Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Socrates was Permanently Pissed: U Think on the Parthenon

Tomorrow night at 6:30pm at Brown's, U Think considers the Parthenon with geoarcheologist Scott Pike.
Built from 447-432 BCE, the Parthenon is considered the penultimate example of Doric architecture, Athenian self-determination and democratic ideals. Yet, despite its importance, there is still much to be learned about how the Parthenon was built.

Analyses of isotopes provide information about the origin of the Parthenon’s building materials. Tracing this ancient Greek supply chain sheds light upon the society’s complex social and economic systems.
We like to think of Socrates and Plato putting away the pints while they admire the temple!
Immanuel Kant was a real pissant
Who was very rarely stable.

Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar
Who could think you under the table.

David Hume could out-consume
Schopenhauer and Hegel,

And Wittgenstein was a beery swine
Who was just as schloshed as Schlegel.

There's nothing Nietzsche couldn't teach ya
'Bout the raising of the wrist.
Socrates, himself, was permanently pissed.

John Stuart Mill, of his own free will,
On half a pint of shandy was particularly ill.

Plato, they say, could stick it away --
Half a crate of whisky every day.

Aristotle, Aristotle was a bugger for the bottle.
Hobbes was fond of his dram,

And René Descartes was a drunken fart.
"I drink, therefore I am."

Yes, Socrates, himself, is particularly missed,
A lovely little thinker,
But a bugger when he's pissed.

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