Category Archives: mistakes


hush now, don’t explain

And so it goes.

familiar with every brand

Removed a Lunachicks song here, “Binge and Purge” because the only versions I could find on youtube include bulimic photo montages that may be triggering for those sensitive. Although that isn’t my major problem with those images. I was more disturbed by the fetishistic nature of the photos: beautiful/coiffed/thin women perched near porcelain, in varying degrees of artistic disarray. Bulimic chic instead of heroin chic.

summary of terms: tetracyclic palm under strawberry moon

With love we sleep, with doubt the vicious cycle turns, n’ burns

petitio principii: circulus in probando

a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter argumentum ad hominem argumentum ad populum argumentum ad verecundiam argumentum ad misericordiam argumentum ad ignorantiam non sequitor post hoc ergo propter hoc cum hoc ergo propter hoc plurium interrogationum

i’m entitled to my opinion (circular reasoning)

I’m entitled to my opinion or I have a right to my opinion is a common declaration in rhetoric or debate that can be made in an attempt to persuade others to hold the opinion. When asserted for this reason, the statement exempifies an informal logical fallacy of the type red herring. Whether one has a particular entitlement or right is irrelevant to whether their assertion is true or false. To assert the existence of the right is a failure to assert any justification for the opinion.

Times (UK) article on same:

two mirrors four lenses three windows

A house of mirrors or hall of mirrors is a traditional attraction at funfairs (carnivals) and amusement parks. The basic concept behind a house of mirrors is to be a maze-like puzzle. In addition to the maze, participants are also given mirrors as obstacles, and glass panes to parts of the maze they can not yet get to. Sometimes the mirrors may be distorted because of different curves, convex, or concave in the glass to give the participants unusual and confusing reflections of themselves.