damnum absque injuria

August 6, 2007


Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 10:39 pm

Mirror, mirror, on the wall,
What’s the lamest of them all?

  1. 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.
  2. 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?
  3. 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.”
  4. 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.”

8 Responses to “Oops”

  1. Patterico Says:

    The lamest of them all is the dude who posts only once every 1-2 weeks. Especially when he was one of the original inspirations for many of us other bloggers.

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  3. Anwyn Says:

    Patterico, maybe give the guy a break for job hunting, eh? Those pesky things like sending resumes and interviewing have a way of taking up time.

  4. nk Says:


    You’ll need a Greek to translate this for you:

    Ο Παττερικο και ο XRLQ ειναι κολος και βρακι. Μην ανακατεβεσε.

  5. Anwyn Says:

    NK, suppose you save me the trouble of locating a Greek other than yourself here in the Indiana farmland.

  6. nk Says:

    Heh! I’ll e-mail you. But it would have been more fun the way I suggested.

  7. Xrlq Says:

    I think Patterico’s comment was just a stunt to get him back on the sidebar.

  8. Davian Says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me-it’s so transapreltny clear now!

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