Saturday 11 May 2013

Philosophising in a Checkout Queue: What the hell is water?

Two young fish swim past an older fish. The older fish says: "Morning boys. How's the water?"
The two younger fish swim on in silence until one says to the other: "what the hell is water?"

‘This is water’, a new video by The Glossary was put online five days ago and has already had over 3m visits. It was then taken down for copyright reasons, and is now replaced by the original recording.  Writer David Foster Wallace, in a graduation speech, uses time in a checkout queue to explore the meaning of life, a fascinating achievement!

Whilst we all complain about long checkout queues, it is about the only place left that allows a NAM time to think…..

(For the James Joyce version see 'A Superstore Odyssey')

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