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11 December 2006 @ 12:07 pm
A paradox for breakfast, a paradox for lunch, and then a sensible dinner.  
Ali came across a page of paradoxes (paradoxii?) today and shared one with me.

"What is better than eternal bliss? Nothing. But a slice of bread is better than nothing. So slice of bread is more than eternal bliss."

My response:

Philosophy bakes no bread.
And in the end, the bread and philosophy both become the same. Both come to nothing.
In the meantime, I think I shall have some lovely toasted bread for lunch. ;)

A paradox can expand your mind, it's true, but it adds nothing but space. Don't forget to fill that space. Nature abhors a vacuum, after all.
Current Mood: playful
Current Music: XM150: Mark Davis - Family
Esse est percipi: Linkslolotehe on December 12th, 2006 02:39 am (UTC)
You're forgetting that nothing is sacred.

"But who will BAKE the bread?" asked the little red hen.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on December 12th, 2006 02:48 am (UTC)
All things are sacred. And sacred cows make the best hamburger meat.
Gordon Schumachereleccham on December 13th, 2006 04:39 am (UTC)
a page of paradoxes (paradoxii?)
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on December 13th, 2006 04:44 am (UTC)
Paradoxies, even.

Apparently, it really is "paradoxes." Makes little to no sense, of course.
ox = oxen
box = boxes

No damn sense at all.
Gordon Schumachereleccham on December 14th, 2006 09:11 pm (UTC)
I thought you were being funny, so I was returning in kind :)

(But they can be "boxen" if they run UNIX...)

The really snarky part of my brain wants to suggest "paradozzim", but it doesn't quite roll off the tongue properly.
Traveler Farlandertwfarlan on December 14th, 2006 11:17 pm (UTC)
Heh, everyone I know uses "boxen" to mean "multiple non-laptop computers in general," but that term really should apply purely to Linux machines.