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21st May '17 12:44:05 PM nombretomado
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* Lucky's monologue from ''WaitingForGodot''. See it on the WorldGoneMad page.

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* Lucky's monologue from ''WaitingForGodot''.''Theatre/WaitingForGodot''. See it on the WorldGoneMad page.
19th May '17 11:29:23 PM nombretomado
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* Jaden Smith's infamous {{Twitter}} quips include "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?", "Trees are never sad look at them once in awhile they're quite beautiful", and "People use to ask me what do you wanna be when you get older and I would say what a stupid question the real question is what am I right now". (Others, like "If newborn babies could speak they would be the most intelligent beings on planet Earth", while factually dubious, can be tied to more realistic and typical philosophical arguments.)

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* Jaden Smith's infamous {{Twitter}} Website/{{Twitter}} quips include "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?", "Trees are never sad look at them once in awhile they're quite beautiful", and "People use to ask me what do you wanna be when you get older and I would say what a stupid question the real question is what am I right now". (Others, like "If newborn babies could speak they would be the most intelligent beings on planet Earth", while factually dubious, can be tied to more realistic and typical philosophical arguments.)
14th Mar '17 9:55:36 PM SoapheadChurch
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[[http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/ The Postmodernism Generator]] is a parody of this, randomly generating "essays" that are supposed to have been written by postmodern philosophers (that is to say, philosophers in the tradition of Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard, etc.) The so-called essays are surprisingly well constructed, but consist almost entirely of strings of (wrongly attributed) quotes, vaguely leftist aphorisms, [[PerfectlyCromulentWord neologisms]], and philosophical buzzwords.
14th Mar '17 9:54:51 PM SoapheadChurch
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-->''Ignorance of genomics? Thank G_d there have been no mindless regurgitations of Lewontin's Fallacy here as the sight of a grown man reduced the an extended phenotype of the ethnic interests of the Fallacy's inventor would be unbearable for me. Funny thing, when more than one loci is tested, the Fallacy is exposed as just that. Lack of faithism? We cannot be so lucky.''

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-->''Ignorance of genomics? Thank G_d there have been no mindless regurgitations of Lewontin's Fallacy here as the sight of a grown man reduced the an extended phenotype of the ethnic interests of the Fallacy's inventor would be unbearable for me. Funny thing, when more than one loci is tested, the Fallacy is exposed as just that. Lack of faithism? [[PerfectlyCromulentWord faithism?]] We cannot be so lucky.''



** Speaking of which much of Hegel's actual philosophy is seen this way, not just as obscure but as pure nonsense. His work has been described as an "unclear thoughtless flow of words" and "meaningless verbiage". A popular example would be Hegel's attempt to argue that 1830s Prussia was not only the freest society in the world but the freest society that could possibly be imagined.

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** Speaking of which much of * Hegel's actual philosophy is seen this way, not just as obscure but as pure nonsense. His work has been described as an "unclear thoughtless flow of words" and "meaningless verbiage". A popular example would be Hegel's attempt to argue that 1830s Prussia was not only the freest society in the world but the freest society that could possibly be imagined.


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[[http://www.elsewhere.org/pomo/ The Postmodernism Generator]] is a parody of this, randomly generating "essays" that are supposed to have been written by postmodern philosophers (that is to say, philosophers in the tradition of Heidegger, Derrida, Lyotard, etc.) The so-called essays are surprisingly well constructed, but consist almost entirely of strings of (wrongly attributed) quotes, vaguely leftist aphorisms, [[PerfectlyCromulentWord neologisms]], and philosophical buzzwords.
29th Nov '16 8:43:50 PM orvillethird
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->''Raise the walls and shout its flaws, the carpenters should rest'' \\
''So that when you tire of one side, the other serves you best.'' \\
''Read about the wisdom laws and knock and knock and knock.'' \\
''It's a secret knock when hammers knock the other wisdom laws.''
->Music/{{REM}} "''Life and How to Live It''"
27th Oct '16 1:13:53 AM johnnye
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* ''Literature/TheThirdPoliceman'' comes with numerous references to, and occasional WallOfText footnotes quoting, a fictional Word Salad Philosopher by the name of de Selby.
11th Oct '16 10:07:09 PM Gingerkitteh
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* ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=4345 HYBRID]]'', which can't really be called a Tabletop RPG, is pretty infamous among RPG.Net, which describes the "game" as "unmitigated nonsense." It basically consists of of more than 500 numbered rules presented in a non-sequential order. The rules consist of mathematical equations with undefined variables, allusions to social and political issues, pop culture references, cross references to other rules, to non-existent rules, and to rules in other roleplaying games; misogynistic statements, and much more. It first appeared on USENET newsgroup rec.games.frp.super-heroes as a series of disjointed posts by the author, who is known only as "C" and is currently maintained by Phillipe Tromeur. The version numbers are also non-sequential -- its current version, 0.21, is a later version than version 0.34. RPG.Net ranks this "game" as the ''second'' worst game of all time (the worst being reserved for [[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} the Game That Shall Not Be Named]]).

