Saturday, November 6, 2010
Ur A Fool
This fellow is probably quite a fool really, because although he probably means well, he is alienating everyone that sees him. And I'll bet he doesn't even realize it.
That is a hallmark of foolishness, and you should immediately determine whether or not you have anything in common with him.
Do you go around pointing at people and calling them idiots?
But do you do it while wearing a weird suit?
No? Are you sure? Are you really sure?
Notice the interesting use of vocabulary.
Rather than call you a fool, he chooses to call you an idiot.
Do you see any significance in that?
And why all the blue clothes?
And the stars on the hat?
Stephen Hawking, if asked, would probably manage to utter "I don't know".
And he - apparently - is the finest mind in the Universe.
Which surprised me when I heard it.
Is that the best we can do?
Not that anyone could help but sympathize with the chap:
But when I hear children respond to being asked:
"If you could be anyone, who would you be?", and they say "Stephen Hawking!", I feel a cold shiver run down my spine.
There's something very wrong with that.
How do we even know he can do a simple crossword?
When he speaks, it's not his voice we hear. Its a synthesizer.
We get told over and over that this visual, auditory, oddball, is the genius of the ages, and nobody ever seems to bother making use of their eyes to hazard their own guess as to who and what he is.
I suppose it may, conceivably be true.
But we just don't know.
Like we don't know most things.
Which is why we need to become as foolish as we can, because only in full-on foolishness may one discover the universal folly that is our birthright.
To boldly know what the hell is going on.
We've tried being clever, and look how well that has gone.
So get with it.
Start chanting and burning that incense.
Don't forget that it's not what you do, it's how many people see you do it.
The longer you leave it, the longer it will take.
Just think how foolish you'll feel, if you have to tell your friends, you missed the Rapture!
Warning: Sharing any of this foolishness with any other party will halt any progress you have made and may even reverse it.