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Re: Why I Am So Mildly Amused

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That passage from Nietzsche is very good, thank you. The Gay Science is the only book of his that I've read (for a class, which spent several weeks on it), and I didn't recognize the quotation, but it reminds me of what I enjoyed about Nietzsche

Incidentally, you might enjoy John Holbo's post about Nietzsche, "The Genealogy of Trolling.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 8:13 AM
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1: Shouldn't someone come up with a new title for that book?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 8:24 AM
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No... no... it can't be!


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 8:32 AM
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1,2: The most worried I have ever seen my southern, conservative dad is when he came into my room while I was home from college and asked, "What's that book you got about gay science??"


Posted by: real ffeJ annaH | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:30 AM
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Is this (NSFW, even though I found it while at work) really a picture of Lou Salomé giving handjobs to Friedrich Nietzsche and Paul Rée? what is going on here


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:32 AM
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4: Did you mess with him?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:32 AM
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?


Posted by: rob helpy-chalk | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:32 AM
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Had not seen that CT thread; led me to see if Kenneth Goldsmith had sung any Nietzsche, but apparently not.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:32 AM
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Concluding that a godlike creator of our particular little thingymajob is an asshole is overdetermined.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:36 AM
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But maybe someone here has had their "tremendous moment" and would be willing to let the rest of us in on the trick.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 9:40 AM
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5: It certainly appears to be. Nietzsche's moustache looks all the sillier when he's naked.


Posted by: togolosh | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 10:04 AM
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11: That's his penis.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 10:29 AM
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None of the three of those people look like who they're purported to be.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 11:25 AM
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SFW reference.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 11:38 AM
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1: Shouldn't someone come up with a new title for that book?

Somebody in the CT thread refers to it as, "The Frolicking Science" which is amusing though I have no idea if it's a reasonable translation.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 11:44 AM
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Regarding the OP, I've decided that no matter how many likes you get on the internet, it's wrong to put a cat in the microwave and really wrong to turn on the microwave with the cat still inside.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 11:55 AM
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15: Because I am so totally heterosexual it's one book by Nietzsche, that I haven't read at all. What "science" is he referring to anyway?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 12:22 PM
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15: I've seen "The Joyful Wisdom," which is just annoying. He refers to la gaya scienza time and again in the book!

I think the Nietzschster craved love and approval as nakedly and shallowly as the stupidest Millennial,* but genius magnified those cravings to heroic scope and scale. Counterexamples: Every conservative, MRA, RedPill, etc., etc., etc. blogger with a Nietzsche quote at the top of the page.

* "NEW FROM RANDOM HOUSE: The Stupidest Millennial returns in ... South Bronx Condominium! Author tour, advance reader copies to Instagram feeds with 20,000+ follows."


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 12:28 PM
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3: SMBC is all over this idea. (There are a bunch more; that's just the first one I could find.)


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 2:23 PM
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"This idea" being God being a huge dick, that is.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 2:23 PM
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Diversion: mild amusement, and pity, and exasperation: "adult coloring books", meaning not sexy pictures, but that many adults need the rest caused by coloring inside the lines. Also there's a magazine for teaching adults to doodle.

Dover has been publishing similar books for decades, I think, but they didn't used to need to market-srgment them to grownups.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 09-24-15 4:13 PM
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