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Could there be a pajamanian blogger so stupid and/or dishonest that other pajamanian bloggers noticed?  Or would that violate the Second Law of Pajamas?

Throughout the Intertubes, the question resounds

Posted by on 10/12 at 12:13 PM
  1. No; the Second Law only applies to a closed system. In an open system, with continuous inputs of additional stupidity and/or dishonesty, all bets are off. Hope that helps.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  02:47 PM
  2. Pajamas is as pajamas does.  Which, in other words, probably means that even if a tree falls in the forest and there’s noone there to hear the sound, somebody somewhere will be pushing the argument that there never was a tree in the first place.  Which, in other other words, means no.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  04:01 PM
  3. I used to support Obama, but ever since Philadelphia hockey fans booed a six-year-old I’m upset that George Wallace was a Democrat.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  05:03 PM
  4. Philadelphia hockey fans booed a six-year-old

    Hey, in fairness to the Flyers fans, she can’t skate!
    (p.s. when can we start speculating about October Surprises? After Wednesday’s Lon Gisland Debate ‘08?)

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  05:31 PM
  5. Sven @ 1:  You know, that explains a lot.  I guess this means that in such an open system, there are an infinite number of ways of being wrong, too?  Dang.  @ 4:  start your speculating any time you like!

    tph @ 2:  as I said in this thread, watch out—after January 2009, the pajamas are comin’ off.  And it won’t be pretty.

    And JP @ 3, wtf?  That doesn’t even make any sense.

    Posted by Michael  on  10/12  at  05:50 PM
  6. ’K then. Seems to me your October Surprises fall into three general categories: a) Revelation of the existence of a Secret Plan to End the War; b) Revelation of a Bold New Policy Initiative; c) Revelation of embarrassing information about the opponents. McCain, Palin et al. seem pretty clearly to be of the “c” ilk. So here’s Republican October Surprise Speculation #1:
    Joe Biden is really from Altoona!!!

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  06:08 PM
  7. Could there be a pajamanian blogger so stupid and/or dishonest that other pajamanian bloggers noticed?

    My friends, what we have to do with stupid pajama blogging is have a commission, have the smartest people in America come together, come up with recommendations, and then we should have Congress vote up or down on the Second Law of Pajamas.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  06:24 PM
  8. Flyers fans are socialists?  Lot I don’t know about hockey.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  06:38 PM
  9. For those of us a little rusty on this stuff, can we review?

    First law of Pajamics: Conservatism is neither defeated or disproven, only betrayed.

    Second law of Pajamics: In a closed conservative system, stupidity and/or dishonesty will tend to increase over time, reaching a maximum at equilibrium.

    Uncertainty principle of Pajamics: At a quantum level, stupidity and dishonesty are interconvertible, and thereby indistinguishable.

    Therefore, although local stupidity/dishonesty minima may be possible (see here), it appears that the Pajamas system is inexorably headed for heat death (as in The Corner), perhaps followed by gravitational collapse into a black hole of dishonest stupidity, from which no intelligence can escape (Town Hall).

    Posted by Gary  on  10/12  at  06:53 PM
  10. ”...after January 2009, the pajamas are comin’ off.  And it won’t be pretty. “

    Yeah, but they’ll all be in Alaska, the final refuge from liberal America, right? Don’t think I can bear the sight of the pajamas coming off.

    Posted by Bulworth  on  10/12  at  08:02 PM
  11. Don’t worry, Bulworth—Roger Simon will leave his hat on.

    Posted by Michael  on  10/12  at  08:23 PM
  12. As i recall, one of the elephants was in pajamas when Karl Marx shot him?  Or was Groucho in Harpo’s pajamas when the elephant was shot?  Perhaps Reynolds was in the Groucho’s pajamas when the twelve blind monkeys came in the room with no bananas???  Glenn seems incapable of making cents.

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  09:18 PM
  13. after January 2009, the pajamas are comin’ off.

    Chicka-Wow… Wait, that was a single entendre, wasn’t it?  Never mind.

    For those of us a little rusty on this stuff, can we review?

    I salute you, sir.  (I also note the absence of the Zeroth and Third Laws because I am a hopeless pedant, but still… bravo.)

    Could there be a pajamanian blogger so stupid and/or dishonest that other pajamanian bloggers noticed?

    The deeper philosophical question is, could a pajamanian blogger create an idea so stupid and/or dishonest that he could not lift it and immediately invert it into a completely contradictory talking point?  The answer is no.

    Don’t worry, Bulworth—Roger Simon will leave his hat on.

    Aaaaaaaaagh!  My mind’s eye!

    Perhaps Reynolds was in the Groucho’s pajamas when the twelve blind monkeys came in the room with no bananas???

    Chicka-Wow Chicka-Wow Wow!

    Posted by  on  10/12  at  09:36 PM
  14. 12: No, the *bananas* are in pajamas. (Or at least when Sarah Palin winks they are.)

    Posted by  on  10/13  at  01:04 AM
  15. Don’t worry, Bulworth—Roger Simon will leave his hat on.

    The thought of a Pajamas Media Full-Monty tour curdles my stomach.

    Posted by Roxanne  on  10/13  at  01:39 AM
  16. Could there be a pajamanian blogger so stupid and /or dishonest that other pajamanian bloggers noticed?

    Edited for concision and clarity.

    Captcha: hands, as in “many of which make short work,” an old collectivist slogan.

    Like the Rev. Crispen on the last thread, I’m going to call myself John “Hussein” Protevi until Nov. 5. WAA"H"N?

    Posted by John Protevi  on  10/13  at  08:17 AM
  17. This just in: Swedish collectivists collectively award Nobel Prize to well-known collectivist economist Krugman.

    The sound you just heard was thousands of wingnut heads exploding.

    Captcha, and I’m not making this up: hell, as in “other people.”

    Posted by John "Hussein" Protevi  on  10/13  at  08:21 AM
  18. The sound you just heard was thousands of wingnut heads exploding.

    Oh, c’mon, the Bank of Sweden Economics Prize has clearly been trending leftist for years, just like the Nobel Peace Prize.  How long has it been since the high point of Milton Friedman?  This merely tracks the similar descent from Kissinger to Gore.

    (Also, the stupid ‘n’ proud religious fuckwits threw the rest of the Nobel Prizes over the side a long time ago, because Alfred Nobel was a “wicked humanist,” and because so many of the science winners think creationism is the province of drooling anti-knowledge thugs.)

    Posted by  on  10/13  at  12:10 PM

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