Thursday, February 14, 2013

No VD Rant

You know, I used to ridicule Valentine's Day with relish, but JQ admonished me for it once, pointing out that, though we're not into it, it's kinda assholish to make fun of basically anything that might bring more love and/or like and/or sex and/or any such stuff into people's lives.

I've never been able to deride VD with the old verve ever since.

Stupid Johnny Quest.

Me, I'm just happy there'll be cheap candy tomorrow.


Blogger Random Michelle K said...

Nah, she's right.

Really, anything that increases happiness for a non-zero number of people should probably not be mocked, even if one personally finds it horrific.

Or so I've come to feel in recent years.

7:28 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...


I totally see the point.

But once we start down this path, a whole lot of amusing humor goes down the drain...

7:04 AM  
Anonymous Statisticasaurus Rex said...

I would tweak Random Michelle K's statement just a bit. I would say that anything that produces a Pareto improvement in happiness (making at least one person happier without making others unhappier) should not be mocked.

11:44 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

But soft! What light through yonder window breaks?

It is the east, and Pareto optimality is the sun...

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

R + J. Well played.

7:36 PM  

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