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* ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=4345 HYBRID]]'', which can't really be called a Tabletop RPG, is pretty infamous among RPG.Net, which describes the "game" as "unmitigated nonsense." It basically consists of of more than 500 numbered rules presented in a non-sequential order. The rules consist of mathematical equations with undefined variables, allusions to social and political issues, pop culture references, cross references to other rules, to non-existent rules, and to rules in other roleplaying games; misogynistic statements, and much more. It first appeared on USENET newsgroup rec.games.frp.super-heroes as a series of disjointed posts by the author, who is known only as "C" and is currently maintained by Phillipe Tromeur. The version numbers are also non-sequential -- its current version, 0.21, is a later version than version 0.34. RPG.Net ranks this "game" as the ''second'' worst game of all time (the worst being reserved for [[TabletopGame/{{FATAL}} the Game That Shall Not Be Named]]).
10th Oct '16 9:04:00 PM Berrenta
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->''"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. $U(x){psi(x,t)} = i{h-bar}d{psi(x,t)}/dt ({h-bar}^2)/2m{del}^2 {psi (x,t)}$. To be or not to be, that is the question. [[Main/{{Jesus}} Unless ye be converted and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven]]. Moby Dick. [[Music/{{AvrilLavigne}} Now he's a super star, slamming on his guitar, does your pretty face see what he's worth, he was a skater boy she said see you later boy, he wasn't good enough for her]]. ... [[EEqualsMCHammer E=mc^2]]. S=Klogt. Temporal and spatial dimensions are moving relative to one another. Everything should be made simple as possible, but not moreso and Music/{{Eminem}}!"''
-->-- '''Elliot [=McGucken=]'''
8th Oct '16 7:35:27 PM Berrenta
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Maybe the "philosopher" doesn't have the writing skills to express their ideas. Maybe the point is so complicated that it would take several college courses to grasp its meaning. [[HanlonsRazor Or, maybe the philosopher is just]] a [[TalkativeLoon Talkative]] [[TimeCube Loon]].

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Maybe the "philosopher" doesn't have the writing skills to express their ideas. Maybe the point is so complicated that it would take several college courses to grasp its meaning. [[HanlonsRazor Or, maybe the philosopher is just]] a [[TalkativeLoon Talkative]] [[TimeCube Loon]].
TalkativeLoon.



** He's still frelling insane. His replies to people on internet message boards are a combo of quasi-libertarian rantings about George Washington punching business schools in the face or something, and TimeCube-esque oratories on the Great Books helping you become Clint Eastwood and shoot lightning.

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** He's still frelling insane. His replies to people on internet message boards are a combo of quasi-libertarian rantings about George Washington punching business schools in the face or something, and TimeCube-esque oratories on the Great Books helping you become Clint Eastwood and shoot lightning.



* ''TimeCube'' by Gene Ray is the universally accepted standard for this trope.
--> My wisdom so antiquates known knowledge, that
--> a psychiatrist examining my behavior, eccentric
--> by his academic single corner knowledge, knows
--> [[CaptainObvious no course other than to judge me schizoprenic]].
31st Jul '16 8:06:44 PM Aiguille
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* {{Subverted}} in Music/PoetsOfTheFall's "[[https://youtu.be/f0w_WYXPIMc?list=PLjACqN5i5sDWU8BGL5afu1ynDxAMPX2rH Psychosis]]," where a chorus that confesses the singer's insanity and opening lines that seem like nonsensical ranting eventually gain context as cynical and bitter musings on fame's superficiality, until they give up and begin to plot sinister ways to exploit it.
-->It's like I'm a welcoming freak show doormat\\
Held in awe while growing fat in the head\\
This is where we all should see red
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