explore the existentialism of randomness...the new works of Friedrich Nietzsche (via bluejoh)
Comments: random nietzsche
According to Random Nietzsche, my satirical ambitions are void:
(1) "Comedians still think to go fishing and need no facts".
A challenge for Oscar Wilde:
(2) "Comedians will never be able to think of the epigram on the death of a feeling".
He also offers a commentary on the Brisbane Lions' perceived arrogance (Aka's tumble):
(3) "Error has transformed enjoyment of the other's humiliation".
He reflects on a fundamental question:
(4) "The mistake of god's is life".
Finally, he offers some advice to wannabe word crafters:
(5) "Interpretations defile poets".
(Of them - Les Murray - or by them - Ern Malley?)
Posted by Jim at October 2, 2003 12:04 PM
Random Nietzsche could get a gig calling the football:
"the one goal has transformed the firmament"
also found one for poor old bitterytwisted Miss B:
"…friendship with a man will be shown to think of many a dreadful night…"
Posted by boynton at October 2, 2003 12:21 PM
I like the fact that he's "constructed a polemic" on fishing and football. (Who would have thought Nietzsche and Rex Hunt would have had ANYTHING in common?)
I'd love to see a collection of Random Bush's recent work.
Actually, I think I already have.
Posted by Jim at October 2, 2003 12:27 PM
It's tough being wise...
"...whoever is a teacher through and through has endured wisdom..."
Posted by Tony.T at October 3, 2003 01:43 AM
"...whoever is a teacher through and through would have remained error..."
Posted by Nora at October 3, 2003 11:50 AM
uh oh - I hope you two aren't going to start up a "whingeing teachers" thread a la Troppo. (On the other hand it would be novel to score 76 comments.)
in the meantime:
Posted by boynton at October 3, 2003 01:34 PM
Poor Nietzche. He stood for more than flux.
He doesn't deserve that fate in a world of soundbites.
You should all hang your heads in shame, especially the teacher fellow.
Poor philosophy. It appears as junk.
Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at October 3, 2003 02:46 PM
Gary - I think it was existentialist theologian Paul Tillich who once said something like: I don't think much of a god who is so fragile that he needs defending from criticism. (alas the book is elsewhere so I can't get exact quote)
I think any god or philospher worth their salt can easily withstand a playful bit of flux and random gobbledygook.
Posted by boynton at October 3, 2003 02:57 PM
MY FRIENDS, there hath arisen a satire on your friend: "Behold Zarathustra! Walketh he not amongst us as if amongst animals?"
Posted by Nora at October 3, 2003 03:03 PM
Croc Hunter: Not just after a few beers. My whole imagination is soundbitten, THE WHOLE TIME.
Vagabound: Have you got a beer?
Croc Hunter: The trouble with TV is all you see is soundbites. Take that Munro bloke, crapping on about killer diets and wrinkle cream. Too many sparkles, not enough cake.
Posted by Jim at October 3, 2003 03:23 PM
Yes Croc- Munro should start investigating cream for sound bites instead. They can get awful itchy (ietzche)
This generator also attracted some criticism over at bluejoh - for being a (lesser) rip-off of (that old meme) the Kant generator.
Posted by boynton at October 3, 2003 03:48 PM
Nietzche also said....
"...whoever is a teacher through and through would have many holidays..."
I like teaching.
Posted by Tony.T at October 3, 2003 07:45 PM
And what if you live an eternal recurrence of the self same as a playful bit of flux and random gobbledegook?
If that's all there was.
Apart from the odd fleeting moment of difference of drugs, sport and random violence.
Would ypou have the courage to live such a life. Live it without flinching, knowing that the poisons were killing you.
Would you then dance like a death star.
Posted by Gary Sauer-Thompson at October 5, 2003 11:32 PM
I just fetched up this little gem from the random gobbledegook:
"... everybody flatters lies ..."
It makes me wonder if random Nietzsche has been reading The Australian lately.
Posted by Gummo Trotsky at October 8, 2003 05:29 PM