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In her essay “Greek Tragicomedy” (1964), I think that University of Colorado existentialist philosopher Hazel Barnes summed up human existence rather nicely in just a couple of sentences: [M]an’s imaginative reach transcends his actual capabilities. The goal he attains is never quite the … Continue reading
Some Perpective on the New Year: A Bit of Pessimistic Buddha-Wisdom from Arthur Schopenhauer (and Monty Python)
A little something to keep life and the New Year in perspective. Arthur Schopenhauer, from Book 1, Section 16 of The World as Will and Representation (1818, translated from the German by E.F. Payne): For whenever a man in any … Continue reading
“I wonder if you wonder.” Great layers of inuendo and connotation in an exchange of wits between Barbara Stanwyck and Jimmy Stewart in the film noir classic, Double Indemnity (1944): And here’s another great example of insinuation in a different genre:
John Cleese deconstructs “twittering” in ten short seconds here.
Sarah Palin “pardons” a Thanksgiving turkey, then steps forward for some press questions holding a cup of hot coffee. Prepare to be mildly grossed out: It might make for an amusing YouTube to video one’s reaction to watching “Two Turkeys, One … Continue reading
“We come against the spirit of witchcraft! We come against the python spirits!”: Thomas Muthee, Sarah Palin’s Sexist Witch Hunting Supporter, Preached in Wasilla This Week—and Max Blumenthal of the Huffington Post Was There!
This weekend, Max Blumenthal of the Huffington Post went to Wasilla Assembly of God to see Thomas Muthee, Sarah Palin’s exorcist and witch hunting supporter, preach. He smuggled in microphones and tiny cameras so that he could get some documentation of what he … Continue reading
“We Have Found a Witch, May We Burn Her?”: A Monty Python Retort to Sarah Palin’s Witch Hunting Exorcist Supporter, Thomas Muthee
Given Sarah Palin’s link to Thomas Muthee (see here), a Kenyan witch hunter and exorcist, and all the irrationality that witch hunting and exorcism in the 21st century entails, this seemed like a fitting retort:
“Makes Ya’ Think, Doesn’t It?”: Aquarium Fish Have an Existential Moment (From Monty Python’s “The Meaning of Life”)
If the Times of London article today on Sarah Palin’s witch hunting Kenyan exorcist Thomas Muthee—and his demonizing and driving off of a “witch” named Mama Jane from her community in Kenya—is anywhere near accurate—then maybe we SHOULD expect something like the … Continue reading