Sentences (#37)

From The Big Short (2015):

The truth is like poetry.
And most people fucking hate poetry.

January 16, 2016admin 17 Comments »
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  • Brett Stevens Says:

    Emotions are like junk food, soft and full of sugar, salt and fat.

    Logic is like cooking a five-course meal that requires appreciation in the balance.

    It makes people feel silly when they can’t appreciate it, so back to the junk food.


    Posted on January 16th, 2016 at 3:46 pm Reply | Quote
  • Grotesque Body Says:

    I’d nominate Bale to star in the MM biopic based on his great performance in The Big Short. Best film I saw in 2015 (albeit the only film I saw in 2015).


    Posted on January 16th, 2016 at 4:28 pm Reply | Quote
  • S.C. Hickman Says:

    The truth is like poetry.
    And most people fucking hate poetry.

    You got that right! When I publish one of my poems here and there I get this strange, disquieting feeling that the Continentals and Analyticals that love my impressionistic forays in speculative philosophy suddenly fall into a void: my bean counter dips into -zero, as if the site tumbled into the Twilight Zone where old ragged bone shop poets begin to follow Yeats into some Byzantium infernal paradise.


    Posted on January 16th, 2016 at 5:27 pm Reply | Quote
  • Viriya Says:

    @Grotesque Body
    It’s a shame the film didn’t give him anything to do except pace around his office.


    Grotesque Body Reply:

    True, although portrayal of such a cerebral, inner-oriented INTP character is going to involve a lot of that.


    Posted on January 16th, 2016 at 7:52 pm Reply | Quote
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    Posted on January 16th, 2016 at 8:14 pm Reply | Quote
  • John Hannon Says:

    The truth is like poetry.
    And most people fucking hate poetry.

    Shelley wasn’t most people –

    and neither was Heidegger –

    But then most people aren’t Shelley or Heidegger.


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 12:06 am Reply | Quote
  • pyrrhus Says:

    Truth…I’m a big poetry buff, but when I post something apropos from a famous poem on the internet, it is met with complete incomprehension, and sometimes deleted by the moderator. Latest example, Shelley’s “I met murder on the way”…


    michael Reply:

    I remember reading a biography of either Shelly or Byron Ill never forget the scene on the beach when after Shelly drowns Byron builds a Pyre and burns his friends body as if he were Achilles.It reminded me of some of the crazy shit I did when I was still drinking But its not really crazy Byron was living heroically poetically many men do not much anymore but there is a way to approach life that potentiates myth this inspires others this is a lot of whats misssing. This is probably an intuition some of us have about what other sneer at as populism


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 12:22 am Reply | Quote
  • michael Says:

    movie was a bit weak on the clinton and bush initiatives the ACORN etal lawsuits that led to the community reinvestment act,the strong arming the banks and the changing of the fannie freddie conforming criteria, and really how the reason no one went to jail is because they never said all of the above out loud was the cause. it was more about how once the reactor started melting down the protocols were not followed. but great cast.


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 3:13 am Reply | Quote
  • Mark Warburton Says:

    Not a Chaos Patch but this is tenuously linked to reality:

    West linked to this in his latest: Ok, it’s an opinion piece but still.


    John Reply:

    Another red pill for the chaos patch:

    Do pigmentation and the melanocortin system modulate aggression and sexuality in humans as they do in other animals?


    SVErshov Reply:

    correct theorisig, exogenous Melanotan 2 peptide increase libido and errection in male subjects. that was known fact since these peptides become available from China about 10 years ago.


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 3:22 am Reply | Quote
  • D. Says:

    The wayfarer,
    Perceiving the pathway to truth,
    Was struck with astonishment.
    It was thickly grown with weeds.
    “Ha,” he said,
    “I see that none has passed here
    In a long time.”
    Later he saw that each weed
    Was a singular knife.
    “Well,” he mumbled at last,
    “Doubtless there are other roads.”
    — Stephen Crane, The Wayfarer


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 6:56 am Reply | Quote
  • Kwisatz Haderach Says:

    Oppenheimer was working at Göttingen, Dirac supposedly came to him one day and said: “Oppenheimer, they tell me you are writing poetry. I do not see how a man can work on the frontiers of physics and write poetry at the same time. They are in opposition. In science you want to say something that nobody knew before, in words which everyone can understand. In poetry you are bound to say… something that everybody knows already in words that nobody can understand.”

    God, I hate poetry.


    SVErshov Reply:

    not without a reason, here is example of neo modern poetry, proceed with caution, really brain damaging. starts on minute 4:00


    Posted on January 17th, 2016 at 3:22 pm Reply | Quote
  • stnnr_rhythms Says:

    “Truth is always a process of extermination, you must understand. Truth leads downhill, points downhill, truth is always an abyss. Untruth is a climbing, an up, untruth is no death, as truth is death, untruth is no abyss, but untruth is not A-truth, you understand: the great infirmities do not approach us from outside, the great infirmities have been within us, surprisingly, for millions of years …”

    –Thomas Bernhard. “Frost: A Novel.”


    Posted on January 21st, 2016 at 5:32 pm Reply | Quote

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