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vertical line Posted on Apr.26.2008 @ 02:24PM EDT by ______
A science of exceptions. The search for imaginary solutions to practical problems. The law governing exceptions. Underpinned by equivalences and the clinamen or slight decline of atoms falling. 'Pataphysics, the greatest of all sciences scoffs at science's immutable laws.

[See 'Refugee The Musical' :
Asylum seekers Jesus, Buddha and Mohammed flee religious persecution upon their mythical winged bike. In the pursuit of freedom they ride across the oceans only to land in Australia and discover that Freedom is a furniture shop in Moorabbin. What's the price of freedom? Will Chris, Bud and Moh get a bulk discount? ]

'Pataphysically valid:
[Note apostrophe]
"Talking about things that are understandable only weighs down the mind and falsifies the memory, but the absurd exercises the mind and makes the memory work."
~Jarry


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Apr.26.2008
03:16PM EDT 
vertical line Practical problem?
Get your imaginary solution here.
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Apr.26.2008
05:42PM EDT 
Email 9999999
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Apr.26.2008
07:44PM EDT 
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
08:25AM EDT 
vertical line 'Pataphor
is to 
Metaphor
what
Metaphor
is to
Reality

'Pataphysical
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
08:32AM EDT 
vertical line God is so small
I am so tall
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
08:34AM EDT 
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Jenny is eleven years old. She lives on a farm in Luxembourg, West Virginia. Today Jenny is collecting eggs from the henhouse. It is 10 a.m. She walks slowly down the rows of cages, feeling around carefully for eggs tucked beneath clucking hens. She finds the first egg in number 6. When she holds it to the light she sees it is the deep tan of boot leather, an old oil-rubbed cowboy boot, creased with microscopic branching lines, catching the light at the swelling above the scarred dusty heel, curled at the cuff, bending and creaking as the foot of the cowboy squirms to rediscover its fit, a leathery thumb and index prying at the scruff, the heel stomping the floor. Victor the hotel manager swings open the door and gives Cowboy a faint smile.

    "Take care of yourself, dirt." And he is gone, as they are all gone.

    Cowboy stands, almost hitting his head on the overhead light. He is again surprised by his own height, again reminded he is taller than he realizes. He is mildly dizzy, a subtle oscillation of the floor and walls. Suddenly across the room he spots his own face staring back from warped and dusty oblong mirror above the wash basin. His face looks empty, all the light drawn out of it, the lines tired, like slackened cables beneath the skin. He pulls on a jacket and a scratchy but warm poncho and takes a little silver folding blade from a back pocket and tucks it into the crook in his boot. He pulls a string on the overhead bulb and the room is sunk into partial darkness. He patiently waits until he hears Lor's pebble tick against the window. He counts to thirty and then quickly descends the back stairs to the street.

Questions.

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Who exists in metaphor? Who in pataphor? Who in reality?

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What does Victor mean by "dirt?"

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What is the meaning of the line: "And he is gone, as they are all gone?"

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Is Cowboy a figment of Jenny's imagination or something else? If not, what else?

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What is the relationship of reality to metaphor in general? Of reality to pataphor?

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Who was Lor and why did Cowboy count to thirty?

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Is it possible for a man to die but live on in metaphor? To die in metaphor but remain alive in reality? To die in pataphor but live on in metaphor? To get sick in reality, die in metaphor and in pataphor remain in perfect health?

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What is the second question of this test?

 

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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
08:55AM EDT 
vertical line 'Pataphysical metaphysics

>Physics>
>Metaphysics>
>'Pataphysics>
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
10:46AM EDT 
vertical line Never-ending corner
Breakers' Man
'Pataphor 'pataphor
Catch as catch can
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
11:49AM EDT 
vertical line What happens when Lo Pez grows a nose lf so long it breaks off and sprouts a new lizard. 
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Reply from ______
Apr.27.2008
12:09PM EDT 
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That's not how it happened. Not for a reason. Not for a purpose. Not to perform a function. Not to fulfill a requirement. Not to please someone. Not to effect something. Not to tell someone something. Not to suggest changes. Not to be a mystical, mysterious or symbolic sign. Not to matter. Not to be.


Why did it happen? Because it was inevitable. Because of contingency. Because of synchrony. Because of the structure of the universe. Because it did.


Ambiguity is the binding steel of the universe. I loved you and you loved me for who knows what reasons. I have left you and you me because I have left you and you me.


The soul is a lie. I loved you because I had to.


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Reply from Woodsman
Apr.27.2008
01:35PM EDT 
vertical line Together, we will go beyond the end of time.
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Apr.27.2008
05:25PM EDT 
Email 9999999
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