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Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:58 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
Jaysen wrote:reason has never been one of your strengths....


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That's why we love you so much?
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 12:04 am Post

I was going to add to that, but I just Kant.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:47 am Post

gr wrote:I was going to add to that, but I just Kant.

I hope you're not so proud that you Kant ask for help. Aboard Scriv, helping each other is our raison d’être.
I have a cornucopia of superlatives (if I can remember where I left the friggers), to place at you disposal, should you so desire.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:52 pm Post

See... reason is over rated when you have wit. I suggest we all do as Vic-k... dispose of reason in favor of wit.

Although... could the universe handle more than one vic-k? This could be dangerous.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:13 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:could the universe handle more than one vic-k?
P'rhaps not the old version, but the latest holographic iteration probably could :?
https://www.theguardian.com/science/sho ... f-universe

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:26 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:...could the universe handle more than one vic-k? This could be dangerous.


What the 'verse were you thinking?!!
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:29 pm Post

gr wrote:What the 'verse were you thinking?!!

Imagine a universe with two of me! :twisted: Yeah!
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would become a universal religion, as Scientology paled into insignificance. Hmmm ... could be good, eh?
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:50 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
gr wrote:What the 'verse were you thinking?!!

Imagine a universe with two of me! :twisted: Yeah!
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would become a universal religion, as Scientology paled into insignificance. Hmmm ... could be good, eh?

Imaging the sitcoms that would be generated simply from the two yous having a conversation. Endless entertainment.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:41 pm Post

Jaysen wrote: the two yous having a conversation.
Humankind is already a basket case. I couldn't inflict two of me on them.
Neither could I ... they're suffering enough as it is.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:15 pm Post

Jaysen wrote:dispose of reason in favor of wit


Well sure, if you have to. Some of us have both.
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Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:44 pm Post

What's with this whole thing about reason and wit?

They're yin and yan to each other. To borrow from McCarthy, they are "each the other world's entire"

To borrow from Shakespeare, "they are two spent swimmers that choke their art"

Mutually interdependent to the extent that they are dependently mutual.

I can't think of anything else intelligent to say. So I'll just leave things at that yo.

Back to Kant.

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Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:52 pm Post

yosimiti wrote:What's with this whole thing about reason and wit?

They're yin and yan to each other. To borrow from McCarthy, they are "each the other world's entire"

To borrow from Shakespeare, "they are two spent swimmers that choke their art"

Mutually interdependent to the extent that they are dependently mutual.

I can't think of anything else intelligent to say. So I'll just leave things at that yo.

Back to Kant.


I prefer the "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" theory.

Except I can't eat peanut butter, so not like that. Back up...oh, here we go.

It's like a cake donut. You have the cake part, and the hole part. If you don't have the cake, you have nothing and that is sad. If you don't have the hole, you have an unfrosted cupcake and that is just SAD.

Only by having both the cake and the hole do you have a cake donut.

And then you eat it, and you are HAPPY, and then you have nothing, and that is sad.

Pretty sure someone called Marie sad something about eating cake, but I Kant remember exactly what. All I know is I have an empty Plato.

...what were we talking about again?

(Thanks, guys, I really want a cake donut or six now.)
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:26 am Post

devinganger wrote:...what were we talking about again?
unfortunately, its encroachment is insidious and relentless. :(
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:26 pm Post

yosimiti wrote:What's with this whole thing about reason and wit?

They're yin and yan to each other. To borrow from McCarthy, they are "each the other world's entire"

To borrow from Shakespeare, "they are two spent swimmers that choke their art"

Mutually interdependent to the extent that they are dependently mutual.

I can't think of anything else intelligent to say. So I'll just leave things at that yo.

Back to Kant.

And you've made my point.

Folks are typically too busy being focused on "reason" to find and exercise wit. Rarely do you find wit in the absence of reason though. Those that choose to let reason be the slave to them, opposed to the current trend of being a salve to reason, tend toward positive outlooks and humorous wit. I offer our precious Mr K as a prime example of the latter.
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Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:29 pm Post

devinganger wrote:I prefer the "Reese's Peanut Butter Cup" theory.

Except I can't eat peanut butter, so not like that. Back up...oh, here we go.

It's like a cake donut. You have the cake part, and the hole part. If you don't have the cake, you have nothing and that is sad. If you don't have the hole, you have an unfrosted cupcake and that is just SAD.

Only by having both the cake and the hole do you have a cake donut.

And then you eat it, and you are HAPPY, and then you have nothing, and that is sad.

Pretty sure someone called Marie sad something about eating cake, but I Kant remember exactly what. All I know is I have an empty Plato.

...what were we talking about again?

(Thanks, guys, I really want a cake donut or six now.)

I see the cake as wit, and reason as the hole. Even without frosting the cake is more enjoyable than the hole. And I know enough "holes" to tell you that reason can make a person very unenjoyable.
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