Sunday, October 31, 2021

Come nothing or high water!

 Rather than utter a curse word, my maternal grandmother would rely on the word "nothing" instead.

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Nothing Fascinates Me

I wrote a lot about nothing recently, but are there any necessary connections among any of the various statements that can be made about nothing?

Friday, October 29, 2021

Contra Blumenberg II

Note that I ought to have emphasized yesterday that because curiosity at least injured the cat, though with the cat bearing responsibility for the injury, then for that reason was curiosity entered into the Cat-alogue of vices.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Contra Blumenberg

"Curiosity didn't kill the cat; it just left a scar on the cat's soul."

Thus did curiosity enter into the catalogue of vices.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Lifelong Can Be Short-Lived!

One paper this morning writes of a certain politician that he had been "slain by his lifelong friend."

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Plenty Enough!

 "Oh, I've got plenty of nothing, and nothing's plenty for me."

Monday, October 25, 2021

But . . .

. . . does nothingness remain as a concept?

Sunday, October 24, 2021

It depends . . .

Nothing is better than nothingness.

Saturday, October 23, 2021


Nothingness is better than nothing.

Friday, October 22, 2021


Artificial Intelligence? It is artifical, but is it intelligent?

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Many Long Years Ago

The old gray mare
just saint what she
used to be,
saint what she
used to be,
saint what she
used to be . . .

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Basic English Vocabulary to Know

Learn By Hardened Heart

Hermeneutics: Her-meneutics = Non-sexist

Hermeneutics: her-Men-eutics = Sexist

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

"R" and "L" as Indistinguishable Particles: Trouble for Theology?

"In the Beginning was the World, and the World was with God, and the World was God."

Monday, October 18, 2021

Astoundingly Confused Hermeneutic of the Good News

"For God so loved the world that he killed his only begotten Son before I realized that I had misquoted, but the milk was already spilt for our sins, cry though we might, so it's too late now, for we are condemned already as disbelievers who will never understand Johannine soteriology."

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Outrageously Misheard Lyrics!

"Our Father, who art in heaven, Halloween be thy name."

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Misheard Lyrics, Slightly Raunchy

"O my love, my darling, I hunger for your tush . . ."

Friday, October 15, 2021

It's about time

. . . that we had something to look forward to. Or for that matter, to look back upon.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

The Aging Universe

A wrinkle in time is just what to expect of an aging universe. Likely also are some gray hairs of gravity. And especially the spaced-out mindlessness of space . . .

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Unwoke Ad Lyrics of the Past

"Oh, a kid'll

eat the middle

of an Oreo first

and save the chocolate cookie

outside for last." 

Last, eh? Still the back of the bus in those days, it seems. And salvation? Salvation's got nuthin' to do with it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Social Distancing

What we used to call asocial distancing, or even antisocial distancing.

Monday, October 11, 2021

Quirky Definitions Nr. 1: One Damn Watt

 One Damn Watt = 1,000 Dimwits

Sunday, October 10, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 26: Taste and Cookbooks

"Nothing will enhance your taste in books more quickly than cookbooks."

Saturday, October 09, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 25: China and Islands

 "They aren't making any more of it, except for China."

Friday, October 08, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 24: Boxing and Playing

"You gotta learn to start thinking outside of the boxing matches if you don't want to play with fire and get burned."

Thursday, October 07, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 23: Snaking and Gardening

"There is a snake in the crabgrass of every well-intended garden."

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 22: Beginning and Creating

Conflated proof-texting:

"In the beginning, God created with God, and God was the Word."

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 21: Dressing and Congressing

"There's many a slip twixt dress and congress."

Monday, October 04, 2021

Testing Whether . . .

How Cold?

I cannot tell whether
this bracing cold weather
will bring us ice or snow;
but this I think I know:
that Fahrenheit is better
for foretelling winter weather
'cause Celsius first made
such a low Centi-grade.

Sunday, October 03, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 20: Courting and Counting

"Bit once, twice shy. Stupid guy!"

Saturday, October 02, 2021

Madly Poeticizing

This little poem is dedicated to the nights that go "Nichtgedicht."

Icarus: Ein Nichtgedicht

Red sky at night or next morning,
sailors take freight or take warning,
though there's no true cause for to stare
as a fluttering tumbles through the air,

for a flip flopped too high or too low
gets flapped to the "to" or the "fro,"
not flipped to the "upped" nor the "downed,"
for what goes round and round just stays around:

head nor tail can surely be not both;
but either loathsome end, we'd also loath.
This little nichtgedicht makes no sense, but it does remind me of a Mountie Boa episode in which a group of paladins go knee . . . knee . . . knee . . .

Friday, October 01, 2021

The Real Quote Nr. 19: Women and Heels

"Do not judge a woman until you have walked a mile in her killer heels."