As you’ve probably caught on to by now, Missed Connections posts run the gamut from endearing to disgusting, delightful to inane. Plenty of music references, many occurring on transit, and quite a few based on ill-advised drunken make-outs.
But one thing you don’t see terribly often are pretentious references to twentieth century philosophers.
Now, I have my beefs with Jacques Lacan, but they’re for personal reasons, rather than based on the content of his work (I hold a similarly irrational grudge against the Lacanian-influenced Slavoj Žižek). I don’t really know too much about Ludwig Wittgenstein, to be honest.
All the same, it’s kind of adorable that this pair are bonding at such a relatively high level of academic discourse – and that there was actually a response. Perhaps this connection won’t, in fact, be missed. There’s a case to be made that if you can find someone with whom you can casually discuss the merits of logical positivism versus psychoanalytic philosophy, you should keep them around.