Monday, February 16, 2009

2 + 2=5

so smoe comes over last nite talking about he & his coworkers had a discussion about absolute truths... he apparently was the oddball out b/c he was saying 1 + 1 doesn't always =2, everyone was outraged! i asked if they were vulcans, and why they didn't see grey areas?!

his explanation was you can have 1 apple + 1 bag of apples = more than 2 i agreed. i woke up at 7am (too early for my day off) and realized it's a matter of semantics & specifics...b/c though smoe is right in his example, if they question was 1 item + 1 item = 2 then his angry mob of cohorts would be correct.

as i was searching around the web looking at pics of cool outfits (i know what i wanna wear for my bday but trying to imagine how all the pieces will comes together before i go shopping today) i got side tracked & started looking up music, then from a music blog i got to a video about the nazi's experiment 17, then i went to milgram's experiment, then standford prison, then asch conformity experiments, then 2+2=5 (communist's slogan) then i looked further down the wikipedia article & found an amazing quote from a Fyodor Dostoevsky book. his character proposes:

"it is the free will to choose or reject the logical as well as the illogical that makes mankind human. He adds: "I admit that two times two makes four is an excellent thing, but if we are to give everything its due, two times two makes five is sometimes a very charming thing too.""

i love when my randomness comes together :) ok back to looking at kelis, santogold & m.i.a. for fashion inspiration...

song o the day: in honor of the holiday, figured i'd have themed songs. though i heard this song faaaaaaaar too many times during inauguration weekend, in honor of president's day got to do it: my president's black (jeezy ft nas) remember presidents of the usa? if not, i'm sure you remember lump

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