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  1. Jul 22, 2003 #1
    Hey everyone. You may have noticed that I haven't been on the threads in a couple of days. I'm positive that I've hated this much more than you have :wink:.

    My mother has - for not only no apparent reason, but (according to her own testimony) no reason at all (except for a "bad feeling", or whatever...please don't ask me to explain, I don't understand it myself (I think it has something to do with my mom's personal hatred of science and philosophy)) - revoked my PF privileges, for a maximum of one month.

    When I say "a maximum of one month", I mean that she has said that it's going to be for a month, but she may be convinced otherwise (I hope).

    The withdrawl is eating me alive (and will probably just get worse and worse), but I have solicited from my mother the opportunity to inform you of my imminent absence (and to beg Greg not to cancel my account or something ).

    Until we meet again...keep up the good work.

    P.S. Oh, by the way, I have not been able to respond to some of my more recent threads, and I will not be able to for now. Please don't take this as some indication of my ignoring anyone (or as some indication that you've "won" :wink:), I will be responding as soon as I can ("but mom, a WHOLE MONTH!??" ).
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  3. Jul 22, 2003 #2
    IMPORTANT NOTE: I will not be able to respond to any PMs.

    Aside from this - while I wish this wasn't the case - should one choose to e-mail me, it cannot be to discuss any PF topic directly. Yes, I know this sounds irrational, and there's a perfectly good reason for that: it is irrational.

    Well, I'll keep trying to undo this injustice, and I hope to be back soon...:smile:
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  5. Jul 22, 2003 #4
    That sucks mentat. Althought I can't really see any problems with coming here. Hell if my kid actually went to a physics website willingly- Well i think I just might cry!(tears of joy).

    Just explain to mom that- no problem, you'll just use that extra free time while you're banned from the evil demonic PF, to go to more kid-friendly sites such as beastiality porn, new age cultists, KKK, and how to make your own bomb websites:wink:

    Kidding of course, but it depends on her sense of humor(on 2nd thought, don't anywhay)

    Anyhow, cya in a month- Besides, it's only summer 3 months out of the year over there, use them to seek the sunlight:smile:
  6. Jul 22, 2003 #5
    Your mom has stopped you from pursuing knowledge? I don't understand this. Don't most parents do the opposite? Is she going to stop letting you go to school also? I hope you get back soon, Mentat!
  7. Jul 22, 2003 #6

    Tom Mattson

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    Oh, bummer.

    I could understand her shortening the leash during the school year, but during the summer?

    Well, she must have her reasons. Maybe Mentat gained 50lbs and his skin is turning grey for lack of exercise and sunlight.

    Don't take it too hard, Mentat. We'll still be here when you get back.
  8. Jul 22, 2003 #7

    Ivan Seeking

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    My God I thought I had actually won an argument with Mentat! It seems only to be delayed. :frown:

    Hey everyone, since I spend way too much time on PF, I may understand what's happening with our pal Mentat. If I was my kid, I would put me on restriction too. Luckily, I'm self employed and can compensate by getting rid of that nasty habit of sleeping. We look forward to your return oh wrong one!
  9. Jul 22, 2003 #8
    Perhaps this is one of those things that you will understand when you're older, teehehe
  10. Jul 22, 2003 #9
    ROFL- I see a brutal retalliation coming upon his return:wink:

    It could be that this is punishment for something he did, though it doesn't sound like it. Oh well... Go outside and get into some trouble. She'll see the light then
  11. Jul 23, 2003 #10


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    Eh... Mentat, did you consider not obeying her ?
    ( Yeah I know... Please don't ban me ! )
    I mean it's not like you're out killing someone.
    Not to mention that you once said you serf a lot
    on your school's library computer. :wink:

    Live long and prosper.
  12. Jul 23, 2003 #11

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'll bet your mother had her hands full! You rebel.
  13. Jul 23, 2003 #12
    Oh well, I suppose I'll have it coming, haha. For some reason I just couldn't resist...

    It could be that he, like me, was spotted once too many times with a glazed, vacant, far away look in his eye following hour after hour of computer use...

    ...Time to leave the real world, go outside, and experience the artificial one.
  14. Jul 23, 2003 #13
    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end

    Of our elaborate plans, the end
    Of everything that stands, the end
    No safety or surprise, the end
    I'll never look into your eyes...again

    Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
    In a...desperate land

    Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
    And all the children are insane
    All the children are insane
    Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

    There's danger on the edge of town
    Ride the King's highway, baby
    Weird scenes inside the gold mine
    Ride the highway west, baby

    Ride the snake, ride the snake
    To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
    The snake is long, seven miles
    Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold

    The west is the best
    The west is the best
    Get here, and we'll do the rest

    The blue bus is callin' us
    The blue bus is callin' us
    Driver, where you taken' us

    The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
    He took a face from the ancient gallery
    And he walked on down the hall
    He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he
    Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
    He walked on down the hall, and
    And he came to a door...and he looked inside
    Father, yes son, I want to kill you
    Mother...I want to...fvck you

    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    And meet me at the back of the blue bus
    Doin' a blue rock
    On a blue bus
    Doin' a blue rock
    C'mon, yeah

    Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end

    It hurts to set you free
    But you'll never follow me
    The end of laughter and soft lies
    The end of nights we tried to die

    This is the end

  15. Jul 23, 2003 #14
    Wait a week, then tell your mom that you no longer interested in science, and you would rather start pursuing ballet and sewing. Let this go on for a few months, and start acting gay... buy some body builder magazines. If she asks you if you are gay, never answer the question... just say "mom you never understand me!" Then one day, go back to liking science and get rid of all the gay crap. I guarentee you that after that, she will never ban you from PF again.

  16. Jul 23, 2003 #15
    "for not only no apparent reason"
    The reason sticks out like a sore thumb. 1793 posts since March 2003, 14 posts a day. She obviously thinks you are spending way too much time at your computer (she might be right). Spend more time in the real world and less in cyberspace.
  17. Jul 23, 2003 #16
    AGAIN, if I could even BRIBE my child to go to a site like this, I'd be ecstatic. Show me a parent who doesn't feel the same way, and I'll show you someone who isn't enlightened.
  18. Jul 23, 2003 #17
    If my mother was still alive and knew how much time I spent on the computer, she would ban me too and I'm 45!

    We're going to miss your input.

    I am anxiously awaiting your return and trouncing of Boulderhead for his unwarranted attack on your age. :smile:

    Just remember your mom loves you and is only looking out for what she believes to be your best interests.
  19. Jul 23, 2003 #18
    Clearly some of you will dislike me for this, but I agree with Mentat's Mom.

    She knows him best, knows what he can and cannot handle, exposure wise, and clearly since several posters have started using what amounts to "off colour" language, she might just be trying to protect her son from the influences of the more "juvenile posters".

    It's sorta sad that he wouldn't be posting here anymore, for a while, but we should all support his parents, after all, that is what "Good Parenting" is about, taking an interest in what you children do, and if need be, regulating their exposures.

    Sorry to see you go mentat, (Doubt that you will even read this till you return so) but, forgive me, if you can, but I support your Mom!
  20. Jul 23, 2003 #19
    Off color language is reality.
    I'm a bodhisattva.
    I show you the mirror image of your mind.
    I help you understand your mind by showing you your reaction to reality.
    I show you reality.

  21. Jul 23, 2003 #20
    I (and as you can see, many others) will miss you mentat! I hope you can come back sooner than a month! Well, perhaps you can tell your mom that you will use your new free time to take books out of the library on Astrophysics, Religion, Political Science, and Chemistry. It may scare her and she will pay you to go on PF
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