"All that is, is metaphor"

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"All that is, is metaphor"

From YouTube, a condensed version of Robert Anton Wilson’s Maybe Logic DVD:

“RAW talks about the sanity of using maybe, E-Prime (the english language without IS or Being), imprinting and conditioning, optimism, awakening and how ‘the map is not the territory‘.”

Well, whaddaya know. I didn’t even know there was a Maybe Logic DVD, let alone a condensed version of it.

Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) will always be one of my favourite writers. I spent a large chunk of my 20s trying to hunt down and devour just about every goddamn book he ever wrote. In the days before Amazon, this was no mean feat. By contrast, I stumbled upon the above clip after spending ten minutes or so loitering on the superinformation highway.*

It’s at times like this that I love YouTube.

* Is it still called “the superinformation highway”? I’ve got a feeling that I just made myself sound very Windows 98.


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My name is Tom Lennon and I'm a freelance writer who specialises in humour at the geekier end of the pop culture spectrum. I'm based in Birmingham, UK, and my work has recently appeared in BuzzFeed and Time Out.

One Comment

  1. Clare October 16, 2008 at 5:34 am

    I think it was Information Super Highway.. Back in the 90’s.. Where you are CLEARLY stuck!!


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