M. Vincent van Mechelen
NOTES OF THE METRIC MONTHS
FROM 60 TO 63 ASWW
first note of the year
THRU THE EYE OF THE RICH CHRISTIANIST
Every rich Christianist is building
a needle with a gigantic eye.
(Or is it a camel of miniscule proportions?)
61.MNE-63rd Late Southwest
I CAN THINK, WAIT AND FAST
The following words which Hermann Hesse makes Siddharta say
consider also applicable to myself: "I can think. I can wait. I can fast".
CANADA'S 1981 THEOCENTRIST CHARTER
Whereas such a country 'is founded upon principles that recognize the
supremacy of God and the rule of law' it flagrantly violates the right to
equal consideration of non-monotheists and illegitimately founds its own
justification upon circular reasoning.
39.MNE-63rd Early Southwest
ONE IN THE RELEVANT NORM
There is neither Arab nor Jew, neither Dutch nor German, neither Chinese
nor Japanese, neither Asian Indian nor 'American Indian', neither white
nor black, neither woman nor man, neither we nor they, for all are one in
62.MNW-63rd Late Southeast
There is a middle path between loony left and rotten right.
THREE KINDS OF LIES
There are three kinds of lies: natural lies, damn lies and
63.MNE-63rd Early Southeast
THOSE WHO PLAY . . .
Those who play with their balls must look out for rubbers.
43.ENE-63rd Central Month
IN- AND EXTELLIGENCE
The good news is that there is a great number of intelligences
(verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, visual-spatial,
body-kinesthetic, musical-rhythmical, naturalistic, interpersonal,
intrapersonal and, perhaps, a few more), and that you will always
be intelligent in some sense.
The bad news is that there is an equal number of extelligences, and
that if you are intelligent in one way, you will be extelligent in
numerous other ways.
62.LSE-63rd Late Northwest
NOT TWO COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD
There is not one country in the world where everyone has the same
worldview or is of the same persuasion, with the possible exception of
the Vatican, but that 'country' is as
as a country could ever be and should never be.
WHAT TAKES THE CAKE
All kinds of confusion between public property and private expenses
and private use which are called "corruption" and "nepotism" in
Remoteistan, are called "agreements between the Government and the
Royal Household" in the Kingdom of
the (Northern) Netherlands.
And what takes the cake is that the head of Government and the head of
the Royal Household are one and the same person in this country.
62.ESW-63rd Early Northwest
The men appeared at the meeting in traditional androcentric costume.
40.ESE-63rd Late Northeast
BELIEF OR SUPERSTITION?
A footballer who thanks (his) God for scoring a goal:
is it belief or is it superstition?
Never mind, it is equally blockheaded.
The bulk of philosophical conversation consists of name-and-fame
use the plural on purpose).
41.LSW-63rd Early Northeast
(NB From here the
compass names of the
Metric months have always been used.)
D, G, J, W
How many letters in the English alphabet start with the phonemic sound
|D| as in dear?
60.MNW-62nd Late Southwest
(NB Until this month the
Model names of the
Metric months were used.)
F, L, M, N, S, X
How many letters in the English alphabet start with the phonemic sound
|E| as in ebb?
PASTORS, SHEEP AND WOOL
I do not like those pastors who pull the wool over the eyes of their
42.MNW-62nd Early Southwest
WELL . . .
People who say that they speak English 'good' do not speak it well.
60.LSW-62nd Late Southeast
[Bú Pà, Jiù Pà]
DO NOT FEAR, FEAR
Do not fear a heaven from the mind torn,
Do not fear your own earth,
Fear Vincent, foreign-born,
Writing Chinese for all
RELIGIOUS PREFERENCES IN AFRICA
Religious politicians and clergy in Africa declare a war on South Africa's
same-sex marriage and long for eternal peace with the pedosexual criminals
of the Lord's Resistance Army.
61.MSW-62nd Early Southeast
'DRAG QUEENS' OR MALE TRANSVESTITES
It is everybody's right to wear whatever clothes they want, but personally
prefer even (good-looking) women without women's clothes, let alone
56.LNE-62nd Central Month
Britain is a chunk of Christian Middle Ages adrift on the open sea.
41.LSE-62nd Late Northwest
A GHOST DROVER
What do you call someone who drives cattle or sheep on the wrong side of
When determining the gigantic numbers of 'Christians', 'Muslims' and
other real or alleged
in the world one should definitely not miss out the praying mantises.
45.CEN-62nd Early Northwest
VERY HUMBLE COLONIAL MONARCHISM
"As a sign of humility our mothers would put their most beautiful scars
[sic] on the ground where the Queen was walking."
Such were the words spoken by a person from Surinam, a former Dutch
colony, at least on paper.
61.ESE-62nd Late Northeast
BEFORE AND AFTER LOCKE
In the 17th century of the Christianist Era Locke said that 'in the
beginning all the world was America'. In this century it might be more
appropriate to say that 'in the beginning America was all the world'.
I LOVE THE PAST
I love the past, the past of the future, that is.
61.CEN-62nd Early Northeast
It seems easier to convert a man into a woman (or to one of the Abrahamic
creeds, for that matter) than to convert a smoker into a nonsmoker.
56.LSW-61st Late Southwest
WHEN HER OR HIS OWNER . . .
I myself am little impressed by a
who claims to know when her or his owner is coming home.
LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT?
"We are looking forward to help you!"
And your guest is looking forward to improving your English.
