May 30th, 2006

minifesto

Amusement

All language is metaphor. Some people will like your metaphors, some people won't, but unless you're talking about the most technical of subjects (and preferably using maths) you're iretrievably dealing in approximation, metaphor and the like.

It therefore amuses me quite a lot that a fair amount of the discussion on this post yesterday is people talking about what metaphor they'd like better than mine. Which is fine, but it's not going to stop me liking mine more than theirs.

The other half, of course, consists of people who haven't actually read all of it, and having picked up on me saying "I've stopped trying to fix myself" have chided me that it's still possible to improve oneself, thus indicating that they didn't read the rest of that paragraph where I said "I'm still learning" and that there's "always work to do".

Number of people commenting who aren't trying to correct something that's either incorrectable (because it's down to personal choice of metaphor) or didn't need correcting (because I didn't say what they thought I said): 3.
Illuminati

(no subject)

Pizza should have

chicken
0(0.0%)
bacon
0(0.0%)
onion
0(0.0%)
peppers
0(0.0%)
jalapeno peppers
0(0.0%)
cherry tomatoes
0(0.0%)
pineapple
0(0.0%)
ham
1(1.3%)
sweetcorn
0(0.0%)
strange bits of leaf
0(0.0%)
olives
1(1.3%)
pepperoni
3(3.9%)
at least 3 kinds of cheese
2(2.6%)
pepper
0(0.0%)

You idiot - you missed off the best topping of all -