Tuesday, June 7, 2005

The indefatigable circus monkey of the universe

  • Of possible interest to Meaghan -- Radio 4 is asking its listeners to vote on the greatest philosopher of all time. Those having made the shortlist are:
    -- St. Thomas Aquinas, Aristotle, Rene Descartes, Epicurus, Martin Heidegger (more info here)
    -- Thomas Hobbes, David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Søren Kierkegaard, Karl Marx (more info here)
    -- John Stuart Mill, Friedrich Nietzsche, Plato, Karl Popper, Bertrand Russell (more info here)
    -- Jean-Paul Sartre, Arthur Schopenhauer, Socrates, Baruch Spinoza, Ludwig Wittgenstein (more info here)

  • On that end: What philosophical/religious concept did I find myself describing this morning as, "the indefatigable circus monkey of the universe?"

  • Man, I wish I were Mennonite or Amish. Not because I have old-world hard-line beliefs, but because those guys are so fashionable. Hey, this is the website for me!!
    (Actually, I may buy one of the long overcoats)

  • In case you were wondering, yes, the Chinese are crazy.

  • Millions of people in five different countries are gathering in the hope of ridding the world of poverty, but clearly the whole thing needs to be scrapped because it conflicts with somebody's wedding.

  • How to spot a dumb abductor: "Jackson unsuccessfully tried to use Pine Sol to knock her out."

  • Remember a few weeks ago when I mentioned that MSNBC screws something up every day? I'm not the only person to have noticed this fact.

  • I love it when I find cool stuff like this on other people's blogs (unfortunately, I have since forgotten where I found it).

    Crystal said...

    I like that when I click on your links, a new window pops up so when i close it, I am right back at your blog where I left off. Sometimes with other people's blogs, it stays in the same window, so if you close the window, you have lost everything and have to start over again which is a major pain in the ass. so, thank you, chris...for making my life a little easier. :)

    Chris Cope said...

    I live to serve. I serve to live.

    heatherfeather said...


    buy plain (amish, mennonite, other annabaptist) clothes ON THE INTERNET?

    Chris Cope said...

    Am I the only person who thinks "Anabaptist" sounds pornographic? Hot Anabaptist action! All natural Anabaptists! Barely legal Asian Anabaptists!

    Curly said...

    Hmm, it does sound a bit dirty - like a crap pornstars name : Anna Baptits?

    Baked beans for thought.

    Greg said...

    Yeah, I'm a little confused. Amish people drive buggies but they can use the Internet? Buy a car, guys!