Peter’s Corner

Peter's Corner

‘The absurdity behind the sense, the sense behind the absurdity.’

 
Peter Cox is a participant and volunteer, and has attended CoolTan Arts for seven years. He has been involved in performing poetry, writing, petty cash records and Largactyl Shuffle walk research. Over the coming weeks, he will regularly post his thoughts on absurdity and the arts.

Peter’s Corner: The Rainy Day Rain Man

The first Rain Man was French, and he had a habit of saying “”Après nous, le déluge” meaning “After us, the flood” because he could make it rain very heavily when he wanted to, and because he liked heavy rain. He is now known as the Rainy Day Rain Man because he could not only create rain, but also create rainy days as well. He was known in French as L’Homme des Jours Pluvieux.

He liked the expression “It never just rains, it pours”, and often saved up for a rainy day then having made it rain heavily and go on raining all … Read More »

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Peter’s Corner: Telling the truth and lying

A and B make statements as follows ( hopefully not when in Court! )

A To tell the truth, I was lying.

B. Tell a lie, I was telling the truth.

Who is telling the truth?

A admits he was lying.when he said whatever he said.

B admits that when he said he was telling the truth, he was lying. So it is

likely that he:

(a) lied in the first place

(b) then lied again by asserting that what he originally said was the truth.

 

P.S. How can you tell if a lie-detector is not working?

I suggest you feed into the lie detector a statement about yourself which … Read More »

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Peter’s Blog: Sing London

While de-cluttering, I found a leaflet from 2007 called Sing London which I only obtained when the festival was nearly over. I had attended only part of a singing workshop lasting an hour, then attended a concert in a church in Barnes at which I had hoped actually to sing.

I see that I could have sung “What shall we do with the drunken sailor?” on HMS Belfast, joined a “mass vocal jam” in a courtyard, attended a singing workshop in Handel House, sung football songs at Arsenal football ground, sung songs about food at a branch of Waitrose, joined a … Read More »

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