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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkerboard Strangler View Post
    Re-learning to play the piano/organ, something I gave up about 35 years ago.
    Turns out my theory and ear abilities are still intact but my muscle memory is rusty, so it's not like I am starting from scratch but it feels like I want to play better than my fingers know how to just yet. My fingers have to relearn navigating the chords and runs without me having to think out each note, phrase and progression.

    I use to be able to play damn near anything Billy Preston was known for without even trying but all of a sudden his famous chord progressions feel impossible to follow, because I am so out of practice.

    I still do a wee bit of film editing here and there but it's mostly for fun, with a few small paid projects every so often.
    And then of course, there's Debate Politics, a well known political forum.

    And of course, there's the "Leon Lifers" a bunch of hardcore Leon Russell fans who I pretty much consider "family" because so many of us actually know each other in real life as well as online. They're quite stimulating!

    (You can see me sitting right next to Leon here)

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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Certainly clears the mind!
    I prefer sex, as I think regular porn consumption is addictive and bad for the brain. Better than nothing if you can't have sex, but I am youngish and with a family, I think one can "hack" their way to cutting out porn. If you're not married and having a strong sex life, then I'm afraid you're at the mercy of the porn industry. I'll say this, and I've added too much already, masturbation should be healthy it is the actual effects of porn that concern me.
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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    I throw unshelled nuts at the grandkids for my mental stimulation. My aim is improving. I can now hit them when they are running and ducking. I don't really want to learn new stuff, just remember some of the good stuff and ditch the rest. Tho new music is often entertaining.

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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    My brother took care of Billy Preston when he was ill and died, nice guy, good music.
    OMG really?
    That's amazing...was this before or after he developed that heart sac infection? (pericarditis)
    Was he already in a coma? Just asking because I wondered if he got to communicate with him at all.
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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lovebug View Post
    I wanna work at home...more. Any suggestion are appreciated via PM.
    It's not all it's cracked up to be. Three days per work week from home, max. Even with the cultural Marxism, being in the office twice per week provides needed visibility, structure and knowledge transfer.

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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    For mental stimulation I go to HackerRank.com with an emphasis in Python, Problem Solving and Artificial Intelligence. If one doesn't keep one's skills sharp, they are in deep doo doo.

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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrueScotsman View Post
    I prefer sex, as I think regular porn consumption is addictive and bad for the brain. Better than nothing if you can't have sex, but I am youngish and with a family, I think one can "hack" their way to cutting out porn. If you're not married and having a strong sex life, then I'm afraid you're at the mercy of the porn industry. I'll say this, and I've added too much already, masturbation should be healthy it is the actual effects of porn that concern me.
    No, no and no! Porn paralyzes you as a human being. Try sex tourism. Do you remember how Klinger from MASH wound up making women's fashion a hobby as a side effect of wanting to get out of the Army? Sex tourism has much the same effect. Instead of watching porn, plan your next trip. Find out where the best accommodations are, the best spots to find women, the best food, sharpen your language skills. You learn so much when you get to know the girls on an intimate level. The effort of finding them has a "where's Waldo" effect for the place you are visiting. The girls actually consider a short term friendship as a special treat and if you stay away from tourist traps, you are an interesting foreigner to them. The line between a regular date and a prostitute become blurred. Some of they swear up and down that they are not prostitutes wanting gifts instead of cash. Some introduce you to their family and expect help. It's all good. As an added stimulation, you also get to learn Spanish.

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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    I read a lot. I garden & care for our pets & livestock. In a couple of weeks, I'm scheduled to go tent camping with my sister and friends.

    I do like to follow politics. I also like to get together with family and friends and talk about just about any subject you can imagine. My friends and relatives are an amazing panel of experts on just about everything.
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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    No, no and no! Porn paralyzes you as a human being. Try sex tourism. Do you remember how Klinger from MASH wound up making women's fashion a hobby as a side effect of wanting to get out of the Army? Sex tourism has much the same effect. Instead of watching porn, plan your next trip. Find out where the best accommodations are, the best spots to find women, the best food, sharpen your language skills. You learn so much when you get to know the girls on an intimate level. The effort of finding them has a "where's Waldo" effect for the place you are visiting. The girls actually consider a short term friendship as a special treat and if you stay away from tourist traps, you are an interesting foreigner to them. The line between a regular date and a prostitute become blurred. Some of they swear up and down that they are not prostitutes wanting gifts instead of cash. Some introduce you to their family and expect help. It's all good. As an added stimulation, you also get to learn Spanish.
    I'll stick to my gorgeous wife thanks, I'll leave the sex tourism to the washed up divorced middle aged men. I've seen people ruin their lives with "sex tourism" as you call it, worse than anyone's life can be ruined by porn.

    I'll give you a tip too, these are not regular dates, these are transactional arrangements for sex.
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    Re: What do you do for mental stimulation?

    Quote Originally Posted by SDET View Post
    It's not all it's cracked up to be. Three days per work week from home, max. Even with the cultural Marxism, being in the office twice per week provides needed visibility, structure and knowledge transfer.
    Madness, I bet you're a hoot when you have to go into the office.
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