Monday, August 12, 2013


OK today I keyed the word "nothing" into the title bar of my MAC desperately looking for something to write about (about which to write.) The results were proof that nothing really is something because...

1. Lots of sites came up on the topic of "nothing," which shows that people are entertained, educated and/or diverted by - nothing.

2. One of these sites was the Do Nothing site. It's a pretty picture of a sunset (maybe a sunrise, maybe not. I think that there should be more pink for a sunrise and really why would you have to do nothing in the morning, when you have just done nothing but sleep for the past 6, 8, 10 or 12 hours - 12 hours this place should be selling mattresses!!) Oh yes back to the site - sunset with the sound of waves in the background. The site asks you to do nothing for 2 minutes. There is a timer on the site and if I am supposed to relax, I can't because of the tension the timer creates!! At the end, you find out that there is an app for this 2 minutes of not exactly silence, but a bit of respite in the day. You need an app for this?  I just play FreeCell - really that's doing nothing isn't it?


3. Then there is the site which is a tongue-in-cheek take on nothing. At least I think that it is a joke - maybe not - maybe it's for real. Here's a quote from the site:

"Nothing is bigger than cyberspace, the Internet, and the NFL site on the world wide web." - Microsoft.
People all over the world are talking about nothing. It doesn't matter what language you speak or even if you can't speak. Nothing's the same everywhere you go. Almost the entire universe is made up of nothing. Philosophers think and talk about nothing until they die. "It's" that important!

4. Then there was the Buy Nothing Day website. This is a global protest against consumerism. Ironically it did offer "buy nothing" Christmas cards. I don't think that you actually bought them though. I think that you just downloaded the pdf and printed them yourself. Actually their pdfs for posters were really quite inventive. I think that they should sell T-shirts on the site - yes totally against their focus, but they wouldn't be the first!!

5. Finally there was the wiktionary site that defined nothing.

So really there is a lot to be said about nothing :)

The picture - the best I could do for a picture of nothing - a void, an emptiness.

Have a something day!!


  1. Now, that's what you call 'Much Ado about Nothing'!

  2. I can't say it better than Roy did. So I will say nothing (in 14 words).

  3. Love the nothing that is on the wiki page. Was tempted to leave you a nothing comment but wasn't sure how to do it.... maybe just a pair of quotation marks?

  4. Nothing is the next big thing. As for me, today I will try doing nothing at all...

  5. I guess, when you really think about it, there really is no such thing as nothing. I love how you google words and create a post around it. Very clever!