Five Briefs / Memorable Fancies #752

[“…liberates things from the bondage of utility.” – Walter Benjamin] The blender retires from its career of making frozen margaritas. Idly, it wonders whatever happened to the salt shaker.

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Without clocks there is no smallest unit of time; everything is continuous. Now that we have clocks, time is. chopped. up. and consumed like a bad cut of meat, one grim bite at a time.

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[“…‘thinking of him’ is as it were nailing him with my thought. – Wittgenstein] Yes, I have him now. Another butterfly for the collection. Much prettier pinned down this way, don’t you think?

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There’s a museum of shadows – all that’s left, for instance, of Montezuma or Napoleon. Their shadows are carefully preserved, thousands of them, as in a wax museum. Visitors gawk, see their own shadows in a new, perhaps disturbing, way.

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[“I always ask at eight o’clock, what time it is.” – Thomas Bernhard] I never know, but I’m never wrong.

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