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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Meaning of Life

Karen had an epiphany yesterday and I thought it was reasonable enough to share with you:

Basically life can be summed up by the philosophical words of Mel Brooks.

"As long as the world is turning and spinning, we're gonna be dizzy and we're gonna make mistakes."

"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."

"Everything we do in life is based on fear, especially love."

"Humor is just another defense against the universe."

"I don't believe in this business of being behind, better to be in front."

"If presidents can't do it to their wives, they do it to their country."

"If Shaw and Einstein couldn't beat death, what chance have I got? Practically none."

"Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you."

"Look, I don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive you've got to flap your arms and legs, you've got to jump around a lot, for life is the very opposite of death, and therefore you must at very least think noisy and colorfully, or you're not alive."

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."

"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die."

"You're always a little disappointing in person because you can't be the edited essence of yourself."

Have a lovely day, fair readers of discriminating taste.

Go 'Stros


Sepiru Chris said...

Hi Penelope,

My humans don't let me use the computer very often. They claim my feet are too bug and I mis shit the keys too often.

Also, they object to my sharpening my claws on the flimsy keyboard.

8How do you keep from removing keys with your claws?)

Anyway, I just thought I would say that I quite liked the Mel Brooks quotes.

More importantly, though, have you received the invite from the white house yet? Imagine how big the kitty litter room must be there? But I hope that we see you in the church for the funeral. I think we are going to be seated on other side of the aisle (politically we sit opposite the Bushes) but hopefully I will see you there.

(We haven't received our invitation yet either, but I too know it must be coming.)

Pommes the Wondercat

Melissa said...

Whaddya know. I would NEVER have thought of Mel Brooks as exactly inspiring. Now I know better!

Mr. Shife said...

Mel Brooks is a pretty smart dude. What is your favorite Mel Brooks movie? Mrs. Shife likes Young Frankenstein and I like Blazing Saddles.