Tuesday, March 04, 2014


Words that come to mind:

Gestalting: trying to find the one reality, or understanding of reality, that explains everything.

From Wikipedia:
"The concept of gestalt was first introduced in philosophy and psychology in 1890 by Christian von Ehrenfels (a member of the School of Brentano). The idea of gestalt has its roots in theories by David Hume, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Immanuel Kant, David Hartley, and Ernst Mach.
Max Wertheimer's unique contribution was to insist that the "gestalt" is perceptually primary, defining the parts it was composed from, rather than being a secondary quality that emerges from those parts, as von Ehrenfels's earlier Gestalt-Qualität had been.

Rosebud: through the gate to the big house, first shot of Citizen Kane.

I didn't enjoy the movie at all. It was a load of poofle.

Psychologist: snake-oil salesman.

Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.

I've never really liked the double claro, or as it is now known: candela.
As cigar wrappers go it is very much more a curiosity than a worthwhile flavour component. And aesthetically it has scant appeal; no one really wants to stick a puke green thing into his (or her) mouth.

I expect it will sell well on Saint Patrick's Day.

La Flor Dominicana.
Arturo Fuente.

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