Sunday, November 07, 2004[posted by jaed at 5:55 PM]
Silliest quote of the day
(And considering that we just had an election that the Democratic candidate lost, with the attendant obligatory wailing and gnashing of teeth, that's saying something.) This does not appear to be parody:
Perhaps the happiest people are those who do not have much choice: Sisyphus may have got used to his rock-rolling lot, rock-bound Prometheus might well have become philosophical about having his liver eaten by a bird for all eternity. They all got off the hedonic treadmill and, as a result, none of them was confronted by the misery of endless choice.Ah, to be chained to a rock having your liver gnawed on. In some superficial ways, this might seem like a bad thing, but at least you're spared having to choose a brand of ketchup.
It occurs to me that it's no wonder people like this did not have any pity for the Iraqis. Self-involvement of this level and degree just doesn't leave room for it, does it?