Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Ludwig knows his humour

That's Ludwig Wittgenstein, the philosopher.

I had always thought that philosophy was for
guys whose brains worked so damn much,
at such a high RPM, that
these guys were damned to split hairs and
infinitives for their whole lives, like some
useless monks.

Well, I was wrong, for once. For Luddie
knows the value of humour, in the righteous
protest. He knows that we need to hear wise
words, but not long-winded ones.

so, he said:

"A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes"

I was just thinking the same thing about 
Bill Hicks and George Carlin.

These men, rest in peace, were both 
comic and philosophical greats.

Their treatise on existentialism, peace, democracy,
consumerism, marketing and wimpy British gangs
were what made these guys unforgetable.