Saturday, March 12, 2011

Quips and Quotations

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

--Bill Watterson, of Calvin and Hobbes fame.

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  1. Ah, so THAT'S how one avoids the inevitable, eh?

    WV-biliti. Do you think I have the biliti to hold off death simply by procrastinating?

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  2. If it were only true, Leslie. It would be the one religion I could get behind.

    I wonder if Methuselah had a lot on his plate.

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  3. I so am that quote !

    cheers, parsnip

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  4. i think there's a logical fallacy there somewhere. and geez, who wants to live forever anyway?

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  5. Well that's a good way to delude yourself you can live forever. Oh that it were so simple.

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  6. @parsnip--Many happy birthdays!

    @Kass--On behalf of Bill Watterson, thanks.

    @rraine--I think there's a logical fallacy there somewhere, too, which is why I laughed out when I first came across the quote.

    As for living forever, I don't know that I'd want to either, but I sure wouldn't mind living twice or even three times longer than is normally required, so as to rectify past mistakes to the point where they're just a distant memory, to fall flat on my face and not lose any time getting back up, to reinvent myself over and over again until I finally get it right. Aging gives you perspective, even wisdom, denied to you when you're young. I just don't like having less time to put that perspective and wisdom to good use!

    Elisabeth--The simple delusions are the most seductive.

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  7. The biggest delusion is thinking god has anything to do with it! So, as they say, "git 'er done!"

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  9. @Badger--

    "git 'er done!"

    I tried, but got slapped in the face.

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  10. Well, it would seem that the key to immortality is being inefficient. Since I'm not, I prefer the Badger's view.

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  11. Is there a keyboard to immortality? One without the DELETE button?

    Welcome to the blog, CramCake.

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  12. On that keyboard there should definitely be the "undo" (cntrl-z) option.

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