Friday, July 30, 2010

In Which We See How Self-Awareness May Be Evolutionarily Disadvantageous

chutz·pah [khoot-spuh, hoot-]

noun Slang.

1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.

2. audacity; nerve.


“Mr. Assange can say whatever he likes about the greater good he thinks he and his source are doing, but the truth is they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an Afghan family,” Admiral Mullen said.

Hey, that's always a fun game! Let's see how many names we can substitute for "Mr. Assange" in this sentence without lessening the accuracy of it. What about...Admiral Mullen? Too easy? Okay, how about...Barack Obama? Rick Stengel? Or maybe...

Actually, you know what? This game isn't very fun after all. It just never ends.

1 comment:

noel said...

It goes the other way just as easily: perhaps some Afghan family won't be killed because an airman was told to be more cautious.