TRIFLES

FREAKING WORD SEARCHES

What's the best bit of the weekend newspaper? The puzzles and quizzes, of course. Also the funnies, but we don't have any of them yet. Who doesn't love a word search? Those things are ace. Maybe you can print this one out to do while your beloved is burning the toast.

annoying / be quiet / bleeding heart / bugger / damn it all / damn it all to hell / declining standards / flabbergasted / flagrant disregard / foolish / fruitcake / get out of my way / impertinence / madness / radical / ridiculous / selfish / sheer impertinence / sheer insanity / silence / so rude / stop / tomfoolery / unkind / why oh why / wilful / zealot  

annoying / be quiet / bleeding heart / bugger / damn it all / damn it all to hell / declining standards / flabbergasted / flagrant disregard / foolish / fruitcake / get out of my way / impertinence / madness / radical / ridiculous / selfish / sheer impertinence / sheer insanity / silence / so rude / stop / tomfoolery / unkind / why oh why / wilful / zealot

 

WHO AM I?

  • I was born 22 February 1788. 
  • As a young lad I started playing the flute. 
  • I lectured at the University of Berlin but not many people came to my lectures so I gave up.
  • I called Hegel a clumsy charlatan.
  • I fell in love with an opera singer but didn't marry her because marrying means to halve one's rights and double one's duties, and also is like grasping blindfolded into a sack hoping to find an eel amongst an assembly of snakes.
  • My mum told me my first book was incomprehensible and was unlikely to sell many copies. I told her my stuff would be read long after her rubbish and ha I was totally right.
  • I believed humans were motivated by only their own basic desires, and that human desire was futile, illogical and directionless. Therefore, by extension, so was all human action in the world. PROVE ME WRONG.
  • I held that people cannot be improved. They can only be influenced by strong motives that overpower criminal motives. 

  • I had a series of pet poodles called Atman and Butz.
  • I died of heart failure sitting at home on the couch with the cat, on 21 September 1860.
  • My name is Arthur ___________ and I am a famous misanthrope.

FIND THE DIFFERENCES

There are several differences between these two pictures of Schopenhauer. Can you find them all?