Howard Hughes...The World Needs Nuts Like Him

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  1. aman74

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    Me, obtuse?
    On the contrary. I am being magnanimous.
    (There's a great joke in there, by the way...but you obtuse people won't get it.)
     
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    You didn't get A-Bone's joke. Just asked if he was being serious. Go back and re-read your post that he commented on (where he said "Yes? No?...etc.). See if you get it now. Or...continue being obtuse.

    Your choice.:)
     
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    I think he’s secretly going for a second degree in either Sociology or Psychology and that’s why he hangs out with us scoundrels, research. Only feasible explanation.
     
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    She plays piano quite well at an amateur level.
    As to the OP, I feel sad when I think about how some of my heroes suffered, but recognize that their art was often a way of relieving their pain.
    The intensity of HH's anxiety is pretty frightening to me.
     
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    I didn't get his joke because it wasn't funny.
    Question: If a comedian tells a joke and no one laughs, is it a joke?
    Answer: No.
     
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    But there is humor in it. There is. Come on, if a guy told you his favorite film is ICE STATION ZEBRA, you wouldn't laugh?
     
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    Good point. Like in the eighties when this guy told me his favorite band was Loverboy. I could only give a blank stare.
     
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    Sure, there's black humour there.
    The Simpsons lampooned him as have many others, so it's not new.
    How many here are pronouncing 'zebra' rhyming with 'Debra' now?
     
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    This brought back memories of late night discussions in college “No, man...if you fill the five-gallon jug and pour it into the other jug, then dump the REST out.......please pass me a pizza roll.”

    Wait, what’s your problem with Die Hard 2??? That’s a good Christmas movie.
     
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    Or...

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    I read a bio of hughes after watching “The Aviator”, it’s a very good movie btw...I remember them speculating that he had OCD and that his plane crash where he got a concussion may have lead to his behavior as he got older. I remember the movie he directed with John Wayne was shown in the late 70s and I saw it on tv, I remember it being good at the time. His buying the TV station isn’t really so much crazy, he was a night owl, he realized when he was living in the hotel- I believe the top 3 floors were for him- there was no programming after midnight, he called to complain to the TV station, they just said they had no programming after midnight, so he bought the station and made them run movies all night long, he essentially created 24 hr TV programming, he of course gave the viewers movies... I always found it was sad that the people around him during his last decades were stealing from him and taking advantage of him.
     
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    Cobain, Van Gogh, Plath all suffered from depression, don’t know about Syd. Cobain also suffered from substantial abuse addiction, which sadly amplified the depression stuff. I know there have been some other studies about VG’s condition, I remember my one art history class was our professor said that poor Vincent was a fragile soul, who failed at all the things he set out to do: ministry, art galleriest, and then an artist. Remember to most viewers of the day- Vincent couldn’t draw for Sh*t, hence he sold not much in his lifetime
     
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    The World needs more nuts like him?

    I might suggest that the world has plenty of nuts like him. It's just that without money, they come off looking like the other half of the "I'm With Stupid" pair that always seems to get interviewed at a crime scene.
     
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    Right.
     
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    I may not understand artists but I do have more insight into mental illness. Using words like loon and crazy to label human beings with psychiatric illnesses is obtuse
     
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    Glass Onion Toneful truth seeker. Gold Supporting Member

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    I lived in Ocean Spings MS my first year teaching. He was a unique individual. Tied himself to a tree on one of the out land islands during a Hurricane.

    Crazy sure. Brilliant yep that too.
     
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    Yeah, Musk is nowhere near crazy enough for my taste.
     
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    He strikes me as more annoying in the same way that so many of those Silicon Valley cowboys are. They all think they're polymath geniuses.
     
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    He is a bit annoying.
     
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