Thursday, August 11, 2005

Idleness

Idleness, n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.

2005 Update: The long road to urgency.

23 comments:

weirsdo said...

Fruits now available at the devil's roadside stand: blogging, presidential vacations.

Nony Mitchell said...

1. The name of a new book on how to succeed as a couch potato. Tentatively titled: Gain weight, Influence No One and Wonder what happened to your friends.


2. The first step to adopting a life of procrastination.

dddragon said...

"Purity of mind and idleness are incompatible." ~ Mahatma Gandhi

Well, THAT explains EVERYthing!

Doug said...

Weirsdo, you forgot fashion.

Spiritdancer, I'm glad you liked my book.

Dddragon, it certainly does, and I like your new dddragon pez picture.

weirsdo said...

Fashon takes a lot of WORK, Mr. Dog!!!!!!

Sar said...

Idleness: that state which makes me jealous of my computer.

Tom & Icy said...

Idleness - Pansi's mind

Doug said...

Of course it does, Pansi, my sincere apologies.

Sar in my case the problem is contagion not envy.

Icy! Bad dog! I have a chatroom transcript of you, too!

pia said...

N. Seinfeld; the will to do nothing and to do nothing well; oh no that's me!

actonbell said...

Eric Idle's my hero. If I were only as Idle as he...

Doug said...

Hi, Pia welcome back to New York (from LA.) Me too.

Actonbell, that's funny.

a4g said...

Idleness, n.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Idleness, n. From the Irish, who probably invented the very notion.

1. Waiting until all possible objections are overcome before attempting any project.

2. Not overestimating the value of work.

Doug said...

Hahaha, a4g. Nice.

Tan Lucy, I think the English invented the very notion to describe the Irish. Good definitions.

karma said...

my thumbs need the exercise

LeesahEm. said...

idleness-the peaceful revolution against the evil social and medical institutions that developed exercise.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Idleness: Something I just returned from. ;)

Jamie Dawn said...

Idleness leads to overeating and watching Survivor.

Doug said...

Twiddle away, Karma, that's what we're all about.

Masil, I'm definitely on your side. Fight the power!

And bless your idle in an idyll heart heart, Alice.

See, Jamie Dawn, I see all three as symptoms. We have to treat the disease which is high expectations.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

LOL. Brilliant "comment on the comments" Doug.

High expectations as a disease. I plan to use that on people.

Doug said...

Thanks, TLP.

Comfort Addict said...

How the mind and body say that they are between jobs.

GABRIEL C. ZOLMAN said...

Idleness,n. My present state.

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