a thread for mundane ironists

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Aug 14, 2022 5:28 pm

Ed Yong

At a depth of 2,400 metres, about a mile and a half straight down, the team found the vents they had predicted, but also something they had not – life, in extreme abundance. . . The team were so unprepared to find life that there wasn’t a single biologist among them – they were all geologists. When they collected specimens and brought them back to the surface, the only preservative they had was vodka.


My guess: It's a true story.

...the outbreak was only possible because of poverty, malnutrition, poor sanitation, dangerous working conditions, and inequities perpetuated by incompetent politicians and negligent aristocrats.

Uh, workers of the world unite?

They are animals, and all animals evolved from single-celled predators that ate other things. Their food gave them many of the nutrients they needed, so they lost the genes for making these nutrients for themselves.

God's will of course.

Senses that seem paranormal to us only appear this way because we are so limited and so painfully unaware of our limitations.

Anyone here doubt that?

The variations that exist between the body parts dwarf those that exist between people. Put simply, the bacteria on your forearm are more similar to those on my forearm than to those in your mouth.

Just in case you hadn't noticed.

A moth will never know what a zebra finch hears in its song, a zebra finch will never feel the electric buzz of a black ghost knifefish, a knifefish will never see through the eyes of a mantis shrimp, a mantis shrimp will never smell the way a dog can, and a dog will never understand what it is to be a bat. We will never fully do any of these things either, but we are the only animal that can try.

How's that working out for you?
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Aug 14, 2022 9:05 pm

The Onion

Historic Heat Wave Causes California Wildfire To Catch Fire


Then wildfires all the way down.

Research Suggests Most Americans One Explosion Away From Disaster

Or, at most, two or three.

Man Bragging About How Infrequently He Receives Dental Care

Toothless it turned out.

Mom Figures It About Time To Sit Down Adolescent Daughter And Explain How Weight Watchers Points Work

So, is that a real thing?

BREAKING: Drunk Teen Going 100 MPH Down Slick Highway Is Invincible

Right up until the tree.

FBI Sent Itemized Bill For 12-Hour Stay At Mar-A-Lago

Now that doesn't surprise us.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:08 pm

Jim Holt

Having just enough life to enjoy being dead.


Tell me that can't get tricky.

In 1921, a New York rabbi asked Einstein if he believed in God. "I believe in Spinoza's God," he answered, "who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.”

And that explains what exactly?

Suppose you turn your attention inward in search of this 'I'. You may encounter nothing more than an ever changing stream of consciousness, a flow of thoughts and feelings in which there is no real self to be discovered.

See, I fucking told you!!

The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.

Well put, right?

I really don’t like to formulate what I believe because, like a quantum phenomenon, it varies from day to day, and anyway there’s a sort of bad luck attached to expressing yourself too clearly.

Indeed, look what it's gotten me here.

In both jokes and dreams, Freud observed, meanings are condensed and displaced, things are represented indirectly or by their opposites, fallacious reasoning trumps logic. Jokes often arise involuntarily, like dreams, and tend to be swiftly forgotten. From these similarities Freud inferred that jokes and dreams share a common origin in the unconscious. Both are essentially means of outwitting our inner "censor.”

That superego thing.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:22 am

The Onion

Increasing Number Of Men Pressured To Accept Realistic Standards Of Female Beauty


Any of them here?

Vomit-Covered Man Who Shit His Pants Hopes He Didn’t Blow First Date

Would you date him again?

I Don’t Vaccinate My Child Because It’s My Right To Decide What Eliminated Diseases Come Roaring Back

A pinhead, right?

Scientist Admits ‘Space Telescope Image’ Actually Slice Of Chorizo

Pick one:
1] Hubble
2] Webb


Less Popular Friend Only Included In Suicide Pact Out Of Pity

Talk about being at the bottom of the barrel.

Great Britain Returns Looted Stonehenge Back To India

Let's check YouTube.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby MagsJ » Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:32 pm

iambiguous wrote:The Onion

Increasing Number Of Men Pressured To Accept Realistic Standards Of Female Beauty


Instagram can vouch.
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Aug 16, 2022 2:47 pm

Bart D. Ehrman

Think of all the sermons preached on the basis of a single word in a text: what if the word is one the author didn’t actually write?


Or: think of how totally irrelevant that is to the fulminating fanatic God world objectivists. They believe what comforts and consoles them after all.

