Whales: All head or all body?
Is a whale one gigantic head or one gigantic body?
According to Kingdom Hearts (see shot above), even though Monstro has teeth, his ribcage and lack of proves he is just a gigantic body.
Actions Speak Louder than Words
The Devils Advocate (DA) and Aberrant Academician (AA) sit down to enjoy dinner. The elder brother has his notepad with him and writes.
DA: Since actions speak louder than words, it's meaningless to commit anything to word.
AA: But how could one say that? The pen is mightier than the plow as they say.
DA: But the plow's hard work put food on my plate, and you can't eat words!
AA: Au contraire, you will eat those words! The pen is mightier than the plow because it is has more capability. In conflict, why choose to strike when one could write? While the plow does hard work, the pen does better work. Just because something is hard, doesn't mean it's better.
DA: But what you just said doesn't change anything! Words are only meaningful as they call for action…by those who would take action…if only they could.
AA: Well, actually it does. Your original argument was that since actions speak louder than words, then it would be meaningless to commit anything to word. But you just admitted that words are meaningful, because not everyone can do what they say and must ask for help. Besides, this takes us back to when you said you can't eat words, because you just ate yours.
AA starts another sheet on his notepad and scribbles a logic chart.
AA: Well, here you have it.
AA passes notepad to DA
AA: The logic of the argument, all our hard work, committed to words.
DA: Wow…would you prefer a handshake with a high five…or would a simple 'Thanks' suffice?
DA scrawls "Thanks" on the notepad, shoves it back to AA, and excuses himself from the table
To Leave a Lasting Impression...
Devils Advocate (DA) sits down to dinner. Charismatic Charmer (CC) is already at the table, studying a play script.
DA: Is that the school play?
CC: Yes, since it's the beginning of the year, I want to leave a lasting impression.
DA: As an aspiring actor, would you accept a bad role without being guaranteed another chance to perform?
CC: Of course! It's only playing a part.
DA: But…it might mean you would only be remembered for one thing!
CC: Do you mean like, the Joker's 'Why so serious'? What's the problem with that?
DA: But what if it's… embarrassing? Like the pull-ups super baby?
CC: So? Babies are cute no matter what. Everybody grows up.
DA: But what if he never did grow out of it? What if he does it every evening before he settles down with his wife? For the laughs?
CC: I see what you're getting at--what if your first debut was the world's last view?
CC: Thanks! But don't worry, there's no way I'm going down in history as anything other than a statue!
CC Strikes pose and lights go out.
Despite the sweetness and innocence of her bitter remark
The suffocating noose and withered pride of an aching heart
Loneliness is colder than the way she treats me in the dark
Laughter is the best medicine!
We all take time to grow into our shoes...
...Even if it means cutting our locks and wearing holes through our socks!
And when times get stinky and you think "Why me?"
Remember part of growing up is not taking life so seriously
So shed the socks...and put on flip flops!
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“Tis better to have loved and lost...”
Person 1: "tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all"--I feel that eating a McDonald's burger is just like that.
Person 2: Now…why is that?
Person 1: Because everyone has at one point. Even if they lament doing so. Just like bad love.
Person 2: Now…is it fair to compare love to something like a McDonald's burger? It can't love you back.
Person 1: But it can! It can be bad and good…just like love.
Person 2: Really? But…how can love be bad?
Person 1: Love is a game. It is bad to losers. Bad love is just like eating a McDonald's burger: the initial taste may feel good, but overtime you find, that really, it's the other way around…that the burger is really consuming you.
Person 2: …Is that possible? Could dead meat eat somebody?
Person 1: Not literally--figuratively. Once inside you, it begins to eat away at your heart...consuming you from the inside out!
Person 2: You've just spoiled my appetite.
Hibernation is over.
Listen. It's time we talk.
Do you mind going for a walk?
I know you love things simple,
but your meato-keto diet gave your smile another dimple.
Time to take away the bourbon you consume with your beast of burden.
For you are not a caveman
nor a farmer of the land,
a 21st century man.
It was the kind of small town with not much to look at--unless you knew where to look. Peace and tranquility already accomplished, the desire for novelty drove the town's residents to search for the innermost meanings in everything around them.
It was the Fourth of July and the new neighbor, an old man, offered to host the celebration. Immediately, the residents were struck by the peculiarity of his picnic spread, a new mystery in town that needed figuring out!
Concealing the cheddar beneath the patty, the old man passed the first cheese burger on to his neighbor. While unpatriotic to compose the tradition constituent first, patty last, he explained that one merely had to just flip the whole thing over to make amends. If this wasn't curious enough, the picnic presented even more peculiarity: mac-in-tartar-sauce instead of cheese, and black tahini dip instead of cheesy dip!
Although uninhibited in appetite, the old man rejected his neighbors' offerings, and the conspiracy theories began to fly:
Do you think he's trying to poison us?
Maybe he just wants us to eat healthier?
He just wants the left overs all to himself!
Just then, a young boy had an idea. With a smile, he offered his own homemade watermelon and feta salad to the old man. As the old man picked out the cheese before daring a tentative bite, the boy solved the mystery at last: The old man was allergic to cheese.
Love is a game. And every game has its winners and losers.
History has just been made: a plebian had just outraced the fastest woman known to mankind to claim her hand. (Based on the Greek myth of Atalanta, Hippomenes, and the Golden Apples)
"How romantic!" Aphrodite chirped to Artemis, "I love happy endings, don't you?"
"How about yourself? Don't tell me you're expecting your apples back despite offering them as a matrimonial gift."
"I have ways of reclaiming what's mine...And under my ways, this village will prosper."
"Without their renowned huntress? I guide the hunts, not yourself."
"Yes, but her wedding will bring further acclaim to this village forevermore... And I'll ensure your huntress will bear even stronger hunters."
"Leave things as they were. Don't you understand there is more to life than frivolity and games?"
"Oh, I understand--Listen, I've lived longer than you. Time and time again I've died from despair over losing those I loved, while you've merely died from hearing another's opinion of yourself! You reject love because you can't bear to share yourself with another. In truth, it is really you who doesn't understand life, because life is love. Life is not a series of conquests, it is a give-and-take relationship between yourself and the rest of the world!"
"Give and take?! Yet it's you who conspires to take your apples back? I forbid you from further meddling in this village's affairs--none-the-less those of my huntress."
"Listen, she can keep those apples...as they are now my only gift, from the goddess of love and fertility herself, toward her matrimony. As for your village, I will respect your wishes and leave you to survey and quarry as you always have."
"You speak as though I guide this village as I do the woods: as a dwelling for beasts!"
"Without love, that is what they might as well become..."