Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Realism, n. The art of depicting nature as it is seen by toads. The charm suffusing a landscape painted by a mole, or a story written by a measuring worm.
Realism... trumps idealism every time.
actually Picasso's paintings, as he painted what he saw
To step outside yourself and see a stranger.
Woooo Tom and Icy---I can't follow that! It's too good.
Postmodernism in rose-colored glasses.
How my life is mirrored in Norman Rockwell paintings.... NOT!
Hmmm. Let me see how we do this. Guess just make up our own definition for realism. Oh, I say it's waking Ambrose to find that he is dead.
Realism: A surrealist's nightmare.
Good one Lula! *bowing*
You're getting some good stuff today Doug.
Aral, only outside the skull or against it.
Karma, I see it too when I look at his paintings or a horse.
Icy, brilliant! You got me chasing my tail.
Nice follow up, TLP.
Jamie Dawn, it looks pretty close to me.
Lula, FANTASTIC!! So glad you showed up.
Indie, probably more of a disappointment, right?
TLP, I agree. *genuflects toward Lula arm-in-arm with TLP*
realism, n. the glass is half empty
the hamper where we dump our dreams.
Realism, n. An inclination toward literal truth -- see THE BIBLE, friends!
Realism: Life's perception behind blogsphere.
Doug-your definition today is perfect. I won't even try to compete with it.
one example: insects and humans see the world in different colours. the difference is realism.
oh and Ambrose is not dead. :)
Realism, n. (1) Pessimism for the morbidly smug; (2) Resembling consensus misperception.
Monika, that hardly sounds like you although I appreciate the wit.
Sreekesh, remember the bleach.
Thank you, Soapy. I'll see if I can find a copy.
Sar! This isn't real?!?!?!? Just when I was getting smart and good looking. Darnit!
Masil, it was practically written for you, wasn't it? Thanks.
Ariel, which one is realism? And I agree, he's just getting warmed up.
Gabriel, I may put your second definition on my desk.
I agree, Actonbell, including yours. I love it.
Realism, n. Portraying things in such a way as to comfort the inadequate.
Realism, n. The act of knowing everything and still living with it.
oh you are not either damn ugly, Doug. realism: determining the charming young redhead is indeed FBI. xoxo
Andrew, don't think I don't appreciate it either.
Marwa, that's a better dictionary definition than the dictionary's.
Zockso, Mireille. It's clear isn't it?
ALSO: VanGogh on Prozac.
OR: that which we run away from.
too good everyone
realism,n. a world bereft of delusive thought.
but then again your realism may not be my realism
By golly you Pezes are a cultured bunch. Healing dead artists seems to be a family mission.
Bereft is the right word, Alice. By the way, do you mind toning down the racy content a notch?
You wish. ;)
If only you weren't a dog.
lol, you see, Alice is grasping it. I meant realism is the definition of our confession that we know that our comprehension of the world tells little of the world itself and more of our own senses. that is, we swear there's a colour like red, bees swear there isn't. however, we assume there SHOULD be a reality somewhere over us.
sorry, it's difficult to me to say anything more difficult than "come here", "go there", "good puppy" in English. :)
I usually lose arguments with bees. OK. No red.
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