03 October 2007
But if it DOES make you yawn, consider this instead. In an episode of The Simpsons, the bartender Moe re-models his bar to appeal to the fashionable crowd. Along with other odd furnishing in the new Moes's, there's a television set hanging from the wall that shows an unblinking eye.
Homer asks Moe, "What's with the eye?" setting up the following brilliant dialog.
Moe: "Its' a pomo thing."
Homer: (Baffled expression on face) "Pomo?"
Homer is now silent, the baffled expression remains, Moe breaks the silence.
Moe: "Weird for the sake of weird."
Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.