Friday, September 10, 2004
Pic of Alleged Wampeter at the Science Fiction Con
James is probably way too bashful to include a pic of himself at the recent Hugo Award ceremonies. But I'm not. What's interesting is that this pic was taken by El Jefe, who writes one of the more interesting blogs out there called "Gravity Lens". I find this interesting because both El Jefe and James are charter members of what Kurt Vonneget called the "karass". I am now convinced that these two are in my personal karass. Perhaps James is some kind of focal point or Wampeter. Sounds like something The Question should investigate...
Definition, keeping in mind that I'm a an atheist who thinks religion is basically the foma:
A karass is a "team [of people] that do[es] God's Will without ever discovering what they are doing". [ 1 ] Humanity is organized into many such teams. One can try to discover "the limits of [one's] karass and the nature of the work God Almighty has had it do ... but such investigations are bound to be incomplete." [ 2 ]
And for the record, "foma" is defined thus, from memory:
"The harmless untruths that keep us happy, healthy, wealthy and wise."
Posted by Philip Shropshire at 4:06 AM