I’m feeling one of my periodic bouts of knee-jerk anti-intellectualism coming on, during which I customarily have a tendency to gibber and howl, slap my belly and dance and drink and sweat and swear and look at pornography, so if the next little while amongst the bottles is characterized by determined, single-minded stupidity and you, dear reader, find that to be either annoying or contrary to the Loftiness of Blogocratic Discourse and the general air of ‘I’m-smarter-than-you’-iness we occasionally see around the blogs, I invite you, o kind and gentle soul, to either crack a beer and play along or, you know, go away and come back a little later. It’s party time!
“The intellectual tradition is one of servility to power, and if I didn’t betray it I’d be ashamed of myself.” – Noam Chomsky
“The course of every intellectual, if he pursues his journey long and unflinchingly enough, ends in the obvious, from which the nonintellectuals have never stirred.” – Aldous Huxley
“What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?” – Henry Miller
“Every man with a bellyful of the classics is an enemy to the human race.” – Henry Miller, again

Nyah nyah

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  1. That makes sense. And I love the Aldous Huxley quote!
    *cracks open a beer*

  2. As long as lawyers are excluded from that description, I’m all for it! 🙂 I’ll avoid the beers and the alcohol, though.

  3. Bring it, Wonderchicken! BRING THE PAIN!

  4. “Rink-a-dink-a-doo.” — Jimmy Durante

  5. i heard that within fifteen minutes of an invasion of the DPRK, seoul would be completely obliterated by conventional bombs. if they have a nuke, probably the entire peninsula. does that bother you in any way?

  6. ok, i have to ask… is that reagan pic for real?

  7. i’m glad to see you write that. perhaps it’s because i’m not so bright, but i find i can manage about 5 minutes’ intelligent and polite discourse before having the desperate need to revert to a more-basic mode of existence, if only to shock the rest of them outa their cosy and insular space into the cold, real world.
    heh! the Aldous Huxley quote seems kinda apposite to the male-female thing too: how many times have i agonised and thought and reflected on a situation — possibly for months or years — and finally come to understand it, and then a second later realise that the females of my acquaintance have intuitively understood it the whole time? sheesh.
    oh yeah, right: porn and booze. yup, count me in 😉

  8. Ryan – it’s just as real as you want it to be.
    *sprinkles pixie dust*

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