- "Doesn't matter how big your balls are Rupert you still end up a shriveled useless dick"
- "Revolutionary Socialism -Moralism and passion remain but are rendered impotent by lack of intellect and organisation" Martin Wolf Chief Economic commentator Financial Times
- EX - Active (Actrovert) / IN Receptive (Reciptrovert)
- The origin of special special species
- Memes selected for memetic fitness -> Host organism
- Leo if you build this you are going to make a right prat of yourself
"Doesn't matter how big your balls are Rupert you still end up a shriveled useless dick"
I think we can guess there is pretty much only one Rupert this could be referring to - Yeah! You go Vince. Sticking it to the man with caustic observations hidden away in notebooks
"Revolutionary Socialism - Moralism and passion remain but are rendered impotent by lack of intellect and organisation". Martin Wolf Chief Economic commentator Financial Times
An observation as to why so many revolutions end in failure. Although if you do believe in sticking it to the The Man then your man Martin ain't the man likely to be sticking up for you
EX - Active (Actroverts) / IN Receptive (Reciptroverts)
No idea quite what I was aiming for here. Maybe a long time ago in a land called Psychobabylon the Actroverts were busy sticking it to the Reciptroverts...
I think this was yet another attempt to break through the limits of language by utilising the 'making shit up' method
The origin of special special species
This is post-modern correctness gone mad! I honestly don't know if I was ridiculing hard Darwinism or championing it.
Memes selected for memetic fitness - Host organism
You see what our collective minds have done here? They have invented the concept of memes - (itself a meme) as a form of abstractly describing abstractions - which I know is way too much to have to bother our poor liddle heeds with here, but is a form of meta self-awareness which I think has enormous implications for our future potential as a species.But then what do I know? I am a man who once was sat quietly reading a book and stroking my dog, I began to feel itchy, and fearing fleas (unfoundedly) without pausing I started to furiously scratch in exactly the same way all my hominid ancestors had for million of years. At which point I realised we really are where the rising ape meeting the falling angel
"Leo if you build this you are going to make a right prat of yourself."
I watched a BBC documentary where they attempted to rebuild machines from the past. In this particular episode they attempted to construct this 80 Foot (24 Metre) Crossbow designed by every one's favourite genius.
|For idea of scale look at the man winding the windlass|
The above quote is what the practical 21th century Civil Engineer who was working on the project guessed his practical Civil Engineer 14th century counterpart would have quickly said to Leonardo upon being asked to construct this completely unwieldy and wholly unusable device.