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(NEH)   "Six educated Germans cannot come together for a half hour without Nietzsche's name being mentioned." Hell, he's even sung about on pop radio by the original American Idol   (neh.gov) divider line 56
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2012-07-19 10:29:56 AM  
And?

Are we to think this is a bad thing?
 
2012-07-19 10:49:27 AM  
I assume they were raisin' the wrist.
 
2012-07-19 10:54:25 AM  
That's not a fact, only an interpretation.
 
2012-07-19 11:24:27 AM  
Well, he was an interesting dude. I think of him quite often.
 
2012-07-19 12:13:52 PM  
. . . and at eight Germans, you get David Hasselhof.
 
2012-07-19 12:23:22 PM  

Gulper Eel: I assume they were raisin' the wrist.


A lovely little thinker, but a bugger when he's pissed.
 
2012-07-19 01:58:07 PM  
i789.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-19 01:58:24 PM  
"A sprig of lilac is tied to the end of Salomé's whip."

If that's what intelligent people do then I'm going to build a castle with my own shiat.
 
2012-07-19 01:58:47 PM  
Pft. Only takes two citizens of Rock Ridge.
 
2012-07-19 02:00:11 PM  
Now is the time on Sprocketts when we dance.

/Touch him.
 
2012-07-19 02:03:08 PM  
There is nothing noble about Nietzche. Sounds like the Germans are up to some very old tricks, namely, an old way of thinking, where the privileged believe that their privilege comes from merit, and they are unburdened of their pity and empathy by believing that suffering comes from merit as well.
 
2012-07-19 02:03:50 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-19 02:06:48 PM  
Carved into a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri- Kansas City:

"God is Dead -Nietzsche"

underneath:

"Nietzsche is Dead -God"
 
2012-07-19 02:08:57 PM  

FrancoFile: Pft. Only takes two citizens of Rock Ridge.


Blow it out your ass, Howard.
 
2012-07-19 02:09:41 PM  

Marine1: Carved into a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri- Kansas City:

"God is Dead -Nietzsche"

underneath:

"Nietzsche is Dead -God"


FSM was tasty.
 
2012-07-19 02:10:31 PM  

toraque: . . . and at eight Germans, you get David Hasselhof.


CSB

I worked for a German owned company not long ago, and a friend of mine from Malaysia started a rumor that I was related to David Hasselhof (but didn't like to talk about it), and he had several others confirm the rumor.

(I was actually teaching him a little trick I picked up in Psychology about the number of people it takes to convince a person of anything and how outrageous lies are the ones no one questions; this was his idea to test the theory).

Long story short I got two promotions in a month's time.

/not related to David Hasselhof

/CSB
 
2012-07-19 02:11:32 PM  
"Six educated Germans cannot come together for a half hour without Nietzsche's name being mentioned." Hell, he's even sung about on pop radio by the original American Idol

www.jimpoz.com (youtube)
 
2012-07-19 02:12:14 PM  
Link

Obligatory.

//no poofters
 
2012-07-19 02:16:16 PM  
i1095.photobucket.com

Approves
 
2012-07-19 02:17:24 PM  

Devolving_Spud: Link

Obligatory.

//no poofters


Also oblig:

Link
 
2012-07-19 02:24:47 PM  

funk_soul_bubby: [i.imgur.com image 800x582]


+20 internets for you!
 
2012-07-19 02:33:35 PM  
Hey, you're listening to KHTLR, Germany's Top hits radio station! Always the Reich tune for the Reich time!

Rolling on with three songs in a row. Next up is Nietzsche's top hit "To Do is to Be" and then we continue the music with the mighty Kant's "To Be is To Do" and then we'll close out the set with Sinatra's "Do Be Do Be Do. that's right, it's "To Do is to Be", "To Be is to Do" and Do Be Do Be Do" right here, right now!
 
2012-07-19 02:37:54 PM  
Heart attacks and Amputations

don't make you stronger
 
2012-07-19 02:44:20 PM  

Marine1: Carved into a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri- Kansas City:

"God is Dead -Nietzsche"

underneath:

"Nietzsche is Dead -God"


"Nietzsche is God" - The Dead
 
2012-07-19 02:47:27 PM  

koba22: Heart attacks and Amputations

don't make you stronger


Neither do strokes.
 
