#chronicles of existentialism
Chronicles Of Existentialism: I Knew You Were Trouble When You Walked In

Spotted in the Watt lobby:

“Nothing is permanent in this world — not even our troubles” – Charlie Chaplin

“I knew you were trouble when you walked in” – Taylor Swift

IMG_6181 from Bwog on Vimeo.

Chronicles of Existentialism: Barrier to Entry

A sign at the Pupin plaza construction this morning led pedestrians to an imaginary pedestrian detour.

“There’s a difference between knowing the Path and walking the Path” – The Matrix

A prison for your mind. Also just annoying.

Chronicles of Existentialism: Bwog’s Door Has No Knob

“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.”

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime & Punishment

The door is there. But what is a door without a handle? The door is there. But what is a door without a handle?

BoardHops: What Madness Is This?

As classes end and real studying begins, it is easy to get stuck in your head.  Especially when you’ve been doing readings all day.  Seemingly innocuous boards turn into something much more significant as the layers of meaning come to life and confound through what you learned in Psych 101.  After all: Life is the same. We give meaning to life based on our point of view.


Chronicles of Existentialism: The Chalk Is a Lie

The Dark Night holds many mysteries, not least among them the delibility of chalk.

The following sentence is true.
The following sentence is true.
The following sentence is true.
The first sentence in this list is false.

Did the chalk last through the night?

Chronicles of Existentialism: Losing My Grip

“Freedom is what you do with what’s been done to you.”

-Jean-Paul Sartre

I just can't get a handle on things

Chronicles of Existentialism: Wrong-Aid

“A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.”

–Jean-Paul Sartre

Purchased by a hapless tipster at Rite Aid.

Chronicles of Existentialism: Identity Crisis

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.”

-Søren Kierkegaard

Pasta for some reason falls under the "fried foods" at Westside.

Chronicles of Existentialism: How Much is It Worth To You

Overseen in Carman, hanging in the balance:

“Bodies are not the same as Coca-Cola cans.” -Arthur Caplan

Look upon my works, ye mighty and despair

Chronicles of Existentialism: Fountain of the Absurd

“Accepting the absurdity of everything around us is one step, a necessary experience: it should not become a dead end. It arouses a revolt that can become fruitful.”

- Albert Camus

Spotted in Fayerweather

Chronicles of Existentialism: Questioning the Queso

“To declare that existence is absurd is to deny that it can ever be given a meaning; to say that it is ambiguous is to assert that its meaning is never fixed, that it must be constantly won. Absurdity challenges every ethics; it is because man’s condition is ambiguous that he seeks, through failure and outrageousness, to save his existence.”

- Simone de Beauvoir

Photo tipped by Westside Cheese Aisle Goddess Maggie Alden

Chronicles of Existentialism: Benches Goin’ Crazy

“Where is it I’ve read that someone condemned to death says or think, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he’d only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once! Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be!”

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Why look out when you can look in? asks former Bwog Editrix Eliza Shapiro

Chronicles of Existentialism: Time Melts Away

“Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.” 

-Friedrich Nietzsche

Chronicles of Existentialism: Lamp Post Edition

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”

-Søren Kierkegaard

Spotted on 115 and Riverside

Chronicles of Existentialism: No Entrance

“A lost battle is a battle one thinks one has lost.”
-Jean-Paul Sartre

Dysfunctional goings-on in Lerner lobby.