Thursday, November 27, 2008

Nihilist

NIHILIST, n. A Russian who denies the existence of anything but Tolstoi. The leader of the school is Tolstoi.

2008: Update: The pupa by which a creeping idealist becomes a winged scold.

Happy Thanksgiving, and to Karma and Karishma: stay safe. Holidays and armed idiots tarry but a short while.


12 comments:

TLP said...

From your half-nihilist blogmom: Have a great Thanksgiving Douglas!

(I'm just a half-nihilist 'cause I do believe in a coupla things. Okay, I might be 3/4 nihilist. Hafta think on it.)

karma said...

Thanks Douglas, am safe but shell-shocked. Having been born and brought up in Mumbai, seeing my city being attacked is heart-breaking and frustrating.

You have a great turkey

xxx

Ariel the Thief said...

What, do you have to kill your own turkey today, Doug? Now that will be easy once you catch it... :-P

Shocking news from Mumbai. I hope Karishma too is safe.

sequedat - seduce a fat turkey

Ariel the Thief said...

Nihilist, daydreamer who is afraid to face the world.

quilly said...

I can't joke about this one. The news from Mumbai adds real gratitude to my Thanksgiving. I do, indeed, live a privileged life and need more often to remember that.

the amoeba said...

NIHILISM, n. A philosopher's attempt to make nothing out of something.

You know, terrorists call mechanized death from 35,000 feet above sea level with a press of a button also terror. We don't call it that, because our soldiers are wearing uniforms. They don't see what is happening, and innocent people are being killed. So, you know, terror is a term that you apply to the other. - Deepak Chopra

karma said...

Latest update: Day 2, 7:30am and it's not over at all. Commandos now ready to storm Nariman House and all live media coverage has been banned as it may compromise the situation.

1 terrorist still moving between floors in the Taj, and Trident still not safe, residents still trapped inside, situation unknown

Jim said...

Nihilism: Annihilate nihilism, once and for all!

Happy Thanksgiving to all

Yes, Karma and Karishma, this must be very scary. I'll pray for you and check here to see that you are still safe.
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Kyahgirl said...

Happy Thanksgiving Doug.

(that was me above, who deleted her post....logged in as someone else :-)

weirsdo said...

Someone who finds nothing to be thankful for.
Obviously not a reader of your blog.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Doug said...

TLP, I believe you're complete.

Thanks, Karma. My turkey was fine, I hope yours broil soon.

Ariel, you make a nihilist sound like the opposite of a fool.

Quilly, gratitude is a privilege.

Amoeba, thank heaven for the philosopher, huh?

Karma, that must be frustrating. I'm glad you're watching on television.

Thanks, Jim.

Kyah, it's harder to keep identities straight than it used to be, isn't it? Thanks, and I hope you and yours are well.

Thanks, Weirsdo. Same to you.