Monday, February 02, 2004

The Tragic Collision of Comedy and Philosophy

Every so often, a song comes along and gets stuck in your head. You can't think about some things without it coming up. I completely ruins your concentration, clogging the neurons and making yoU WANT TO SCREAM FROM THE SHEER REPETITION!!!!!

I'm Ok, I'm OK. Just with the previous discource on John Stuart Mill (of his own free STOP THAT!) had this song from Monty Python playing in my head all day.

The Philosopher's Song
(Monty Python)

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.
There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart:
"I drink, therefore I am"
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed;
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed!

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