It’s all here: this is the last blog post you’ll ever want to read. Maybe even the last one I’ll ever need to write.
It is the story of the ancient Buddhist teacher Bakayaro Chimpo and his students who set three sheep, numbered 1, 2 and 4, loose in his temple. Sensei Bakayaro went mad looking for sheep number three.
Actually, it was a high school graduation prank in Germany, and teachers who went mad looking for sheep number three, but we of course all understand it.
Ever since Beta told me about the prank, I’ve had to ask myself, when seeking something, does this something even exist, or is it sheep number three?
That is it, man. Ten thousand years of human wisdom distilled down into a prank.