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theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/bicycling
theraggedandthebones 18 points

If it makes you feel any better, I stopped yesterday because two women were walking with a dog off leash and I didn't want to risk hitting him (he was moving around a little erratically). As they passed, the owner said "it's good you decided to stop, he doesn't like bikes at all" and then proceeded to turn away like I was doing something wrong.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/LifeProTips
theraggedandthebones 3 points

I remember reading Hemingway and Orwell in high school and having no interest or ability to focus on either. A decade-ish later and they're two of my favorite authors, something about being forced to read them on a set schedule just killed my interest.

hitmy-name-is-bobler 0 points

I read Hemingway out of interest and hated it

theraggedandthebones 1 point

Just out of curiosity, what did you read? The stuff of his that I love (The Sun Also Rises, Big Two-Hearted River) are some of my favorite novels/short stories ever but a few of his better known works (like The Old Man and the Sea) didn't grab me at all

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/Nootropics
HurricaneHenry 7 points

Man doctors hate it when younger people have heart concerns. I’ve struggled a lot with anxiety induced arrhythmia and weird chest sensations over the years and have been met with many a rolling eyes.

theraggedandthebones 3 points

This, I got the tingly tight chest feeling and difficulty breathing whenever I got stressed and when I brought it up the doctor looked at me like I was insane.

anacrolix 1 point

Do you exercise much? Are you fit? Do you work indoors?

theraggedandthebones 1 point

Yeah, I generally lift three days a week and cycle about 30-50 miles if the weather is good. I had asthma as a kid so totally possible it's related, but it seems to only become pronounced when I get really stressed.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/gifs
peoplerproblems 268 points

So like don't buy Fords?

I'm seeing a common link here and someone aught to do some 'splainin'

theraggedandthebones 15 points

I remember when American cars were solid, nowadays they can't even withstand a gas line explosion without breaking down

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/MTB
BadBrainsCT 2 points

Yup! Airline trail is perfect for distance riding. There is also some good single track that snakes off of it.

theraggedandthebones 1 point

I'm in Willimantic so maybe I'll head out that way Sunday if the storms hold off!

BadBrainsCT 1 point

You can jump on the Airline trail right in Willi, and ride west. That connects you to the hop river trail which you could ride all the way to Vernon is you wanted to.

theraggedandthebones 2 points

Actually hitting up Hop in a couple hours! Between those two, Nipmuck, and the Hollow there's definitely some solid options

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theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/selfimprovement
theraggedandthebones 3 points

While these symptoms could be caused by ADD/ADHD in some people, I think a lot of this behavior is widespread and probably a result of social media/smart phones. I was having the same issue and cut back on all social media, at this point I only have Reddit. It didn't solve things entirely but I've definitely noticed some improvement.

Besides that, try forcing yourself to sit down and read and also try some basic meditation techniques. Getting into a daily reading habit has helped improve my focus and, in my limited experience, meditation helps in pretty much all mental aspects of life.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/books
_AlreadyTaken_ 20 points

If you are interested in Moby Dick you should check out the real life inspiration for it, the story of the whaling ship Essex.

In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_(whaleship)

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/02/110211-two-brothers-whaling-ship-pollard-science-nantucket-noaa/

theraggedandthebones 4 points

Had to read this in college a few years back and it turned out to be so much more interesting than I expected. It was so bizarre to read about what the crew went through on that specific journey, but also just how tough whaling life was in general.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/MTB
El_Charro_Loco 1 point

Who do you think is more likely to drop prices? Local shops cause theyre more sensitive to live inventory?

theraggedandthebones 1 point

I can't speak for everybody, but this seems to be the case with my LBS. They had some decent discounts on last years models while REI and a few of the other chains by me didn't do much.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/listentothis
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dirtymartini2777 4 points

THANK YOU for Chet Faker! I’m in love. I love this sub so much.

theraggedandthebones 1 point

Reddit introduced me to him as well, Built on Glass was one of my favorite albums for a long time!

