Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Another Timeless Tip

To conserve our water supply 
observe this rule

If it's YELLOW, let it MELLOW

If it's BROWN, flush it DOWN.


  1. It might be difficult to tell the color if reducing light pollution:

    PARIS (Reuters) - French shops and office buildings will have to turn off their lights at night to save energy and reduce light pollution, the French environment ministry said on Wednesday....

  2. FYI:

    "... Among [Zizek's] early influences was the Slovenian Marxist philosopher Božidar Debenjak who introduced the thought of the Frankfurt School to Slovenia.[10] Debenjak taught the philosophy of German idealism at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, and his reading of Marx's Das Kapital from the perspective of Hegel's Phenomenology of the Mind influenced many future Slovenian philosophers, including Žižek ...

    "In 1973, after Josip Broz Tito and Stane Dolanc removed the reformist Slovenian leadership and the regime's policies toughened again, he was dismissed after his Master's thesis was explicitly accused of being "non-Marxist".[12] He spent the next few years undertaking national service in the Yugoslav army in Karlovac.

    "After four years of unemployment, Žižek gained a job as a recording clerk at the Slovenian Marxist Center. ...

    Despite all that, which is decidedly "off-putting," the video reveals him to be a most engaging personality.

    A small-but-highly-signficant thing: Why can't the man learn how to pronounced his esses? each one is positive SLURP and after a short while that really IS off-putting."

  3. I was amused at his reference to Erica Jong's description of various styles and methods of personal human waste disposal in her now-quite-old-but-still-memorable book Fear of Flying.

    I've used those same references, myself, many times over any number of years.

    However, the thorny stubble, rusting rubble, and arid vistas of Modern and post-Modern social theory and philosophy just do not attract me at all.

    As Bitch Cassidy, my favorite philosopher of them all famously said, "You don't have to eat a pound of shit know it don't taste good."

  4. I normally find Marxist's to be insufferable bores, but I am very fond of Slavoj... he's a brilliant mind. I think it's the "Lacanian" in him that I admire, much as I admired the "Freudian" in Herbert Marcuse. The Marxist side, I toss out with the trash. ;)

  5. Really, FT, reaching into the sewer for your material two days in a row is a bit much, don't you think?

    ---------------> Katharine Heartburn



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