The naming of names

Moleitau's origin

I never new that changing my URL would cause so much frustration to some people. Sorry, some people.

For those who have asked, “Moleitau” is Cantonese slang for nonsense, which I discovered in a 2006 IHT article:

“…a Cantonese genre called “moleitau,” verbal nonsense comedy that relies on quality writing of rapid-fire dialogue, witty ripostes and punning, exemplifies the form even while expanding it to include ribald repartee, broad and low-brow humor, anachronistic gags and biting satire of every social convention and custom.”

And ‘magical nihilism’ is at one level just a pun, and at the same time, an anti-belief belief system that makes me happy and wonderous and curious. Which is what I’d like this place to be.

“We are quick to forget that just being alive is an extraordinary piece of good luck, a remote event, a chance occurance of monstrous proportions.”

The Black Swan, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, p298

Welcome again to Magical Nihilism.

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