what shall we do with the drunken sailor love

what shall we do with the drunken sailor

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  • Just putting my two bob in :)

    I actually have to find some music to listen to right now before either of these songs lodges itself in the cavity where my brain should be.

    October 21, 2008

  • :) (I was talking to ofravens, but I hear ya, pleth.)

    October 20, 2008

  • I quite like that song, but I'll admit that it can be a rather annoying earworm. Fortunately, the music I am listening to at the moment is catchy enough that just reading the lyrics isn't enough to get the song lodged in my head.

    October 20, 2008

  • Now you'll wish you had "Drunken Sailor" stuck in your head.

    mwahahaha...

    October 20, 2008

  • Gooooiiiin' to the chapellll of luuuuuurve!

    October 20, 2008

  • Sing something else. Like this: "Goin' to the chap-el and we're... gonna get maaaaaarrrried..." See?

    October 20, 2008

  • I've had that song stuck in my head for a week straight now thanks to y'all. I HOPE YOU'RE HAPPY.

    October 20, 2008

  • nom nom nom.

    August 19, 2008

  • We agree categorically on all matters, except, perhaps, whether the 20 (or any number) answers can be referred to as "answers" or perhaps, "possible answers," or "responses."

    Here, have another cupcake.

    August 19, 2008

  • Clearly, I did not define my point well enough. The general gist of your second paragraph matches what I was saying: that in order for the label "eternal" to no longer apply, there must be one chosen answer, no matter how clearly that answer is defined.

    However, I would have to say that the word "answer" is an ambiguous one. Can the 20 candidates for the answer to the eternal question still be referred to as "answers"?

    Why thank you, my good bear. Don't mind if I do.

    August 18, 2008

  • Oh, of course. That's what I'm asking, though. If you say "if there's a clearly defined answer, then it's not an eternal question," that means that no matter how many answers you have (one or many), it's no longer an eternal question, as long as the answers are clearly defined. Because the emphasis (the way I read it at least) is on "clearly defined."

    But if you mean for the emphasis to be on a, as in, only one single clearly defined answer can make this question not eternal, then of course you can't have many answers, no matter how clearly defined they are, or it's still an eternal question. With many possible answers.

    Have a cupcake?

    August 18, 2008

  • They're not answers, though, they're just possible answers. So the question remains eternal because people are eternally trying to decide which of the 20 clearly defined answers is the most suitable.

    August 18, 2008

  • Would it still be eternal if there were many clearly defined answers?

    August 18, 2008

  • Well, if there was a clearly defined answer, it wouldn't be eternal, would it?

    August 18, 2008

  • *sigh* No. No, there isn't. Clearly, it's an eternal question open to endless debate.

    August 18, 2008

  • No suggestion of a best answer, though, is there? :)

    August 18, 2008

  • I didn't know this was an eternal question, but there are a whole lot of suggested answers here.

    August 18, 2008