2012-07-19 02:50:09 PM  

Ima_Lurker: Marine1: Carved into a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri- Kansas City:

"God is Dead -Nietzsche"

underneath:

"Nietzsche is Dead -God"

"Nietzsche is God" - The Dead


"God is Nietzche" - The Aaauuuggghhh...
 
2012-07-19 02:53:10 PM  

MadSkillz: koba22: Heart attacks and Amputations

don't make you stronger

Neither do strokes.


What about stroking it?
 
2012-07-19 02:56:03 PM  
I mentioned Nietzsche once, but I think I got away with it.
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-19 02:58:47 PM  
Anyone who thinks Nietzsche was pro-nazi is clearly going by what other people have told them.

No shepherd and one herd! Everybody wants the same, everybody is the same: whoever feels different goes voluntarily into a madhouse.
'Formerly, all the world was mad,' say the most refined, and they blink...
One has one's little pleasure for the day and one's little pleasure for the night: but one has a regard for health.
'We have invented happiness,' say the last men, and they blink.
 
2012-07-19 02:58:52 PM  
I wish the people who form an opinion on Nietzsche without ever having read more than the wikipedia synopsis would read this article all the way through.

Unlikely, to be sure.

The Internet allows too many people to channel their inner undergrad: Having read an excerpt, they are now the expert.
 
2012-07-19 03:02:15 PM  
I didn't think most Germans would know anything about the NFL.
 
2012-07-19 03:07:09 PM  

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: QUOTES


YOU are officially disinvited from the party.

/Subby, I want those six names, and I want them now.
 
2012-07-19 03:44:48 PM  
Am I the only one who read the headline as "Sex educated Germans cannot come together..."?
 
2012-07-19 03:53:21 PM  
What, if some day or night a demon were to steal after you into your loneliest loneliness and say to you: 'This life as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live once more and innumerable times more' ... Would you not throw yourself down and gnash your teeth and curse the demon who spoke thus? Or have you once experienced a tremendous moment when you would have answered him: 'You are a god and never have I heard anything more divine.'
 
2012-07-19 03:56:13 PM  
Only thing bad about this is that if that is their average every day conversation they're better educated thinkers than 95% of Americans easily. If I brought up any philosopher's work in general conversation everyone around me would just stare at me blankly. Gone are the days where 'white collar' workers means well rounded education background.

His works got selectively applied by the Nazi's which took some shine out of what is otherwise a very interesting intellectual philosophy. His works are a fascinating read, far more so than most during that time period in my opinion.
 
2012-07-19 03:59:20 PM  

ChaoticLimbs: There is nothing noble about Nietzche. Sounds like the Germans are up to some very old tricks, namely, an old way of thinking, where the privileged believe that their privilege comes from merit, and they are unburdened of their pity and empathy by believing that suffering comes from merit as well.


So they are reading their Ayn Rand?
 
2012-07-19 04:03:47 PM  
S*P*U*D*S an' at. Nietzsche Says.

Great song.
/Jagoff
 
mhd
2012-07-19 04:13:12 PM  
Statement was made in 1900. Today, your average German probably won't be able to name a single Nietzsche book or essay. The name is still surprisingly well-known, though. Recently I asked some friends to name four German philosophers, and silence followed... (Still got more results than German painters. No probs with German composers)

/Come to think of it, we were six (your average RPG party)
 
2012-07-19 04:21:49 PM  

CygnusDarius: Ima_Lurker: Marine1: Carved into a bathroom wall at the University of Missouri- Kansas City:

"God is Dead -Nietzsche"

underneath:

"Nietzsche is Dead -God"

"Nietzsche is God" - The Dead

"God is Nietzche" - The Aaauuuggghhh...


"Is God Nietzche?" - img1.fark.net
 
2012-07-19 04:32:36 PM  

mhd: Statement was made in 1900. Today, your average German probably won't be able to name a single Nietzsche book or essay. The name is still surprisingly well-known, though. Recently I asked some friends to name four German philosophers,


Name a German philosopher!

Kant.

Why not? Are you stupid? Tell me the name of a German philosopher!

Kant.

Why you little..
 
2012-07-19 04:35:50 PM  

ChaoticLimbs: There is nothing noble about Nietzche. Sounds like the Germans are up to some very old tricks, namely, an old way of thinking, where the privileged believe that their privilege comes from merit, and they are unburdened of their pity and empathy by believing that suffering comes from merit as well.


