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21 May 2004 @ 01:32 pm
Minister of Philosophy - Really Decadent Guys
Time and tide stop for no man.
No man is an island.
Therefore, time and tide stop for islands.

You do the best you can with what you've got.
You don't know what you've got til it's gone.
Therefore, you do the best you can when what you don't know isn't there.

Any other choice syllogisms you have to offer?
ninja in the shadows: evil edseiryu_16 on May 21st, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
How about this:
Time is money.
Money can't buy love.
Therefore, time can't buy you love, either.
Aw, poopie.
Oυτιςerragal on May 21st, 2004 02:24 pm (UTC)
Time is money.
time is on my side.
therefore, money is on my side.

...don't I wish.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on May 21st, 2004 12:00 pm (UTC)
there's a great one from discworld that used to be my sig file, and I can't find it here. I shall post it when I get home, if I have time to look for it before Pirates of Penzance.
Doomutilitygeek on May 21st, 2004 12:57 pm (UTC)
Love is blind.
Blinds are used for hunting ducks.
Therefore, love kills ducks.
lio on May 21st, 2004 01:56 pm (UTC)
Darth Vader invaded the rebel base on Hoth, and all your base are belong to us. Hence, we are all Darth Vader.
Oυτιςerragal on May 21st, 2004 02:22 pm (UTC)
1. Brevity is the soul of wit,
2. Wit is educated insolence
therefore, brevity is educated insolence.

Here's the pedigree of my syllogism
1. William Shakespeare
2. Aristotle


nature abhors a vacuum
the American people abhor a vacuum
therefore, the American people are nature.
Flombertrichandfamous on May 21st, 2004 03:16 pm (UTC)
I've always appreciated your support and enjoyment of RDGs. Your recollection of the passage here is much closer than what was posted on /. a few months ago, and both are admirable considering you probably have only seen the film once or twice, and years ago at that. The precise wording is: 'Time and tide wait for no man.' [etc.]

Fallacious syllogisms of this sort are, of course, the Minister of Philosophy's stock-in-trade. I have been collecting deductions of this sort for use in the hypothetical RDGs sequel, to link into one incredibly long circle of absurd logic, with the end result of having Philosophy prove something completely ridiculous, such as that babies can be used as parking meters. The vast majority of the links have something to do with either time, money, love, war, or speech. Time is money; money talks; talk is cheap; but since you can't take it with you, dead men tell no tales. So it's difficult to branch out much beyond that, while still keeping the component expressions familiar.
masui on May 21st, 2004 05:20 pm (UTC)
I'm sure you could work monkeys in there somewhere...

More fun that a barrel of monkeys
Monkeys also fall from trees

and so on
Stable Strangeletcuthalion on May 22nd, 2004 03:06 am (UTC)
A Barrel, as you probably know, is the standard 'english' measurement for fun, and can be divided into twelve Monkeys.

The metric equivalent, as you also should know, living in Japan, is a Rângbald, or joule-candela per meter2 (more simply, cd kg / s2).
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Flombertrichandfamous on May 22nd, 2004 01:35 am (UTC)
I like those. Can I have them?
Hillarysusanofstohelit on May 21st, 2004 10:34 pm (UTC)

terry pratchett, guards guards
The past is prologue: underwoodnemoren on May 21st, 2004 11:42 pm (UTC)
Emptiness is loneliness and loneliness is cleanliness and cleanliness is godliness and God is empty, just like me.