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The Unemployed Philosopher’s Guild began in 1992 when two students of philosophy found their inner creativity in the midst of a dwindling academic job market. As it turned out, fulfilling gift giving needs proved to be almost as satisfying as probing eternal questions. They offer such items as "Freudian Slippers", "Nietzsche's Will to Power Bars", "Brainy Beanies", and "Dorothy Parker Martini Glasses".
posted by ewagoner (18 comments total)

 
Certainly better than hanging out on a street corner with a sign reading "Will Discuss Philosophy for Food."
posted by ilsa at 7:47 AM on August 11, 2003


I love this so so so much. Thanks, ewagoner!
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:05 AM on August 11, 2003


Any place you can get a toy Frida Kahlo is a place I love.
posted by Katemonkey at 8:15 AM on August 11, 2003


This is a link to a site that does not seem to do anything other than sell junk, albeit with a (swoon) philosophy angle.

Last I heard you had to pay $10 for this.
posted by zoid at 8:16 AM on August 11, 2003


that's Como!
posted by scarabic at 8:28 AM on August 11, 2003


I like theory.org.uk. Downloadable theory trading cards, theorist action figures, and LEGO theorist play sets ...
posted by carter at 8:44 AM on August 11, 2003


I think it's a cute site and I didn't know about it before, so I appreciate the FPP.

Of course, if ewagoner is affiliated with these folks, then he or she is lame for doing "viral marketing" instead of taking out an honest ad.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:18 AM on August 11, 2003


Well, I loved the site, so thank you ewagoner. Come on, people, this is hardly a PepsiBlue link. And what Sidhedevil said.
posted by widdershins at 10:05 AM on August 11, 2003


zoid:

Last I heard you had to pay $10 for this.

last i heard, it was impolite to derail threads with nitpicks, but hey -- who follows social convention? get on with your rebellious self: nothing could better help than a refreshing Anti EstablishMint.
posted by moz at 10:46 AM on August 11, 2003


OMG, I so want one of everything.
posted by dejah420 at 1:43 PM on August 11, 2003


You may also enjoy Coca Cola.
posted by xmutex at 2:53 PM on August 11, 2003


I just got me Socrates, Darwin and Einstein -- in cuddly soft plush form! Man, life is good.
posted by jscalzi at 3:00 PM on August 11, 2003


Moz: last i heard, it was impolite bla bla bla

Huh? there is nothing derailing/rebellious about my post. At least i commented on the link without using the word "cute" once. You didnt even manage that, you pretentious fuckwit.
posted by zoid at 3:46 PM on August 11, 2003


Last I heard you had to pay $10 for this.

You don't really understand the rules, if you think that.
posted by Hildago at 4:14 PM on August 11, 2003


1. Philosophy
2. Unemployment
3. ?????
4. PROFIT!
posted by wendell at 7:33 PM on August 11, 2003


Actually, zoid, Moz didn't say "cute" at all--I said "cute."

And how else would one describe a Darwin plushie except "cute"?
posted by Sidhedevil at 3:29 AM on August 12, 2003


Isn't "unemployed philosophers" redundant?
posted by kindall at 8:14 AM on August 12, 2003


You are all going to be SO sorry when a real philosopher comes in here and mops the FLOOR with you.
posted by squirrel at 5:59 PM on August 14, 2003


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