Sunday, December 02, 2007

Whether it is OK to recyle old posts

It would seem that I've been doing a lot of Big Posts lately.

Objection 1: Some will say, "Hey, you're just recycling old posts from the Secret Blog!"

On the contrary, "It is impossible for blogdom's fullness to consist in a wealth of new or original thinking. For blogging wealth is twofold, as the Philosopher says, and consists of a judicious admixture of new stuff and old. New posts are that which serve blogdom as a remedy for its insatiable desire for novelty, while old stuff is that which feeds the mind in the manner of a rumination on and development of Bigger Things, and not for the mere entertainment of the mind's passing fancy".

I answer that: it's my blog and I'll break the rules when I want. And hath not Uncle Jack said that new or orignal thinking is for charlatans, snake oil salesmen and Labour politicians?

Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.

(With apologies to St. Thomas.)

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