"Frigging the Pessimist"

2009
Sep
24

Anyone who has made it all the way down the front page is aware of my “Sex Life of Schopenhauer” anecdote, so I’m semi-tickled whenever somebody else makes reference to the Pessimistic Old Philosopher. And today, that somebody was Ryan North, perpetrator of “Dinosaur Comics”, in which, by recycling the exact same art every time, he still accomplishes genuine funniness with above-average frequency AND has made a clip-art Tyrannosaurus Rex into one of the more interesting characters in comics. AFSWell, T. Rex’s topic of the day was Schopenhauer, or, as he calls him “Arthur Friggin’ Schopenhauer” (he inserts a “Friggin'” to any name or topic he considers worthy of praise). The big green ‘saur explains Schop’s “worst of all possible worlds” proof in a way that is mildly humorous, then says “I believe it was after this proof that A.F.S. added “Friggin'” to his name!”

Of course, based on my flawed research of twenty-some years ago, we all now know that Arthur Friggin’ Schopenhauer earned that middle name by doing enough Friggin’ to contract a fatal case of syphilis, after which, most people called him “Arthur Frigged Schopenhauer”. But T. Rex can be excused for that inaccuracy, since he himself became extinct long before Arthur even started Friggin’. Thus proving that, on a scale of reasons to die, an Asteriod Catastrophe is WAY more awesome than a Venereal Disease. (In fact, you might call V.D. more “Ewwwsome”.)

(I probably should do this blog post in Dinosaur Comics format. Because it sounds more like what T. Rex would say than what I would say. Friggin’!)

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