Array

simpleneatwrong

"To every human problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong."
--Walter Lippmann


<

cosmopolis

"...That is as true of intellectual as it is of practical problems. The seduction of High Modernity lay in its abstract neatness and theoretical simplicity: both of these features blinded the successors of Descartes to the unavoidable complexities of concrete human experience."
--Stephen Toulmin, Cosmopolis


<

objection to life

"That is my principal objection to life, I think: It's too easy, when alive, to make perfectly horrible mistakes."

-Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick


<

Would you trust me?

Would you trust me?

<

Sketchbook update

  • foxfacefoxface
  • chairchair
  • bighairbighair

  • <

    foxface

    foxface

    <

    Do Foxes Wear Glasses?

    Do Foxes Wear Glasses?

    Truly a question for our times.


    <

    Pain is a funny thing

    Pain is a funny thing.

    It doesn't listen to you
    but you can't tune it out.

    It feels we are all endless amateurs at emotion
    Excruciatingly wrong every time
    Not the same mistakes, always, but different ones.

    It is greater than most of us ever grasp;
    It affects us more than most of us know.

    The world can be cold and lonely, but Pain is the exclamation point
    That makes all the worst The Truth.

    Pain is funny, because it has no cure.
    Sympathy comes close, vivisecting the false and the charade, highlighting the dear and the Near
    But only time can heal, and then there's no Guarantee.

    Pain is funny, but few of us can laugh
    For most of us, ourselves is the deepest secret of all.


    <

    quantum

    ">You're not big on quantum superpositioning I take it.

    I can take it or leave it."

    - by $RANDOMLUSER (804576) on Tuesday April 03, @04:57PM (#18594289)


    <

    dying culture

    "A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than a riot."

    -Robert Heinlein


    <