Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
What’s the lamest of them all?
- Comparing the king to a stream of bat’s piss, only to explain later that you really meant he was like a shaft of gold while all around is dark.
- Emailing someone that the Conference Edition of the Journal of Law and Economics “was not a peer refereed edition of the Journal,” only to explain later that you really meant that the articles were peer reviewed after all, and you yourself were among the referees?
- Emailing the same person that “For $15,000 he was able to buy an issue and put in only work that supported him,” only to explain later that you really meant that “scholars with varying opinions,” again including you, “had been informed that their papers would be considered for publication.”
- Finishing that email by stating that “[m]y best friend was the editor and was outraged the press let [whoever] do this,” only to explain later that you really meant that “I did not mean to suggest that [the same whoever] did anything unlawful or improper.”