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Are your grandparent's IQfy? Here's my grandpa on his library 🙂 He's the most well read person I've ever met

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  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    They are dead. My grandpa was a bookseller, though. He wrote a manuscript that I was supposed to transcribe to a digital file but he died before I managed to do so.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why haven't you transcribed it yet? Did you lose access to the manuscript after his death?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You could use Transkribus

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >books
    >CDs
    Comfy

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Years ago I was at gramps house and spotted an erotic novel in his room. He was embarrassed

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Stop taking photos of me, you little bastard.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >'Doris, there are guests at the door. Let them in and bring out the cheese platter from the pantry'.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Waitaminute that’s my grandmas name, that’s his

        https://i.imgur.com/ayRe8gw.jpg

        Should post a pic. I’m as short as him, almost literal spitting image except I have facial hair and I’m not completely greyed

        wife

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          When I posted the name Doris I thought "That's not that guys wife name". Turns out it wasn't, it was the other guys. What a story.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Your grandfather looks cool. Yes, my grandfather, who is now with the Lord Jesus Christ, was a voracious reader, painter, and carpenter in his free time. My grandmothers, one with the Lord and one still living, both read a lot. I never knew my other grandfather. He passed before I was born.

      >Just remembered I've got some ginger snaps stashed behind those Britannicas.

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Only me and one other person I know actively reads for fun, so, no.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    he looks israeli

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Your grandfather looks like a mad scientist

    Anyways, my grandfather died over ten years ago. He read a lot of Ralph Nader and possibly owned Gore Vidal books

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Should post a pic. I’m as short as him, almost literal spitting image except I have facial hair and I’m not completely greyed

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        >'Cabbage, boiled potato, pickled onion and a slice of spam with the tiniest dollop of mustard if it'd behoove you'.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          My grandpas culinary tastes I’d have to ask my mom about it

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    my grandmother used to read a new pulp romance novel every single day

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    My grandfather gave me Crime & Punishment when I was, like, ten. He died in my youth and I never got to know him. Everything I've heard about him makes him out to be the most intelligent person I've met but not really able to relate to others or understand that they aren't on his level. Refused to accept not understanding something, would research trivial mechanical details of trains or his young daughters hypotheticals ("what would happen if air was twice as heavy?") just to know them. Also was told he refused to recognize laws he did not agree with and would not acknowledge the courts' judgment against him, which might be the most based thing I have ever heard. Certainly IQfy in spirit, I think. Had a Nietzschean mustache.

    The other three are morons.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What did he do for a living?

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        No fricking idea. Nobody has mentioned it, guess I should've asked. I get the impression he wasn't very prosperous, though. I think he had retired when we talked, maybe due to sickness.

  10. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I grew up under a single mother so I have no idea about my father's parents. As for my mom's parents, my grandfather is an alcoholic son of illiterate peasants from Mexico, and my grandmother mainly just watches telenovelas and the news.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >I grew up under a single mother
      I like your choice of "under."

  11. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    I am an imbecile from a long line of imbeciles

  12. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    A section of my library is dedicated to books written by and about my relatives. Three generations are represented.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sooooooo his great great grandparents were fraternal siblings?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Given that his mom is ginger and grandmother is brunette, it would appear the half-Hispanic got cuckolded lel.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      What kinda books get written about your relatives? Moneyed family? Also, how am I to read this as three generations?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, a branch of my family is mildly famous in a tiny shithole country so their names occasionally show up in history books. I could probably find literature about them going back at least five generations if I spoke the language and had access to libraries from their country. And that's not my family in the picture, that's random art. I'm not doxxing myself kek

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/cHP15tb.jpg

        Yeah, a branch of my family is mildly famous in a tiny shithole country so their names occasionally show up in history books. I could probably find literature about them going back at least five generations if I spoke the language and had access to libraries from their country. And that's not my family in the picture, that's random art. I'm not doxxing myself kek

        A few of the books in my collection are books about my family written by members of the family for other members of the family. I highly recommend doing that if you are planning to have kids, it's really cool being able to read about what your ancestors were up to. Particularly when they describe a way of life that doesn't exist anymore.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And you're the ginger kid at the top??

  13. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    monaco?

  14. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Oh, no, he wasn't IQfy at all, though he was well-read. The picture is of the 1946 text on real analysis by Vladimir Ivanovich Smirnov that he studied from. By way of an illustration of how far from IQfy he was, he was offered university professorship on the condition that he receive a CPSU membership card. He refused on principle, choosing instead to teach at a rural school and work his 6-are vegetable patch. This was while the usual IQfy crowd held shouting meetings in which one would strain to catch anything but Marxist–Leninist slogans, and swung at each other notebooks full of excerpts from the 56-volume collected works of Lenin.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      i appreciate your creative dating format. your grandpa sounds pretty lit to me

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >i appreciate your creative dating format
        Thanks, but it's a callback to the USSR. The Soviets, similarly to other Europeans and especially the French, used to write the month with Roman numerals and gradually abandoned this practice during the 20th century, almost entirely by the 1950s–1970s. In archival documents and class books the date would be written as 11/I 2024 or 11.I.2024; this split-year style is more typical of headstones but occurred in handwriting for date ranges, too.

        >sounds pretty lit to me
        Well, my point is that in the USSR the people who went on to study literary writing, "history," and other humanities were at the very least tolerant enough of learning Marxism–Leninism by rote to pass multiple exams in it, as well as to arrange their entire worldview in the Marxist framework. Physics and mathematics were a refuge for people who weren't willing to compromise their integrity. Hence you see dissent erupting in Kolmogorov's schools of mathematics or Landau's circles or the MIPT; meanwhile people in the humanities were invariably willing enforcers of the state ideology and all too happy to rat out their academic colleagues to the NKVD and its successors.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >similarly to other Europeans and especially the French
          Im a Yuro and I've never seen that type of date annotation

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Now you have, from 1958 and 2022.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          That's a great idea actually, especially for international use where the order varies. Why did we stop? I might just start doing this now, at least for informal stuff

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            nta but yeah I was just thinking the same thing, it allows you to distinguish the month numeral at a glance. Especially useful if you, like me, have gotten used to the European and American orders at different times of your life and you've conditioned yourself into seeing both as possible at any given occurrence of having to check the date

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandfather had a small personal library of Foxfire books, ghost stories and local folklore, some other books I barely remember, Grapes of Wrath and other popular fiction of the 50s-70s, some earlier than that.

    My grandmother on the other side liked poetry. Rod McKuen, a few others in a small collection. I'm not entirely sure if the rest of my family is functionally literate.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandad died before I was born. He was ganked by lung cancer.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My grandma is the smartest person I've ever met (including my physics lecturers at one of the best stem unis in the uk) and she's read just about everything that penguin classics ever published pre 2010.

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I never really had grandparents. One set were overseas and the other were dead. Seems nice; perhaps would've made childhood happier.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jej

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is your grandpa a moronic facho culiao by any chance?

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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