Sunday, July 05, 2015

Two Unrelated Things

There is Betteridge's Law of Headlines. It includes some discussion of its origin. I read the concept in a GK Chesterton essay from a century ago.

A regular was going to leave a link to the site Everything's a Problem in the comments of a recent post, but refrained, for reasons unnecessary to reveal. It's a great site for rooting out microaggressions wherever they occur.


Sam L. said...

I appreciate your intention in informing me of "Everything's A Problem", but dammit, man, that's a microaggression itself!

bs king said...

Sam - it's true and we know intent isn't magic. I remember when the AVI blog used to be a safe space. Now he just needs to check his privilege and decolonize his potato salad.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

Few other cultures have appropriated the foods of my ancestors.

james said...

Maybe the trick to surviving the "privilege" accusations is to acquire some new ancestors.

GENERAL: Why do I sit here? To escape from the pirates' clutches, I described myself as an orphan; and, heaven help me, I am no orphan! I come here to humble myself before the tombs of my ancestors, and to implore their pardon for having brought dishonour on the family escutcheon.

FREDERIC: But you forget, sir, you only bought the property a year ago, and the stucco on your baronial castle is scarcely dry.

GENERAL: Frederic, in this chapel are ancestors: you cannot deny that. With the estate, I bought the chapel and its contents. I don't know whose ancestors they were, but I know whose ancestors they are, and I shudder to think that their descendant by purchase (if I may so describe myself) should have brought disgrace upon what, I have no doubt, was an unstained escutcheon.

Assistant Village Idiot said...

James, that deserves a wider audience than my comment section. I think you should work up that concept of new ancestors.