Christopher Buckley Integrates The Works of Three Philosophers

2013-07-18 003The walls of the green room at KQED in San Francisco are made of white board, upon which guests are invited to scribble with dry erase markets. It’s fun to read the autographs, jokes, quotes and cartoons of prior guests. This one, scribbled by Christopher Buckley was my favorite (though he did not originate it — I think it’s from a Vonnegut novel).

Author: Keith Humphreys

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3 thoughts on “Christopher Buckley Integrates The Works of Three Philosophers”

  1. I do believe I saw this graffiti on the rest room wall at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap near the University of Chicago many, many years ago. Interestingly, Vonnegut, per the Maroon article, spent a lot of time hanging out at Jimmys–whether he wrote the original or just took the words of wisdom written there to heart remains for further research.

  2. Chris really needs to get out more (Keith too perhaps). This was already ubiquitous, and tired, by the late 60s.

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