Friday, November 09, 2007

Friday... damn, no alliteration comes to mind.

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half-wit remains a half-wit, and the emperor remains an emperor. - Neil Gaiman

For the record, the caption to that pic is: "Hey look, the company president is butt naked!"

And to answer BB's question:

Blogged out, you... you of all people, prolific manipulator of language that you are. What hope then for us poor mortals toiling in the mundane groves of academia, trying forlornly to instill a modicum of light in the vast echoing Stygian halls of ignorance and sloth?

Short answer: None.

Though for the record that sentence made me laugh out loud. Reminded me of Don Petzel.

I'm done.


ticknart said...

That answer works for so many parts of life.

geewits said...

But Petzel was quoting St. Thomas, who said, "There's no greater act of charity that you can do for another person than to lead him or her from ignorance to knowledge."

(hee hee, I like to pretend I know what people are talking about.)

Jazz said...

Ticknart - ain't that the case for so many of us.

Geetwits - Actually Petzel might of said something like that. He was a teacher (english) both my brother and I had... His reaction when he found out BB was my bb? "Oh god, not another one!"

Jazz said...
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geewits said...

I googled him and he quoted St. Thomas in the article I found. I read the article and he sounds like a great teacher. You both were lucky to have had him.

Big Brother said...

To have a comment I wrote remind you of Mr. Petzel is praise indeed. Thank you lil sister. ;o)

Jocelyn said...

It's time to start trotting out the childhood stories. Maybe they can heavily feature Big Brother?

pissed off patricia said...

Great question and I love short, to the point answers.

Jazz said...

Geewits - I can't believe you'd go that far. I love it. I had to google him afterwards. What a hoot, seeing the Broadside again... I can't believe he was still teaching in 2003

BB - He branded us he did.

Joce - yeah, Big Brother as torturer of poor baby sis.

POP - It was just soooo easy!

CS said...

It's sort of a Buddhist approach - abandon hope.