Saturday, 24 January 2009

Lies I like to hear

The ability to enjoy other people's outrageous lies is an acquired skill. In most cases, that skill has to be developed together with a thick skin.
From the lies I heard this week, these eleven are the ones I enjoyed best.
  1. Singing is going to change the world. All we have to do is to sing together.
  2. Someone I've never met is coming to fix my problems.
  3. We should be proud of our origin, since it is a pure coincidence.
  4. Innovation can be ordered around.
  5. Innovation can be put on a tight schedule.
  6. We have historical debts towards long-dead people who created the basis for our present mess.
  7. Books are good, as long as you are told what to read.
  8. Ideas are good, as long as they are not controversial.
  9. Nobody is going to ask me to reimburse my debts.
  10. Being irresponsible doesn't matter.
  11. Truth is always self-evident.


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