Friday, February 16

Epiphany #1


The problem isn't that there aren't any answers, the problem is in that there *are*.

(I'm still not sure if this is an epiphany or crap, but it seemed ridiculous to title it Crap #1, though I know not as ridiculous as some of the other things these pages have seen :D).

So, I was measuring stuff out (cos that's what the scummiest of the scum does* in a lab) and distributing it among various measuring cylinders all day today. That sort of activity fatally gives you time to think, and eventually your mind comes up with these dazzling flashes of intuition (or whatever the heck it is). And I figure that the whole bloody thing** is just a result of not being able to accept the answer. (It's like when a guy asks you out, and you politely say No, but Thanks, which he then interprets to mean I really truly absobluminitely wanna go out with you but I'm such a shy retarded half-wit that I can't bring myself to say Yes. And then he hounds you.) That's the problem with the world. And that's why we need god. Cos otherwise what's the answer to the question why?

*Is scum a collective noun? Should the verb be do?

**'thing' meaning all those awful 3 in the morning questions like 'What is the meaning of all of this?' and 'Why am I here?' (though that one is often caused simply by a combination of alcohol and high spirits, and can quite easily be answered by conscious bystanders) and 'If I disappeared tomorrow would it make a difference to any freaking person in the world?' (also all too often most easily answered).

Update: See the strip right on top? That is what I'm talking about. XKCD rocks!

9 comments:

maya said...

oooh a hat-trick first:))))
"the problem isn't that there aren't any answers, the problem is in that there *are*"....i totally agree...cos i am facing this with a new found friend's problem:)))and yr post makes so much senssse to me (tho i dare say i must add 4 1ce!!!)

Sunshine said...

Hmm.. 2nd again.

I was thinking I was the only one that was being asked 'Why' when I said 'No, thank you' :D It's strange, but somehow, it feels good - in a weird sort of way, to know others have to deal with such jokers too :D :D

wiseling said...

Like it told n... the floor is yours!
Let's get started on the 'bai chronicles'!!! i'll try to have one up this weekend.. my well of inspiration seems to be running dry right now.. :(

wiseling said...

@revealed:It has begun...
Sorry, but you are now in a binding contract. Any breach of contract (eg. not posting) will result in crazy bai running after you with a jhaadoo... and believe me, the jhaadoo is a formidable weapon!
http://wiseling.blogspot.com/2007/02/breaking-news.html

great post, btw... i like :)

Nath said...

Update: See the strip right on top? That is what I'm talking about. XKCD rocks!

It does. This is why.

Confused & Baffled said...

And I figure that the whole bloody thing** is just a result of not being able to accept the answer.

it took ye all day of pouring into cylinders before you realized this? i have realized it countless times in my far shorter life.

the problem lies not in not knowing, it lies in forgetting and having Life dammit remind us of it again too soon. and then forgetting again.

Revealed said...

@Maya: Glad it makes sense :D

@SS: Sister in trouble >:D<

@Wiseling: Binding contract huh? :P. Well I do have a lotta free time :D. So, I'm in!

@Nath: I rem'ber that one :D. I so adore her!

@C&b: In your far shorter life? Are you still in school?? :O

Revealed said...

@c&b: Also, I didn't exactly mean that. I meant that the answers to most existential questions are so freaking depressing that you not only never want to admit that that could be an answer, you're not even programmed to admit it.

wiseling said...

@revealed: about the scotch-tape bit... you got me thinking and inspired yet another 55! :D