As heard on the radio today, advertising The Circus:
"A show SO AMAZING, it will leave you QUESTIONING THE EXISTENCE OF REALITY."
After laughing at this hyperbole for several minutes, I realized that I was failing to give them the benefit of the doubt. I mean, for all I know, the entire circus show is based on the philosophies of Descartes, forcing people to ask themselves how, indeed, they can know that anything exists outside of their own minds.
I Think, Therefore I Am--CIRCUS STYLE!
"Does this elephant balance on a ball because he exists, or because you think he exists and therefore should balance on a ball? But, if, as we have demonstrated, God is not a liar, then surely these FLAMING TRAPEZE ARTISTS are actually DEFYING DEATH! Assuming, of course, that death exists! And now, our dancing girls, 'The Cartesian Fallacies' will perform 'This Dance is a Lie!'"
Man. I'll bet that is an amazing show. Studying Descartes is always interesting, but learning his philosophies by watching someone stick their head into the gaping maw of a lion? Now THAT is philosophy in action.
(What? No, I'm not going on eight hours of sleep total for the last two days! And no, I don't have a raging head cold leaving me equal parts incoherent and hyper.)
(Oh, wait, yes I am and yes I do! I also have THIS:
along with one child screaming "I WANT TO WATCH BOB THE BUILDER!!" and the other one guarding the TV so she can't. Hrm. I think I'd like to question the existence of this reality and put in a request for one with less congestion and more well-rested, pleasant children. Do you think going to the circus would do that for me?)