I cannot - yet I must! How do you calculate that? At what point on the graph do "must" and "cannot" meet?
Jim is my enemy. But it turns out that Jim is also his own worst enemy. And the enemy of my enemy is my friend.
So Jim...is actually my friend. ...But. Because he is his own worst enemy, the enemy of my friend is my enemy, so actually Jim is my enemy... But.
Hey. Moron. Wheatley:
Oh. Hello. GLaDOS:
Alright. Paradox time. THIS! SENTENCE! IS! FALSE!
Don't think about it, don't think about it, don'tthinkaboutit... Wheatley: Um, true. I'll go true.
Huh, that was easy. I'll be honest, I might have heard that one before though, sort of cheating. GLaDOS:
It's a PARADOX! There IS
The following statement is true. The preceding statement was false.
I always tell the truth. Even when I lie.
The setting of an Alternate History
is often described as a What If?
. Popular alternate history settings include . . . "What if this piece of alternate history was never written?"
She picks up a syringe to give him a local anesthetic, but he quickly turns it down, leading to this incredible, amazing, senses-shattering exchange. Dr. Clay
: Do you enjoy pain? Dalton
: Pain don't hurt.
Let's contemplate this for a moment, shall we? Pain, by its very definition, is something that hurts. So if pain don't hurt, wouldn't it cease to be called 'pain'? And what would you call the stuff that actually does hurt? It's amazing, really. With just three simple, one-syllable words, Dalton has created a koan
even more profound than that stuff about one hand clapping.
Funnybot, I've been talking it over with the fellas and actually, we think what you're doing
is genius. Funnybot:
Funnybot is simply pushing the limits of comedy. Jimmy:
Yes, you certainly are. And for doing that, we have all decided to give you... a comedy award. Funnybot:
...For what purpose is comedy award? Jimmy:
It's a- v- validation of all your efforts. An acknowledgement of all you do in the pursuit of humor. Funnybot:
...Non sequitur. There is no logic in comedy award. Unable to process. Comedy award is... what is the meaning? If I accept it means I take comedy seriously. If I take comedy seriously, I am not comedian. Non sequitur. Must... analyze... analyze
It's working! Funnybot:
Explain comedy award! Unable to process! Awkwaaard! Awkwaaard!
You see, the boys are saying "You don't know you're beautiful. That's what makes you beautiful." But they've just told the girl she's beautiful. So, since she now knows it, she's no longer beautiful. But, stick with me, stick with me, oh, it goes deeper. Okay, but she's listening to the song too! So, she knows she's not beautiful, therefore, following the syllogism of the song, she's instantly beautiful again! It's like an infinite fractal recursion, a flickering quantum stake of both hot and not! I mean, this lyric as iterated algorithm could lead to a whole new musical genre!