Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Reason

REASON, n. Propensitate of prejudice.

2009 Update: Muteness. The lucidity of one listening to a friend's folly.

19 comments:

Nessa said...

Reason has been restored to the world. I am first for a change.

Tom & Icy said...

It's hard to find any reason in contracts because there is no sanity clause.

jenn said...

Reason...logic...I have little use for either.

TLP said...

"Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do."
James H. Robinson

Works for me.

Mutha said...

Once asked why he had done something naughty, my young son looked at me fatigued and asked, "Why's there always gotta be a reason?"

the amoeba said...

REASON, n. Compulsion, in the fleece of persuasion.

The weight of Pope's thought was a feather,
But his speeches struck harder than leather.
None dared him defy
When from pulpit he cried:
"Come, let us reason together".


     - Schicklgruber

Jim said...

Rhyme or reason?
Depends on the season.
Rhyme for masses,
reason for my classes.

Reason or rhyme?
Seen by difference in time.
Reason for now,
rhyme when older I grow.

Rhyme and reason?
Can find no good reason.
Marriage from Hell,
strange bedfellows do tell.
('verse' by Jim)
..

Ariel the Thief said...

Reason is what must be.

pia said...

This house renovation is making me understand it's not for me to reason...nor is there always a valid reason...

Anonymous said...

wonderful update,will continue to rant and rave...no particular reason
though some say a diatribe now and
then is good for a laugh
better yet it can create
speechlessness in the crowd
Peace Always

Jamie Dawn said...

Reason: an excuse as to why I ate all the chocolate truffles.

If Frau Braun falls off a cliff she needs to bite her tongue off in the process.
:-)

cooper said...

If only I could stop confusing my reasons with reasons.

"Reason is a supple nymph, and slippery as a fish by nature. She had as leave give her kiss to an absurdity any day, as to syllogistic truth. The absurdity may turn out truer."
D.H. Lawrence

actonbell said...

Reason? Synonymous with because

quilly said...

REASON n. often mistaken as a synonym for EXCUSE.

(I cite JD's comment as an example)

Doug said...

Nessa, you waited in line long enough to be first. Well done.

Am so, Icy.

We've noticed, Jenn. Carry on.

Mr. Robinson is right, TLP. That's just what I was thinking.

Mutha, your son has a real head start.

Amoeba, very well done. That is awfully high quality for a limerick.

And, Jim! Nothing brings out the rhyme like the prospect of reason, it seems.

Ariel, Sherlock Holmes said that when you have eliminated the impossible whatever remains, however implausible, must be the truth.

Pia, architecture is the practical application of whimsy.

Rave on, John Donne, Rant on, Bear. Because.

JD, you can write the cliff scene. I'll send truffles.

Cooper, those are two fine quotes.

Why not, A-bell?

Quilly, why cite J.D. as an example?

Minka said...

reason,n. becuase the questionmark needed a follow up

Doug said...

And some days, an exclamation mark just isn't enough.

Ariel the Thief said...

Sherlock was a great mind. Now we only have to be able to decide what is impossible. :)

weirsdo said...

I'm sure Galatea was much more reasonable when she was a statue.