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  FOOL Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
FOOL 7 was co-located with POPL '00 in Boston on January 22, 2000.
FOOL 9 was co-located with POPL '02, in Portland, Oregon on January 19, 2002.
FOOL 11 was co-located with POPL '04, in Venice, Italy on January 17, 2004.
www.cis.upenn.edu /~bcpierce/FOOL   (364 words)

  
 The Fool (Tarot card) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Commonly it's taught that the Fool is the protagonist of a story and the Major Arcana is the path the Fool takes through the great mysteries of life and the main human archetypes.
The conventional explanations say that the Fool signifies the flesh, the sensitive life, and by a peculiar satire its subsidiary name was at one time the alchemist, as depicting folly at the most insensate stage.
When The Fool appears in a spread, he would be a signal to strip down to the irreducible core, and interrogate whether The Querant’s self vision is obscured.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Fool_(Zero)   (958 words)

  
 Balavagga - The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fool who knows that he is a fool is for that very reason a wise man; the fool who thinks that he is wise is called a fool indeed.
Fools of little wit move about with the very self as their own foe, doing evil deeds the fruit of which is bitter.
Month after month, a fool may eat only as much food as can be picked up on the tip of a kusa grass blade; but he is not worth a sixteenth part of them who have comprehended the Truth.
www.serve.com /cmtan/Dhammapada/fool.html   (419 words)

  
 The Fool - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Fool (design collective) were a Dutch design collective who were influential in the psychedelic style of art in the 1960s.
The Fool (rock band) is the name of a Dundee based modern rock band.
The Fool (fictional character) is a character in The Realm of the Elderlings, a fictional universe created by author Robin Hobb.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Fool   (156 words)

  
 Untitled Document
The “fool” wore a subtextual connotation of evil, pretending stupidity, often opposing the figure of the wise or holy man in a culture's structure.
The traditional fool: in his reversal role, by his revitalization of traditional values and meanings, in his individualism and lack of stern principles, in his easily switched loyalties, is being typically modern despite his lack of respect for rationality.
Armin's fools cause the audience to reflect on what it is to be a part of the human condition; but, in a way that also establishes his characters as perpetual outsiders who reflect on but do not become a part of the dance of reconciliation at the end of the play.
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 Intuitive Tarot - The Fool
The Fool represents carefree living, not in such a way that it is negative necessarily, but in the sense that the Fool doesn't worry about the trivialities of life.
The Fool card does NOT mean that you ARE a Fool, but it means that you are either living life in a well and carefree way or that you are ignoring or denying the existence of some sort of difficult issue.
The Fool is a card of warning, telling you not to avoid the past or the future but to embrace it in a child-like wonder and move on.
www.intuitivetarot.com /fool.html   (442 words)

  
 Revived Tarot: The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Fool, Unknowing, beyond the known, between the heights and the depths on the edge of Life and Death.
The staff of the Fool is the Hermit's; they are left behind as the towers of the Moon, on the path beyond duality, where the perfected man, formed by Qof in Daghim/Pisces, has gone.
Both serve to conceal the true pattern and nature of the Tarot: one by misordering (hashing) the seven planetary Tarot and the other by disconnecting their numbers from the letter-numbers of the Hebrew alphabet.
www.psyche.com /psyche/tarot/trumps/fool.html   (1058 words)

  
 The Fool Tarot Card : Meaning and Analysis - Tarot
The Fool is one of three cards in the Tarot that is sometimes numbered uniquely, according to the author or illustrator of a tarot deck.
The Fool knows his or her own ignorance, thus is seen as the most wise.
The Fool is the ultimate "Free Spirit" - this card represents the self-actualized person, free from societal constraints, someone who is able to let go of outmoded beliefs and ideals with the courage to pursue their own special path.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art24632.asp   (846 words)

  
 The Fool's Journey
He is a fool because only a simple soul has the innocent faith to undertake such a journey with all its hazards and pain.
The Fool is unaware of the hardships he will face as he ventures out to learn the lessons of the world.
In his dreamy condition, the Fool is susceptible to fantasy, distortion and a false picture of the truth.
www.learntarot.com /journey.htm   (2628 words)

  
 The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Similarly, the Fool is an essential part of the Tarot because he is the spark that sets everything else into motion, the divine breath that gives life and inspires the first step towards fulfillment and completion.
The Fool is the cause behind all effects, the power behind all manifestations and the seeds of the end sown in every beginning.
The Fool does not hide himself from the light, because he is the light - the wonderful light that shines out of every child before they see the world and are forced to build so many walls and barriers to protect themselves.
www.ata-tarot.com /resource/cards/maj00.html   (692 words)

