Re: Beingness (was: Re: Transgender marriage)

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Fri Feb 01 2002 - 05:20:56 MST

Technotranscendence, Thu Jan 31, 2002 06:00 pm:
>If I'm nude, it usually means I'm home and no one else is here.
>I generally wear few items of clothing when I'm "home alone.":)

(some random nude quotes)

     "On the fourth day of telecommuting, I realized that clothes are
     totally unnecessary."
     - Dilbert

     "To reduce the accumulation of static electricity, you must increase
     the humidity, change or get rid of the carpeting, or both. Although a
     small room-sized humidifier may help, these steps are often too
     expensive to be practical. A less expensive (and correspondingly less
     effective) step is to avoid wearing leather-soled shoes or clothes
     made of synthetic fibers. (If possible, compute in the nude.) Whether
     or not you take any of these steps, you should still touch metal to
     dissipate the static charge before you touch the computer or a disk."
     - From the book "Supercharging MS-Dos" by Microsoft Press, 3rd Ed.,
     pg. 393, under the section "Static Electricity Is A Killer"

     "Soon as it was night out we shoved; when we got her out to about the
     middle we let her alone, and let her float wherever the current
     wanted her to; then we lit the pipes, and dangled our legs in the
     water, and talked about all kinds of things -- we was always naked,
     day and night, whenever the mosquitoes would let us -- the new
     clothes Buck`s folks made for me was too good to be comfortable, and
     besides I didn`t go much on clothes, nohow."
     chapter 19 of Mark Twain`s Huckleberry Finn

     "The girl with dark hair was coming towards him across the field.
     With what seemed a single movement she tore off her clothes and flung
     them disdainfully aside. Her body was white and smooth, but it
     aroused no desire in him, indeed he barely looked at it. What
     overwhelmed him in that instant was admiration for the gesture with
     which she had thrown her clothes aside. With all its grace and
     carelessness it seemed to annihilate a whole [oppressive] culture, a
     whole system of thought."
     - From a dream scene in George Orwell`s "1984"

     After it was found in practice to be better to strip than to cover up
     all those parts, then what was ridiculous to the eyes faded away in
     the face of what argument showed to be best.
     - Plato, Republic 452d

     The guardian women must strip for physical training, since they`ll
     wear virtue instead of clothes.
     - Plato, Republic 457a

     "The Church says: The body is a sin.
     Science says: The body is a machine.
     Advertising says: The body is a business.
     The body says: I am a fiesta."
     - Eduardo Galeano, Windows on the World

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"We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are." --Anais Nin

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