Stop Sign (my dorky voice)

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Stop Sign (my dorky voice)

Postby Saltine » Mon Dec 22, 2008 10:10 am

Hey, apparently they played this on NPR this morning. I say "apparently" because I didn't hear it on the radio, but I did get fourteen gazillion emails and phone calls about it.

Yes, that's me. I like that my "um"s and "er"s surivived the editing process. Exac-huh-huh-tly.
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Postby PonderThis » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:00 am

Cool beans! I thought you sounded fine, "um"'s and all. :)
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Postby katzenkoenig » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:19 am

you wrote that 16 years ago? nice!

ok, and you do sound a bit weird - but only because you mentioned it ;)
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Postby kzager » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:42 am

Cool beans indeed!
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Postby Skimba » Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:42 pm

:D
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Postby ntw3001 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 1:24 pm

I thought you were the first voice for a moment. Hey, I said to myself, Saltine has a surprisingly effeminate voice.
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Postby Portals » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:04 pm

That's awesome. :D
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Postby jvcc » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:07 pm

You were really good and your story was very interesting. :D
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Postby quetzalcoatlus » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:11 pm

Aw, this was so cute/awesome. Haha, stoppy bank.
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Postby giantsfan97 » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:13 pm

This was cool.
You sound younger and less Bostony than I expected.
I love this post so much I'm going to take it behind the middle school and get it pregnant!
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Postby slydon » Mon Dec 22, 2008 6:11 pm

Was that the same Stop sign that James stole? :lol:
so that was the origin of the stop sign rug.. I never questioned it's existence.. it was just another one of those weird things you had in your room!
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Postby sum yun gai » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:17 pm

how strange. i heard that this morning and never considered i might indirectly know the person i was listening to. anyway, congrats on your npr appearance. now you need to get on pbs and you'll be set!
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Postby Chrono Crow » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:32 am

I thought sum yun gai wrote:how strange. i heard that this morning and considered i might indirectly know the person i was listening to.


That was startling at first.

Interesting story. Also, you sound really pretty much how you look, but not how I expected, if that makes any sense.
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Postby SemiNomad » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:46 am

That was a pretty cool story. Now it's got me trying to think back to if there was any starting moment like that for when I got interested in science as a career (wildlife management counts as science, right?)
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Postby slydon » Tue Dec 23, 2008 1:00 am

giantsfan97 wrote:This was cool.
You sound younger and less Bostony than I expected.
Saltine's originally from NY.

Wow... has it been 16 years since you moved to Cambridge? :shock:
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Postby Saltine » Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:04 am

Indeed it has. What I love about this story is that it's a 34-year-old me being interviewed about an essay written 16 years prior by an 18-year-old me about a mental state experienced 16 years prior by a 2-year-old me. So it's pretty much hearsay at this point. How could someone tell the difference between a true memory of an actual long-ago experience and a periodically revisited (and possibly revised) anecdote? I'll let the 50-year-old me answer that.
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Postby James » Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:47 pm

In my head you sound more authoritative. Your voice is amiable, though. I will make friends with your voice. What?

Saltine wrote:How could someone tell the difference between a true memory of an actual long-ago experience and a periodically revisited (and possibly revised) anecdote? I'll let the 50-year-old me answer that.

Memory is a subject I'm pretty interested by, and its nature is something that fascinates me. One thing I keep mentioning is how I can be trying to remember something, initially being unable to remember it, then becoming unsure, then realizing that the unsureness is probably just the product of my trying to remember, and that that imagined memory is taking the place of an actual one. Also the whole memory-is-a-reconstructive-process thing. Very interesting; talked about it before; won't bore everyone with it.

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