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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

More Variations

He's hiding something from
The rest of us... He's all
To himself... I think I know
-- Tom Waits

I understand more and more each day how double-speak within an echo chamber works. From World O'Crap, these vaguely familiar pontifications from Hewitt's new book, "Blog: Understanding the Information Transformation That's Changing Your World." 1
A sure sign of something to hide is the hiding of something. -- Hugh Hewitt (apparently)

Which is remarkably similar to what Bush pronounced at one point during his first term:
When you act like you're hiding something,
it means you've got something to hide.
-- G.W. Bush (paraphrased)

But with this headline: Castro Announces Crude Oil Discovery -- and the measly amount reported, 100 million barrels, it can get you thinking.

What is Fidel trying to hide? And when is the USA going to invade?

Q: If a tree falls in a forest and there is no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?
A: Tree? What tree? And why do you hate America?

1 The Onion has a long running similarly subtitled feature called "StatSHOT: A look at the numbers that shape your world". Ever wonder if Hewitt and even more likely, Lileks, are really performance artists that are acting like wingnuts; all the while, providing an obscure cookie crumb trail of clues to indicate their true mindset?
Nahh! -- Steve Martin


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