Re: virus: Tony's guests & Brass eye

Drakir (
Tue, 08 Apr 1997 09:08:23 +0100

Mark Hornberger wrote:
> At 04:09 PM 4/7/97 +0100, you wrote:
> >Martz wrote:
> >>
> >> On Fri, 4 Apr 1997, Drakir <> wrote:
> >>
> >> >I always find that pissed people talk much better philosophy, whilst
> >> >stoned people talk much better surrealism.
> >>
> >> Don't you really mean that talk of philosophy sounds better when
> >> *you're* pissed (ditto for surrealism)? I know it does for me.
> >
> >I think pissed people are more willing to talk philosophy than when they
> >are are sober. Plus, when your brain is a little affected, it's easier
> >to make abstract connections, and for people not to care that it doesn't
> >make sense :)
> >
> I agree - when you're pissed about something, it seems so much more
> important - breaking it down, understanding it, seeing what makes it tick
> and what doesn't. Plus, you can almost taste it when something sounds
> right... granted, while anger does wonders for your powers of
> pontification, it doesn't do too well for your listening prowess.

Erm ... I think we've stumble across a little language barrier here. In
England, we take the word "pissed" to mean "under the influence of
alcohol". I forgot that in the US it means angry! It always makes me
laugh when people in films say "Will you stop that, you're getting me



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