Monday, March 12, 2007

DANIEL SMYTHE REVEALED!


Dear Friends, for the very first time I have decided to put a photograph of myself on my blog to allay your intense curiosity. I am shown here with my favourite crystal ball, the nasty swirly one, the one that has a habit of revealing all too much.

Obviously I have just seen something that is too horrible to contemplate (perhaps John Howard winning the next election or worse, Bush being given a third term) and I look upwards, to the heavens, perhaps looking for Divine Guidance. Why I am doing this I don't know because I'm an atheist and believe that religion is responsible for much of the conflict in the world. And I believe that humans are responsible for the rest. My wisdom is all encompassing!

My face looks a little haggard I realise, but I haven't had my morning coffee and, besides, knowing too much about the future, about our world, about people, day after day, is damn debilitating. It grinds you down. And people don't thank you for revealing the truth about them, about the world. No bloody way. They prefer to cling to their delusions, no matter how fanciful. I should really get another job. Perhaps as a tooth fairy? Or a clown? What about a Christmas elf or a billionaire?

But then I'd have to sign an Australian Workplace Agreement, wouldn't I? I wouldn't like that because I can't read the fine print (but don't tell anyone). I needn't worry. Who'd employ a worn-out, moderately depressed, somewhat cynical, ex-crystal ball-gazer who looks like a heroin addict, I ask you? Please don't tell me but I can see what you're thinking. How unkind!

Take my advice. Don't ever get involved with the crystal ball game. Don't try to inform people about what the future holds. To have a happy life it's better to be totally ignorant about the world, totally non-involved. You want some ideas?

Let me look deeply, more deeply, even more deeply... Wait, it's becoming clearer, clearer... Consider becoming a Buddhist monk...

There's an idea! Do you think I'd look nice in saffron?

12 comments:

betmo said...

too late! :) well, they do say that ignorance is bliss- but i can't seem to get that damned geni back in the bottle- or is that bible? saffron might play up the pallor of your skin- so i don't know what to tell you- plus i don't know how you would look bald. :)

Daniel said...

Thanks for your concern, Betmo. It's nice to know you have my welfare at heart! Cheers!

No said...

so, I'm not really getting this post very well, but I like it..I think...

and who is Aunty Danielle? She likes my blog...really, truly? (See comments at right)....or is she being facetious?

Daniel said...

You'll meet Aunty Danielle soon enough, No. And no, she's certainly not being facetious. She likes your site. Believe in yourself! Cheers!

Coffee Messiah said...

You know what they say:
Don't give up the ship.
I tend to agree, although it feels like you're pushing against the current of a stream running downhill sometimes. ; (

pissed off patricia said...

Well you know, if you can see the future could you please tell me when and if peace ever really happens. I'll wait while you check that out for me. Thanks.

pissed off patricia said...

Can you see world peace in the future? I'll hang up and take your answer on the air. :)

Daniel said...

Patricia, the answer to that question, sadly, is yes and no. If we modify the genetic makeup of humans then it is yes. Otherwise it is clearly no!

Coffe, more a roaring river than a stream!

Lucyp said...

Can you have a quick peep and see where i left my damn car keys?

Daniel said...

Touching the palm of my hand with gold would help, Lucy! I also accept credit cards but not American Express. Cheers.

Davo said...

Take up alms, bro's and sis', take alms. battle against the dying of the light. (heh)

Daniel said...

Onya, Davo!

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