We keep giving our rulers more power so that they can prevent anyone from having too much power.
Has anyone checked Tom Cruise's attic for the portrait of an old man, wizened and corrupted beyond all recognition? No reason. Just curious.
I don't really like the term 'significant other'. It seems to me a problem that the same phrase can refer equally well to the love of your life or the alien that lives inside your head.
My reaction when public schools claim to teach kids to think for themselves:"Admirable. I recommend you start by asking their views on the phrase 'Nemo dat quod non habet'."
The fact that we cannot trust our current rulers - whether government, media, corporate, or Church - is itself one of the things that must be taken into account by any solution to the current situation.
You know the common canard “I pay your salary!” directed against, say, police officers or teachers? Have you ever considered just how absurd that is? Let’s say that I have a dispute with a certain public school teacher and I play this card. Well, in the first place, I don’t pay his salary: I pay … Continue reading Thought of the Day: “I Pay Your Salary!”
Pioneering Jewish Comedian syndrome: when someone claims to be pioneering something and talks as though it were something new and daring, when in fact it's already fairly commonplace and expected. Equivalent to saying “Are mainstream audiences ready to accept a Jewish comedian?!"
And the realistic version:"One federal judge without integrity is a majority."
While cooking dinner tonight, I suddenly realized something. You know that episode of The Simpson, 'You Only Move Twice', where Homer gets a dream job with a boss who turns out to be a Bond villain ("My department is way ahead of the lasers and germ warfare divisions!"), only for the rest of the family … Continue reading Thought of the Day: A Realization
Voltaire: “He who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Me: Yeah, just look at what happened with 'Liberty, Equality, Fraternity.' Of course, what you consider an atrocity is largely dependent on what you believe to be an absurdity, so that the statement, upon examination, only means “thinking the wrong thing means … Continue reading Thought of the Day: Absurdities and Atrocities