Friday, January 29, 2016

A Nice Intellectual Song

"A nice Intellectual Song - for those two or three of you who understand such things." - Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Monty Python and the Flying Circus, 1970s promo photo featuring the Pythons in various poses and costumes. A Nice Intellectual Song. Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say
Monty Python and the Flying Circus, 1970s 
Monty Python was, to my teenage reckoning, the pinnacle of humor.

Unlike other teenage reckoning of pinnacle achievements . . .
1980s couple photo. Guy with a mullet and girl with huge backcombed hair, pulled back on one side. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
The Pythons remain a favorite.

Philosopher Song 
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl 


Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.
David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as sloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya'
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
SOCRATES, HIMSELF, WAS PERMANENTLY PISSED...

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.
Plato, they say, could stick it away;
Half a crate of whiskey every day.
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle,
Hobbes was fond of his dram,
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart: "I drink, therefore I am"
Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed

Plato and Socrates detail of painting School of Athens by Raphael. When a philosopher answers your question, you stop understanding your question. - Andre Gide A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
In a misguided attempt to improve my philosophical understanding, I googled the philosophers who were paid tribute.
I've come to the conclusion: 
First - I know almost nothing about philosophy. 
Second - I'm not particularly interested in knowing more about philosophy.

Meme How people see me when I tell them I study philosophy. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates (460 - 399 BC)
Greek philosopher and founders of Western philosophy.
It’s literally like Plato’s allegory, but like, its totally not. Overheard on the L train. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle. 
Plato (420's – 347 BC) 
Greek philosopher and founder of the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
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There is no great genius without some touch of madness. 
Aristotle (384—322 BC) 
Greek philosopher, father of logic and formalized system for reasoning.
I THINK Therefore I Am Overqualified. Descartes. Photo man in coveralls bending over at construction sign in front of steam shovel jaws. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Marchmatron.com
Everything is self evident. 
RenĂ© Descartes (1596 - 1650) 
French philosopher, mathematician, scientist and the father of modern western philosophy
Dear Thomas Hobbes, Meet nicer people. Painted portrait. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
Give an inch, he'll take an ell. 
Thomas Hobbes (1588 - 1679)  
English philosopher, known for political philosophy.
Monty Python
International Philosophy Football 
1974
Education is the art of making man ethical. 
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 - 1831) 
German philosopher who was influential within the continental tradition of philosophy and the analytic tradition.
The Christian religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one. 
David Hume (1711 - 1776) 
Scottish philosopher, historian and economist who developed radical philosophical empiricism.
Immanuel Kant, Portrait painting, Kant touch this. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another. 
Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) 
German philosopher considered the father of modern philosophy.
Philosophers Club. Neon sign including a martini glass Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com

You live only insofar as you live according to your own ideas. 
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel (1772 - 1829) 
German poet, literary critic, philosopher and philologist.

Pie chart. What a philosopher degree gets you in real life. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com


To live alone is the fate of all great souls.Every nation ridicules other nations, and all are right. 
Arthur Schopenhauer (1788 - 1860) 
German philosopher who characterizes the phenomenal world and all human action

Curb Graffiti stencil Respect existence or expect resistance. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.  
John Stuart Mill (1806 - 1873) 
English philosopher, political economist, feminist, and civil servant
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The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. 
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844 - 1900) 
German philosopher, cultural critic and poet who influenced modern intellectual history.
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Longing is the agony of the nearness of the distant.  
Martin Heidegger (1889 - 1976) 
German philosopher and a seminal thinker who influenced Analytic philosophy.
I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves. Wittgenstein. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. 
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein (1889 - 1951)  
Austrian-British philosopher who focused on philosophical mathematics and language.

A Fish Called Wanda. Otto (Kevin Kline) dangles Archie (John Cleese) out a window until he apologizes. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Other stories of Something to Say. Marchmatron.com
Otto (Kevin Kline) dangles Archie (John Cleese) out a window until he apologizes.
A Fish Called Wanda 
(Not a Monty Python creation but starring some Pythons)

Otto, a self described intellect who reads philosophy, is corrected by his girlfriend.
Otto West: Don't call me stupid.

Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I've known sheep that could outwit you.
I've worn dresses with higher IQs. 
But you think you're an intellectual, don't you, ape?
Gorilla deep in thought. Otto Apes don't read philosophy. Wanda Yes they do, Otto. They just don't understand it. A Fish Called Wanda. A Nice Intellectual Song Philosopher Song Live at the Hollywood Bowl. Marchmatron.com
Wanda: Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK?
Aristotle was not Belgian.
The central message of Buddhism is not
"Every man for himself."

And the London Underground is not a political movement.

Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.

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