09 October 2009

Next To The Nobel Committee Wearing Sashes Announcing "We're Racist Dupes And Hypocrits"


This news couldn't be any better.

I've been thinking over why I find this news so amusing and so gratifying. It comes down to a line from Deep Space Nine: "A true victory is to make your enemy see they were wrong to oppose you in the first place. To force them to acknowledge your greatness."

What we really want is for our intellectual opponents to come to us one day and admit that we were right all along to believe that they couldn't really believe the bilge that they were speaking. We were right; they were wrong; and they knew it at the time.

Of course, in real life that never happens, making this the next best thing.

5 comments:

Peter Burnet said...

This diminishes the prize Yasser Arafat worked so hard to win.

Peter Burnet said...

I think I've figured this one out. Since the IPCC won in 2007, the Nobel prize committee gives it for future projections rather than anything the recipient has actually done. What they did is take the promises in his electoral speeches and books and fed them into a super computer. The output predicted that by the end of his term the lion will lie down with the lamb.

I must say I don't remember so many hilarious comments on so many blogs in one day since I started this game. The winner:

"I think they should have given him the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. After all, he's got great chemistry."

Hey Skipper said...

This diminishes the prize Yasser Arafat ...

(Wiping coffee spew from monitor.)

Peter Burnet said...

You all may have seen this already, but just in case...

joe shropshire said...

Mickey Kaus says he should give it back, but I'm sort of hoping he accepts it on behalf of the Iranian resistance. Hope and change, as they say.

















Just kidding.