Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Self-awareness

Megan's doin it rong.

Who are you gonna believe: me, or your own lying eyes?:

Nope, it's a 'funny' link post, not a mea culpa about having been wrong about the recession for the last year plus.

6 comments:

Susan of Texas said...

Guys--it's Christmas come early. She has a post up on mean old internet trolls, and one on abortion, and another on Bobby Jindal. Oh, if I only had more time!

clever pseudonym said...

That's at least the second time I've seen her misuse the words "lying eyes." Somebody needs to tell that twit that "lying eyes" are the eyes of a liar, not lies you see on your own.

M. Bouffant said...

I blame The Eagles.

Anonymous said...

Huh? I don't get what's wrong with her use of "lying eyes"; neither of the options clever pseudonym gives makes sense.

I've always understood it to be, well, lying eyes. The implication is that you can't trust what you see. Hearsay (believing me) trumps empirical evidence (lying eyes). It's used facetiously; nobody actually expects hearsay to trump empirical evidence. cf. Missouri as the Show-Me state.

spencer said...

Yeah, that's how I always interpreted it too, anon.

clever pseudonym said...

Well, I've honestly never seen it used any other way, but that doesn't mean you don't have a point, anon. I'll concede. It's not like there isn't enough to rip on Megan for without being unnecessarily nitpicky.