The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 3
Re: How can I get the set off this page?
Posted By: Peter D'Adamo
Date: March-12, 1998 at 08:29:10
In Response To: How can I get the set off this page? (jeanb)
For some reason the server is refusing to execute CGI files from HTML. This is influencing the hit counter on the main page, and the Oblique Strategy Cards.
Until I can figure out the problem, here at least are the card aphorisms:
A line has two sides.
A very small object .
Abandon normal instruments.
Allow an easement (an easement is the abandonment of a structure).
Always first steps.
Always give yourself credit for having more than personality.
Are there sections? Consider transitions.
Ask people to work against their better judgment.
Ask your body.
Assemble some of the elements in a group and treat the group.
Balance the consistency principle with the inconsistency principle.
Be less critical more often.
Breathe more deeply.
Bridges - build - burn.
Change instrument roles.
Change nothing and continue with immaculate consistency.
Children -speaking -singing.
Consider different fading systems.
Consult other sources - Promising - Unpromising.
Convert a melodic element into a rhythmic element.
Cut a vital connection.
Define an area 'safe' and use it as an anchor.
Destroy -nothing- The most important thing.
Discard an axiom.
Disconnect from desire.
Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them.
Do nothing for as long as possible.
Do something boring.
Do the washing up.
Do the words need changing?
Do we need holes?
Don't be afraid of things because they're easy to do.
Don't be frightened of cliches.
Don't be frightened to display your talents.
Don't break the silence.
Don't stress one thing more than another.
Emphasize the flaws.
Faced with a choice, do both.
Feed the recording back out of the medium.
Fill every beat with something.
Get your neck massaged.
From nothing to more than nothing.
Give the game away.
Give way to your worst impulse.
Go outside. Shut the door.
Go slowly all the way round the circle.
Go to an extreme, move back to a more comfortable place.
Honor thy error as a hidden intention.
How would you have done it?
Humanize something free of error.
Imagine the pieces as a set of disconnected events.
In total darkness, or in a very large room, very quietly.
Intentions - nobility of - humility of - credibility of.
Into the impossible.
Is it finished?
Is the intonation correct?
Is there something missing?
It is quite possible (after all).
Just carry on.
Left channel, right channel, center channel.
Listen to the quiet voice.
Look at the order in which you do things.
Look closely at the most embarrassing details and amplify them.
Lost in useless territory.
Lowest common denominator.
Make a blank valuable by putting it in an exquisite frame.
Make a sudden, destructive unpredictable action; incorporate.
Make an exhaustive list of everything you might do and do the last thing on the list.
Mechanicalize something idiosyncratic.
Mute and continue.
Not building a wall but making a brick.
Once the search is in progress, something will be found.
Only a part, not the whole.
Only one element of each kind.
Overtly resist change.
Put in earplugs.
Question the heroic approach.
Reevaluation (a warm feeling) was revaluation.
Remember... those quite evenings.
Remember specifics and convert to ambiguities.
Remove ambiguities and convert to specifics.
Repetition is a form of change.
Retrace your steps.
Simply a matter of work.
State the problem in words as clearly as possible.
Take a break.
Take away the elements in order of apparent non-importance.
The inconsistency principle.
The most important thing is the thing most easily forgotten.
The tape is now the music.
Think of the radio.
Towards the insignificant.
Trust in the you of now.
Turn it upside down.
Twist the spine.
Use 'unqualified' people
Use an old idea.
Use an unacceptable colour
Use fewer notes.
What are the sections of?
Imagine a caterpillar moving.
What are you really thinking about just now?
What is the reality of the situation?
What mistakes did you make last time?
What would your closest friend do?
What wouldn't you do?
Work at a different speed.
Would anybody want it?
You are an engineer.
You can only make one dot at a time.
You don't have to be ashamed of using your own ideas.
Messages in This Thread
Sandra -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 1:29 p.m.
- Re: Quality of Life??
Roxy -- Friday, 13 March 1998, at 12:14 a.m.
- Have you considered showing yourself?
Rick McInnis -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 1:29 p.m.
- just a thought??
annette -- Wednesday, 11 March 1998, at 9:05 a.m.
- I pulled an "Oblique Srategy" card For You...
Peter D'Adamo -- Monday, 16 March 1998, at 8:06 a.m.
- Are you from Missouri? :-)
Steve Shapiro -- Tuesday, 10 March 1998, at 9:59 p.m.