17 December 2004

Hyperstition: Troll Alert

This is the funiiest thing I've read in a long time. I wonder if real philosophers ever got this excited? I seem to remember a televised drunken discussion between Sartre and Camus that descended into: "yeah, well; i get more girls and play football - you just hang around with that ugly girlfriend and bitch about the tennis (i'm paraphrasing, i think)" and I guess Socrates did his fair share of bitching - unless Plato is doing him a interpretative disservice for his own despicable ends - but I wonder how much more philosophical muck there is out there waiting to be raked?

10 comments:

Psychbloke said...

"Y'see that John Inman?....."
"I am aware of the individual....."
"Well, he beat you up in a fight he did...."

oops, sorry got my 'Philosophy Today' mixed up with my 'History Today'.....

Psychbloke said...

Seriously though....the whole idea of net identity doppelgangers is pretty interesting isn't it?

I wish I had one, it'd take the pressure off fretting about not posting on Idiots Guide recently....

kek-w said...

Well, the Abstract Expressionists (U.S. Local Branch) liked to get "reet pissed up and 'ave a bit of a scrap-on" (as we say in the W. Country), ie De Kooning, Pollock, etc, but then they were manly, two-fisted Artists and not a bunch of bedwetting, Morrissey-loving PhilosophiZers :-)

kek-w said...

Still, speaking of John Inman, I was amazed (and strangely thrilled) to hear that someone sang the theme-tune to 'Are you being served?' at Jhon Balance's funeral...

Psychbloke said...

Is it possible to sing that theme tune? Wasn't there a sort of little pseudo-rap that went "first floor for....." ?

Well, those K-Punk boys have really kicked off some vigourous debate down here in the West Country haven't they? So far our response has covered camp 70's TV, Sarah in her bra and a picture of Nick's nob....Three cheers for Kant I say.......

kek-w said...

"So far our response has covered camp 70's TV, Sarah in her bra and a picture of Nick's nob..."

And, you know what, it felt damn good. Dunno about you guys, but I sometimes feel almost duty-bound to lower the tone of any debate we enter. "I mean, s'not like weer a buncha thick wurzels or nuffin'..." but it's great being an unpredictable rural refusnik...

KANT or WONT?

However, just to condradict myself and add to the flavasome miasma that is Idiot's Guide, I now intend to post some of the most pretentious/inpenetrable brain-grease I can come up with (interspersed w/ knob-jokes, of course)

Loki said...

looking forward to it...you can never have enough grease...

Psychbloke said...

or nob jokes....

Klintron said...

So is there a Idiots Guide/K-Punk beef?

Loki said...

no beef; more a word salad.

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