Chad Perrin: SOB

6 February 2009

Euphemize: It’s integrity — not a lack of humor.

Filed under: Humor — apotheon @ 03:13

This has to be the most amusing, backhanded compliment I’ve received in months. I managed to take a joke about lesbinomics far too seriously (I blame Henry Hazlitt’s excellent book, Economics in One Lesson, because it’s de riguer to blame others rather than take responsibility for one’s own actions these days), and the following was what I was told when I asked whether I was taking the whole thing too seriously:

If I were running an internal investigation of a federal beauracracy, I wouldn’t put you in charge of it. We’d be going “the investigation has concluded there has been no breach of ethics….” and you’d be the guy going “but there is undeniable evidence of accounting irregularities….” “THE INVESTIGATION HAS CONCLUDED THERE HAS BEEN NO WRONGDOING” “…but…”

Yeah, I’ll take that as a compliment.


  1. I hope that didn’t come across too harshly… really wasn’t intending it that way.

    Comment by Mina — 6 February 2009 @ 11:16

  2. Far from it — I thought it was awesome.

    I hope you didn’t think that “Sorry. . . .” was really serious. It was meant to be imagined to go with a sort of “wah wah waaaaaah” sound (some kind of brass instrument with one of those plunger-stopper things on the end).

    Comment by apotheon — 6 February 2009 @ 11:22

  3. I thought it unlikely, but a lifetime of misinterpreting people makes you paranoid. Better to confirm when you can.

    Glad you thought it was awesome, cause I’m still giggling over it.

    Comment by Mina — 6 February 2009 @ 11:35

  4. I totally understood where you were going with that. Thanks.

    Comment by apotheon — 6 February 2009 @ 11:50

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