Well now. What to do? Crossroads. I find myself in what is a much sought after field-of-expertise with a diminishing number of practicioners, a recent second degree in quite a hard subject and yet, 'somehow'...to all those who think that age immediately diminishes one's faculties...it rhymes with 'duck foo'.
"Certainly any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices." - Voltaire.
"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music." - Friedrich Nietzsche.
"I always felt that a scientist owes the world only one thing, and that is the truth as he sees it. If the truth contradicts deeply held beliefs, that is too bad. Tact and diplomacy are fine in international relations, in politics, perhaps even in business; in science only one thing matters, and that is the facts." - Hans Eysenck .
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10th January 2018. "The Navy Lark; Johnson's Diet". Sub-Lt. Phillips speaking of Wren Chasen;
"She's making a fuss about her pom-pom."
Which is funny, but not nearly as funny as Heather Chasen then corpsing and Jon Pertwee 'in character' pulling her leg. Still great.
1st January 2018. Shortly before realising I wasn't watching comedy, but a stylised diatribe, a 'comedian' declared with the utterly erroneous belief of the fleeting-famous, "You can't change an old person's mind". Point of fact you can, as I've decided that particular funny-man is no longer funny, so will in future avoid the twit. There. Two birds etc.
"It's not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren't doing it." Sir Terry Pratchett, of course.
Happy New Year.
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