Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Rational

Rational, adj. Devoid of all delusions save those of observation, experience and reflection.

2005 Update: Avid to the point of explanation.

Happy Birthday to Pia!

34 comments:

weirsdo said...

Using care in giving others a piece of one's mind, because quantities are limited.

pia said...

That what everybody thinks he/she is, but secretly believes that nobody else is

Minka said...

Rationality: The abscence of imagination, belief and delusion.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Rational; describes decisions and thoughts based on ones experience and logic which do not always transcend or relate to the experience or logic of others.

Doug said...

Weirsdo, you couldn't be more right. I mete out a neuron at a time these days.

Pia, very good and true. Although personally I see it as a communicable disease to which I have a strong resistance.

Monika, sounds Zen.

Doug said...

Whoops, Alice, we crossed in midair or passed in the night or something. It is funny how universal logic isn't.

weirsdo said...

One man's mete is another man's portion.

Sar said...

Mental currency that looses all value when one attepmts to negotiate with their toddler.

Doug said...

Sar, that's because you've raised them to only accept cash.

Tan Lucy Pez said...
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Tan Lucy Pez said...

Rational: A pro rata method for handing out chocolate.

Rationalize, v: I get more than you. Because.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Nice changes on the blog.

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, why do I think you've been with dddragon's kids lately. And thanks.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Nope, they've gone to yet another camp. I can rationalize chocolate ALL BY MYSELF.

karma said...

they keep cutting my K-Rationals grrrrr

actonbell said...

K-rats? When I was in basic, we had C-rats. I actually liked them, being all refined, and all...I can't rationalize that at all.
Hey, that's a neat interactive blog! And an interesting observation about my rotating hourglass!

Doug said...

Tan Lucy, I think that's what makes a woman healthy, wealthy and wise.

You can't kut Karma Kewl's K-rations!!!

Actonbell, C-rats sound yummy. Were all three of you in the service? I think the interactive blog will be fun. Send me sumpin'.

Here's a question for everyone: I just opened this page for the first time since I changed the template and it hung up for 5 seconds. Did anyone else find this loading slower?

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Rational, adj. Unaware of The Conspiracy.

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prying1 said...

RationAl - having only so much of Al to go around

dddragon said...

Doug: I'm the only one who wasn't in the armed services. Even our brother was in the Army Reserves.

Rational, adj. The one sibling who knows better than to sign up for an organization whose uniforms look so good on women.

actonbell said...

Doug, I didn't notice any time difference:)

Doug said...

Gabriel, that's so twisted I'm sure it's really you.

Prying1, there has to be a chad-counting joke in your pun somewhere. I mean, I know it's 2005 and all, but still...

Dddragon, that was why I stayed out, too. That was funny. Much as I hate to get into a family thing, I sure hope your sisters come back by.

Doug said...

Thanks, Actonbell. Are you going to let your artist sister get away with that? I permit flaming within families.

Jamie Dawn said...

I am a very rational thinker, unless I'm not being very rational at the time.

Sar said...

fyi, no delay - like the new icon.

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, is it possible we've met?

Thanks, Sar, that's good to hear.

Sreekesh Menon said...

like a flower in the sun..

Indeterminacy said...

Doug: Thanks for all the comments, welcoming back, etc. I wanted to write a def. for rational but I had to sleep on it first, otherwise I would have commented yesterday:

Rational: Rooted in direct observations of reality television.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

I suppose I've been posting so seldom of late, that I may actually need proof of identity in the comments boxes.

Fortunately, this situation has been remedied on the site.

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Nony Mitchell said...

Rational - that which we tell ourselves we are being when we do stupid shit in the name of preserving our sense of self or sanity...

I have definitely been very rational lately...hehehehehe...oh well, if I keep working on it maybe I will get there...grin

Doug said...

Sreekesh, dried?

Indie, way to come back. I'm still laughing.

Gabriel, thanks for the site. Everyone to the amen corner!

Spiritdancer, I'll read all about it.

Sreekesh Menon said...

hot!

Comfort Addict said...

Adhering perfectly to logic of one's own making.

Doug said...

sreekesh, ah!

Comfort Addict: I think therefore I am therefore I'm right?