 05:29 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana
reminds me of the kid who thought jellyfish were aliens

Date: 2017-07-30 06:34 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana

by kid I mean college student.

Date: 2017-07-30 09:11 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
When I taught college, I guest-taught some game theory thing in a biology class. A vocal mass of students there assured me that humans were no longer subject to evolution.

Date: 2017-07-31 02:53 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
They nodded firmly, but did not explain. I was afraid to ask, as it was in an area with quite a high population of conservative Protestants.

Date: 2017-07-30 11:42 pm (UTC)
zhelana: (Default)
From: [personal profile] zhelana

Riiiiiiiiiiight.

Date: 2017-07-31 02:49 am (UTC)
siderea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] siderea
That "familiar thing has been replaced by one that looks just like it" thing is a trope in schizophrenic delusions.

Was he exercised by these fake suns? Was he upset/indignant/insistant and trying to get other people to care? Or was he just showing off how much more knowledgable he was than everyone else?

Date: 2017-07-31 03:01 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Maybe he's on intimate terms with the sun.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capgras_delusion

Date: 2017-07-31 03:33 am (UTC)
siderea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] siderea
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intermetamorphosis

And there's a classic that I don't know the name of, where someone believes their internal organs have been replaced with duplicates.

I had an elderly relative until recently (died in February) who was absolutely convinced every time she left her room at the nursing home and came back, which was at least daily, that she was returning to a different room, which happened to look just like the one she had been in earlier that day, and the staff had moved all her stuff into the new room while she was out. Also her same roommates. She was certain of this. ETA: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reduplicative_paramnesia which seems, actually, like the reverse, only maybe not.
Edited Date: 2017-07-31 03:37 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-31 03:54 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
Wow, I hadn't heard of those- thanks!

I do hope that your relatives beliefs were just that, and not also a source of distress.

Date: 2017-07-31 04:03 am (UTC)
siderea: (Default)
From: [personal profile] siderea
Oh, yeah, she was totally blasé about it. Also about the time she went to a nightclub, and then her ride back to the nursing home ditched her and she had to get a ride from a cop. Also about the extraterrestrials landing on the roof.

Drove her sister up a wall, but she was totally cool with it all.

ETA: Also: enjoy!
Edited Date: 2017-07-31 04:05 am (UTC)

Date: 2017-07-31 06:27 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
It's nice she was able to live a Life of Adventure in which she was an Imperturbable Hero.

Date: 2017-07-31 03:59 am (UTC)
pauamma: Cartooney crab holding drink (Default)
From: [personal profile] pauamma
I'm envious. My encounters in stores are much more uninteresting.

Date: 2017-07-31 06:59 am (UTC)
dani_meows: (hobbitverse: I don't like green food)
From: [personal profile] dani_meows
*giggles* Some people say the weirdest but funny things.

Date: 2017-08-01 07:44 pm (UTC)
plicease: (fly)
From: [personal profile] plicease
I am curious now what is causing the sun to die.

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