Skip to comments.Word For The Day, Thursday, Rocktober 13, 2011 - nihilism
Posted on 10/13/2011 4:06:31 AM PDT by secret garden
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
ni·hil·ism [nahy-uh-liz-uhm, nee-] noun
1. total rejection of established laws and institutions.
2. anarchy, terrorism, or other revolutionary activity.
3. total and absolute destructiveness, especially toward the world at large and including oneself: the power-mad nihilism that marked Hitler's last years.
a. an extreme form of skepticism: the denial of all real existence or the possibility of an objective basis for truth.
b. nothingness or nonexistence.
5. ( sometimes initial capital letter ) the principles of a Russian revolutionary group, active in the latter half of the 19th century, holding that existing social and political institutions must be destroyed in order to clear the way for a new state of society and employing extreme measures, including terrorism and assassination.
6. annihilation of the self, or the individual consciousness, especially as an aspect of mystical experience.
Occupy (your city here) is nothing more than an exercise in nihilism by slacker progressives.
181020; Latin nihil nothing (variant of nihilum; see nil) + -ism
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Review Thread One: Word For The Day, Thursday 11/14/02: Raffish (Be SURE to check out posts #92 and #111 on this thread!)
Review Thread Two: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/14/03: Roister
Review Thread Three: Word For The Day, Tuesday 1/28/03: Obdurate
WFB's attempt to emulate us ; ) No pushing at the door please!
Bunny Lebowski: Blow on them.
The Dude: You want me to blow on your toes?
Bunny Lebowski: I can't blow that far.
The Dude: [looks at man lazing in the pool] Are you sure he won't mind?
Bunny Lebowski: Uli doesn't care about anything. He's a Nihilist.
The Dude: Ah, that must be exhausting.
I mean, say what you like about the tenets of National Socialism, Dude, at least it's an ethos.
Speaking of which, if the dialog “Nucky, you’re out of your element” ever comes out of my TV on Sunday nights, I will squee like a little girl.
(Ever seen “Bored to Death” on HBO? They just started new episodes this week.)
I'm loving Boardwalk though -
i swear they mentioned the Big Lebowski on the Five yesterday.
Amen to that! :-)
No, it’s the show Danson has been on. This is the third season. It’s about a guy who is a writer, but in the throes of writer’s block after his first novel decided to advertise on craigs list as an “unlicensed detective.” Danson plays a magazine editor/mentor/friend and Zack Galifinakis plays his pot smoking best friend/comic book artist.
They get into capers. It’s very film noir-ish/40s detective stories. Not bust-a-gut funny, but amusing.
I try almost every day to watch The Five and pray that it is changed to The Four - Beckel is just so disgusting
Good description - I may check it out. My DVR is on the fritz today - again. The comcast bunch of dvrs are really poorly made - this will be #3 in less than 9 months
Geno tweeted yesterday that he was getting ready to halloween! he’s so cute. shame he’s not playing tonight. Did you see the brouhaha with Roenick saying he’s sick to death of hearing Sid being asked about his scrambled brains?
did you see the show was made permanent and is now being referred to as THAT HIT SHOW the Five?
And give to the poor
A more accurate reading of what they are saying would be:
Just take from the rich
And give to me.
Yeah, good luck occupying the Hill district. That was seriously one of the sites up for debate.
I often have to deal with therapeutic nihilists. People who totally reject traditional medicines principles and insist on doing it their own way.
Crosby wearing a black helmet at practice has twitterdom in a complete UPROAR over him potentially returning for tonight’s game. It does mean he’s cleared for contact, but not necessarily that he will play tonight, but it does make it more fun to think about tonight’s game. Malkin is also skating and could potentially play, apparently, despite that eastern european proneness to some ingrown toenail or other soreness that kept him out of the last few.
A+ for you!
They’re doing special fundraiser for the KHL hockey club at tonight’s game. Selling the game sweaters, etc.
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