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Jon Cook

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About Jon Cook

  • Birthday 08/17/1984

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  1. Jon Cook

    sumac stagwood with hamon

    I too, am curious. I've seen sumac here, but never anything big enough to be useful.
  2. Jon Cook

    Lets see your makers mark....and a Q

    My wife has a cricut (vinyl stencil cutter) that we used to make the stencil for this mark. Etched it with an automotive trickle charger, salt water, and q-tips. If you try this way, swap swabs often to avoid blotchiness.
  3. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    Not at all. You gave us another point to discuss. Does Dada have gravitas?
  4. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    His works drip weight and meaning. Guernica would not be Dada, either.
  5. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    If Monty Python isn't Dada, I think it's adjacent. The election results sketch, "pining for the fjords," etc. Adams and Pratchette are not. Stein's "Napoleon" placed fourth and won a toaster. Alice's autobiographical brownies might rise to the occasion. If you sneak up on him, hellfire Elmo might be in the running.
  6. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    @DavidF a rose and so on. The word is not the thing, and the thing is not the word. Now the play, that's something.
  7. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    @Joshua States that's fair. I feel that's an entirely different sort of discussion, but one I'm amenable to.
  8. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    If we define Dada, it ceases to be Dada, and there is nothing to discuss. If Dada cannot be defined, then it is entirely subjective, and there is nothing to discuss.
  9. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    I see what you did there, @Joshua States
  10. Jon Cook

    Sand paper

    Don't know about brand, but I'd get at least a 6 amp. Smaller will do the job, but you may end up fighting it, and that leads to premature failure.
  11. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    I think where we are differing is on whether or not a definition can be extensible and malleable. Because English is primarily oral, definitions tend to be democratic. Irregardless is an excellent example. Previously, If it was even acknowledged as a word, it was treated as an antonym of regardless. Now, due to common usage, it is treated as an irregular variant.The dictionary does, and must, bow to consensus. As you've mentioned before, we've seen "Bowie" move from a particular form to a class of forms. Now, though there are common elements to them all, if we want to be specific, we need modifiers. Modern, historic, sandbar, etc. Homo Sapien, Bowie Modernis? Could we not apply the same classification to schools of art? And if we do allow for such extension, could we find examples that would, at least, qualify as a subspecies of Dadaism?
  12. Jon Cook

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Looking good, Alan, whatever it is.
  13. Jon Cook

    What did you do in your shop today?

    Yesterday, I almost finished fighting the taper on this thing. It's part of my "try one new thing every time" curriculum. Played with the forge some, as well. Definitely going to need a baffle.
  14. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    I am no religionist, sir, but I hold it against no man who is. My gambit is finished, and the first point rolls back around again. Shall we go another round and see if you can win me over?
  15. Jon Cook

    A duel: thesaurus' at 12 paces

    This is a bit like a sparring match for me. We trade a few bruises, and hopefully have a beer and a laugh after.
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