Friday, July 06, 2007

Side Effects by Woody Allen

If not wise, then at least very funny.
You can read Allen's skit on Plato and Socrates in My Apology, which is available on line at
Here are some of the funniest bits from "My Apology"
Of all the famous men who ever lived, the one I would most like to have been was Socrates. Not just because he was a great thinker, because I have been known to have some reasonably profound insights myself, although mine invariably revolve around a Swedish airline stewardess and some handcuffs.
Agathon: Oh, I ran into Isosceles. He has a great idea for a new triangle.

Agathon: I'm afraid the word is bad. You have been condemned to death.

Socrates: Ah, it saddens me that I should cause debate in the senate.

Agathon: No debate. Unanimous.


Socrates: Then let it be! Let them take my life. Let it be recorded that I died rather than abandon the principles of truth and free inquiry. Weep not, Agathon.

Agathon: I'm not weeping. This is an allergy

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