Beware of Metaphors

A rather distracted young man I met near a live oak, made me privy to his
eponymous idea which he called, “The Crudwattle Theory,” which claims that
Karl Marx and Johannas Brahms were actually Siamese twins accidentally
separated at birth. I noted to him the clear impossibility of such a proposal
based on incontrovertible evidence regarding their different birth dates, and
natal origins. Monsieur Crudwattle admitted to knowing all this, and agreeing
to its validity, but clung on by stating that in spite of “all that” it was the only
theory he had.

How may we be assured of fairness
when one becomes dishonorable only at
the hand of the honorable.

 

“A man who know how to correctly compare things
can learn something extraordinary.”
“That sounds simple enough.”
“In that case you didn’t exactly hear me; it’s not a matter of
a man correctly comparing two particular things,
but a matter of knowing what things To correctly compare.”

 

You might care to make a note of the fact
that gods you get from a book can’t
be returned.

 

The alien ship landed right downtown, the visitors alighted, and loudly announced,
“Greetings poor creatures, we are allegories here,  working
as advance men for metaphors.”

J.

 

 

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