[Ads-l] Still more Facebook

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Tue Aug 11 01:46:03 UTC 2015

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 11:20 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> I've already started stopping.

In fact,

"_Nope. I've *already* started stopping_ [talking about and mentioning

is what caught my attention. It tells you that the information that answers
the question    became unavailable before you could acquire the knowledge
that there was a question.

I.e. this is a kind of shaggy-doggish story thing, reminiscent of "The
Sleeve-Job," in which the answer to the question, "What is a sleeve-job?,"
becomes unanswerable at exactly the point at which it would have been
answered, had not what happened happened..

Guess what I'm going to stop talking about and mentioning.
Too late. I've already started stopping and I can't stop.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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