The Suss

Do you know the suss do ye?

This particular phrase has always been a favourite of mine, because if you didn't know the suss, then you wouldn't know the suss, and you wouldn't know the suss unless you knew the suss.

It also doesn't help that the suss gives no indication as to the suss or where the suss comes from, the suss itself doesn't know the suss, and if the suss itself doesn't know the suss, then how could you know the suss?

It's suss all the way down, I've sussed that much out myself so far. I sussed it out the other day when I was doing the susses on the way over, sussing out all the suss in-between yeah.

On the suss are ye? Here, did ye suss that out from the other day yeah? 
Nah, I'm still sussing out your one who susses the suss out on the suss yeah. 
No bother yeah, give us a shout when you know the suss. 
Yeah yeah, no worries, I'll talk to ye when I know the suss.
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Book Review: I, Robot

I, Robot (1940 – 1941) by Isaac Asimov

Presented as a collection of nine short stories, each exploring and pushing to the limit the Three Laws of Robotics set forth from world maestro of science fiction, professor of biochemistry, and all-round prolific writer Isaac Asimov (1920 – 1992).

The Three Laws of Robotics 

1 – A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 

2 – A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 

3 – A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law. 

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Book Review: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (~1886) by Robert Louis Stevenson

“I have done that, says my memory. I cannot have done that – says my pride and remains unshakeable. Eventually, the memory yields.”

Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil

Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic 1886 novel is primarily a thriller and serves as an allegory of the morality of good and evil, personified into the clashing personalities of character(s) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The novel is told through various perspectives. Primarily we follow a lawyer, Mr. Utterson, he has been tasked to carry out the will and testament of one Dr. Henry Jekyll which stipulates that in the event of his decease or disappearance all possessions of his are to be imparted to one Mr. Edward Hyde, a sinister, disfigured man of mystery with no known associates or personal history. As this novel was written and set at the height of the Victorian era, social standing and reputation are front and foremost priorities for most characters and as such Mr. Utterson, not particularly wanting to be associated with the likes of Edward Hyde, sets out to uncover the mystery behind how the well-respected Dr. Jekyll came to be associated with him and ultimately settles on the thought that Jekyll has been blackmailed by Hyde in some way. From here the core incident of the novel takes place, namely Hyde’s commitment of murder and subsequent disappearance and manhunt before approaching the final events of the narrative.

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