Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Identity Theft and Fraudulent Posts

Folks, it's happened. Manfredjensen has struck, and my identity has been stolen.

Just think about it. Would I ever sell myself out to become some kind of corporate shill? The very thought. The Ideas of Ideas Man are not for sale to the highest bidder. Manfredjensen, however, that's another story. He's never had an original idea in his life, so he's perfectly happy to sell himself out.

That said, since Mandfredjensen's corporate bonanza was announced on my site, I'll meet any potential buyers halfway. You can still give me whatever you want, but I won't do anything in exchange.

We'll call it a fair compromise.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Brand New Blog

I recently stumbled across this other blog that I thought I'd direct your attention to

  • Serial Novel


  • I am in favor of nothing if not serial novelization.

    CORPORATE SPONSOR ON-LINE SWEEPSTAKES EXTRAVAGANZA CONTEST

    Ideas Man, Ph.D. is looking for a corporate sponsor. Consequently, I am now announcing our first annual:

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    Friday, May 05, 2006

    Professor Ghetto-Star. That is what I are.

    I am so tired that I actually replied to an email in the following way:

    A student had asked me (among other things):

    "How does Nietzsche argue that all reality is a matter of interpretation?" (a question from a study sheet, so rather than answer it, I was just going to point him in the direction of the answer

    Here is my response (which I've already sent):

    "4. See his discusison of physics, etc. Again, he wants to emphasize that what we take for granted as fact has to pass through some sort of more immediately cultural medium."

    Here is my "damage control" email (which I've also already sent):

    "Sorry. With 4, I meant that even facts have to be interpreted to mean anything to me (this is the idea that I had behind my idea as cultural medium, but it's unimportant now).

    Thanks again,"

    You know how in Bullworth, Warren Beatty goes crazy simply because he's so tired. That's me.

    Thanks for a third time,