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16 Oct 2016, 6:53 pm

drlaugh wrote:
I need to work on interrupting.
Anyone call talk radio?


During the 1970s and 1980s I was a champion talk show caller in the Boston Market.

I was invited several times to be on the air (in front of a microphone) by the late David Brudnoy who was probably the smartest and most listened to talk show host at the time. Unlike Rush Limbau Brudnoy was a genuine scholar and knew what he was talking about.

Very often strangers who heard me speak out loud would come up to me and ask " Are you Bob, the guy who calls up the talk shows?"


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16 Oct 2016, 7:05 pm

I really enjoy deep discussions offline, although it's easier if I've already given the topic some thought. It's harder to deal with emotional people offline than online, so I listen to them more than I challenge them. Offline discussions are much more back and forth, so you cover a lot of ground quite quickly and go on to another topic more easily.



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18 Oct 2016, 10:34 am

drlaugh wrote:
Something I've been working in for decades, listening without waiting for a pause to interject my "wisdom, experience or expertise."


Maybe you could interject some secondary expertise in this derelict landscape and, remove the cobwebs of inner doubt from a sovereign mind, or to put blunt wisdom on a formal topic, erase all dark recesses before they melt the landscape completely. That said, I'd rather spread good fortune than watch the world desecrate before me.
If laughter makes the world go around, maybe the earth needs longer to rotate.



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18 Oct 2016, 11:35 am

That's not so bad—lots of people interject their "wisdom, experience or expertise" without waiting for a pause, and usually with the default assumption that you're a moron and couldn't possibly know what you're doing without them.


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18 Oct 2016, 6:18 pm

drlaugh wrote:
I need to work on interrupting.


Working on avoiding interrupting? Or working on doing interrupting?

Avoiding would be preferable I would think.



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18 Oct 2016, 8:08 pm

Natural plastic

Also using more exact words.
Avoiding interruptions.

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19 Oct 2016, 10:51 am

Interrupting also has its place. It's just not practical to always let a real talker go on and on. I find that most people are more concise in their writing than in their speech, because you get to edit writing.



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19 Oct 2016, 11:41 am

Whether it's "practical" is a matter of relative status. I'm pretty used to talking to people who both emphatically refuse to let me utter two full words without interrupting me and talk themselves for half an hour each time and won't tolerate any interruption from me whatsoever. What used to confound me the most, as an autistic, is that, naturally enough, they always explain their anger in terms of what they present as a universal rule, notwithstanding the fact that the rules invoked at different times contradict each other and the one invoked is always the one which favors them against me.


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22 Oct 2016, 10:07 am

Some folks in person get loud and angry, instead of admitting it - or listening. 8O


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