Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Yes, Yes, Yes/Cute Couple

There are zero things that I don't love about this photo:

Stripes (Done Right)


(Done Right)

Stylin' and Profilin':

(Gone Wrong)

Je ne comprends pas les chaussures avec cette robe:

Hot Mess


Pros: Maggie
Cons: Dress

Calvin & Hobbes

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(I guess it's time to re-examine my life.)

(P.S. I don't think human beings were created to sit in one spot for 8 hours a day.)

Pearls of Wisdom

What Is a Philosopher?

Socrates introduces the “digression” by making a distinction between the philosopher and the lawyer, or what Benardete nicely renders as the “pettifogger.” The lawyer is compelled to present a case in court and time is of the essence. In Greek legal proceedings, a strictly limited amount of time was allotted for the presentation of cases. Time was measured with a water clock or clepsydra, which literally steals time, as in the Greek kleptes, a thief or embezzler. The pettifogger, the jury, and by implication the whole society, live with the constant pressure of time. The water of time’s flow is constantly threatening to drown them.

By contrast, we might say, the philosopher is the person who has time or who takes time. Theodorus, Socrates’ interlocutor, introduces the “digression” with the words, “Aren’t we at leisure, Socrates?” The latter’s response is interesting. He says, “It appears we are.” As we know, in philosophy appearances can be deceptive. But the basic contrast here is that between the lawyer, who has no time, or for whom time is money, and the philosopher, who takes time. The freedom of the philosopher consists in either moving freely from topic to topic or simply spending years returning to the same topic out of perplexity, fascination and curiosity.

(Can you be both pettifogger and philosopher? Or are they mutually exclusive?)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Ms. v. Mr.

The woman in me: I think that girl's boob is out.

The man in me: I know that girl's boob is out.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Copy Cat

(Well, that's one way to do it.)

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hot Head

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