“You’re a human, Lamont. You keep forgetting.”
“I never forget. If I did, I’d end up at the museum in LA dressed in a Wooly Mammoth suit performing for kiddies.”
“Ha ha. I’d take you down again, Lamont, and you know it. But what’s wrong with humans NOW???”
“I was reading an article here by a noted educator, in his own eyes, anyway, who says knowledge is created. What a dumb shit. The tools for acquiring knowledge might be created, but knowledge? It’s not a ‘creation’.”
“You need to surf more and read less, Lamont. I’ve told you that about a million times. It would really make this human iteration a lot more pleasant. Isn’t that the whole point of these iterations? To enjoy life and then die?”
“That’s your philosophy, Dude?”
“Well, yeah. What else is there? Being human in this iteration living in this particular place isn’t what I’d call a nightmare. And, remember; there are always asteroids. You know that, I know that, and all of this — ocean and all — is inflammable.”
“Water isn’t inflammable.”
“If the perp is an asteroid, everything is flammable.”
“Not exactly. And an asteroid isn’t exactly a ‘perp’.”
“You’re going to argue this, Lamont? Seriously? Vita brevis. Asteroid, Smilodon, Bear, whatever. There’s an end to the road. I’m heading out. The waves are breaking clean and high. You want to come?”
“Sure. Let me get my board.”
Lamont and Dude are characters I came up with a few years ago. They have the uncanny ability to remember many of their past incarnations which gives them a unique perspective on life, the universe and everything.
18 thoughts on “Lamont and Dude Discuss Fire”
Lamont and Dude have it figured out…the road will end. I’ll grab my board, too. Oh wait, I can’t surf. 😬 there’s a little “nod” to you in my post today. Finn and me are sending hugs and love to you 3. Stay safe, please! Is it your birthday yet? 🤍💛💚
Dude says that while his board is actually a board, many boards are metaphorical. Finn can explain that better if Dude doesn’t make any sense. ❤ I'll go look at your post. And yeah, I'm 70 now and I don't see much difference (so far).
It takes all kinds to ride the life waves! Finn, I’m sure, gets it. Happy happy birthday to one special lady. ❤️💚🤗
Thank you! ❤
You’re welcome! ❤️
Hmm…roughly a third of water is very flammable. And the other third can make a very potent bomb. I have my board ready to go.
The board is the important thing. 🙂
Lamont and Dude are the pinnacle of human philosophy. Socrates, Nietzsche, Confucius, Camus, they all pale in comparison.
Right? Those philosopher guys just thought ABOUT life. Lamont and Dude KNOW life. Vast difference, the difference between the abstraction and the reality.
I swear I’m going to go back through your blog and save every one of those posts just for myself. I think you could collect them into a book and it would sell quite well with little additional work on your part.
I really think there is a market of three for these. You, Half Fast Cycling and Mrs. Swiss Who knows, though? I might attempt to organize them. There are just so many…
If you know about 3 people who like them there are probably many many more you don’t know about.
I always look forward to Lamont and Dude posts!! Life is brief and we should seize the day (and have fun). I don’t have a surf board but I can watch from shore!!
As Dude likes to point out, everyone has a surfboard. ❤
Put me down for the book order. I would like an autographed copy please.
My surfboard is around here somewhere but I’ve long grown out of my swimmers.
I seriously doubt Lamont and Dude are down for putting a book together. I’ve floated the idea to them, but Dude responds — very rationally — “Martha, the waves!!” And Lamont just says, “Why?”
They have a point.
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