Wherein a fortune cookie instructs me to do the logically impossible

Check out this logically impossible fortune cookie fortune I got from a Chinese restaurant last night:

Tomorrow, plan to be spontaneous.

I suppose they would also want me to achieve world peace through force, or fail to fail at everything, or list the members of the set containing exactly the sets that are not members of themselves.

Still, I do derive some satisfaction from knowing that somewhere out there is a fortune cookie fortune writer with a sense of humor who knows it’s all bunk, and reveals it by making an oxymoron into a fortune.

2 Responses to “Wherein a fortune cookie instructs me to do the logically impossible”

  1. William Says:

    I didn’t know you could apply “oxymoron” to larger concepts like that. I had been under the impression that it was always with two-word phrases.
    Did you ever play the “game” where you stick “in bed” on the end of all your fortunes? It may be sophomoric, but it sure makes fortune cookies more interesting.

  2. Cyde Weys Says:

    You know, I probably did misuse the word “oxymoron” a little bit, but hey, I’m all about stretching boundaries. As long as you understand me!

    And why yes, others have repeatedly told me about the “in bed” game, and it does frequently yield funny results. But I can never remember to play it on my own, as it were. I don’t know what that says about me. Maybe I don’t find it as funny as everyone else does?