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Sophistry Corner: Argh!

Sophistry Corner: Argh!

Edvard Munch’s The Scream. OK, it does have something about it. If you happen to be drunk, on a diet of sweet-smelling oriental herbs or four years old. That someone would pay nigh on $120,000,000 (that’s right, one-hundred and twenty million dollars) for one of four similar pieces is just insane Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

Sophistry Corner: Stupid Americans

These people continue to make me chuckle. America, the land of the overly earnest, the painfully literal, and the mid-bendingly litigious. A country where a clown, a religious nut or the mentally incapacitated can run for President. A country where a twelve year old girl can get the armies of Civil Liberties ninnies into gear after being punished for posting uncomplimentary comments on Facebook. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

Sophistry Corner: Olympic Quiz

This is not a quiz on athletics, swimming or boxing. I am not going to ask you who won the men’s 100 metres gold medal at the 2000 games, nor am I going to test your knowledge on the various dressage disciplines or about the width of the gynmastics balance beam. In fact, that is not about sport at all – perhaps not surprising given that from what I have seen so far, much of the Olympics these days is not about sport at all. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sophistry Corner

Sophistry Corner

Welcome to Sophistry Corner, a new feature. From time to time I stumble upon stupid things said by journalists, politicians and the like – the glaringly obvious, the cringingly pretentious, the witlessly prosaic and sometimes the downright gormless.

This is the place for such nonsense. So sit back, relax and enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »

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