Buriden's Ass from Presidential Politics
By Fatima Blondell
I put it to you that any casual observer of the last Presidential
election witnessed the confluence of all 3 major out of favor theories;
to wit, Buridan's Ass, Phlogistics and Siderism.
Voters gave credibility to the stasis of Buridan's
Ass by propelling two equally (un)appetizing candidatical
(sic) choices into a tie; Scotus, a combustible body containing the
matter and principle of fire, combusted in the manner proscribed by
when it disintegrated the voters' indecision in a burst of legal phlogistons;
and the result is a sideristic
disturbance on the Body Politic which "due to the unpredictable
nature of sideristic disturbance (has not) instantly killed (the Body
Politic), but rather slowly pulled it into a state of decline."
A unified "out of favor" theory may be called for since
attempting to elevate each theory above the other in a calculated regime
produces a frustrating shell game in which the pea looks the same no
matter which thimble hides it.
Like, for what it's worth.
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Review. Online. http://www.postmodernvillage.com/eastwest/ftf.html.
Hardcore, Hillary. "How Lexicological Inventionaryism
Became So Popularish (Hint: It was Subliminable)." Eastwesterly
Review 5. Online. http://www.postmodernvillage.com/eastwest/issue5/5a-0003.html.