Provincial Letters

Far from the mad crowds of the city, Blaise Pascal passed comment on the strange behaviour of this urban contemporaries in his Provincial Letters. The connection between them and this blog is somewhat tenuous.

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My star sign in Superstition. And I didn't believe in reincarnation last time, either. The only thing I can't tolerate is intolerance. I am a fanatical ant-fanaticist. I am bigotted only where bigots are concerned. I am a fundamentalist atheist. I'm proud to be a product of evolution; I know it in my genes.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Posted @ 05:05How many types of people are there?

A late night — early morning — musing after spending hours recording guitar part for new song: I started to remember some of the "there are N types of people in the world..." statements I'd heard over the years. Then I thought of a few more (as you do). So I'm going to share them with you, whether you like it or not.

  1. There are three types of people in the world: those who can count and those who can't.
  2. There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary and those who don't.
  3. There are two types of people in the world, those who agree with me and ignorant, argumentative pedants.
  4. There are 6,000,000,000 types of people in the world (approximately): everyone's an individual (except me).
  5. There are three types of people in the world: those who create statements of the form "there are N types of people in the world", those who read & repeat such statements and those who have better things to do with their time.

As usual, comments in the same vein are greatly appreciated.

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PS: I noticed this earlier: "Find the Difference". Have a go by following the link. I — of course — found all the differences (clue: start with the ship).

3 Comments:

Anonymous Beth said...

Hmmmm....
well, I CAN count, I understand binary, I am terribly argumentative (just find it more interesting to agitate), most of those 6,000,000,000 are incredible bores, and I am obviously choosing to waste some time at the present moment! :) But hey - I work two jobs and go to school so when I can goof off.....its a slice of heaven.

Sun Oct 29, 06:32:00 am GMT 
Blogger meva said...

2 types of people.

1. Those who write lists.
2. Those who read other peoples lists.

Tue Oct 31, 12:12:00 am GMT 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woja, you're a bastard. Just fell for that whilst showing your blog to some nice people at a party in Blackheath. we had Fireworks, beer, and lots of food. And cheeses. Many cheeses. See you Monday-ish, Ian O.

Sun Nov 05, 12:45:00 am GMT 

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