Open Thread - 6-02-23 - Open Thread Lament
Once fore the light, before time started,
The Big Bang blew, a new universe was charted.
Matter congealed, solar system comparted.
Life sprang forth, man and nature soon parted.
Language was cast, the sonnets were Barded,
The Enlightenment arose, and philosophy Descarted.
Now to the present, with deadline regarded,
The Open Thread awaits, and my mind bombarded.
Hencewhile I sat, deeply broken hearted,
I tried to write, but my brain just f***ed.
Wit and wisdom long since, forlorn and departed,
Neurons and glia, so easily outsmarted.
Then out of the ether, came a thought so unguarded,
It left foreheads unfrowned, and knickers unwadded.
I hope that now, since muse has jumpstarted,
My own mind and words, be forever unparted.
Taking Divide and Conquer to its Logical Conclusion
I have a suggestion for the purveyors of divide and conquer politics. Let's take it from the subliminal to the observable.
The gladiator arena.
Race, sex, wealth, gender, left vs. right etc. Let's really get that division ball rolling.
Divide the seating between pro and con so they can taunt each other. Sell memes and rotten vegetables to throw.
Political campaigns can be decided by good ol' ass whoopin's.
These women wanted a symbolic expression of self-love. So they married themselves.
The practice is called sologamy. Its adherents may be on to something, this expert says
The concept of self-marriage, or sologamy, has been around for years. In a “Sex and the City” episode that aired in August 2003, Carrie Bradshaw seeks revenge on a frenemy by telling her that she’s marrying herself and is registered at luxury shoe store Manolo Blahnik.
No data exists on how many people celebrate sologamy with ceremonies, but the practice has been explored in a handful of recent news articles.
CNN talked to four women who’ve married themselves. They describe the act as a symbolic expression of self-love and an affirmation of a deep, meaningful relationship with one’s self. They also say it has nothing to do with swearing off future partnerships with a spouse, which they say is a popular misconception.
This song could take on a whole new meaning in today's world.
*Schrödinger and Heisenberg get pulled over by a cop for speeding. The cop asks "Do you know exactly how fast you were going?" Heisenberg replies "No, because we knew exactly where we were." Thinking this to be suspicious the cop searches the car and asks them to pop the trunk. He then returns to the window and says "Did you know you had a dead cat in your trunk?" and Schrödinger replies "Well, we couldn't be sure until someone looked." They were both promptly arrested.
*Schrödinger and Heisenberg walk into a seedy bar. The bartender asks them, “What will you have?” Heisenberg says, “I will drink a beer right here on this stool, but I can’t tell you how fast. And I don’t want to run out.” The bartender replies, “Everything is prepaid here, so you will need to know before I can serve you.” That puts Heisenberg into a bind, and he just doesn’t know what to do.
Schrödinger turns to the bartender and says, “Maybe I can help here.” He takes out a coin from his pocket and flips it, then catches it in his palm and covers it with his other hand. He says, “If it’s heads, my friend Heisenberg will drink 5 pints. If it’s tails, he will drink 2 pints. Okay?”
The bartender nods and looks at Schrödinger’s hands expectantly. “So what will it be then?”
Schrödinger says, “It’s both 5 pints and 2 pints at the same time until I uncover my palm. But I am not going to.”
The bartender looks at the two and says, “You both must be physics geniuses. But time is relative, and so for you heavyweights, the bar is already closed.”
*A man walks into a library, and says to the Librarian, “I'm looking for a book that's been recommended to me… It's about Pavlov’s Dogs and Schrodinger’s Cat… Do you know it?”
The Librarian answers, “well, that rings a bell, but I'm not sure if it's here or not”.
* - Jokes not mine.