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/movies
CozyMoses 552 points

My team and I made a 9 minute animated version of The Mountains of Madness for our college thesis after we heard that Del Toro wasn't going to be able to make his. If you're still craving some Lovecraft check it out! Hopefully one day Toro will get his greenlight and we can see a proper treatment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wLC_vByu0k

theraggedandthebones 49 points

This was so much cooler than I expected it to be for a college thesis project! Time to get my Lovecraft collection back from a buddy and reread a few stories.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/news
HKei -13 points

He's fine with not torturing gay children now?

theraggedandthebones 7 points

He supported and approved that conversion therapy be part of the Republican Party platform in 2016, so unless he's made some massive shift in the last two years I don't think he's changed. I'm all for people allowing their views to progress, but even if he had changed his mind I think supporting something like conversion therapy for kids at ANY point says a lot about who you are as a person.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/NightInTheWoods
theraggedandthebones 5 points

Love NITW (clearly) and was really into the Front Bottoms for most of my college years, this is awesome. If anybody else here is into other indie/punk stuff, this site has a huge catalog!

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/news
irelydidleiksterwers -16 points

There is a big fucking motivation difference between a person learning math to teach it and a person learning math to exploit himself to a company or person for money. Massive difference in motivation and attitude. They aren't worth as much as they think and pulling heartstrings because the children won't make me agreeable to handing them thousands of extra dollars to be glorified fucking babysistters.

theraggedandthebones 3 points

I'd disagree with you if I could understand any of the last sentence...

irelydidleiksterwers -5 points

You can disagree all you want, doesn't mean I consider your opinions valid. Welcome to reality. Your feelings don't matter and my dollars buy votes. Come at me.

theraggedandthebones 5 points

No, as in I was genuinely confused because the first portion of your comment said that professionals "exploit" themselves vs. teachers but then you described teachers as glorified babysitters. I wasn't being a dick, I just didn't understand your point. But I probably shouldn't expect coherent posts from people who say "come at me" on Reddit.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/news
Ironicalogical 284 points

L.L. Beans sells guns? Some of this shit is starting to smell like sweet, sweet free advertising bandwagoning.

theraggedandthebones 0 points

I worked for Bean for a bit in college. The flagship store in Portland, Maine sold guns and hunting gear, but all the others don't sell guns and carry little/no hunting equipment. My store was almost exclusively "rustic" home goods and a small fly fishing selection.

hagak 3 points

The flagship store is in Freeport, ME.

theraggedandthebones 1 point

Haha good call, you're definitely right. Last few times I was up that way I camped right outside Portland.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/JoeRogan
badthony 12 points

He's been on Church 3 times now, and they're all good. Danny would be wild on JRE, but idk how Joe would take him.

theraggedandthebones 4 points

Yeah I love Danny and everything he's released but I can't think of two more different people than him and Joe

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/movies
jn2010 71 points

Does Michael Shannon ever play a character that's not a creepy fucker?

theraggedandthebones 17 points

He plays a father trying to protect his son (there's a lot more to it than that but I don't want to spoil anything) in Midnight Special and kills it. I was used to him being a religious sociopath in Boardwalk Empire so it's a really nice change of pace.

theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/BedroomBands
theraggedandthebones 4 points

Great work guys! Colors is one of my favorite albums ever and the riffs from 0:40-1:20ish really remind me a lot of them!

concreteyeti 4 points

It took me a long time to really get into that album, but it is stupid good.

theraggedandthebones 6 points

Yeah, I found them in high school when I was listening to pretty standard metalcore stuff so it took a while to sink it but once it did it ruined a lot of other music for me

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theraggedandthebones commented on a post in r/GetMotivated
monkee_see 24 points

Man, this really resonates. I started riding trails this summer and have had the same experience. The "in the moment" focus stops my mind from wandering and worrying. I just soak up the trail and the scenery. I am still pretty lousy at it, but I have blast and enjoy the challenge. It has really mellowed me out, given me something to look forward to every week, and as an added bonus I've lost a few excess pounds in the process.

I also never post about my rides on social media. This activity is something that is purely for me (and anyone else who wants to ride with me), not for social media points. Riding has quickly become one of the few things in my life that feels truly fulfilling.

Thanks for sharing your experience and good luck to you.

theraggedandthebones 6 points

Glad to hear it helping you too! It's pretty hard to fixate on the negative aspects of life when you need all of your focus devoted to not hitting trees or going over the bars. Happy riding!

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