Tuesday, September 30, 2008

My Tryst with Philosophy

I have been a deep thinker since childhood, as my biographers would readily vouch. Where ordinary children would bicker over the sharing of a few chocolates, I would think deeply and THEN bicker over the sharing of those chocolates. Naturally, I became a philosopher.

Somehow, I could never get going in the morning. Used to have one hell of a time responding to the alarm clock. I asked my friend, a well read man and an existentialist, for advice. He thought deeply and told me I had better get my sartre fixed. He was right, of course. Even my wife has noticed this lately, and threatened extreme steps. Putting Descartes before divorce, she said. But she is a kind soul. And she Kant do without me.

In my early years, I fancied myself as a philosopher in the mold of Wittgenstein. I made the mistake of telling my colleagues and classmates about it. Ah, the folly and innocence of youth! They called me Half-Witt Genstein for the rest of the course, a blow from which I never recovered.

I even read Kafka, on the recommendation of a cute young thing, who said he kept her up all night. Well, I kept falling asleep over the dreary prose, truth to tell. She thought I might have been reading the Decaf-ka. Perhaps I was. Who is to know? And I never got the chance to keep her up all night.

20 comments:

sthitapragnya said...

LOL! You should have given her a Plate o' apples to Rip-up,lick and eat. That would have kept her awake all night! :P

maxdavinci said...

Decaf-ka

wo gaad, shenoyda kemon cholche?

PS: its durga pujo time and i turn semi-bong for obvious reasons...

Wicked :D said...

Ok! You need to dumb it down for people like me. The "Sartre" think was lost on me.

I like the decaf one though.

Pooja said...

Philosphy and puns - what a combo! Hats off for the originality. Gotta say though, for the past few years, Kafka's (motorcycle) makes me think of Bridget Jones.

10yearslate said...

Boss..let alone all night, had you made her camus but once, you would have been socrate and all men would have called you a (cic)hero.

It is open to question though whether your (Dio)genes transfer would have been effected had your performance plato'd instead of peaked.

I am also told that a diet of Spinoza would have helped bring home (or deliver in this case) the (Thomas)Bacon.

however, for having even gotten to first base, something none of us got to, you have earned our (kierk)egard sir.

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

Arre,istotal fun this post is, I say.

Play,to-tally punny it was, it again Sami. Narendranath.

Param himsa though it did to philosophers' names, you are one funny buddha.

chutney said...

You know, I hear a lot of people go "budda ho gaya" as they get older. I think where you're concerned, its
"budhdha ho gaya".

Baap re, shenoyji! You've outdone yourself, as usual :)

Arun Sundar said...

Good one yet again!!! You set a standard thru one post and you beat it yourself in the next post by a higher standard!! :)

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Cease and desist. Or, more to the point, Palto.

J.A.P.

Partho said...

As usual, Neat:ze puns you do!

crumbs said...

hey there!
stumbled on this one the way people stumble on blogs, but it's a fun blog you have here
"She thought I might have been reading the Decaf-ka. Perhaps I was. Who is to know? And I never got the chance to keep her up all night."
guess she wasn't a fan of instant enlightenment :D

Velu said...

Great post. I think a crash course in Lit is in order.
Cheers,
Velu

Anish said...

Ha ha and another HA! :-B

buddy said...

lol...

MAN IN PAINTING said...

Plato raised some cats...he called him "PERFECT CATS"
Thats what i will call this one..
"PERFECT!
great!
MIP

Vin said...

y dont u publish all ur posts under 'perfect entertainment' category???
i thoroughly enjoyed reading them...

Usha said...

Decaf-ka, that was brilliant. With your sense of humor, You could never have been a feel low sufferer!

vanilla said...

Decaf-ka? don't know what that is. :)
Anyway, your great mind thinks big. Did you workk in IBM or anything?

Desigirl said...

LOLed all the way through this!

Cynic in Wonderland said...

:)