That has nothing to do with Nietzsche and everything to do with the way he's been misinterpreted throughout the last century or so. Nietzsche saw man as a bridge between apes and the Superman. The Nazis thought that meant they, as Germans, were the end of the bridge, not the bridge itself as Nietzsche repeatedly said. In the end, all men, according to Nietzsche, would be "a laughing-stock, a thing of shame", hardly "privileged" beings.
 
2012-07-19 04:43:52 PM  

MBooda: ChaoticLimbs: There is nothing noble about Nietzche. Sounds like the Germans are up to some very old tricks, namely, an old way of thinking, where the privileged believe that their privilege comes from merit, and they are unburdened of their pity and empathy by believing that suffering comes from merit as well.

That has nothing to do with Nietzsche and everything to do with the way he's been misinterpreted throughout the last century or so. Nietzsche saw man as a bridge between apes and the Superman. The Nazis thought that meant they, as Germans, were the end of the bridge, not the bridge itself as Nietzsche repeatedly said. In the end, all men, according to Nietzsche, would be "a laughing-stock, a thing of shame", hardly "privileged" beings.


Thus Spoke Zarathustra in a nutshell:

1. Ape
2. Man (a lot of descriptions of this)
3. ???
4. Superman (a lot of descriptions of this)
 
2012-07-19 04:47:45 PM  
His works got selectively applied by the Nazi's which took some shine out of what is otherwise a very interesting intellectual philosophy. His works are a fascinating read, far more so than most during that time period in my opinion.

Bullcrap. There is nothing he wrote that is correct. He asked some interesting questions but every time he tried to answer the questions he posed he was wrong. He answered them in ways people liked and wanted to hear but he was wrong. Dead wrong.
 
2012-07-19 04:52:54 PM  
Beyond Good and Evil is a good read.
 
2012-07-19 05:31:18 PM  
These days if you get six Germans together for a half hour you will probably just get some insipid Dinner for One comment...
 
2012-07-19 06:25:04 PM  

Harry Freakstorm: Hey, you're listening to KHTLR, Germany's Top hits radio station! Always the Reich tune for the Reich time!



jenee.net

/I can haz snausage?
 
2012-07-19 06:35:18 PM  
Nietzsche Pops are totally Last Saturday Morning. The In Thing now with the kids is Peachy Nietzsche Pops*. It's the breakfast of Supermen!

*With real chunks of dried peach in every bowl.

Also in the convenience breakfast food aisle:

Apple Jack Londons

Very Berry Beri-Beri Rings

Plain cardboard in a waffle cone box
for those skeptics who think there is more nutrition in notepads than in breakfast cereals.

And, of course, that old German stand-by: Stale Trail Mix, also known as Muesli.

Some cereal slogans:

Nietzsche is peachy.

Hegel's a bagel.

Silly Wabbit, Marx is for kids.

*Plain Cardboard in a Waffle Cone Box is very popular because it sponsors the hit cartoon, The Schopenhauer Pessimist Power Hour.
 
2012-07-19 06:42:49 PM  
"Only sick music makes money today!" -- Nietzsche
 
2012-07-19 07:18:40 PM  
Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.

To accept a faith just because it is customary means to be dishonest, to be cowardly, to be lazy. And do dishonesty, cowardice, and laziness then appear as the presupposition of morality?

Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you.

A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.

/You're welcome.
 
2012-07-19 08:31:58 PM  

walkingtall: His works got selectively applied by the Nazi's which took some shine out of what is otherwise a very interesting intellectual philosophy. His works are a fascinating read, far more so than most during that time period in my opinion.

Bullcrap. There is nothing he wrote that is correct. He asked some interesting questions but every time he tried to answer the questions he posed he was wrong. He answered them in ways people liked and wanted to hear but he was wrong. Dead wrong.


Actually, his works on nihilism as a process (devaluation of uppermost values, state of vacancy, re-positing of a new value structure to fill the void) was one of the most important works at the time.
Unfortunately it has been misinterpreted in two ways:
1. Nihilism as an end product, which it is not (it is simply a process people undergo that can be done multiple times)
2. The existence of some inevitable end state that is superior to everyone else

It was Heidegger who took the 2nd interpretation and paved the way for Nazi philosophy
 
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