Saturday, August 27, 2005

Happy Birthday

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770 - 1831)

In his honor, I give you 'The Philosophers Song' from Monty Python

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 schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teacha

'bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,

On a half a pint of schandy 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.

And Hobbes was fond of his dram.
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart,

``I drink, therefore I am.''

Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,

A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.

Man Ray (1890–1976)
American Dada and Surrealist artist

Paul Reubens (b, 1952- )
American actor, writer, and comedian
best known for his character "Pee-wee Herman"

His improvisational death scene as the never quite dead, always back for more vampiric henchman in the film version of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is a classic bit of cinematic silliness.

Edward Theodore Gein (1906 – 1984)
Serial Killer & Amateur Taxidermist

His real life actions were the inspiration for Robert Bloch's character Norman Bates, the crazed motel manager in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho"

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