Monday, January 09, 2006


Rap on crap

I spent some time this past weekend thinking about how much crap is written and professed to all of us everywhere. I realize that is a heap of thinking in itself and that a lot of what I think about thinking about how much crap is written and professed to all of us everywhere is, in itself, crap. Still, it seems to me that all of us should do such an evaluation, if only to set our own minds straight about how we individually view crap that is written and professed to all of us everywhere.

We are all allowed, these days, to profess crap and do so at a rapid clip. We can, thanks to digital technology, expose our views to more people than we will ever meet on a first-name basis and to hoards of folks that we never even know are part of our audience. This blog, for instance, professes my crap. You may have a blog that professes your crap and your friend has a blog that professes his or her crap, and so on and so forth.

Sturgeon's Law reveals that "Ninety percent of everything is crap." It comes from a quote by science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, who once said, "Sure, 90 percent of science fiction is crud. That's because 90 percent of everything is crud."

These are defining times. These are times when crap is hurled at the wall and nothing sticks. These are times when a wall is not even needed to hurl crap. So what are we learning? Is it more that we need to know or more crap that cludders the measley 3 percent of our brain that we use. Is it really just 3 percent or is that a load of crap? Is crap in loads worse than crap in drips? Is crap solid or liquid? Think about it. More on this topic soon.

90% of everything is crap? er.. ok..

So what about learning to walk, talk and take solid food as a baby? what about learning to hold a cup? those aren't crap things are they? although, if you're a baby and you drop your drink and it spills all over you, you're not likely to say 'oh crap' until you've done the learning how to talk part - and thankfully, that comes after the learning to eat and drink part.
Toilet training isn't crap unless you develop seriously poor aim - and I refuse to divulge more because you're probably thinking about that statement now without having to try too hard :-p
but 90% of everything? absolutely not!!! No way!
I'd say if there was a level, it would be 50% because lets face it, not everyone exposes their crap to the full.. they select their finest stuff to eliminate crap. And beauty is in the eye of the beerholder anyway - rules the crap theorum as being 90% crap, doesn't it?
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