Saturday, June 18, 2011
Born to Yakety Yak
The Los Angeles Times runs obits for saxophonist Clarence Clemons, singer Larry "Wild Man" Fischer, singer Carl Gardner, cinematographer Gunnar Fischer, and co-creator of Mad Libs Leonard Stern.
"When an honest man speaks, he says only what he believes to be true; and for the liar, it is correspondingly indispensable that he considers his statements to be false. For the bullshitter, however, all bets are off.... He does not reject the authority of the truth, as the liar does, and oppose himself to it. He pays no attention to it at all. By virtue of this, bullshit is a greater enemy of truth than lies are." --Harry Frankfurt, 2005