Friday, December 28, 2007

Outcome

OUTCOME, n. A particular type of disappointment. By the kind of intelligence that sees in an exception a proof of the rule the wisdom of an act is judged by the outcome, the result. This is immortal nonsense; the wisdom of an act is to be judged by the light that the doer had when he performed it.

2007 Update:  Any occurrence that causes counting.

21 comments:

puppybrose said...

i know I'M tired, but i'll be damned if i know why. ; )

puppybrose said...

oh, and speaking of "counting"...

first.

puppybrose said...

uh... i know i'm being annoying (what else is new?) but is "Outcome" an "overworked" word and/or vice versa?

just sayin'... great post, but thinking the outcome wasn't quite what ya had in mind! perhaps you've been too overworked of late to notice? ; )

actonbell said...

the wisdom of an act is to be judged by the light that the doer had when he performed it

A likely excuse;)

It's a good thing for lots of people (our president included) that their incomes are not directly linked to their outcomes.

ljzydga-lazy dogma (or maybe that outcome is redundant)

pia said...

Like Actonbell's definition.

The outcome of a presidential election isn't determined by the actual votes cast for a particular candidate

Yet we are supposed to teach kids that they are responsible for the outcome of their actions

the amoeba said...

OUTCOME, n. The visible product of effort. See ...

"No, dude! Don't go there! Amoebae are sexless, remember?"

"Yeah, dude. That stuff's Jenn's department. Or maybe Neva's."

"She wouldn't!"

"You didn't see her Christmas card yesterday, did you, dude?"

"See no evil, hear no evil ..."

"I'd even believe you, dude, if I hadn't seen your Firefox history. Time for us to get outa here. Coming, dude?"

"I oughta smack you one, dude."

cbnendo: and out the door, Groucho.

Jim said...

Outcome: Please come out to see the outcome.

Guess maybe we need a where and a what in the above for a better outcome.
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Jamie Dawn said...

Your response to my comment yesterday got me thinking...
I wish this OUTCOME in the New Year:
For those with bony bohunki to gain flab upon their nalgas and for those of us with more than ample bohunki to be able to feel the bones of our buttocks like in the days before one too many truffles caused an excess of padding.

ariel said...

To realize the outcome one has to realize the events led there first. Is that the rabbit? The audience? The illusionist? No. Good luck with your guessing!

quilly said...

OUTCOME n. result -- usually one considered inferior despite it being equal to the input.

SEE ALSO my bank statement

Tom & Icy said...

outcome after income

tsduff said...

My income seems to be smaller than my outcome.

The Old Mule said...

outcome: the plague of statistics.

TLP said...

Outcome: The result of telling the world you are gay.

Cooper said...

I must catch up.

My optimism is more like your optimism but even that is obsolete, the outcome appears dire.

Doug said...

Neva, I think "outcome" might be the overused word of the past five years as measured in pious proclamations and shrugs.

The President of The United States and the Executive Director of ¡Arriba!, inc. both, Actonbell.

Pia, I guess voting is an instinct. Can't be held responsible for our instincts, now, can we?

Amoeba, pornography is the primary outcome of censorship, I guess.

Jim, this way to the egress...

2008, JD, the year of the right-sized bohonki.

Ariel, the calendar?

Quilly, my outcome has a rosy tint, as well.

Upgo, Icy!

Terry, that's unusual in a crow.

Mule, plagues are the outcome of feral rats and cited stats.

OK, ok, TLP. I'm a homo. Happy?

Cooper, go into the foul dark laughing. So it is with me.

Indeterminacy said...

Hope you had a good Christmas, if that is something that cynics can have.

I would like to know more about outcomes - usually I go through life wondering what just happened.

Doug said...

Indie, it just takes one child to slip on some ice. Outcomes are whatever that was that just happened.

Minka said...

Nice reply to Indy!

OUTCOME, n. opposition to your expectations

Doug said...

Like ingo, Minka?

Cheesemeister said...

I was disappointed by the outcome of publishing my book. I expected to feel excited but actually went through quite a period of depression.