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In this day and age one's opinion should be close at hand yet secured against identity theft. I recommend therefore that you also store the password to your opinions up your ass, and change your password frequently.

Fiber may help.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:25 PM
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My opinions are untitled, out of immodesty and to ensure dissension in probate.


Posted by: bob mcmanus | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:26 PM
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Not to the opinions themselves does my question pertain, but to title thereto.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:27 PM
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If I had Kotsko's opinions, I'd probably keep the titles in the same place.


Posted by: SomeCallMeTim | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:28 PM
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If I need an opinion I can't make, I lease it.

Mostly, though, I make them myself and sell the extras at craft fairs. Which are up your ass. So, funny coincidence there!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:30 PM
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Is this post nonsense, or some sort of inside joke?

Since Kotsko has not been seen around here recently I fear that not a single person on earth will get it, if the latter.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:32 PM
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Kotsko commented less than half an hour ago.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:33 PM
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IDP, you're forgetting that Cryptic Ned is travelling away from us at 80% of the speed of light. As far as he can tell, Kotsko commented decades ago.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:35 PM
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It's neither nonsense nor an inside joke, Ned. Answer the question like a good boy, now.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:36 PM
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IANAL, therefore there are no opinions I need to keep track of.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:37 PM
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I also ANAL, which is why I'm qualified to respond to the original question.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:45 PM
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Everyone, not only lawyers, is entitled to his opinions, Ned.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:52 PM
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But not her opinions, Ben?


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 8:56 PM
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I also ANAL

I also hang fruit low.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:00 PM
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Thanks for making that explicit, Johnny Applenuts.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:02 PM
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Hey, guys -- he's talking obliquely about how everyone has a right to his or her opinion, lightheartedly taking that popular turn of phrase literally in order to make a broader point. It's cultural criticism at its best, but apparently it's wasted on you fuck-bags.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:05 PM
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So Adam Kotsko, what the heck is this post asking, and who is supposed to be answering it? It's too cryptic for most of us.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:06 PM
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Specifically the phrase "everyone is entitled to their [happy, fm?] opinion".

I'm staging an intervention into the way the vocabulary of law has infiltrated our moral/evaluative vocabulary.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:07 PM
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Damnedest thing. I was just about say I keep the titles to my opinions in my fuck-bags.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:07 PM
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Yes, yes, every ass enwhitled in its own way. Can't you see we're making butt sex jokes?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:07 PM
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18: not to mention the way the language of war has infiltrated the language of language.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:08 PM
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Neither butt sex nor fuck-bags are joking matters.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:09 PM
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Or the way the language of addiction has infiltrated the language of war that long ago infiltrated the language of language language.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:10 PM
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Or, indeed, how the language of filtration has infiltrated our language.


Posted by: Adam Kotsko | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:11 PM
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22: a guy walks into a fuck-bag. The opinion maker says "stop, thief!" Guy says "but I'm married!"

Ba-dump-ching!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:12 PM
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So opinions are like assholes, every asshole has one?

That's what I believe, anyway.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:13 PM
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but Kotsko just told me that he keeps his up my ass, which hardly seems convenient for either of us.

Depends on how much time Kotsko spends up your ass, B-Wo.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:14 PM
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24: although it has yet to exfiltrate the filters of law, if one can take LB's office as representative.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:16 PM
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Only according to weird homuncular theories to assholes have assholes, JP.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:17 PM
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25: Every challenge is an opportunity. "Stop, Thief!": Toward a Phenomenology of Fuck-Bag Humour.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:18 PM
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29: Only according to weird homuncular theories to assholes have assholes,

Ah yes, Dennet's Cartesian Asshole.

caco ergo sum


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:26 PM
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Opinions are like assholes: they're in assholes.

The asshole contains all possible assholes, and is populated exclusively by assholes, sad brown opinions that live out their days filtering through the infinitude of assholes with the vain hope that someday they'll find the opinion they've dreamed, as assholes, of infiltrating.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:26 PM
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31: it's the Mandelbrot Ass, you see.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:26 PM
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Depends on how much time Kotsko spends up your ass, B-Wo.

Actually it depends on how much time anyone other than Kotsko spends up B-Wo's ass. Kotsko may not need the titles to his opinions often, but presumably he would rather not have them disturbed.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:39 PM
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32: Opinions are like turds: as long as they remain inside the assholes and aren't displayed to the public, nobody will be offended.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:40 PM
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it's the Mandelbrot Ass, you see.

Not unlike Billy Dee Williams' head.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:48 PM
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36: he certainly has a large opinion.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 9:53 PM
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33: it's the Mandelbrot Ass, you see.

Like this?
"Fractal Bottoms rotate into Fractal Knockers in this Scene encapsulating "Fractal Knockers Meet the Golden Bone". ... and that is indeed a quote.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:06 PM
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So when Ben changes his mind, does he or does Kotsko apply the enema?


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:06 PM
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"Fractal Knockers Meet the Golden Bone"

I now have the title of my autobiography.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:07 PM
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39: hey, we're not talking about brainwashing.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:08 PM
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Seems like someone would need a colon the size of the Grand Canyon to hold the titles of all these opinions.


Posted by: mikefromtexas | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:18 PM
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Well, sure, the colon is an invaluable part of speech.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:20 PM
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42: They're out there.


Posted by: DS | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:20 PM
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Suddenly everyone was run over by a giant semi-truckcolon.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:28 PM
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Many blog commenters feel entitled to their opinions, and worry that if shit-talking in comment threads were to be banned, they would be quite severely impacted.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:33 PM
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if shit-talking in comment threads were to be banned, they would be quite severely impacted

Perhaps. But we now know that when ben talks ex recta, we may be hearing the titles of Kotsko's opinions.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:48 PM
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Or at least their penumbras and emanations.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 10:52 PM
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Maybe someone can give an opinion on how to interpret "stare decisis et non quieta movere" meaning "stand by decisions and do not move that which is quiet" in this context. Can Scalia just pull an opinion out of Kotsko's ass?


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 11:00 PM
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Ooops, referenced the wrong asshole.

... should have been John Roberts. (which you gotta admit, is one helluva porn name.)


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 08- 7-07 11:05 PM
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Is this post nonsense, or some sort of inside joke?

Cryptic Ned is banned!


Posted by: Standpipe Bridgeplate | Link to this comment | 08- 8-07 7:56 AM
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You're entitled only to those opinions you can defend with force of arms.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 08- 8-07 11:14 AM
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My opinions not only have titles, but the full set of Dublin Core metadata.

I keep them in a XML-based RDF suppository.


Posted by: ed bowlinger | Link to this comment | 08- 8-07 12:36 PM
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