Friday, July 27, 2007

Imagination

IMAGINATION, n. A warehouse of facts, with poet and liar in joint ownership.

2007 Update: That portion of the mind that petrifies after the leaves of lies and the bark of pretense have been stripped away, leaving a fossil remnant.

31 comments:

Sar said...

Is it my imagination or did I snag the first spot?

Great update, Doug.

Jenna Howard said...

My imagination is what lets me live head...happily ignorant of the reality around me.

Minka said...

imagination,n. the realm of possibility, belief and chaos. Beats reality almost any day!

“Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

AlbertEinstein

Minka said...

"There's a door."
"Where does it go?"
"It stays where it is, I think."

~Terry Pratchett, ERIC

I don;t know why, but this somehow clears things up for me :)

TLP said...

Imagination: a world of ideas.

"Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world"
John Lennon -

ariel said...

TLP, that has already come true in the form of "share and rule" :-P

imagination: the sword held up between reality and you.

karma said...

i'm off to the land of tangerine trees and marmalade skies

xgrzx: zebra growling

TLP said...

3 out of 7 comments are quotes. Do we lack imagination?

Brian said...

The Disneyworld ride "Imagination" starring Figment the dragon. :)

Doug said...

Sar, your imagination manifests again.

Jenna, I'm going to assume the typo is a missing "in my" rather than a mis-spelled word. I'm never sure with you.

Minka, quotes from two impressive imaginations as recorded by one.

TLP, the taxes are higher there, though.

Ariel, that's a great definition.

Have a good trip, Lucy.

It depends, TLP, on whether any of those people actually existed.

Brian, are you saying imagination has hot breath? I kinda thought so.

Tom & Icy said...

After Dusty Doggy pees on the tree, there's nothing left to the imagination.

quilly said...

imagination the land where black is black, white is white; impossible dreams come true; the hero never dies (or at least doesn't stay dead); the prettiest girls are always sweet and kind; and true love always defeats evil and lives happily-ever-after.

actonbell said...

Imagination--go draw a fossil:)

Omnipotent Poobah said...

imagination - Something many people are bereft of...usually the ones touting it the loudest.

TLP said...

Oooh...Acton! That's a fun site.

The OE said...

Imachination: being forcibly manipulated as to crash, be smashed, or otherwise worked, upon: The secret agent imachinated the underground conspiracy

Mutha said...

Imagination: Through the looking glass.

actonbell said...

You and escher-sketch dddragon are probably quite good at it, TLP.

Come to think of it, there's something of the magi in imagination.

Jenna Howard said...

Wow...that's some typo I made. Hm. That'll teach me to be second.

Jamie Dawn said...

Was it my imagination, or did I meet the Dougster alive and in person today???? Did I scarf down a double-double burger or did I just imagine it??? Hmmmmm...

I didn't take a single picture!!!! What in tarnation???
I have no actual proof of my meeting with you except for the word of my brother who witnessed the meeting and partook of the highly caloric food. His word cannot be trusted though, so MY word and your word will have to suffice.
Not even a feet shot!!!
I am appalled at myself for not taking any pics. I must have been just too happy to have had the pleasure of meeting such a terrific blog buddy. :-)

Thanks for lunch!!

weirsdo said...

In the young, excuse for inattention and acting out. In the old, euphemism for dementia.

Doug said...

Icy, not even the composition?

Quilly, in mine, everyone's a troll.

Actonbell, that's fun. My trilobyte came out kinda flea-like, though.

Poobah, you mean...me?

TLP, I agree.

OE, you don't tell the absolute truth under waterboarding?

Mutha, that's sure one place to find it.

Oh, Actonbell, that's a good point about the magi.

Jenna, you just ought to sleep in.

Jamie Dawn, your brother's cool. If he says I met you guys I probably did. If not, I ate three double-doubles and had brown eyes eating one of them.

Weirsdo, like cute is for doddering?

cooper said...

I agree with quilly sort of The only difference is in my imagination black is purple, and white is green.

"It was just my imagination
running away with me."

cooper said...

I see the comment so it better be here when I return. Go ahead..tell me it was just my imagination.

I Dive At Night said...

Imagination: The means to be in two places at once.

If Quilly is correct then I'm living in a dream world. *shrug* Oh well.

lghbjpc

Doug said...

Oooh, Cooper, the Temptations! I've never been tempted to delete one of your comments.

Morgan, that's something that can be endured.

puppybrose said...

Imagination: the sound of musing.

sorry... hanging out with friends on hot day in NYC does a lot for the soul, but very little for punctuality. not to mention the fact that a "fried" brain is rarely capable of clever flights of imaginative fancy. sigh. ; )

Scarlet said...

Everything begins with imagination. It doesn't have to end there...but sometimes you're better off if it does. ;)

Doug said...

It's just fine, Neva. A fine pun.

Scarlet, that's just plain wise.

Cheesemeister said...

Imagination: acceptable insanity, and nice work if you can get it.
Just in case anyone gives a rip, my book has been published.

Doug said...

Congratulations, Cheesie! How do I get my copy?