Monday, December 17, 2007

Reality

REALITY, n. The dream of a mad philosopher. That which would remain in the cupel if one should assay a phantom. The nucleus of a vacuum.

2007 Update: The coy mistress of poetry, red in fang and claw.

24 comments:

puppybrose said...

Reality: that which is whether we want to believe it, or not.

FIRST!

is the weekend over? wow. where was i? ;)

Mutha said...

Reality: The Buzz Kill, The Thrill of being in the present, the Fact (that what goes up, must come down, also waking up to several feet of frozen solid snow (see Massachusetts).

Indeterminacy said...

Reality?? I think you're making it up.

Minka said...

reality,n. a visitor usually unannounced jumping out from behind the curtain of misconstruction

Omnipotent Poobah said...

reality: An opinion

karma said...

coy am i
as i come out of a fawg
now its about time
you got real, dawg

eyhxu: eyeing a sexy hunk

Mo'a said...

Reality...and Truth...a mind trick...I Realy believe that and that's the Truth.

puppybrose said...

Reality: the check that's been mailed, the call that promised to come, and/or all those "unscripted" television shows. [see also: the soft-focusing benefits of aging eyes peering into a mirror v. photography]

weirsdo said...

Phenomenology for positivists.

ariel said...

Reality, the only heaven.

Jim said...

Reality: I'm not too friendly with Reality. I often have to 'face her' and generally it is not a pleasant experience.

Reality: I don't like her (Reality's) TV shows either, except for the Amazing Race. That one is like an exciting travel show for me. We have been to a lot of those places that they go.
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tsduff said...

The reality is that you Doug, are becoming more obscure in your updates than ever. I have to use the ole birdbrain harder than I used to in order to ponder an answer. And Puppy - yes, Reality Bites when examining the lightning-fast passing of the weekend.

Jamie Dawn said...

Reality for men: love handles, hair loss where you want hair and hair gain where you don't want hair, inability to do one-armed push ups.

Reality for women: no makeup and no hair color means yer bordering on butt ugly, AND there's always menopause to look forward to unless you've already been menopaused.

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The Amoeba said...

REALITY, n. That which is. As distinguised from TRUTH, which is anything repeated often enough, Dr. Goebbels. Oh, I'm sorry, Mr. Cheney. Was that you? I thought you were in Brussels trying to convince NATO that the (inevitable from the first) loss of Afghanistan is their fault, and not We the People's.

Tom & Icy said...

dinner.

ariel said...

Icy, she's the latest and the greatest of them all.

Doug said...

Neva, I believe you're first and no one's gonna tell me different.

Mutha, "The buzz kill" is the truest, most concise definition anyone will come up with today, I think. Wish I'd been the one to think of it. Kind of bums me out that I might not have.

Not at all, Indie. I read about it in the newspaper.

Minka, what is it with visitors and misconstructions?

Not mine, Poobah.

Karma, if you're coy, I'm a carp.

Mo'a, if you say so.

Neva, it's a good thing our eyes age first, isn't it?

Weirsdo, or phrenology for the blind.

Ariel, that's poetic. I'm trying to guess if that's unusually sunny for you or dark.

Keep your distance, I always say, Jim.

Terry, I thought I was getting closer and closer to chirping.

JD, that sounds really cool.

So, Amoeba, REALITY, n. Europe?

Icy, if you can't eat it...

Ariel, who's Icy eating today?

Jamie Dawn said...

Dang it!! (That's Jamie Dawn speaking, not Rev. JD.)
REALITY hit hard and ruined a thus far nearly perfect day.
I had eaten two Schwartz candies (one mint & one vanilla), and all was right with the world.
THEN, my son barely made it home due to car trouble.
I just returned from the car fixer place, and we need a new radiator.
Dag Nabbit!!
Reality sucks sometimes, but chocolate makes it bearable.
May today's REALITY be kind to you.

mireille said...

Now this is a post that Schrödinger's cat could scratch. Keep up the obscurity, philosophical one. What else is there? xoxo

G said...

"Reality - what a concept."

quilldancer said...

Reality -- pft. It's whatever I say it is, whether it is or not. Now, where was that looking glass?

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, that's a bummer. If it takes more than half an hour of labor, you've got a redneck mechanic.

Mireille, as far as Schroedinger's cat knows, just a box,

G, I too remember when Robin Williams was kind of funny.

Quilly, you dreamt it.

G said...

Kind of...yeah, it's been a long time.

Cheesemeister said...

Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.
Or so we said back in the daze.