Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Postmodern Duck

GeoX: Butbutbut...everyone calls it "President's Day." That's what it's bloody well called.

Bruce Tinsley: You seem to be missing the point, which is that liberals don't like offending people.

GX: Okay. So when you say "President's Day," it's because that's what it's called, but when liberals do it, it's because they're being hypersensitive.

BT: Now you're catching on.

GX: So it's kind of a Pierre Menard thing...

BT: I don't know what you're talking about. But regardless, you have to look beyond the literal sense. Whether or not liberals' use of the term "President's Day" is, in a purely narrow, concrete sense, because they're afraid of causing offense--the central thrust of the argument is still valid.

GX: Of course.

BT: Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go draw a crudely-rendered stegosaurus saying something about affirmative action.

GX: Godspeed.



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