Ad nudium attack
Posted by aogFriday, 25 April 2003 at 22:07 TrackBack Ping URL
It used to be that when you cornered a liberal, they'd start yelling and calling you names. Now they get naked. Is that an argument ad nudium? I suppose it's all fashion – Castro's out and nudity's in.

Best quote? Martine Maguire [a Dixie Chick] said “It’s not about the nakedness — It's about clothes getting in the way of labels”. This means that they wanted to get labeled, found it difficult while clothed so they got naked? If clothes get in the way of labels, I'm going to start being fully dressed while I write this weblog.

Of course, perhaps I'm being too straight. What ever else may be said, they do have well formed bodies and this may just be a ploy for publicity. Despite the claim that it wasn't about being naked, half the headlines on Google took care to emphasize the “nude” part which can hardly be unexpected. The best headline was “Dixie Chicks : Getting naked to regain market share”.

Reuters reports this as “The three women of country music band the Dixie Chicks pose nude on the cover of a weekly showbiz magazine in a defiant answer to a backlash over their opposition to the war in Iraq”. That's an answer to critics? Can I try it at my next technical review? “Yes, BBB, I know it looks like the RPC protocol doesn't have any good mechanisms for recovering from synchronization errors due to process restarts. I have a slide prepared for that criticism. As you can see, here I am fully nude with code snippets painted on my body …”. I have even less of an idea of what about it exactly is “defiant”.

I know that this is amazingly unimportant but it is such a grand display of righteous stupidity that I can't resist. My plan is not to be provocative but just to corner the market on searches for "nude Castro simulations".

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oj Saturday, 26 April 2003 at 10:10

Geez—now we’re going to have to call you “DirtyOld Guy”. :)

Annoying Old Guy Saturday, 26 April 2003 at 11:47

Augh! Even with all of my clothes on, still you label me! Is it possible that Maguire was wrong?

oj Saturday, 26 April 2003 at 16:33

Possible? Broken clocks would seem to be right more often. I haven’t had the imagination to write it yet, but also haven’t seen anyone else mention, that theit biggest hit—Goodbye, Earl—is completely dependent on the unilateral, lethal use of force. Ironic, no?

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Tracked from Low Earth Orbit: Americans are so cruel on 19 May 2003 at 08:14

The poor Dixie Chicks, suffering from people disagreeing them. Now, in Iraq, that kind of torture isn't done – instead...

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