June 5, 2014

Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, abridged, 36

Sometimes that really is just a wrench in your pocket, while other times it is not. Embrace either situation.

— But only one literally, if you happen to be in public, or around small children.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 4:48pm

Comments (6)

  1. So should someone in a moment of confusion happen to grab the incorrect one, both in public and around small children, will the tool then end up a mujaheed in Syria fighting against the tyrant apostate Assad?

  2. Who is this ‘Zen’ guy I keep hearing about?

  3. I don’t wish to complicate matters but there is such a thing as a tube nut wrench.

  4. Have to be a deep pocket or a short and/or small wrench, IMHO.

  5. ‘– But only one literally, if you happen to be in pubic….’

    There, FTFY.

  6. A common quote in Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels, uttered when a character is confronted with something that is obnoxiously vague, self contradictory, of Rube Goldberg complexity, or that just sounds like some silly bumper sticker crap is, ” Is that supposed to be some sort of Zen or something? ” Usually the phrase is said with a surly, suspicious, and dismissive tone of “Oh it’s more of THAT is it? Well I’ll not be having any of that if you please.”

    Hilariously there are some eastern monks who store and redistribute unused time as if it were a fluid, and even they use the phrase often accompanied with patient (to the point of being indulgent) eye rolling.