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Friday, April 18, 2008

A Helpful Tip for the Historically Challenged Protester

Let's say that you want to get out there and let the world know what a bad idea it is for China to be hosting the 2008 Summer Olympics. And let's say you came up with a really clever idea for a sign that goes straight to the heart of what you're trying to say. Before whipping out that permanent marker, you may want to run your idea by someone who has played Trivial Pursuit once or twice:
People aren't always aware of your ignorance. Sometimes you have to advertise it.


Chris Wilde said...

Argumentum ad Hitlerum noun, faux latin

The weak usage of a comparison with Hitler or the Nazis to try to make a point, for lack of any real logic or debate skills.

And, in this case, seeming unawareness that Nazi Germany actually did host the 1936 Olympics!

timb said...

Oh man, this is so sad but so funny.

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