Archives for 10 January 2015

If you see

If you see a man with no legs,
you shall command him to get up and run.

If he still does not run,
he is only doing it to spite you,
because everything is always about you.

For this he must be punished.

So you shall cut off his arms
and command him to juggle.

   H. Smiggy McStudge

Rally round the ideology, boys

It is easier to rally a band of Visigoths, Arabs or Ivyleaguers with a streamlined creed that fits neatly on a banner. In politics as well, coherent philosophy frequently loses out in the short run to ideology – that is, a half-baked idea holding a fully loaded pistol.

—John Zmirak

(Hat tip to Margot St. Aubin.)