Thursday, December 18, 2008

The Committee

It is generally known that the world is secretly run by a secret committee that meets in secret. What is not generally known is that this secretive four-man committee is known as The Committee. It has been in existence for about fifteen years, in which period, you will have observed, the world has improved enormously and become much more secretive. I am a member and we met last night - at a secret location to eat osso bucco, normally it's kleftico. The Committee likes soft meat. I cannot, of course, report on the proceedings - they are secret and we are secretive types - but I can confirm that, at the end of the evening, we concluded, 'It is all going according to plan.' I am in charge of establishing a new basis for metaphysics and I will do just that once this headache clears.

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  1. The fasti of a secretive Committee should be secret. If for no other reason than the tried and true, what happens in Cap d'Antebes/Vegas/Spain or even Butlins should stay there.
    But soft meat, calf boiled in white wine with or without the tomatoes is just wrong when any amount more than a glass of wine is consumed. You want something to sit in the belly for a while. Plus a fist full of blood thinners should be shoveled down before the start of the evening. No point doing the stable door thing the next morning.

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  2. That's not how I remember it. Still, I'm glad you've taken over the metaphysics - had me a bit worried, that...

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  3. Clearly you imbibed too much and got a little carried away. You were most definitely not put in charge of establishing a new basis for metaphysics. You were appointed co-chair of an ad hoc sub-committee charged with looking into the feasibility of hiring a team of consultants to advise on whether a new metaphysics is necessary or even possible, with instructions not to report back too quickly.

    We don't call ourselves The Committee for nothing.

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  4. What is "hard meat"? A stick of pepperoni? Something else, covered in a post of Nige's?

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  5. Animals do not see in order that they may have sight, but they have sight that they may see - Aristotle

    Appleyard does not have lips in order that he may drink, but he has drink that he may get lippy - Grabber

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  6. I have information that one member of The Committee is a mole for The Real Committee.

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  7. Ha, what does the Committee amounto compared to the Society of Failed Intellectuals? Not much, I'd say.

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  8. So that's why everything is so bollixed up! It all makes sense now.

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  9. This post needs putting to the vote of the committee, as stipulated by the rules of the committee's governing committee and the result of such vote shall be discussed by the committee after the next meeting of the steering committee have voted on the vote of the committee's vote on the original vote of the committee....I think

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  10. Ah, grabber, there are only two. You think yourself cattle. Or you dont.

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