The very first surviving account of Jesus’s life was written thirty-five to forty years after his death. Our latest canonical Gospel was written sixty to sixty-five years after his death. That’s obviously a lot of time.

Same thing. You believe what soothes your soul, not what can be pinned down definitively as the real deal.

If you get fired from your job, that’s outside your control, so you shouldn’t be personally invested in your job.

Right, tell that to the bill collectors. At least until the workers of the world do unite.

If you expect Jesus to come back soon—say, sometime this month—there is no real need for a hierarchical system of organization and leadership. You simply need to get along for the short term.

Then extending that "short term" for years and years and years.

...like all groups of Christians at all times and in all places, they understood themselves to be the fortunate heirs of the truth, handed down to them by their faithful predecessors, who received their understandings about God, Christ, the world, and our place in it from people who should know—ultimately from the apostles of Jesus, and through them from Jesus himself, the one sent by God.

Wow! Not unlike all the other religious denominations!!

For ancient people, male and female were not two kinds of human; they were two degrees of human.

Cue the U.S. Supreme Court?
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Aug 16, 2022 7:50 pm

tiny nietzsche

the myth of sisyphus only it's kate bush's running up that hill on repeat


Next up: Kate's bush on repeat.

occam's pillow

Though you might not think so, it's much more complicated.

sending myself mixed messages

Worse: receiving them that way too.

Breaking: my heart

Fractured and fragmented in fact.

fuck hills. I'd rather die on the beach

How about rolling down the hill, ending up on the beach and then croaking?

back on my nihilist shit

Remind you of anyone?
Here, for example.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:11 pm

Jean-Paul Sartre, from Nausea

It's quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don't do it.


Anyone here love me?

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.

Three in the morning for you night owls.

My thought is me: that's why I can't stop. I exist because I think… and I can't stop myself from thinking. At this very moment - it's frightful - if I exist, it is because I am horrified at existing. I am the one who pulls myself from the nothingness to which I aspire.

You know, being optimistic.

I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.

So, who does that remind you of? 8)

I am going to outlive myself. Eat, sleep, sleep, eat. Exist slowly, softly, like these trees, like a puddle of water, like the red bench in the streetcar.

On, for example, The Corner.

I am. I am, I exist, I think, therefore I am; I am because I think, why do I think? I don't want to think any more, I am because I think that I don't want to be, I think that I . . . because . . . ugh!

Ugh? A start let's call it.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby MagsJ » Wed Aug 17, 2022 3:38 pm

iambiguous wrote:Jean-Paul Sartre, from Nausea

It's quite an undertaking to start loving somebody. You have to have energy, generosity, blindness. There is even a moment right at the start where you have to jump across an abyss: if you think about it you don't do it.


Anyone here love me?

ILP loves you.. long time.

I want to leave, to go somewhere where I should be really in my place, where I would fit in . . . but my place is nowhere; I am unwanted.

So, who does that remind you of? 8)

Mirror mirror, on the [multidimensional] wall.. who [on earth] is the most unwanted of them all?

I am. I am, I exist, I think, therefore I am; I am because I think, why do I think? I don't want to think any more, I am because I think that I don't want to be, I think that I . . . because . . . ugh!

Ugh? A start let's call it.

Ugh.. you've started, so you might as well finish..
The possibility of anything we can imagine existing is endless and infinite.. ~MagsJ

I haven't got the time to spend the time reading something that is telling me nothing, as I will never be able to get back that time, and I may need it for something important at some point in time.. Huh!? ~MagsJ

You’re suggestions and I just simply don’t mix.. like oil on water, or a very bad DJ ~MagsJ

Examine what is said, not him who speaks ~Arab proverb

aes Sanātana Dharma Pali: the eternal way ~it should not be rigid, but inclusive of the best of all knowledge for the sake of Ṛta.. which is endless.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Wed Aug 17, 2022 7:13 pm

Philosophy Tweets

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser." Socrates


Let's hope that never happens here, Mr. Objectivist. 8)

"I need someone to explain to me why it’s always 'if you can’t pay rent, buy fewer lattes and avocado toasts' and not 'if you can’t pay your employees a living wage, buy fewer yachts, rockets and spacecraft'". overheard

Yo, Mr. Crony Capitalist! You're up!!

“You can only apprehend the Infinite by a faculty that is superior to reason.” Plotinus

Blind luck? Metaphysically?

"The best cure for the body is a quiet mind." Napoleon

In other words, what are you doing here?

