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NoEnzLefttoSplit
Jan 26, 2017 - 12:30pm

 rhahl wrote:

Humor is everywhere and always based on distortion, usually exaggeration. I have only ever seen one exception to this rule:



 
fair enough.. Camus is my favourite philosopher - and he's dead. so I thought I should stand up for him.
 
rhahl
Jan 26, 2017 - 12:28pm

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
sorry, but that was absolute crap. made me angry.

Camus was not interested in convincing everyone else that life is essentially absurd but about finding out how to live with that knowledge. He actually had a lot of respect for human feelings.
 
Humor is everywhere and always based on distortion, usually exaggeration. I have only ever seen one exception to this rule:




 
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Jan 25, 2017 - 11:22pm

 rhahl wrote:
 
 
sorry, but that was absolute crap. made me angry.

Camus was not interested in convincing everyone else that life is essentially absurd but about finding out how to live with that knowledge. He actually had a lot of respect for human feelings. 


 
rhahl
Jan 25, 2017 - 1:32pm




 
aflanigan  (At Sea)
Jul 6, 2016 - 7:45am

 oldviolin wrote:

So it's a he? Hmmm. Sounds familiar...What if for the sake of an otherworldly imagination we suspend the frivolous notions of presence and actually inhabit a higher calling? Far out or calling out? To where? For what? To paint with bloody futility? Ambiguity sucks. JMHO

 
Aaah, you of all people should not be getting hung up on the supposed gender of a possessive pronoun.

Unless you're bored and looking for a metaphysical quarrel.

{#War}
 
 
oldviolin  (esse quam videri)
Jul 6, 2016 - 7:08am

 sagelywise001 wrote:
Have you been touched by his noodly appendage?

 
So it's a he? Hmmm. Sounds familiar...What if for the sake of an otherworldly imagination we suspend the frivolous notions of presence and actually inhabit a higher calling? Far out or calling out? To where? For what? To paint with bloody futility? Ambiguity sucks. JMHO
 
rhahl
Jul 6, 2016 - 6:37am

 rhahl wrote:
David Cay Johnston: The Perils Of Our Growing Inequality

Why everyone is so mad: 99% of post-recession jobs went to those who went to college

http://qz.com/721854/why-everyone-is-so-mad-99-of-post-recession-jobs-went-to-those-who-went-to-college/




 
rhahl
Jul 5, 2016 - 11:27am

David Cay Johnston: The Perils Of Our Growing Inequality


 
ScottN  (Half inch above the K/T boundary)
Jul 4, 2016 - 6:37pm

 sagelywise001 wrote:
Have you been touched by his noodly appendage?

 
Yes.  Yes, I have:

 
R_P
Jul 4, 2016 - 5:41pm


 
sagelywise001  (UK)
Mar 20, 2016 - 9:51am

Have you been touched by his noodly appendage?
 
R_P
Mar 19, 2016 - 3:44pm


 
Proclivities  (Paris of the Piedmont)
Jan 27, 2016 - 10:54am

philo
 
 
Proclivities  (Paris of the Piedmont)
Sep 24, 2015 - 11:19am

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haresfur  (The Golden Triangle)
Aug 16, 2015 - 3:29pm

 Prodigal_SOB wrote:



 
I thought he was going to say that the back transform proves it is most ethical to kill the smallest child.
 
Prodigal_SOB  (Back Home Again in Indiana)
Aug 16, 2015 - 12:14pm



 
ScottFromWyoming  (Powell)
Jun 5, 2015 - 7:00am

 RichardPrins wrote:
What did Nietzsche mean when he said 'if you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you'?

 
That was a good discussion. And I had that book when I was a kid
 
R_P
Jun 5, 2015 - 5:44am

Consciousness Began When the Gods Stopped Speaking
How Julian Jaynes’ famous 1970s theory is faring in the neuroscience age
 
R_P
Feb 23, 2015 - 7:14pm

What did Nietzsche mean when he said 'if you stare into the abyss, the abyss stares back at you'?
 
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