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September 29, 2003 10:19 PM   Subscribe

This post is about nothing. Zip. Zero. Zilch. Nada.
posted by moonbird (36 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
I have nothing to say.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 10:22 PM on September 29, 2003


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posted by Pharkas at 10:22 PM on September 29, 2003



posted by quonsar at 10:28 PM on September 29, 2003



posted by trondant at 10:37 PM on September 29, 2003


"                     "
posted by dg at 10:43 PM on September 29, 2003


I went looking for a soundtrack for this thread, and settled on this.

How do you like it?
posted by boredomjockey at 10:48 PM on September 29, 2003


turn it up.
posted by quonsar at 10:49 PM on September 29, 2003


I can dig it.

Seriously, though, I liked the links.
posted by Nothing at 11:05 PM on September 29, 2003


In fairly early elementary school, when I first read that zero was a recent addition to mathematics (in the grand scheme of things) I thought the idea was ridiculous. I mean, it seemed so obvious to have a zero. But then I started getting these little doubts. After all, if numbers are for counting, and there is nothing to count, why have a number for that? Over the course of a few days I talked myself out of believing in zero. My math teacher was less than impressed with my reasoning, but was good about it, and gently argued me back to the side of nothingness.
posted by Nothing at 11:12 PM on September 29, 2003


Do Nothing Here (just saw this URL on a bus today)
posted by kokogiak at 11:50 PM on September 29, 2003


The Biography of a Dangerous Idea
posted by futureproof at 11:59 PM on September 29, 2003


I feel empty
posted by Eirixon at 1:05 AM on September 30, 2003


This post is about nothing.
Expect a C&D from Jerry Seinfeld shortly.
posted by wendell at 1:55 AM on September 30, 2003


Perfect for Buy Nothing Day?
posted by Monk at 2:30 AM on September 30, 2003


Not to be confused with NaDa.
posted by mmoncur at 2:34 AM on September 30, 2003


Nothing to see here, move along
posted by matteo at 2:50 AM on September 30, 2003


Do nothing and there is nothing you cannot do.
posted by moonbird at 3:35 AM on September 30, 2003


Nothing: If you don't believe in zero does that mean your maths teacher could only give you 1 or above for your tests ?
posted by dprs75 at 3:40 AM on September 30, 2003


e^(i*pi)+1=0
posted by wobh at 4:49 AM on September 30, 2003


It's the emptiness that's left. It's like a despair, destroying this world. And I have been trying to help it
posted by backOfYourMind at 5:16 AM on September 30, 2003


Nothing is a faux concept. There's always something there, even if we don't possess the instruments to measure it.
posted by walrus at 5:38 AM on September 30, 2003


The soundtrack to this thread could be Yo La Tengo's And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out.
posted by ashbury at 6:38 AM on September 30, 2003



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posted by zsazsa at 7:36 AM on September 30, 2003


4' 33"
posted by eriko at 7:41 AM on September 30, 2003


The Pirates who don't do anything.
posted by leapfrog at 7:46 AM on September 30, 2003


You mean I'm the first one to mention that when you search google for nothing, you get a whole lotta Haughey?
posted by taz at 8:30 AM on September 30, 2003 [1 favorite]


Zero i can deal with, since it's technically a number. It's null that blows my mind.
posted by laz-e-boy at 9:14 AM on September 30, 2003


much ado
posted by Foosnark at 9:25 AM on September 30, 2003


No comment.
posted by alumshubby at 11:48 AM on September 30, 2003


"Reference the NULL within NULL; It is the gateway to all magic." -Geoffrey James
posted by leapfrog at 12:19 PM on September 30, 2003


"Correction: I asked it to do Nothing, but it's doing nothing." (scroll down)
posted by wobh at 3:15 PM on September 30, 2003


reference the null pointer, and you get all kinds of... magic.
posted by namespan at 4:44 PM on September 30, 2003


Mu.


The Pirates who don't do anything.

No, these are the Pirates who don't do anything.
posted by languagehat at 5:46 PM on September 30, 2003


when you add it all up, it all amounts to!?. zippo :D
posted by kliuless at 8:52 PM on September 30, 2003


Contemplating Infinity
posted by homunculus at 9:48 PM on September 30, 2003


namespan- Reference the NULL within NULL; It is the gateway to the exception handler.
posted by leapfrog at 10:58 AM on October 1, 2003


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