Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Ironies Abound

Maybe the guy on sports radio had set this up in advance this morning, and planned to just drop this line in and see who got it.  But I heard it live and it sounded off-the-cuff.  Admittedly, you can see why the idea might be lurking in the back of his brain.

He was commenting on Oscar Pistorius's change of story about shooting his girlfriend.  Now he is saying he thought she was an intruder and shot her through the bathroom door.  So the radio guy says "I don't believe that.  He said something else just two days ago.  That story doesn't have any legs."

In a related development, someone is leaving old textbooks on the "free" table at work, with little post-it notes that say "Free!"  or "Take me!" and little smiley faces. It takes on a whole different meaning when the title being donated is The Myth of Women's Masochism, and the post-it says "Take Me!  I'm Your's! =)"

I don't think we should continue to reason with people, even the smart ones.  I think we start telling our children to look into space colonisation.


Earl Wajenberg said...

And I see punctuation is a dead art.

Dubbahdee said...

We've heard of the "Freudian slip." Is there now a "Freudian post-it?"

Sponge-headed ScienceMan said...

Space colonies? I suspect our humanity might just follow us there, like a pesky stray cat.