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.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Aesthetics, n. The most unpleasant ticks afflicting the race. Worse than wood-ticks.
2005 Update: A meticulously designed lens through which to view disorder.
Even worse are Aesthetics Committees at a UU church.
Aaargh ... tick, get that report away from me! And leave my Yard Sale flyer on the wall!
Aesthetics, n., A disease that makes one think that they have "taste," rather than merely tasting good.
appreciating Doug's word art
Yeah, Kant and Baumgarten really hurt us when they came up with this.
Aesthetics: are anaesthetics to all of us that never quite got why the Mona Lisa is so special.
Hee hee, Dddragon.
Haha, TLP! Mmmm. Stylish.
Thanks, Ice. All this time I thought you came here for the scent.
Ooooh, Monika, anaesthetics. I wish I'd thought of that. *claps*
I got nothing. I suppose that means I'm aesthetically challenged?
A guiding principle which exists only in the head.
It is most often contrived...............unless you are me of course and in that case it is genetic. ;)
Yea I'm number six.
That's petty sad.
And I can't even count.
You and Bierce both have great definitions today!
Aesthetics, n. Prosthetics for asses?
An apparatus with which to grasp beauty and strangle art.
Aesthetics~ a dangerous condition that can trigger a vicious cycle in which people with OCD can OD on their affliction...
Just a guess... my two cents... nothing to do with me... really, truly. Wait, why are you looking at me like that? *bohemian feels self-conscious*
Sar, only from the ankle up, if at all.
Alice, if we all only had your genes. And you are number 6 on the comment list (dawgs don't count) but you rate much better everywhere else.
Welcome, Harry, and well done!
Miz B, that would explain the makeup. Bohemians should feel at home here.
i don't know why everyone is so against things that look so good. i mean, it really tics me off
pnava: anagram of prada
Doug, thank you...it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside...
Aesthetics, n. The discipline which studies the replacement of a black background with a pleasant tan color.
Aesthetics: The color and design of the Emperor's new suit.
Tribe that the Philistines beat every time, even without Goliath.
I think indeterminacy's definition is perfect.
aesthetics-admiring the ripples of a shallow lake.
Love Tom & Icy's definition
Aesthetics: a form of order in a disordered world
Example:I know that Waking Ambrose will be here five days a week and will (usually) begin my day in a more pleasant way.
asthetics - The investation of one's posterior with small woodland insects.
Ooo. That's bad, isn't it?
are we sure THAT is the worse of the ticks?
Karma, fleadom is on the march!
Monika, are you sure you didn't swallow a squirrel?
Haha, a4g. I'm auditing 102.
I like it, Indie. The definition, I mean.
God bless them, Weirsdo.
Poetry, Masil! Nice!
Wow, Pia. I gotta work harder. It's here six.
Doesn't sound like a nice canoe trip, Poobah, no.
Logo, Bierce seems confident. Personally if I had to choose between an aesthetic and a ballistic coming my way, it's a toss-up.
Aesthetics: visual judgment in pursuit of that which is not butt ugly
Aesthetics, n. (pl). Fundamentalists, minus the "fun" or "mental" aspects.
ticks? Sounds like something that afflicts DOGS.
Certainly not cats!
I'm with Alice, aesthetics is nothing but our trying to regulate an irregular world.
as for Mona Lisa, it's sometimes cool to like it, other times it's cool to find it dumb, is there anyone that actually has an opinion of that painting?
Haha, Jamie Dawn. I'll try not to take that personally.
Gabriel, I have dalist. After Salvador.
Yes, Chatcat, but since we started using Frontline (TM) Ticks are a thing of the past!
I have an opinion, Ariel. That painting is famous!
I think aesthetics is an unnatural word to say. It just doesn't roll off the tongue very easily. Well, at least not for me anyway.
This blog is beautiful!
I thought maybe Zolman meant Dadaists, Doug.
Well, JD, your sense of aesthetics is beyond reproach.
Thanks, Actonbell are we even for yesterday's?
That's right, Actonbell. Think of what I save in conditioner. AND the highlights are built in.
Doug, that is not an opinion but a fact.
Ariel, then I guess "It's in France" wouldn't help much either. How about "I'd like to see her in a sundress." Is that an opinion?
no, that only means she's not your mother.
Hahahahaha, Ariel. That's your opinion.
The means of the talentless to explain the talented.
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