"If you write a hit song it is like discovering oil in your back yard." JJ Cale

Did he ever write one?
This will do until he does:
https://youtu.be/aizblzL4w-k

“Whether we are Christians or atheists, in our universal schizophrenia, we need reasons to believe in this world.” Gilles Deleuze

See, I told you.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby Ichthus77 » Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:13 pm

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Aug 18, 2022 4:23 pm

Harlan Ellison

The minute people fall in love they become liars.


Bad liars at that.

I hate when a director says to me 'Here's how I envision this scene'...excuse me? It's right here in the script - I 'envisioned' it FOR you. Do what I wrote. If you want to 'envision', you should become a writer. Where the fuck were you when the page was blank?

Next up: 'here's how I envision this post'.

To say more is to say less.

Trust me: not every single time.

Get a day job, make your money from that, and write to please yourself.

Right, coming from him. And not, say, Stephen King?

And we passed through the cavern of rats.
And we passed through the path of boiling steam.
And we passed through the country of the blind.
And we passed through the slough of despond.
And we passed through the vale of tears.
And we came, finally, to the ice caverns.


It was a normal day.

...be careful of monsters with teeth...

Or, here: pinheads with posts.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Thu Aug 18, 2022 6:00 pm

Werner Twertzog

I am not your Bavarian messiah!


Who here would want him to be?

Man is born free, but everywhere he is checking work-related email.
Jean Jacques Rousseau


Or, sure, here.

After my death, I shall transition to remote work.

You know, if that's actually possible.

I demand to know who has moved my Dogon stool!

Sure, it might have been me.

And then I told Iggy that it was pointless to purgatory his torso for the amusement of stoned teenagers.

On the other hand, in the end, what isn't pointless?

I dip my fries in the void that awaits us all.

I dip the occasional doughnut there myself.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Fri Aug 19, 2022 3:59 pm

Paulo Coelho

And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.


Really? How do you explain the pinheads here then?

The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.

Then staying down when you reach ten of course.

Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.

Define "everyone"?

When someone leaves, it's because someone else is about to arrive.

How about this: the pinheads leave and actual philosophers arrive.
Here, for example.


Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.

Let's just hope that never happens here.

No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world.

Among other things, how ridiculous is that?
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Fri Aug 19, 2022 7:58 pm

Jan Mieszkowski

"My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. My pleasures are the most intense known to man: writing and butterfly hunting." Vladimir Nabokov


Hell, that might describe anyone.

Plato: A good idea is worth dying for
Kant: The idea of the good is worth dying for
Beckett: Dying sounds like a good idea


In any event, they're all dead.

Exiled on a desert island, you get to have one work of philosophy with you – what's it going to be?

Of course: Simone de Beauvoir's novel The Blood of Others.

French philosophy: I wager God exists
German philosophy: I posit that I exist
British philosophy: I’d be mildly offended if you didn’t exist
American philosophy: I'm a material girl in a material world


Sounds about right. And then some.

Philosophy 101: Why?
Philosophy 102: Why not?
Philosophy 103: Who cares?


Philosophy 104: Show me the money?

Is Twitter a waste of time?

Kant: What is "time"?
Bataille: What is "waste"?
Schelling: What is "is"?
Heidegger: What is "of"?
Wittgenstein: What is “a”?
Camus: Yes.


Elon Musk: ask me later.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
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And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sat Aug 20, 2022 4:51 pm

Galileo Galilei

The Sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.


At least until it expands and swallows the Earth whole.

Some, merely to contradict what I had said, did not scruple to cast doubt upon things they had seen with their own eyes again and again.

Ah, the resident contrarians.

There are those who reason well, but they are greatly outnumbered by those who reason badly.

Tell me about it!

I would beg the wise and learned fathers of the church to consider with all diligence the difference which exists between matters of mere opinion and matters of demonstration.

Yo, Immanuel Can! Yo, her!!

I think that in the discussion of natural problems we ought to begin not with the Scriptures, but with experiments, and demonstrations.

Yeah, that probably means your Scripture too.

It vexes me when they would constrain science by the authority of the Scriptures, and yet do not consider themselves bound to answer reason and experiment.

