Sunday, August 04, 2013
After Private Cocaine Heart
The Los Angeles Times publishes obits for boxer Emile Griffith, sex researcher Virginia Johnson, songwriter J. J. Cale, actress Eileen Brennan, and sociologist Robert N. Bellah.
"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