Thursday, April 01, 2004

Philosophy on the brain

A Monty Python song keeps running through my head:

Immanuel Kant was a real pissant who was very rarely stable
Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could think you under the table
David Hume could outconsume Schopenhauer and Hegel
And Wittgenstein was a beery swine who was just as schloshed as Schlegel
There's nothing Nietzche couldn't teach ya 'bout the raising of the wrist
Socrates himself was permanently pissed.
John Stuart Mill, of his own free will, on half a pint of shandy was particularly ill
Plato they say could stick it away, half a crate of whiskey every day
Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle
Hobbes was fond of his dram
And Rene Descartes was a drunken fart
"I drink, therefore I am."
Yes, Socrates himself is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker but a bugger when he's pissed.

One of these days I'm just gonna start singing this in the middle of 19th Century Philosophy class. It's just BEGGING to be done.

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