Posted by Dick Minim
People, please. Let us lower our voices and reason together. I am sure everyone means well. Mr. O'Reilly, would you like a sarsaparilla? Tutor, set a good example, if you will. And, as for you Mr. Blowtorch, you are welcome to worship God as you see fit; in WB we encourage prayer. Yes, nail the Ten Commandments right there, if you want, over the framed copy of "The Blackness of the Grackle" by Mr. Frederick Turner. Candidia, if you would be so kind as to take your boots off the credenza. Now, let us talk like civilized men and women. I have been reading Duns Scotus recently. Quite an inspiration, don't you think? I am sure we can all agree on that.
You're a nice guy Dick Minim. Have you wondered if you're too reasonable and nice? But not to worry. The Tutor will keep you safe.
Posted by: Harry | July 31, 2004 at 11:19 PM
Can we focus on the issues, people, and not personalities? I was talking about Duns Scotus, and all you do is make uncalled for personal remarks. I have been very patient with you, Harry. But now you are making me mad.
Posted by: Dick | July 31, 2004 at 11:31 PM
Well said. I, too, have been reading Duns Scotus.
I managed to make a few improvements. I reduced the Decalogue to one easily memorized law. The rest of the philosophical approach to life, understanding existence, God and so forth can be handled by thinking on your feet while keeping this one law foremost in your consciousness.
Dr. Chadwallah has been kind enough to edit it out to six hundred pages from the paper napkin I passed him in the cafeteria. It will be published after his treatment of Corinne Maier's unique appproach to corporate servitude makes our names household words.
Posted by: Harry | July 31, 2004 at 11:54 PM
Duns Scotus was the philospher from whom the Augustans coined the word, "Dunce." He is the patron saint of all dunces everywhere.
Posted by: Tutor | August 01, 2004 at 10:41 PM