Thursday, June 3, 2010

What Irony, or: Love, Sex, and Frank Zappa

How's this for irony:


I've finally finished reading a wonderful article on the psychology of love and sex, and near the end of the article is the following passage and warning:


I’ll be honest here and say that this view is not at all popular in the U.S., and especially not in San Francisco.


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And what have I been listening to for the past half-hour for the first time in my life? Frank Zappa's We're Only in It for the Money, probably the biggest musical slam on 1960s hippies (especially those in San Francisco) culture ever produced. Surely Zappa had the same views on love and sex as the author of the article did, since it goes as far as to denounce classical romance in it's first few paragraphs.
Now, to be fair, I haven't actually read the California version of the article, but when something's titled "easy way," that's almost always a fair warning for bullshit.
Thanks again, Frank Zappa, for steering us the right way. And with excellent music to boot.

27 comments:

  1. 噴泉的高度,不會超過它的源頭。一個人的事業也是如此,它的成就絕不會超過自己的信念。..................................................

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  2. Quality is better than quantity..................................................................                           

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  3. 在莫非定律中有項笨蛋定律:「一個組織中的笨蛋,恆大於等於三分之二。」....................................................................

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  4. Accept that some days you are the pigeon, and some days you are the statue.............................................................

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  5. 唯有學習不已的老師,才能認真的教,唯有燃燒自己,才能點亮他人的燈............................................................

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  6. 馬丁路德:「即使知道明天世界即將毀滅,我仍願在今天種下一棵小樹。」............................................................

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  7. 若有人問你成功時會不會記得他 試問若你失敗時他會不會記得你......................................................................

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  8. 一個人的際遇在第一次總是最深刻的,有時候甚至會讓人的心變成永遠的絕緣。......................................................................

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  9. 河水永遠是相同的,可是每一剎那又都是新的。........................................

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