Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Friedrich Nietzsche!

Today would have been Friedrich Nietzsche's 163rd birthday. If he was still alive he'd be very old.

Nietzsche's iconic mustache rocked the foundation of Western mustache thought for decades, and he is owed an intellectual debt we will never be able to repay.

9 comments:

Jonathan S. said...

He also started the great trend of wearing your teddy bear's ribbon as a fashionable neck accessory.

franko said...

well, i was wondering what you were referring to yesterday. now i know!

jason said...

jonathan,

You might be thinking of our sister site:

neckwearofthenineteenthcentury.blogspot.com

Jonathan S. said...

Your sister site sounds like a hoot. Any site where I can get my daily fix of ascot is a dream.

The Promiscuous Reader said...

"owed," not "owned."

Dom said...

Re: Nietzsche. I say, if that moustache didn't kill him I rather suspect he would have been all the more stronger for it. That I very much suspect is why Popper was a clean shaven man.

Toby Dyter said...

He would have been 162, not 163. I initially made the same mistake (i.e. forgetting that we aren't born on our first birthday), but the Nietzsche Circle set me straight. There are a couple of posts about Nietzsche's birthday on my blog: www.illustratingzarathustra.blogspot.com

Toy Illustration said...

"Nietzsche is dead." - God

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