Thursday, March 16, 2006

Cheap Hume-or

That much productivity demands a little levity. This is the very august and important Scottish Enlightenment philosopher David Hume, in Edinburgh on New Year's Day:

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  1. Hee, Lizzy! Yes, I imagine he found it very de-Hume-anizing.

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  2. But he unwound afterward with a cigar from his Hume-ador...

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  3. ...and a Hume-ongous glass of brandy.

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  4. To be in the open air is Hume-an
    To wear thinking caps is divine.

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  5. LOL! Most amusing . . . I mean Hume-rous.

    And how tall is that statue? Did the perpetrator(s) have to climb up to his head or is there an easy access point? In other words, how was this Hume-anly possible?

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  6. "She knitted with firm composure, slightly pursing her lips and, without being aware of it, so stiffened and composed the lines of her face in a habit of sternness that when her husband passed, though he was chuckling at the thought that Hume, the philosopher, grown enormously fat, had stuck in a bog, he could not help noting, as he passed, the sternness at the heart of her beauty."

    To the Lighthouse -- Virginia Woolf.

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  7. Joan, the statue was sitting on a pedestal that was probably five feet high, so someone went to some effort to get it up there . . . stone-cold sober, no doubt.

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  8. I have to add: I'm sure the good gentleman is rolling in his grave at these puns . . . that is, if he hasn't been ex-Humed.

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