Idle Ideas, Idiocy, Inanity, Incoherence and Indecision.

It, Is

“It is what it is.” It’s kind of a funny saying. I suppose it could be taken as a restatement of the reflexive property from math, like “it = it”.

Could it be what it is not? Or could it be not what it is? 


Princess Bride scene“Inconceivable!”

Can anything truly be inconceivable? Or, to put it another way, wouldn’t the mere statement, “X is inconceivable,” by definition mean X was not inconceivable since to name X, one would have to conceive X?



If a line segment has an infinite number of points and a line has an infinite number of line segments, does that mean a line has more points than a line segment? How could there be more than infinity?

Photoshop-edited Touch Drawing
Infinity, sort of



These are the kinds of thoughts that keep me up at night. (Not really.)


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    • 04-10-2012 at 6:14 pm

      I see what you did there. (And thanks!)

  • 04-11-2012 at 11:14 am

    If it = it, then what = = and if is = is, then what = is.

    One of us just blew my mind.

    I say “Inconceivable” all the time. Also, “Anybody want a peanut?” But that was for “A” day.

    • 04-11-2012 at 11:57 am

      mind = blown

      I also say “inconceivable” often, always while hearing Wallace Shawn say it in my head. It’s a classic!

      “Anybody want a peanut?” Very good.


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