Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The MEANING OF LIFE as Revealed in PALINDROMES

WORDPLAY post #109 (updated and reposted)
Philosophical Discussion with Examples
ORIGINAL DISCUSSION: These comments on life were modified from and re-organized in relation to a discussion thread on the parody-lyrics website AmIRight.com 
EDITOR: Giorgio Coniglio, December, 2016. Contributions by parodist Al Silver are indicated where possible according to the pseudonyms used on the AmIRight thread. 





THE MEANING OF LIFE REVEALED

 BY PALINDROMES

[all palindromes are italicized]



STEPS for a BALANCED LIFE


A) GENERAL LIFE CONDUCT


(Modified from contributions by "Michael Palindrome" et al. )

1. Live not on evil. 

2. Draw putrid dirt upward.

3. Don't nod.

4. Yawn a more Roman way. 

5. Step on no pets.

6. Rise. Revere, sir.

7. Name man's name, man.

8. Revenge: slap pals e.g.? Never!

9. Less evasion. 'No' is a vessel.

10. Draw no test. Set onward.

11. Re hypocrisy: as I say sir, copy her.

12. Nap not on pan.

13. "To last, I remedy my demerits a lot." (Stephen Wagner)



B) EAT PROPERLY

1. Sup not on pus.

2. No melon, no lemon.

3. Stir grits. 

4. Nip in if I nip in.

5. Ate plate: ewe et al. - PETA.

6. Desserts stressed.

7. Wontons? Not now.


C) ATTEND TO ONE'S PHYSICAL NEEDS

1. Amen, icy cinema.

2. Amen: enamor a Roman enema.

3. Elope, else sleep. Olé !

D) ATTEND TO ONE'S SOCIAL NEEDS


1. Burrow or rub.

2. Puff up. (Amen; a pill - Ipanema)

3. Strap on no parts.

4. Doomed: un-nude mood.


E) AVOID DISTRACTING ISSUES AND EXCESSES

1. Sex at noon taxes.

2. Cigar? Toss - it is so tragic.

3. Sex at my gym taxes. 

4. God no! Pin taco-catnip on dog?

5. Pure, boss is. Sober up!

6. Pull up if I pull up.

7. Solo gigolos.


MAJOR PHILOSOPHIC QUESTIONS



A) The Nature of the Universe

(Modified from contributions by "Taco Cat", et al. )

1. Do geese see God?

2. May a moody baby doom a yam?

3. Won't lovers revolt now?

4. P.m. or a.m. - God's time emits dogma-romp.

5. Model truth? Turtledom.

5. Are we not drawn onward to new era? 


B) One's Personal Role

1. Roy, am I mayor?

2. I, man, am regal? Live villager-man am I. 

3. Madam, in Eden I'm Adam. 

4. Ev, love did evolve.

5. Bonsai-man, "Am I a snob?"



C) The Nature of Perception

1. Was it a car or a cat I saw?

2. Was it a bar or a bat I saw?

3. Was it Eliot's toilet I saw?

4. Was it a man on a mat I saw?

5. Warsaw was raw?

6. Poop: sides reversed is 'poop'. 


D) Good and Evil

1. Do Good's deeds - do, O God.

2. No! Evil's deeds live on.

3. Do Good's deeds live on? No, Evil's deeds do. O, God!

4. Do gonads' deeds live on?  No, Evil's deeds, Dan. O, God!     

5a) No devil's god-dogs lived on. b) No! Evil's tenets live on.

6. Do go! Go to Togo. God! 


E) On Selflessness


1. Ma is as selfless as Dad. Dad's as selfless as I am. 

2. Leon's as selfless as Eva; Dave's as selfless as Noel. 

3. Pass as selfless as sap. 


F) Sin, Confession and Redemption

(see post #124 on "Silly Songs and Satire" to sing some of this material) 

post #127: "Sin and Redemption" parody-lyrics



SIN

1. Dennis sinned.

2. Dennis and Edna sinned.

3. Dennis, Enid and Nadine sinned.   etc.
  

CONFESSION

1. Dennis: I sinned.

2. Dennis: Nell, Edna, I and Ellen sinned.

3. Dennis: Nell, Edna, Noel, I, Leon and Ellen sinned.


REDEMPTION

1. Dennis, Rod, Enid and Edna dined or sinned. 

2. Dennis never even sinned.

3. Sin, if ... ...  FINIS.



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