July 9, 2008

Wednesday Wisdom

Historians are like deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.
Leo Tolstoy

7 comments:

  1. Dylan2:49 AM

    Arggghhh...sort of defines my research, Caz. Sometimes the unasked questions have to be answered....don't they? Guys? Don't they? :(

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  2. Eh?? What was that?? You say something Dylan??

    Any way, back to the relationship between the paides basilikoi and the hypaspistae basilikoi at the Argead court....

    Someone say something?? Speak up!

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  3. Deafness wouldn't be so bad so long as I had an ear trumpet. And it didn't do Beethoven's music any harm!

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  4. You cannot have an answer (by definition) that is not preceeded by a question.

    If no one is asking historians these questions anyway then what has "deaf" got to do with it.

    Leo is a dunce, err was a dunce, maybe he should have written a book, but with such language abuse I'm sure he wouldn't have amounted to much.

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  5. Has anyone heard from Dylan, he's been awfully quiet of late. Must be busy with important work.

    I'm delighted that you've taken up an interest in physics Timmy, good for you. Someone has to do it.

    "You cannot have an answer (by definition) that is not preceded by a question."

    Happens every single minute of every single day in business.

    But you knew that already, 'ey.

    Leo was aspirational Justin. He gave it his best shot.

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  6. Does father park ever talk about anything but the relationship between the paides basilikoi and the hypaspistae basilikoi at the Argead court? I for one am sick of it.

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  7. Oh yes, the Father speaks of fish, wine, postulates, and such, but can one ever really get too much of the paides basilikoi and the hypaspistae basilikoi at the Argead court?

    Someone has to keep that conversation going.

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