Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Moving Thoughts

The Book of Ecclesiastes (aka Kohelet in Hebrew) is one of the few Bible books worth the paper they're printed on. In particular I like these following quotes:
Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.
Futility of futilities, all is futile.*
[* I have to say I consider the Hebrew original far superior in the nuance department to the English translations.]
Now, to this Bible scholar the story behind these thoughts seems obvious: those ancient philosophers were moving houses!
In between more mundane thoughts along the lines of "damn, these speakers are heavy", one can clearly see the natural thread of logic leads to the existential philosophies Ecclesiastes is famous for. And if you think I'm bullshitting you, think this: what exactly is the difference between building pyramids for the Pharaohs and moving houses?
QED!

Be it as it may, the next time I will be playing Mass Effect I will be doing so at a brand new house. Hopefully, with proper surround sound for the first time ever. It is written in the stars!


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