  
 The Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The archetype of the wise Fool is one that is found in many cultures in all parts of the world.
The Fool is the Green Man, the harbringer of a new cycle of existence, the herald of new life and fresh beginnings.
He can be seen as the innocent spirit about to embark on physical incarnation; the young child who has yet to learn of the perils of the world; or as the seeker after enlightenment chasing the elusive butterfly of intuition in the hope that it will lead to the mysteries.
www.physics.adelaide.edu.au /~iborchar/tarfool.html   (322 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: April Fools' Day Origins
Not all superstitions about the day are negative, though — fellas fooled by a pretty girl are said to be fated to end up married to her, or at least enjoy a healthy friendship with the lass.
In Scotland, an April fool is called an April "gowk" — Scottish for cuckoo, an emblem of simpletons.
April Fools' pranking between students and teachers is an ongoing battle of wits, with kids favoring the timeworn standards of a tack on the chair, the "missing class" (kids hide under their desks when the teacher is momentarily called out of the room), or a springy fabric snake coiled in a can of nuts.
www.snopes.com /holidays/aprilfools/origins.asp   (1235 words)

  
 The Fool's Errand - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The Fool's Errand is a 1987 computer game by Cliff Johnson.
This award-winning game was the first computer metapuzzle game, a rare blend of storytelling, playful hands-on visual puzzles and cryptic treasure map.
It is the tale of a wandering Fool who seeks his fortune in the Land of Tarot and braves the enchantments of the High Priestess.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/The_Fool%27s_Errand   (127 words)

  
 Review of "Fool on the Hill"
Fool on the Hill is some of the best fun you can have while lounging in your favorite easy chair, at least with your clothes on.
Fool on the Hill takes place at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and knits together what surely must be one of the most disparate casts of characters ever assembled.
All of the characters in Fool on the Hill are vivid and charming in a cartoony kind of way, with the possible exception of Ragnarok, the Bohemian Minister of Defense, a motorcycle-riding Black Knight with a haunted past.
www.flowerfire.com /seized/reviews/fool_on_the_hill_sara_lipowitz.html   (426 words)

  
 Fool's Journey
In the Tarot, the Fool is typically shown without a care in the world, carrying a knapsack of his worldly belongings, in the process of stepping off a cliff (unaware of the divine protection prepped to save him), and accompanied by a small, white dog (representing the Fool’s Higher Self).
When the Fool begins his or her Journey, it is the encounters of experiences represented by the Major Arcana trumps, the cards of the Tarot that matter.
This latter Fool -- the one represented by the “22” -- is indicative of having all of the attributes of the Fool as before (oblivious to life’s travails, without a care in the world, and under divine protection).
www.halexandria.org /dward012.htm   (1329 words)

  
 Edgar and the Fool
Fool: The wind is whistling in the trees.
Fool, the king is dead, and his line with him, and I am not.
Well, fool, as novel as it is to hear you ask for help, I would it stayed that way.
community.livejournal.com /edgarandthefool   (4143 words)

  
 The History of the Fool Card
So although the Fool is almost always completely apart from the sequence of trumps in the historic decks, there is historic precedent for regarding it as the lowest trump and as the highest trump!
Although it is possible that whoever invented the Joker had seen a tarot deck and liked the Fool card, it would have been a deliberate "borrowing" at a very late date, not any kind of retention from early times.
The fool or simpleton was unabashedly mocked and scorned on the one hand, but on the other hand became a vehicle for many profound ironies.
www.tarothermit.com /fool.htm   (1174 words)

  
 The Fool Errant - A poem by Amy Lowell - American Poems
The Fool Errant sat by the highway of life And his gaze wandered up and his gaze wandered down, A vigorous youth, but with no wish to walk, Yet his longing was great for the distant town.
Thought the fool, "There is certainly room for two." So he jauntily swaggered towards the maid And put out his hand to the bridle-rein.
The fool was angry, the fool was sore, And he cursed the folly of monks and maids.
www.americanpoems.com /poets/amylowell/12258   (623 words)

  
 Tarot The Fool Card
The Fool does not sit on the fence waiting for life to come to him; he always takes the first step himself.
The Fool does not analyze all the possible risks of a new adventure; he learns as he goes along.
The Fool encourages you to discover your inner child and harness that youthful enthusiasm to help you on your way to a new life and future.
www.qmbs.co.nz /tarot/the_fool.shtml   (425 words)

  
 Playing the Fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The classic proverb establishes a key element in the personality of the fool: `As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his folly.' (Proverbs 26:11) It is a disgusting simile.
A fool falls on his knees to lap up the vile substance of his foolishness and does so again and again.
She said, "I know that what I have done isn't really the answer and is against God's design for my life." She admitted that she had played the fool, referred to herself as a freak, not of nature, but of her arrogant rebellion, emotional wounds and grievously poor choices.
www.realityresources.com /playfool.htm   (3101 words)

  
 fool   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When he asks the fool's opinion on things, it is because, perhaps only subconsciously, he knows that the fool is a stable and wise man.
The fool always provides answers that are deep in their meaning, but these answers are also simple sounding, like a joke or something of the sort.
The fool, the one character in this play who is supposed to be the mad one, is in fact the one person who says things that make some sense.
plato.acadiau.ca /courses/engl/young/shakes/kl/grp2/fool.html   (290 words)

