Tantalizer 275: Premonitions - From New Scientist #826, 28th December 1972 [link] “Methinks I am a prophet new inspir’d”, says John of Gaunt in Act II of Shakespeare’s King Richard II. I...
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
My eye photographed by Jim and then put through the hexagon tile effect in Corel Painter IX.
The ever wonderful Tinker has awarded me a Thinking Award - now I've noticed these and variations of them in some of the blogs that I read and so far no-one else (that I've noticed anyway) thought I deserved one. Of course that meant a bit of me felt left out and rejected but another part was feeling relieved, because unless you are the first in your circle of bloggers to get one almost everyone has already received one or two and it gets really hard to find someone new to pass the baton on too. And now that I've got one several other parts of me are leaping up to be noticed...
(This is a remix using the following flickr photos with appropriate cc licenses that allow remixing:Knitted brain by urbanmkr, Normal Invert by jovike, Ancient Cliff-Dwelling by laszlo-photo)
Pedant: "Meme, meme, meme.... "
I'm not going to let this part go on about memes again. It had its say ages ago. Its enough that I've made this grotesque picture for it - another variation on my critic... If you actually want to you can see it bigger by clicking on it.
(Remix using: poppy by mafleen, Antisthenes the Cynic by Alun Salt)
Cynic: "Have you noticed that everyone who gets this award is asked to link back to the original posting that started it? They are getting a huge number of links out of this. And search engines love the places with the most links to them..."
But not from me.
If you want to see the original wording visit via the link on Tinker's posting - I'd rather link to her than to someone whose blog I never read! Though yes I did actually go and read the posting that started it all off. And the cynics in me have an awful lot more comments about this that they are going to keep to themselves! (Oh oh I've gone plural in my inner cynics... :-)
Time for someone who is not so keen on thinking, I think:
"There really is too much thinking and not enough thought."
Well thank you for the paradox... Some of my inner parts can be a little hard to fathom...
Arising out of all this I thought it would be fun to have some new buttons to award.
The first is for all those people who think too much:
And the second to those who have managed to go beyond thinking, even if only briefly and know that I mean as its not something that can be easily described:
And of course as I cannot tell what you are thinking you will have to decide for yourself which to take - for most people who visit here I'd recommend both!
If you like you can link your award back here - but that's entirely at your own discretion.
Which would you like?