Literary Doppelgangers: Nietzsche’s moustache and bison
Whenever I feel bad I like to browse pictures of Nietzsche because he always looks so miserable. Missouri loves company, so I don’t understand why AWP isn’t held in St. Louis. But I digress. His aphorisms cut nobody any slack. I feel if I met him at a bar, he’d punch me in the face. I think of his deathbed photo and wonder if he did any last minute bargaining with a God he killed for a nice tagline. (The Gay Science, in which he says “God is dead,” is not about anal sex — bear with me, I’m setting up a pun.) Is man merely a mistake of God’s? Or God merely a mistake of man’s?” he also asks. This is supposed to be a quick doppelganger post, so I won’t get too into it, I just think it’s funny how atheists (myself included) seem resentful towards a God they don’t believe in. I guess I’m technically agnostic, which is a philosophical way of saying I have no fucking clue. If there is a God, I don’t think he’s worried about the membership, so I figure either way I’m doing okay. So God bless America, and enjoy the rest of your weakend.