  
 Investor Home - Evaluating the Motley Fool Portfolios
It is important to note that The Motley Fool has been in existence for approximately five years and the longest track record for any of the Motley Fool real-money portfolios is less than five years.
The second Motley Fool portfolio was particularly strong through the second quarter of 1996 and in 1998 but also underperformed for four straight quarters from July 1996 through June 1997.
A Motley Fool report on 12/31/98 stated that the SandP 500 index returns would be reported with dividends for all their portfolios beginning on January 4, 1999.
www.investorhome.com /fools.htm   (2158 words)

  
 Salem Tarot: Tarot Topics: The Fool
The fool walks in the mid-day sun without a care in the world, the only thing stopping him from stepping off the edge is the dog at his heels.
The dog stops the Fool from falling, the dog makes him stop from time to time to think about his actions.
The influence of Uranus makes the Fool stand out from the crowd and makes him demonstrate his need for independence.
www.salemtarot.com /tarottopics/topic-001-05.html   (233 words)

  
 Dhammapada, Wisdom of the Buddha: The Fool - Canto 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The fool who knows of his ignorance, indeed, through that very consideration becomes a wise man. But that conceited fool who considers himself learned is, in fact, called a fool.
A fool who associates with a wise man throughout his life may not know the Dhamma any more than the ladle the taste of soup.
Though a fool (practicing austerity) may eat his food from the tip of a blade of kusa grass for months and months, he is not worth one-sixteenth part of those who have realized the Good Law.
www.theosociety.org /pasadena/dhamma/dham5.htm   (494 words)

  
 April Fool's Day -- History, Traditions, and Foolishness
They were subject to some ridicule, and were often sent on "fools errands" or were made the butt of other practical jokes.
April Fool's Day thus developed into an international fun fest, so to speak, with different nationalities specializing in their own brand of humor at the expense of their friends and families.
For instance, a British short film once shown on April Fool's Day was a fairly detailed documentary about "spaghetti farmers" and how they harvest their crop from the spaghetti trees.
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 The Fool's Quest -- The Fool 0   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The sun is high, but not at it's peak --this is intentional; what reaches a peak must then descend, and the fool is unprepared for that as of yet.
The town at the bottom of the precipice implies that the fool is apart from everyday life.
The Fool card is the beginning of a spiritual journey, as indicated by the #0, or pre-beginning of the Major Arcana.
www.moderngypsy.com /tarot/fool.html   (257 words)

  
 The Fool Tarot Card
Many interpreters of the Tarot consider the Fool to be a central card to the whole deck.
The Fool is a special card, even among the 22 of the Major Arcana.It's Card 0 (or 22 depending on your system).
But the Fool strides trustingly over that precipice, and, according to the Tarot, hte trust is well placed.
78cardsofthetarot-tarotmancy-tarot-cards-and-tarot-readings.com /foolcard.html   (702 words)

  
 April Fools' Day: Origin and History
April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year.
The Gregorian calendar was not adopted by England until 1752, for example, but April Fools' Day was already well established there by that point.
He explained that the practice began during the reign of Constantine, when a group of court jesters and fools told the Roman emperor that they could do a better job of running the empire.
www.infoplease.com /spot/aprilfools1.html   (623 words)

  
 The Artist's Inner Vision Tarot - The Fool
The Fool is an innocent, bound on a journey he knows not where, with only the conviction that with optimism the greater good will prevail.
The Fool has faith in himself to bring him through new experiences, as we must have faith in ourselves, knowing our hearts lead the way and where good intentions prevail, the correct path will become apparent.
The Fool has little baggage, little preparation and his only muses are the little butterfly people who follow him, representing transformation and change, as well as his instincts for survival that will help him make his way through the weary world.
www.psymon.com /tarot/00-fool.html   (387 words)

  
 The Mystical Tarot by Joe Ivory
For centuries tarot experts and practitioners have argued whether THE FOOL should be designated the first of the 22 Major Arcana cards or the last.
It is with this plan in mind that the Ancients designed THE FOOL to portray the descending journey of Pure Cosmic Spirit into the lower physical manifestations of the Earth Plane.
the Fool wants you to learn that the only route to perfection as a human is to control and purify the forces of desire that rage within your emotional complex.
www.acumind.com /Joe/tarot/fool.html   (1105 words)

  
 RealMagick Article: What does the Fool card mean or represent? by Gerard
The Fool is a special card, even among the 22 of the Major Arcana.
But the Fool strides trustingly over that precipice, and, according to the Tarot, the trust is well placed.
The whole 22 cards of the Major Arcana are seen by some interpretators as the Fool's journey, which ends with the World, key 21, which is about successful completion, accomplishment and fulfillment.
realmagick.com /articles/99/1599.html   (992 words)

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