‘Of all the many turning points and crucial stages – from primitive ape-like creature through to the sophisticated and marginally less primitive ape-like creature that you see about you at zoos and football matches – the most curious development of all is that of the human brain.
‘The human brain has got man into a lot more trouble than has previously been supposed and unless we come up with some way of putting the brain out of commission or obviating some of the more ludicrous effects of the brain, then I don’t think life’s going to get any better.’
I put my hand through a rotting cucumber in the bottom of the fridge this morning and was struck, not for the first time, by the fact we live in an imperfect and imperfectible universe.
‘Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.’
– Thomas Aquinas.
To which I’d add, ‘and a walk in the fresh air.’
This from Lance Wiggs. Who, if you are on Twitter, you should follow. Even when he’s wrong, he’s interesting.
“You are entirely at the mercy of poorly coded algorithms and the arbitrary judgement of some 20 year old Frappuccino swilling douchebeard”
— Lance Wiggs (@lancewiggs) September 12, 2016
‘He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.’
Going to plump for the Golden Mean here, Aristotle old mate. Don’t think I’m either, (although no doubt I have my moments).
Meanwhile, here’s some Satie.