Something I never knew until recently, is that the typical question about a certain chicken walking across the road is actually a template to categorize your philosophy, policy or spiritual belief. A child might think that this question is asked to pass the time, but for philosophers this is humour.

I was looking for philosophies when I found a list of notable people answering the question. I tend to believe that it isn’t actually the people themselves answering, but those who studied their philosophy of life, because Buddha is there too. I picked out my favourites, all some that I agree with.

Douglas Adams: Forty-two.
Albert Einstein: Whether the chicken crossed the road or the road crossed the chicken depends upon your frame of reference.
Ernest Hemingway: To die. In the rain.
Jack Nicholson: ‘Cause it fucking wanted to. That’s the fucking reason.
The Sphinx: You tell me.
Mr. T: If you saw me coming you’d cross the road too!
Mark Twain: The news of its crossing has been greatly exaggerated.

You can read the rest here.

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#2: Schedule

February 6, 2008

I don’t like not being able to post something, when I want to, but I don’t like not to post something in a long time, because I used all my material. So I made a schedule. I’ll post something everyday, and this will be the last irregular post, I hope. If I bulk up a lot of material, I’ll just add more to the given days, and if I come up with more interesting categories, I’ll rework the schedule.

It looks a like this:

  • Monday: Quote (x2); philosophy, lyrics or ideas
  • Tuesday: Quote (x2); philosophy, lyrics or ideas
  • Wednesday: Quote, art, journal
  • Thursday: Quote; philosophy, lyrics or ideas (x2)
  • Friday: Quote (x2)
  • Saturday: Quote (x2), art
  • Sunday: Quote, journal

Of course, I might slip one day or two, my school is beating me up on a daily basis, but something scheduled will come out, just a little later than expected.

If you got any suggestions at all, please e-mail me or write a comment in this post. Already got something for the whole week, so let’s see how it goes.