Wednesday, 31 March 2010

The great philosopher.

Through the history of man kind there have been many great philosophers. Aristotle, Plato and Socrates to name a few. For-sure these were great men with dare i say great minds, but what of today? who are the great minds of the modern age. If you ask Mrs Dobbo, I'm sure she will say Professor Brian Cox with his huge smile and big brained ways showing us through the solar system in that annoyingly simple and entertaining way. She would almost certainty point out he used to be a pop-star to.

Although i usual avoid disagreeing with Mrs D, for this is a perilous venture at the best of times, today i must. I have spent the last few years in the study of western philosophy searching relentlessly for the great minds, the great thinkers and ultimately the one great mind of the modern age. Today my search is over, today i know, today the one great mind has been reviled to me.

The greatest mind of our modern ages is undoubtedly the legend known as Homer J Simpson. Born at some point, Homer has time and time again enlighten mankind with such pearls of wisdom as "just because i don't care, doesn't mean i don't understand" and  "Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try."

Of course, to the unenlightened the philosophy's of Homer J can seem like nothing short of gibberish. Has this not been the case time and time again with the great men of history. Look what they did to William Tyndale, although he was not a philosopher. He did however live in a village called North Nibley, they built a monument for him in 1863. Years latter we would climb the 111ft tower and take vast amounts of LSD. I've always had a soft spot for good old William T.

Anyway, i digress. I'm not here to convince you of Homer J's greatness, simply to point out the obvious. Just take a little time to consider some of the wonderful thoughts this genius has given us.
"Lisa, if the Bible has taught us nothing else, and it hasn't, it's that girls should stick to girls sports, such as hot oil wrestling and foxy boxing and such and such."
"Old people don't need companionship. They need to be isolated and studied so it can be determined what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use."
"I've always wondered if there was a god. And now I know there is -- and it's me."

Greatness is often measured by stuff and and sometimes backed up by things. With that thought i'll leave you with one more from Mr Homer J Simpson, "Doughnuts. Is there anything they can't do?"