Wednesday, February 27, 2008

A Philosopher and a Platypus...
(a Silbs' book club selection)
On our recent trip to Arizona, Pat let me read a book she had brought along. Its title: A Philosopher and A Platypus Walk Into a Bar. Sounds like a set up for a joke, doesn't it? Well, in a way it is.

Written by two philosophers, the book takes the reader through the various schools of thinking that have evolved over the ages. Written tongue in cheek, it is based on a conversation between two men, and the conversation is hilarious. Puns abound as do jokes to illustrate the teachings. At one point I drew the attention of others on the plane when my laughter became uncontrollable.

Each chapter takes on a school of philosophy. The two men have a (inane) discussion of the school of thought. Then the authors talk to us and offer up a story or two.

Nurse: "Doctor, there is an invisible man in the waiting room"
Doctor: "Tell him I can't see him"

Just a taste, and no where near the best one. Get this book, read and enjoy it, then pass it on to a friend. This may be the best antidote for winter yet.

Paddle safe...

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