At Wegmans today [they don't use the apostrophe and their reasoning is weak] I saw a guy with a long goatee who had these words emblazoned on his black shirt:
Everything Louder Than Everything Else
in a Gothic-looking script.
After a slight bit of Google-addled research, I discovered what many of you already knew, that this is more or less a heavy-metal rock credo, with a rich musical history. Or maybe a Harley-Davidson creed.
As an observer [see my recent post], I was amused by the phrase's tautology and by its koan-like blend of logic and absurdity.
I like it.
It reminds me of a quote by Albert Einstein: "Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
It offers an array of endless possibilities to ponder and play with:
Everything Holier Than Everything Else
Everything more silent than nothing else.
nothing more silent than nothing else
no one more singular than everything else
something less logical than nobody home