Tuesday, August 23, 2005

What's yr take on...

What's yr take 5

23 comments:

Herge Smith said...

Oh course, thanks again to MHN for Short for the idea.

And soz to everyone for being a tad aloof over the past few days - hopefully back on track soon...

Craig said...

Right, because you couldn't have been exhausted from doing a week and a half's worth of posts in a day. Slacker.

Oh, and definitely nuts.

MHN for short said...

So say you who, I would almost be willing to bet real money, have never seen a ghost, spirit or apparition...

That's ok. It's spiritual gift and not always a welcome one. Of course with this gift comes other ones as well, such as knowing when others are in danger and when someone is lying to you. A gift and a curse...

MHN for short said...

Thank Herge for picking up my idea and running with it.

I'll get a real post about my trip soon. flickr doesn't want to take my pics and Dave's at school so I'm stuck.

Faltanus said...

nut cases...
o.k. in order for them to not be nuts we have to:
1. Accept the premise that ghosts exist, which I do not - I'm firmly in the camp that says, sorry folks, when you're dead, you're dead - that's the end of things. But let's say for a moment that indeed, ghosts exist, then
2. Accept that the spirit realm (will it surprise you to know that I DO believe in a spirit realm?) can, in fact, manifest itself in the material plane and does so regularly. I do not believe the empirical evidence supports this notion, and
3. Accept that the souls of dead people have absolutely nothing better to do in the after-life than send mysterious, esoteric messages through odd, socially inept, eccentrics. Why not take a more obvious and direct approach?

sorry - they're nut cases.

Craig said...

Well, yeah. I'd hardly label them nuts if I could do it myself, would I? :)

Toque said...

You may be interested in this Herge.

Sniffy said...

People who (claim to) see ghosts are as mad as fuck.

Convict said...

I hate it when I see spirits ... just got to chug em down til they disappear and leave me alone. Course then I've got to deal with the pink elephants and tartan penguins but ...

Crystal said...

Can I go with cursed? I sure as hell wouldn't want to see ghosts. Most people thought "The Sixth Sense" was just good clean fun, but it scared the living sh*t out of me. No lie. I think I was 22 when that came out and I had to sleep with the lights on that night.

MHN for short said...

looks like the camp is evenly split. good go Herge.

Rowan said...

I have heard ghosts and experienced phenomenon, but never saw one. Maybe it isn't ghosts? could it be aliens?
Also, I know things. I have a very intuitive nature, my first impression has never been wrong and it goes just by seeing the person, not even hearing them.

garfer said...

My mate Willie claims to have seen the ghost of a chambermaid floating past while he was out walking the dog. He is entirely sane, although in fairness I must add that he drinks at least a bottle of vodka a day.
Everyone would take the piss out of him, but he is a big bastard and was a Glaswegian street brawler in his youth.

Faltanus said...

Garf - so in addition to the bottle of vodka a day, he took a few too many hits to the head in his youth?

garfer said...

Yeah, and he probably dispensed a few too.

Ship Creak said...

Mum and Dad told me that in our first house, there was occasionally a distinct stink of fish at the top of the stairs. Apparently this is a common sign that there's a "ghost".

Personally, I'm prepared to be convinced, but until/unless I see one for myself I'll remain sceptical.

Rowan said...

I'm still teased about the time, xmas eve, that I saw Santa claus driving a station wagon with a sack of toys in the back. Only one other person saw this obvious do gooder, and he was more smashed than me (in fact, he had to walk there because he got kicked off the bus for being disorderly). I had merely drank a magnum of wine (Brother in law kept refilling my glass when I wasn't looking; oldest trick in the book and as a result I didn't realize I'd had too many till someone said "where'd all the wine go?"

Monkey said...

Gifted and cursed. I see dead primates.

MHN for short said...

do they offer to pick your nits??? ;-)

Ship Creak said...

Do they even know they're dead, or are they walking around like regular primates?

L said...

probably nutters

Monkey said...

mhn ~ Oh they pick my nits all right. Interspecies grooming rocks.

Ship Creak ~ They have no idea that they are dead. And only I can see them, so I'm the only one that gets dead primate love.

MHN for short said...

hmmm. necromancy. that can get a bit sticky... ew.