What’s your New Year’s resolution? — Bentley M.
Same as every year, Bentley M: Watch more TV, gain weight, exercise less, drink more, waste money, treat my friends with disdain, spend more time alone, help no one and squander my success. I’m always trying to do this, see, but it’s a lot harder than you’d think.The joke here, of course, is that these are resolutions that can actually be met, as opposed to the more obvious resolutions that take effort and are hard. It's a funny joke (if not original to Ms. Cupp).
It reminded me of this post from some blog I never heard of, taking issue with a comment I once made at Brothersjudd, to wit:
Is there anything scarier than a human being armed with a moral code that he can live up to without being a hypocrite?The topic, of course, was atheism and morality, and I have to say that, revisiting this comment almost six years later, I really like it. It's epigrammatic, witty and True. It is the functionalist argument against atheism whittled down to its core.
The wonderful thing about the Haight Speech response is that it proves my other point about atheism; that it's a Christian heresy.