Friday, July 1, 2016

the pig in Bermuda shorts

I reckon everyone knows someone with a wacky bit of outlook -- you know, the fact that the universe was created in 14.72 days by a pig wearing Bermuda shorts. Such people will tell you is that all you have to do is look at the 'facts' in order to get your head screwed on straight. How could you have been so wrong??!!

It's like the old joke about Wyoming. Ask anyone if they know anyone from Wyoming and when you get the odds-on response that they do not, you can crow with certainty, "You see?! I told you Wyoming did not exist!!!"

It's no good trying to dissuade such people. It's no good being snarky about the idiocy of it all. And as long as they don't harm anyone else ... well, what the hell? Of course there is a danger that the same righteousness that can infuse the Ku Klux Klan, or the so-called Islamic State or some other morally-inclined bit of immorality can grow into a movement that has penalties for not seeing things their way.

That's why I subscribe to the pig in Bermuda shorts hypothesis. I want to keep my head.

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