Thursday, February 21, 2008

Kook Magnet

For several months, I had been avoiding my once-usual morning coffee shop. It had become too overgrown with kooks. I decided this morning to give it another try. Alas, the kooks are still there, and they still want to talk to me....

As I sat drinking my coffee, a random stranger approached and asked whether I'd seen the lunar eclipse last night. I replied that I had. He replied:

What do ya think it looks like to the people, beings... whatever, are up there? Does everything just go dark? Do they know what eclipses are?

I responded: I do not believe that there are...um... beings on the moon.

Surprised, he replied: Really? You don't believe in life on other planets?

I responded: Well, first of all, let's remember that the moon is not a planet.

He interrupted to say: Wow. That's messed up, man.... messed up.

And then he walked away.

23 comments:

bones said...

How dare you not perscribe to everyones blind faith.
I am sure, to his friends, you are the kook!

Spiros said...

Exactly. But I didn't think is was *controversial* to think that the moon is not a planet, but a... uh... moon!


BTW: Did you see the eclipse last night? We had a good view here. Cool shite.

bones said...

after reading i didnt get the impression that he was even addressing the moon comment. I think he had already run conversation scenerios in his head about this topic and when he got you, you ruined it by not "beleiving". That was something he didn't prepare for. People shouldnt ask a question if they are not prepared to hear either answer.

I honestly didn't even know about it. that pisses me off. I like to at least know that its going on. I am also surprised that none of my customers mentioned it to me. They normally love to flap their jaw to me about nonsense.

Spiros said...

You might be right. I've found that kooks frequently have a particular way they want an encounter to go, and are quick to exit if it's not going that way.

I should have texted you about the eclipse. I believe I texted PBK; but I didn't hear back from her. Maybe she didn't give a crap or was busy arranging her books or skimming and not plunging, or what not.

bones said...

I don't know if i ever gave you my cell#, i will send it to your email.

You're probably right. Tis the season for skimming and not plunging.

A friend of mine was in your city last weekend. she met Rick Springfield. She said he is a "tool". I am not surprised

Spiros said...

Your friend should kill herself just for having met Springfield. He's more than a tool. He's a tool that makes other tools.

bones said...

I will let her know that! Maybe I can get her to take out some undesirables i.e. Bono, Billy Joel, Eddie Van Halen, Rick Springfield... before she offs herself. At least make her life worth while.

Spiros said...

You forgot: Sammy Hagar. He definitely needs to be assassinated.

bones said...

I figured it would be more fun to watch him off himself

Spiros said...

Do you think that if we locked him in a room and forced him to listen to his own songs, he'd eventually do it?

bones said...

without a doubt! but to insure it. You could lock me in that room and he will be cold by the time Three Lock Box ends

Spiros said...

"he will be cold by the time Three Lock Box ends"

The song or the album?

bones said...

the song

Spiros said...

Now you're talking. Isn't "Three Lock Box" the first track on the album of the same name?

bones said...

I had to Google it but yes that is true

Spiros said...

I should be beaten severely for knowing that....

BTW: I'm trying to get KILROY on the scene. I've heard from him a pretty hilarious account of his most recent antics....

bones said...

Dr. Helmut Kilroy?

Spiros said...

Yes. Aka Randy Randall. Aka Squish.
Aka Neil Peart.

bones said...

haha Squish?

I am sure a great story goes with that name

Spiros said...

I'm sure, too. I don't remember it, though. Maybe no one does.

Imipolex_G-Unit said...

I'm pretty sure that "I do not believe that there are...um... beings on the moon." is word-for-word lifted from Wittgenstein.

Just sayin'.

Spiros said...

Nice! Surely there's some discussion of what it would be to assert that there are "...um... beings on the moon" in *On Certainty*.

How nice that philosophy has gotten over its obsession with LW...

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