What’s the Baby Using?

22 09 2008

So I listen to a podcast and they mentioned this question: “What’s the Baby Using?” What’s the answer you might ask? 25. I don’t get it. I checked out the youtube video and googled it but I still can’t figure it out. Oh well.

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26 09 2008
Russ Rogers

This truth is like a defined Mathematical Postulate. It is just assumed to be true.

It’s not funny. It’s not supposed to be funny. It’s just pointless.

The more time that’s invested in a pointless activity, the more importance it seems to convey. This is the logic (if it can be said that there is any) behind most fraternity hazings and many modern religions! It’s called cognitive dissonance. “What’s the baby using? 25!”

What is the point in studying the intentionally pointless! Where is the logic in trying to find the nuances in things that are by definition illogical? I don’t know. All I know is that I find a certain purity, sincerity, beauty and joy in all of it. There is a certain truthiness here that goes beyond facts or sense.

Have you ever heard of John Cage’s 4’33”? It’s like that. No logic, it just is.

I’ve coined the term, “Cryptomemetics,” to describe the phenomenon of ideas that catch on even if we have no understanding of what they are or why.

It’s not a forced meme, just pointless. What’s the point of a meaningless activity if we are willing to give up on it quickly or easily? Treadmill sales would crash if everyone gave up on pointless activity. So go ahead, jog to nowhere and just freely admit that the baby is still using 25.

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