bons mots, poems, math, knitting and logic
August 16, 2012 8:00 PM   Subscribe

Entertaining, collected bon mots and surprisingly interesting, collected poems by various authors. From a likable math brainiac's site, Dr T.E. Forster, a Cambridge University lecturer. He also knits and writes about Buddhist logic [pdf]. Bonus, there's a fun gif.
posted by nickyskye (4 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
Charming. Thanks!
posted by trip and a half at 9:29 PM on August 16, 2012

I enjoyed reading his collection of notes on Julian Jaynes' book "The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind". I read it when I was in high school and was unsure what to think about it-- was he off the deep end, or did he actually have some useful ideas? Glad to see others aren't so sure either.
posted by dougfelt at 9:45 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]

From a few weeks ago:
There is a man whose wife is a string theorist. One day he comes home in the middle of the afternoon and finds her in bed with her lover. Before he can murder them (or whatever it is you are supposed to do in jokes like this) she exclaims

Darling! I can explain everything!!
posted by mr vino at 7:53 AM on August 17, 2012 [2 favorites]

The bon mots are amusing, but boy does he have an axe to grind about Americans' lack of (or, I should say, loss of) irony. As if Alanis Morrisette didn't exist!
posted by msalt at 11:29 AM on August 17, 2012

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