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» Inflated Self-Importance

puffer fish

(Sun 27th Jan 2013, 11:53, More)

» What was I thinking?

A famous "what was I thinking
William James describes a man who got the experience from laughing-gas; whenever he was under its influence, he knew the secret of the universe, but when he came to, he had forgotten it. At last, with immense effort, he wrote down the secret before the vision had faded. When completely recovered, he rushed to see what he had written. It was "A smell of petroleum prevails throughout."

Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy.
(Fri 24th Sep 2010, 6:54, More)

» Fancy Dress Failures Pt 2

You probably had to be there for this one...
Early eighties and 15 or so of us had an acid party planned. Massive drugs were ingested. Unbeknownst to all but the cruel instigator, one of us who we shall call Alex, had told two females to come to a big fancy dress party. Two women dressed as witches (full on green face and hook nose, not the "sexy witch" rental outfit) walking in to a room full of people peaking on exciting hallucinogens had spectacular consequences
(Mon 4th Nov 2013, 15:54, More)

» Where Did It All Go Wrong?

Finding out
about the second law of thermodynamics. On the plus side it made tidying up seem like a waste of time.
(Sat 2nd Mar 2013, 11:20, More)

» Inflated Self-Importance

Serious people- as defined by P.J O'Rourke
"Serious" people are dense and know it. But, they think that if they are grave enough about Yugoslavia their gravity will make up for the fact that, like most people, they dont know whats going on over there, and, like all people, they dont know what to do about it. Seriousness is stupidity sent to college.
Seriousness is also the only practical tone to take when lying. All lies are told with a straight face. Its truth thats said with a dismissive giggle. Real seriousness is involuntary. If youre held at gunpoint or run over by a bus, you'll be serious about it.
(Tue 29th Jan 2013, 23:14, More)
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