Monday, July 21, 2014

Lives of the Philosophers, Pt. 1

Heraclitus is sometimes called The Obscure because he wrote in such a way as to make his ideas difficult to understand. That he was able to do this without the benefit of PowerPoint is evidence of his genius. He said the sun was about a foot across. He also said you can't step in the same river twice, because he never walked a dog along the Mississippi. When he got a bad case of dropsy, he slathered himself in cow dung, lay in the sun all day, and died. They also call him The Weeping Philosopher, and that's probably why.


Aggie said...

I always hate arguing with dead Greek philosophers, but Dat Ol' Man Hericlitus got it wrong: You actually can't step into the same river once. Think about it.

Mikey said...

Shee-it man.
You can never do the same thing once.

Dave Maleckar said...

Aggie, meet Mikey.
Mikey, meet Aggie.
Coupla peerless presenters of linguistic shenanigans and epistemological hijinx.

Aggie said...

"I ate a bug once."
"I did the same thing once!"

Pleased to make your acquaintance, Mikey.

Dave Maleckar said...

You can't eat the same bug twice?

Aggie said...

I suppose one can, if you're still hungry and it's a big enough bug.