Thursday, October 20, 2005

Unemployed Philosopher Doing Just Fine Thanks To Neitzsche’s ‘Will To Power’ Bars

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A philosophy major found himself without a job after college, but instead of wrestling existentialism, he created “Nietzsche’s ‘Will To Power’ Bars and fuzzy “Freudian Slippers.”

New Yorker Stephan Shaw says he envisioned being a philosophy professor one day, but instead, founded a company called The Unemployed Philosophers Guild, which sells philosophical paraphernalia like Nietzsche energy bars and an Einsteinian Relativity Watch with constantly rotating numbers.

Shaw is proud of other thought-provoking creations like the “Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug,” in which “hot liquid makes everything except the Patriot Act disappear,” but he also enjoys silly products like the “Tickle Me Freud” doll, because he says, “I think Freud had his jolly moments.”

Shaw still ponders eternal questions, but one thing’s for sure: He’s having so much fun with his George Washington Carver and Kierkegaard dolls that, he says, “I’d never go into academia now.”

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