Skipped (2)

October 3, 2010

O’Nestly, just follow me here.

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Skipped (1)

September 26, 2010

We are having problems being intrinsically motivated, and this mainly because of a lack of extrinsic stimulation. But we do want to leave you this: Read the rest of this entry »

O’Pen & O’Nest

September 19, 2010

We’re settling into a weekly pattern, mainly because we don’t seem to be quite underpromoted enough. We even had to use the horrible phrase ‘too busy to X’ a couple of times this week.  None of you are going to get any new book or play or poem experts any time soon, by the way; not even the embryonic start of the children’s book version! Only when 50 or so have read the last excerpt I will start posting excerpts again (but there are always aphorisms).



But you’ll just have to suck it up. I’m not about to do what I”m about to criticize: the annoying custom in the corporate world of saying we need to be brutally & vulnerably honest as intro to being a dishonest power-abusing brute. Read the rest of this entry »

Earnest skipped a beat this week. He’s down so I’ll take his corporate culture critique shift (and meanwhile also give you this) but I’ll do it my way. It’s not so much – by the way – that he is down but that he is just completely stressed out from being up. Earnestness can be unbearable in the face of the reality check presented brutely by the obvious fact nobody that nobody gives a flying fuck, either way, as long as they can continue with their daftness.

I prescribed him this. Maybe you can read our collective wisdom there before you go on to read this (all of which is, as per usual, in the kindly spirit of ‘It has to be at least 99% co-incidence to get published if you do not want to be called a whore on it.’: Read the rest of this entry »

Break in Summer

July 17, 2010

You have been cool. In fact, you have been so cool that you get this.

It also has been cool. Well, cooler at least. Not quite cool enough to start fulfilling Earnest promises (see here). Not way cool but just about cool enough to give you a couple of dorky old aphorisms (a.k.a. things to say at dinner tables that’ll make you look wise and slightly weird, just about weird enough for people to avoid you respectfully). Read the rest of this entry »

OK then, I’ll continue to play. When I see poor Guido struggling & realize neither of us was giving the poor guy feedback I know I should be grateful for having you (I’m being O’Nest here).  Posting the present excerpt I hope Guido will, like I will, heed the message of the poem on which it (and frankly most of this, our, book) is based:

Relax, don’t do it.
When you want to go to it.
Relax, don’t do it!
When you want to come.

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I have a thing for the ‘If .. then ..’- clause. The world is waiting for the Aristotle of the ‘If .. then ..’-clause. In other words: If one would be able to explain the ‘If .. then ..’-clause, then one would be able to explain what can be explained.

Does the title mean that anybody O’Nest is also an Earnest. No, it obviously doesn’t. At most it hints that, whenever you find an O’Nest, you will probably also have found an Earnest. Clearly, the order is crucial; it is not possible to read the title as whenever you find an Earnest there is a good chance that it is also an O’Nest.

To have some fun, we could say:

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So, here it is: Book 1, it would have been better if I wouldn’t have tried to be so self-important. If I would have called it a mere ‘chapter’, I could have given this post the title: “O’Nest posts the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” This would have been far more witty and would have displayed a level of planning skill (the word ‘planning’ is ornamentally used in yet another attempt to euphemistically disguise Earnest’s self-doubt).

Anyway, didn’t you click yet? Then here is another chance: click this and a window will open in which you can read the 1st book of ‘The Book’

A new window will open because if we can have Earnest aphorisms, we can sure have O’Nest aphorisms as well but mine are more exclusively below the fold!

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In Earnest Trouble

May 21, 2010

I spoke to God and He said: “Leave me in peace as I leave you in war.”

Truth is hardly the essential thing. It is merely a precondition of anything interesting.

[I’m just being a nuisance here so if you don’t like aphorisms offending your sense of ‘deep understanding’ by superficial use of haiku-like conventions, don’t click the ‘Read the rest of this Entry’-button. I’m pissed and just downloading stuff I scribbled together on a handheld that will soon follow billions of other handhelds on the scrap pile.]

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Earnest The Patient

May 2, 2010

If you are a genius (& therefore hard to understand for those around you) who is going to point out to others that you are a genius?

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