ILX's Oblique Strategy for the Day

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posting the year makes it seem official! soz for ruining your thread.

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

you didn't, conrad was concern-trolling

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

excellent! i am enjoying this, though this one has led to Gloria Estefan bouncing around my head all day.

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

not real trollin just makin fun of u

conrad, Thursday, 14 January 2010 02:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's cold shit conrad. suddenly the internet doesn't seem so nice anymore.

Freddy 'The Wonder Chicken' (Gukbe), Thursday, 14 January 2010 03:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

WHOMP

conrad, Thursday, 14 January 2010 03:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

13th January 2*1* - Tomorrow's another day.

Mark G, Thursday, 14 January 2010 09:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

wait so we turned it upside down on the first of the year, then turned it upside down again on the 13th. doesn't that mean it's rightside up now? what if i miss being upside down :(

or maybe it's like one of those glass frames with dyed sand inside, and every time you turn it upside down it creates a new pattern of sand, and it's like life because you can never recapture exactly what you once had.

you can buy those sand things at Knott's Berry Farm, or at least you could in 1993.

Al Gore invented the internet to house the bitterness of humanity (reddening), Thursday, 14 January 2010 10:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

14 January 2010:

Remove a restriction

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Thursday, 14 January 2010 13:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if citing the ilx oblique strategy of the day would cover me in traffic court…

chicken sandwich CARL!! (Z S), Thursday, 14 January 2010 15:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

11 January 2010:

Is there something missing, officer?

Mark G, Thursday, 14 January 2010 15:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

15 January 2010:

Relaxation is necessary tension.
Tension is unnecessary tension.

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Friday, 15 January 2010 14:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

16 January 2010:

Ask people to work against their better judgement.

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Saturday, 16 January 2010 15:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

17 January 2010:

The problem with knowing what we want is we just might get it.

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Be careful what you wish for 'cause you just might be repeating a lame old proverb.

CATBEAST 7777 (ledge), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I really hate this one. It's from Fripp, not Eno.

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Sunday, 17 January 2010 15:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

18 January 2010:

Give way to your worst impulse

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Monday, 18 January 2010 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

uh oh.

Mark G, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

My actual worse impulse, or what I currently think is the worst?

mh, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

You gotta figure that part out yourself.

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Monday, 18 January 2010 15:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

mine would be "talk too much about self," which is my usual m.o., so...done!

Maria, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

you need riskier impulses

mh, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

"mh just can't help acting on Impulse" (tag line of old UK TV commercial)

an executive by day and a wild man by night (snoball), Monday, 18 January 2010 15:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

no way I'm going near my worst impulses

Definition of Sonned (Noodle Vague), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

well worst impulses on internet are a lot milder than worst impulses in real life

Maria, Monday, 18 January 2010 16:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

19 January 2010:

Look at the order in which you do things

wanna be shartin' somethin' (WmC), Tuesday, 19 January 2010 14:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

20 January 2010:

Do the washing up

WmC, Wednesday, 20 January 2010 14:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

21 January 2010:

The musician and audience are parents to the music.

WmC, Thursday, 21 January 2010 15:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

22 January 2010:

Cascades

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Friday, 22 January 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

is that another 'warm jets' ref

take me to your lemur (ledge), Friday, 22 January 2010 15:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

23 January 2010:

Use an unacceptable color

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Saturday, 23 January 2010 15:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

24 January 2010:

Consider different fading systems

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Sunday, 24 January 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

25 January 2010:

Get your neck massaged

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Monday, 25 January 2010 14:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

today's strategy is so true, omg
my neck is hurtin tho

thatwillultimatelyresultingalaxy-galaxymergersonacosmictimescale (jdchurchill), Monday, 25 January 2010 19:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

26 January 2010:

The future is what the present can bear.

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Tuesday, 26 January 2010 14:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

bummer, I forgot yesterday

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

28 January 2010:

Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

Might as well say "apparent importance", he needs to specify if it's most or least important first.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

bummer, I forgot yesterday

― the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Thursday, January 28, 2010 8:46 AM (3 hours ago) Bookmark

what a great strategy
"forget yesterday"

thatwillultimatelyresultingalaxy-galaxymergersonacosmictimescale (jdchurchill), Thursday, 28 January 2010 17:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

29 January 2010

Take a break

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:47 (4 years ago) Permalink

take me to your lemur (ledge), Friday, 29 January 2010 14:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

30 January 2010:

In total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Saturday, 30 January 2010 16:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

31 January 2010:

How we hold our pick is how we organise our life.

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Sunday, 31 January 2010 14:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 February 2010:

Trust in the you of now

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Monday, 1 February 2010 15:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

dude how many different ways are there to hold a pick? am i missing something with the whole 'between thumb and index finger'?

Anton Levain (jdchurchill), Monday, 1 February 2010 18:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's some specific pick technique RF teaches in Guitar Craft; the angle and grip have to be just-so.

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Monday, 1 February 2010 18:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 February 2010:

We are held responsible for our actions, whether intentional or not.

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 15:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

that is not a strategy

take me to your lemur (ledge), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 15:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

that's true

the end times are coming, but they're just the beginning (WmC), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 15:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do like these in theory, but in practice lots of them seem to mistake vapidity for obliqueness.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 15:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

8 April 2012:

Remember. Those quiet evenings.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 8 April 2012 15:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

10 April 2012:

Don't stress one thing more than another

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 14:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

stress all the things!

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 15:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ha, the last 2 were most pertinent for the extremely stressful 4-day moving house I just did over easter.

fix it with like some music glue (Trayce), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 April 2012:

Listen in total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

11 april 2012

minute incriments; it can't only go backwards

arby's, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

12 April 2012:

Do the words need changing?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do the sheets need changing? Yes.

Peppermint Patty Hearst (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 12 April 2012 17:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

14 April 2012:

Ask people to work against their better judgement.

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Saturday, 14 April 2012 13:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

15 April 2012:

Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Sunday, 15 April 2012 14:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

16 April 2012:

What context would look right?

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Monday, 16 April 2012 13:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

Ask people to work against their better judgement.

capitalist system has been pulling this strategy on us for hundreds of years already, amirite brothers & sisters?

Touché Gödel (ledge), Monday, 16 April 2012 13:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

17 April 2012:

Reverse

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 17 April 2012 15:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

?tahw woN

boy, was that Dan Fielding hungry for some cake! (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Double reverse!

Aimless, Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 May 2012:

Simple subtraction

(one to mark proximity to #10,000,000)

improvised explosive advice (WmC), Tuesday, 1 May 2012 22:56 (2 years ago) Permalink


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