Monday, February 13, 2017

Answers to The Order and Chaos Quiz.

Here's the original quiz. I'm putting the answers here so people will have a place to click. I'll be a lot of my readers didn't know I had a Palpable Bitchery blog. I don't use it too much!

1. I.  “We cannot expect people to have respect for law and order until we teach respect to those we have entrusted to enforce those laws.” — Hunter S. Thompson

2. F. “The world is not to be put in order. The world is order. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.” — Henry Miller

3. B. “Monsters cannot be announced. One cannot say: 'Here are our monsters,' without immediately turning the monsters into pets.” —  Jacques Derrida

4. E. “Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step beyond logic.” — Frank Herbert

5. D. “Be regular and orderly in your life like a bourgeois, so that you may be violent and original in your work.” — Gustave Flaubert

6. A.  “Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.” — Henry Adams

7. G. "You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star." — Friedrich Nietzsche

8. C.  "I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me." — Bob Dylan

9. H. “In times of widespread chaos and confusion, it has been the duty of more advanced human beings--artists, scientists, clowns and philosophers--to create order. In times such as ours, however, when there is too much order, too much management, too much programming and control, it becomes the duty of superior men and women to fling their favorite monkey wrenches into the machinery. To relive the repression of the human spirit, they must sow doubt and disruption.” — Tom Robbins

10. J. “For nothing matters except life; and, of course, order.”  — Virginia Wolfe

Friday, February 7, 2014

"Palpable bitchery! I want to write a blog called Palpable Bitchery!"

Once you've said that — which I just did — you've got to do it, right? I mean, Stephen King spoke of detecting "an element of palpable bitchery" somewhere — in a woman? in 2 women? in "a sad and painful mess"? But then he stepped back. He undetected it. Unpalpated it. The famous writer somehow pulled the wrong word out of his ass.

But palpable bitchery must exist somewhere.

"Soon that peculiar odor, sometimes to a great distance given forth by the living sperm whale, was palpable to all the watch...."

It will be here, right now. Evidence exists. Palpate it. Learn it. Know it.

On a blog called Palpable Bitchery.

Thrust out your face fiercely, snuffing up the sea air as a sagacious ship's dog will... drawing nigh to some barbarous isle. A whale must be near.... Ascertain the precise bearing of the odor as nearly as possible and rapidly order the ship's course to be slightly altered, and the sail to be shortened....