Originally Written: Sunday, February 20, 2005
I'm very disturbed to find that, after over 2 weeks, I still can't find anything when I google "ontological comedian". What's become of all-inclusiveness of google? Is it making value judgement, maybe due to 'payola' or other commercial considerations? Or is it's 'scan cycle' longer than I'd have imagined?
Or does blogspot hide (on fail to disclose) its contents by simply not providing a table of links to the various blogs in a known place? But didn't I create my own static link to it?
A Sampler of Ontological Comedy on the Web
When I google ontological and comedian as 2 words (no quotes), it's a very different matter. There are 931 (English) hits, including:
- <>A 57 page paper in PDF format called "Knowledge Artifacts" (I can no longer find the whole article -- this links to an abstract of it) by George Goodall, which refers to George Carlin "famously" stating that there are two types of matter: "stuff" and "shit". My "stuff" would quite likely be interpreted by someone else as "shit" if it were to accumulate in that person's basement. Goodall writes very prolifically in blog style at http://www.deregulo.com/facetation/ (not any more; the URL now belongs to a web speculator), with entries running right up to yesterday as I write this.
- A profile of Ricky Gervais (obsolete link), creater of the British TV series, "The Office", which I haven't seen but am now intrigued by (As of 2010-04-23: sadly no longer available. Also I've since seen The Office, Extras (much better in my opinion) and his recent movie The Invention of Lying (which I ought to review in The Real Truth Project). Needless to say, I'm very much an admirer of R.G. now -- and the first I ever heard of him was via googling Ontological Comedian (without quotes).