Monday, December 12, 2005

the state of the world today...

can much be likened to the following:

SISYPHEAN
Of or relating to an endless and ineffective task.
This one comes straight out of Greek myth. Sisyphus was a king of Corinth, a son of Aeolus (the ruler of the winds, hence our word aeolian for something produced by or borne on the wind). In later legend he was the father of Odysseus or Ulysses. His name actually meant “crafty” in Greek: he was noted for his deception and he’s the equivalent in Greek folklore of the master trickster who turns up in many folk beliefs, such as Coyote in American Indian mythology. He even managed to cheat Death the first time around, surviving the experience to live to a ripe old age. In Greek legend Sisyphus was punished in Hades for his misdeeds in life by being condemned eternally to roll a heavy stone up a hill. As he neared the top, the stone rolled down again, so that his labour was everlasting and futile. The word first appeared in English in the middle of the seventeenth century. It isn’t used much these days because so few people understand the reference to classical literature.

4 Comments:

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get back to work..... we are watching you....

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Hobbs von Wackamole said...

find some better material

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Joey Polanski said...

Sissyfus fuckd that rock! Is that where syphilis come from?

 
At 3:41 PM, Blogger Dr. R. Murk said...

I had that once. I had 'outside stains' on my pants...

 

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