Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Among the Living: It ain't over till the fat man sings

Pavarotti is laid to rest so that means that TomC has picked up 13 points.
The leaderboard is:
A-man 45 pts
'Door 18 pts
JadF 18 pts
TomC 13 pts

Still three months to go...

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Talk soup

I was at this party the other night meeting and greeting as you do. I got talking to someone and the conversation turned towards a discussion of a philosophical nature. At last, I thought, an interesting topic. However, the young lass stopped the topic dead by saying that this wasn't a party conversation and proceeded to completely change the subject.

What the hell determines a "party discussion"? Why can't you have non-banal, stimulating conversations? When I talk to someone I want to know what you think, and why, about deep and intellectual topics. I want to hear other points of view and the reasons that they have for reaching their conclusions. I want to be challenged and, conversely, challenge their thinking. Not only that, but I'm attracted to women with whom I have these conversations. Talking about being attracted to, it seems that I attract pets, gays and young girls. None of which is in my target demographic. That's my luck.