Dagger in hand

A man of prodigious fortune, coming to add his opinion to some light discussion that was going on casually at his table, began precisely thus: "It can only be a liar or an ignoramus who will say otherwise than," and so on. Pursue that philosophical point, dagger in hand.

--Michel de Montaigne, Of the art of discussion.

Stab back: cmnewman99-at-yahoo.com


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Thursday, August 22, 2002
According to this test, I'm the Visionary Philosopher type. Well, duh!

I was a little confused by this revelation, though:

"Visionary Philosophers love chocolate. 57% of them reach for it when a food craving strikes."

This suggests an alternate version one might write of Monty Python's Philosophers Song ("Socrates himself ate tons of Hershey's kisses..."), but I really haven't the time.

So having been given this priceless peep into the workings of my psyche, the question now is whether I want to shell out $14.95 for the 15-page IQ report with charts, graphs, and insight from certified staff PhDs. Hmm, let me think about that one for a while.

You've gotta love this. A marketing ploy that simultaneously panders to and insults your intelligence.

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