Friday, December 16, 2011

Stubbs’s Corollary

The principle of eternal reruns:

Time is infinite. Television is not. Thus there are reruns.
This principle (which I just invented) is a corollary of Friedrich Nietzsche’s principle of eternal return. I call it Stubbs’s Corollary, after Freddy “Rerun” Stubbs of What’s Happening!!

[The words “what’s happening” themselves nicely capture the idea of eternal return. I invented Stubbs’s Corollary after thinking about Me-TV, which is nothing but reruns. Time for each of us is finite: don’t spend too much of it in front of a television.]

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