61.LNW-61st Early Southwest
New deontological theories are often very much like 'the mixture as
42.MNW-61st Late Southeast
HONG XIUQUAN'S POSTHUMOUS MESSAGE
The relatively recent story of the Christian theomaniac Hong Xiuquan,
'Heavenly King of the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom', teaches China and the
rest of the world what will happen if or when it does not guard itself
against Christian, Islamic and other brands of theocratic ideology.
Then it may soon succumb to their despotic, egoistic and maniacal rule.
And then it may take many millions of human lives of both the innocent
and the guilty, to defeat the army of God-worshipers and to get rid of
the monsters again.
A RACE OF MOTHERFUCKERS
Creating one man and one woman, out of that man's rib, and making that
couple have but two sons creates but one thing: a race of motherfuckers.
56.LNE-61st Early Southeast
REMBRANDT'S DAY WATCH
Rembrandt came across human beings having sex in the bushes and in
cornfields by day. He was not shocked and did not fall off his pedestal.
Inspired he turned the love makers (among whom at least one monk or
missionary) into etchings.
He is supposed to have said: "When
want to relax, i don't have a need for decency but for freedom."
61.LNW-61st Central Month
Those with an obsessive-compulsive disorder may be said to suffer from
'inferential confusion': they are in search of an observation to go with a
Oddly enough, this is exactly the kind of phenomenon which
find so typical of
Or am i not supposed to say this?
60.LNW-61st Late Northwest
THE HUSBAND OF A EUROPEAN QUEEN
What's a King?
THE HUSBAND OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT
What's a First Lord?
39.MNE-61st Early Northwest
Some people insist that one should call the Abraham religions "Abrahamite
religions", but Abrahamite combines better with gratitude to
refer to the kind of gratitude of a man and a woman who drive you away
into the desert after they can now get what you gave them without your
60.NML-61st Late Northeast
A WAXEN SHAKESPEARE
When William Shakespeare wrote that men have marble, women waxen minds,
it was Shakespeare who, so susceptible to sexist scribbling, had a waxen
"HETERO HETERINI LUPUS"
Plautus said "Homo homini lupus est", but insofar as it concerns a male
society in which each man is a wolf to every other man, Plautus should,
perhaps, rather have said: "Hetero heterini lupus est".
44.ENE-61st Early Northeast
Christianists who, when asked to sacrifice one of their Christian
holidays for a Muslim holiday in a country with a large number of
Muslims, trivialize such a question have the sense of justice of
We must keep on hoping that one day their sense of justice will come
to life and extend to all, non-Christianists and
60.ENE-60th Late Southwest
When it is fashionable among philosophers to claim that 'the great
stories' are bankrupt —as in Lyotard— it is only likely that
the next philosophical fashion will be a great story.
('Complete culture' never went or remained bankrupt either, when at the
end of the First World War it was declared bankrupt all over Europe.)
ABRAHAM'S BLOW JOB
Naughty behavior, misdemeanors, offenses and crimes often
receive an attention (and punishment) which is out of proportion
when sex is involved, and which is not seldom blown out of all proportion
when looked upon with the eyes of the Abrahamic creeds.
60.LNE-60th Early Southwest
LABEL AND DOCTRINE
'Humanists' start from the label humanism and then they are allowed
to use different doctrines with it, dependent on personal belief,
preference, background and intellectual courage; 'neutral-inclusivists'
start from the
the doctrine of
and then they are allowed to use different labels with it, dependent on
practical and verbal-symbolic considerations.
47.ESE-60th Late Southeast
OPIUM FOR THE PEOPLE
Marxism, with its lack of
content, has never been a threat to religion.
It claimed that religion was opium for the people, and the same people
just continued to live on that opium.
THE R AS IN OBET, THE P AS IN PETE
Should someone claim that RP is the best English there is, or even the
only correct English, ask 'him' whether 'he' means the R as in Obet and
the P as in Pete.
60.ENE-60th Early Southeast
EXCEPT, PERHAPS, IN A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
Except, perhaps, in a democratic republic, smarmy people usually come in
43.LNE-60th Central Month
UEFA'S SHOW MUST GO ON
UEFA, which orders soccer matches to go on even when 39 spectators have
died violent deaths and hundreds of others are wounded, now shows whose
side it is on with a minute of silence for the chief of the Vatican
Catholics, who died a natural death.
60.ENW-60th Late Northwest
The Islamic rule that a Muslim man can marry a non-Muslim but that a
Muslim woman cannot is not only sexist, it also parasitizes on other
worldviews not having the same sort of rule.
Otherwise Muslim men, too, could only marry Muslim women in practice.
A PETER ON CATHOLIC ROCKS
A plainspoken Anglo-Saxon man has a cock and balls; an affected
Anglo-Latin male has a penis and one or two, or perhaps no, testicles;
but a Catholic boy who, in this case, prefers nature to supernature has
a peter on his rocks.
47.ESW-60th Early Northwest
ONE WOMAN NO VOTE
Androcentrist cultures or subcultures often work with the
43.ENE-60th Late Northeast
85 MILLION EUROS PER YEAR
The Dutch royal family costs 85 million euros annually, about the same
as in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, a
country with almost four times as many taxpayers.
In order to celebrate this the Dutch government will add another 10
million in the year 2005 of the Christianist Era.
PATERNITY FROM THE TEMPLETOPS
The harder they shout from the templetops that Jesus of Nazareth did
not have a biological father the more probable it is (if
lived at all) that Jesus' biological father was a Roman soldier.
59.ENW-60th Early Northeast
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