It vexes a lot of us.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
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And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby Ichthus77 » Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:21 pm

In matters that are so obscure and far beyond our vision, we find in Holy Scripture passages which can be interpreted in very different ways without prejudice to the faith we have received. In such cases, we should not rush in headlong and so firmly take our stand on one side that, if further progress in the search of truth justly undermines this position, we too fall with it. That would be to battle not for the teaching of Holy Scripture but for our own, wishing its teaching to conform to ours, whereas we ought to wish ours to conform to that of Sacred Scripture.9
- Augustine

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:38 pm

:lol:

No, seriously!
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby Ichthus77 » Sat Aug 20, 2022 6:32 pm

Why I oughtta. JK.
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Aug 21, 2022 1:27 am

The Onion

Relieved Trump Thought Mar-A-Lago Raid Was About All The Bodies


That or the piss tape.

Determined Lab Researcher Not Giving Up On Finding Something That Can Be Cured By Drinking Own Urine

Any cures here?

Encouragement Of Family, Friends Motivating Man To Keep Struggling Indefinitely

Or until he dies I'm guessing.

Man Honestly Thinks He’s Going To Get To Bed Early

And does!!!

American Masculinity Faces Existential Threat After Man Asked To Be Nicer Sometimes

Mission impossible let's call it.

Man Sleeps Through His Stop On Elevator

Okay, but who hasn't that happened to?
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:38 pm

Willem de Kooning

Content is a glimpse of something, an encounter like a flash. It's very tiny - very tiny. Content.


My guess: not all content.

Even abstract shapes must have a likeness.

A likeness to what you might ask.

I make pictures and someone comes in and calls it art.

Of course, nothing is not called art these days.
Or, here, philosophy.


The texture of experience is prior to everything else.

You know, whatever that means.

I think I'm painting a picture of two women but it may turn out to be a landscape.

That's always hard to tell.

If you pick up some paint with your brush and make somebody's nose with it, this is rather ridiculous when you think of it, theoretically or philosophically. It's really absurd to make an image, like a human image, with paint, today.

You tell me.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

"Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

Danny Embling: "People wonder how Hitler managed to get so many followers...it's never surprised me."
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Sun Aug 21, 2022 7:41 pm

The Onion

Brutalized Toothbrush Wishes Owner Would Just Let It Die


Admittedly, I've had a few like that myself.

Report: U.S. Still Leads World With Highest Density Of Kevins

And we're all still separated by six degrees from one of them.

Overzealous Fly Not Even Waiting For Shit To Drop From Dog’s Asshole

Flew right up there.

Texas School Censors All Of ‘Huck Finn’ Except The N-Words

Let's try to pin down what N-Word that was.

Unambitious Psychopath Still Only Killing Small Animals

My guess: Give him time.

Report: 50% Of Heaven’s Population Just Assholes Who Begged For Forgiveness At Last Second

Yo, her! What does that tell us about God?!!
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

"Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

Danny Embling: "People wonder how Hitler managed to get so many followers...it's never surprised me."
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby Ichthus77 » Sun Aug 21, 2022 10:54 pm

He’s man’s best friend? *rimshot*
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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:24 pm

David Foster Wallace from Infinite Jest

Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.


Of course, I really am, right?

The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.

And here, that's my job.

That sometimes human beings have to just sit in one place and, like, hurt. That you will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do. That there is such a thing as raw, unalloyed, agendaless kindness. That it is possible to fall asleep during an anxiety attack. That concentrating on anything is very hard work.

Sure, that and other things.

...logical validity is not a guarantee of truth.

And especially where I take it.

And Lo, for the Earth was empty of Form, and void. And Darkness was all over the Face of the Deep. And We said: 'Look at that fucker Dance.

That pinhead Scientologist of course.

The thing about people who are truly and malignantly crazy: their real genius is for making the people around them think they themselves are crazy.

Note to Ecmandu:

No way that will work with me.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

"Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

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Re: a thread for mundane ironists

Postby iambiguous » Tue Aug 23, 2022 1:43 am

tiny nietzsche

vacation items check list:
camera
sunscreen
vial of dirt from desecrated grave
lube


Your list might be different.

people = abyss

Both of them if you get my drift.

inanimate to you maybe

Or, sure, to everyone.

oceans cover over seventy percent of my anxieties

The Mariana Trench alone covers half of them.

I got in the shower and forgot I exist

I'm still not entirely certain.

will to power less

Said the Last Man.
He was like a man who wanted to change all; and could not; so burned with his impotence; and had only me, an infinitely small microcosm to convert or detest. John Fowles

Start here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=176529
Then here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 5&t=185296
And here: http://www.ilovephilosophy.com/viewtopi ... 1&t=194382

"Sure, it works in practice, but does it work in theory?"

Danny Embling: "People wonder how Hitler managed to get so many followers...it's never surprised me."
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