Friday, November 11, 2005

Heideggerian Dating

I watched this movie last night which advocates, as one of its core conceits, taking Heidegger's observation that "We pursue that which retreats from us" as sound advice on how to fuck chicks. Yes, my friends, let that sink in. A little more. Now, imagine spreading this idea--that we might use Heidegger as a philosophical cornerstone for our interactions with others--to all facets of our lives. I, for one, will be basing all my further career advancement on the notion that it's not my problem if my colleagues keep "mysteriously" disappearing.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Sarcastro said...

Yes, but did you like the movie?

11/11/2005 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Dean Dad said...

Was that "The Tao of Steve"? It sounds familiar...

11/11/2005 08:07:00 AM  
Blogger SuperGenius said...

That's my guess too, even though I haven't seen it. Unless you're under some sort of contractual obligation not to tell, inquiring minds want to know...

11/11/2005 08:17:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Okay, apparently, when I do the big update, I need to make the things with links more clear. If you click on "this movie," you will go straight to the "The Tao of Steve" website, for that is, indeed, the movie I watched.

Did I like it? Actually, I'm not sure. I think if I'd stumbled across it on HBO, I would have found it disturbingly funny, with more emphasis on the "funny." But coming so highly recommended from you, I think I found it more disturbing than funny, and considering that I found it pretty funny...

11/11/2005 08:23:00 AM  
Blogger the Professor said...

You really can't come up with better reasons to not follow Heidegger's metaphysical advice for dating than because he was a Nazi? I can come up with LOTS more. But I guess it is all making sense now - the bad Eastern philosophy came from Heidegger, who clearly didn't get what it was actually about.

11/11/2005 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

My god, Professor, isn't that kind of the trump card? It's not like you have to say "Well, he was a Nazi and he hated puppies" to make the horror of the situation really apparent.

But I'm totally ready for the movie that uses old Fred as a dating guide...

11/11/2005 11:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Sarcastro said...

That would be Leni Riefenstahl's "Triumph of the Will".

11/12/2005 10:17:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Oh my god. That is hilarious.

11/12/2005 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Sarcastro said...

I have that one on DVD, too.

11/12/2005 11:30:00 AM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

Well, if you run out of women to hit on at the bar, you can always drop it by. I'm sure Mrs. Wigglebottom would love another chance to convince you to take her for a ride.

11/12/2005 12:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Sarcastro said...

Woman, I am not your personal Netflix.

Running out of women to hit on at the bar??? What sort of futuristic science fiction dytopia are you living in???

11/12/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Blogger Aunt B said...

But think of how awesome it would be for me if you were my personal Netflix.

11/12/2005 06:31:00 PM  

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