"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

"Actual dicks aren't able to take offense . . . ."

So Time editor Mark Halperin calls the President of the United States "a dick" on national television, and talk-show host Joe Scarborough reacts with "Oh my God!"

Which excited utterance is more objectively offensive?  Professor Althouse suggests that it's the latter, and provides this pithy peroration:
But calling people a dick. It's rude, but actual dicks aren't able to take offense, and even if they were, they wouldn't determine your fate in the afterlife.

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