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Unlikely spammers of our time

I was more than a little taken aback at being spammed by John Locke, of all people. He was offering me, and several hundred other recipients a method of 'monetizing hyperlinks'.

Can't say I'm tempted, but I do wonder what the other giants of Anglo-American philosophy might offer in future....


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Anonymous Anonymous said... 11:41 am

"I do wonder what the other giants of Anglo-American philosophy might offer in future.."

Are you sure it wasn't just the John Locke from 'Lost'....?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 11:44 am

Erm, I did not know there was one....  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 2:26 pm



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:41 pm

Oh well. Shades of the old joke that only an intellectual (or someone wholly out of tune with the zeitgeist...) can hear the William Tell Overture without thinking of 'The Lone Ranger'.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:14 pm


Reminds me of my favourite Terry Wogan anecdote, about the couple getting married who wanted to walk down the aisle to the tune of 'that song from 'Robin Hood', it's so romantic..'.

The vicar seemed nonplussed, but agreed.

As they are about to make their grand entrance, the church sound system starts up with, not the chart-topping Bryan Adams ballad from the Costner film, but the Richard Greene tv series: 'Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen...'....  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:24 pm

Excellent anecdote, thank you.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 4:30 pm

Will need to think about the Anglo-Americans...

but meantime you may recall our short series Schopenhauer on Blogging  

Blogger Croydonian said... 4:39 pm

A timely intervention Mr D.

More philosophers in blog posts, and more blog posts on philosophers would serve the public well, I think.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 5:01 pm

then I might make so bold as to refer to another short series which we ran over a few days last August, starting here

we do our best to keep standards up  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:15 pm

Oh my word. How did I miss that?

Splendid, splendid stuff Mr D.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:07 pm

"Phil with Equine Studies"...?


Blogger Croydonian said... 7:10 pm

1.01 Gift Horses

To be looked in the mouth. Or not. Discuss, referencing the logical positivists.  

Blogger Nick Drew said... 1:37 pm

Freddie Ayer certainly looked like a horse

as indeed did Bertrand Russell, come to think about it ... hmmm ...

OK, that's my thesis, can I have my degree now ?  

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