This afternoon, I was listening to NPR and I am not sure what the show was, but it was some kind of combination of reporting on professional rassling, not to be confused with wrestling, and which in their story was heavily scripted. What each pro-rassler was supposed to say and do in what sequence, etc. Then their story seemed to move into a situation where there was a conflict or mixture of scripted and unscripted. I am probably not giving sufficient credit to the depth of the story. Then practically without taking a breath, at least one that I remember, they launched into a discussion of Cervante and Don Quixote.
This discussion involved the mixture of complete fiction mixed with observation and strange inserts of data and info in a book or two back in something like 1602 that spread across the world. Cervantes apparently mixed his tale with reports of his research into history and how that might or might not relate to the truth of the story. And then how he mixed his story with a character that was pulled from another author who took advantage of the first book by Cervantes to write a kind of counterfeit Vol.2. Cervantes worked this character into his actual Vol. 2. I may have this story and how it was reported somewhat scrambled since I was also driving in good scenery and also traffic at the time.
Anyway, these or this story on NPR with its mixture of info got me thinking about how some cups I bought were sort of emblematic of the story. These are coffee cups with an image of a coffee cup on the coffee cup. I bought them and then started thinking how that combination was a bit silly in a way. That kind of silly combination seemed to fir the two NPR stories or their combination depending on how they intended it.
Well, this may be totally silly, but what one thinks about while talking to yourself while driving may not be the usual fare and quite so narrowly logical as other times. Which reminds me that I was listening to a Glen Cambell song as I drove through Wall, SD. About in the center of the interstate segment passing Wall, I heard, "the phone ringing off the wall". So much for mildly amusing coincidences.
*** Stay tuned even if this post does not rise high in the logic realm--- Doug Wiken