December 31, 2006
— Ace Trouble is both headlines are based on the same poll.
Well, not exactly. The "optimism" story relies heavily on anecdotal tales of optimism. The doom and gloom one relies more on the actual poll findings.
Still-- if you can spin the same poll as yielding two perfectly contradictory results, doesn't that mean neither is correct? And that really the MSM is far too in the business now of not doing straight reporting but providing "overarching narratives" and engaging in "storytelling"?
One poll, two contradictory stories -- you can choose to run either one in your newspaper. AP can sell you happy or AP can sell you sad; the truth doesn't matter much, so long as you have an AP story running.
Question: Is anyone else happy to see 2006 go? A true annus horribilus. ("Annus horribilus" is a Latin term for "Andrew Sullivan.")
2007's gotta be better. Right?
Please: Is anyone going to do a photoshop/animated gif of the ball falling in Times square, except with Saddam dropping from the gallows?
People, you've got like three hours left.
Gank: Annus horribilus, not terribilus. Duh.
200L == TOOL which encoded in Octal then squared and converted to hex results in 666
This is why Bush is the antichrist.
Posted by: Cindy Sheehan at December 31, 2006 04:43 PM (GlKkD)
And Zool sucked, though I wish I had the version with the free Chupa Chups lollypop
/more obscure than obscurity
Posted by: Francesco Poli at December 31, 2006 05:58 PM (1m56B)
It's all I can do the keep the football pool stats updated. Oh, and post Gun Pr0n.
Happy New Years!
Posted by: USCitizen at December 31, 2006 07:02 PM (1MjPi)
> 2007's gotta be better. Right?
Last time I said something like that was at the end of 1973.
Posted by: Arthur at December 31, 2006 09:05 PM (vGrQJ)
I only played the demo version, but I know exactly what you're talking about.
Posted by: Ultraken at December 31, 2006 09:26 PM (ioDqM)
No, it means that, at most, one of them is correct. In fact, if the two conclusions are exhaustive, then one of them has to be correct, according to the law of the excluded middle.
Posted by: Jim at January 01, 2007 04:55 AM (Qm953)
Posted by: johann at January 01, 2007 07:49 AM (aXfXa)
Last time I said something like that was 1999.
So far as I'm concerned that whole godawful decade is dead to me, and everything produced during it should be purged from the history books.
Posted by: Entropy at January 01, 2007 09:39 AM (Uh5fR)
Say it ain't so! Why, the 90's had a ton of good things come out of it like, er, um, Vanilla Ice! Yeah! Ice, ice, baby! And George Foreman's grill. Ah shit. Who am I kidding?
Well, I had a helluva time. Can't remember most of it but it looked like I was having a good time in the photos!
Posted by: ErikW at January 01, 2007 09:53 AM (Hg20K)
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Posted by: Peter Venkman at January 01, 2007 01:11 PM (fuyri)
That ought to do it. Thanks very much, Ray.
Posted by: Ray at January 01, 2007 02:18 PM (jF1NE)
It's easy to see how someone can see that their own little corner of existence is moving along better (or worse) than is their whole country.
Isn't this just giving both sides--the good news and the bad--as many folks who post here think the MSM needs to do more?
That's a good thing, isn't it?
(select your ad hominem of choice)
(I just thought I'd get it out of the way so nobody else had to do it.)
Posted by: Doc Washboard at January 01, 2007 03:53 PM (9znIR)
Where will you go next?
Posted by: Dave in Texas at January 01, 2007 04:06 PM (hNyWr)
Come on over here, sweetie, and give me a smooch!
Posted by: Doc Washboard at January 01, 2007 04:15 PM (9znIR)
Doc, you might want to chat up ryan. Maybe you two can get together with John Edwards once ryan runs Mrs. Edwards off.
You a pitcher or a catcher?
Posted by: cranky at January 01, 2007 04:17 PM (Xj2Ev)
You had me at "conservative".
Hey, do you like Chardonnay Doc? Why do you keep looking at this avocado I'm fondling? It doesn't mean anything. I'm a homophobic republican, remember?
*slips you some tongue*
Posted by: Dave in Texas at January 01, 2007 04:27 PM (hNyWr)
Nah, if it's all the same with you, I'll just stick with calling you Douchenozzle.
Posted by: e to the p at January 01, 2007 04:29 PM (r1Qk0)
1 More intelligent than PLV (as is my pet rock).
2. No more intelligent than 'Mike/Geno/Mary' (i.e. tied with my pet rock).
3. Less pretentious, but more boring, than Larry the U.
4. Never amusing, unlike Little Wyan.
Overall troll rating - 4.5 out of a possible 10
Posted by: Troll Control at January 01, 2007 04:30 PM (ut95J)
Michigan drops to #9.
Posted by: Bart Poll at January 01, 2007 04:34 PM (n17ij)
That's sick, man.
Posted by: Bart at January 01, 2007 04:41 PM (n17ij)
Keeping my fingers crossed...
Posted by: Doc Washboard at January 01, 2007 04:45 PM (9znIR)
You'll have to work on your reading comprehension skills in order for that to happen.
PS And if you think we all agree on everything, go read some of the 'Evolutiuon' vs Intelligent Design threads.
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