I was thinking as I wrote the "Berg's Second Law" post this morning that in the past 3.5 years of doing this blog I have actually contributed a few laws to the world's canon.
I should make sure everyone is aware of them.
Berg's First Law of Liberal Iraq Commentary - "No liberal commentator is capable of addressing more than one of the President's justifications for the War in Iraq at a time; to do so would introduce a context in which their argument can not survive"
Berg's Corollary to Bissonnette's Law - (Whenever someone introduces an "Old West" analogy into a discussion on civilian firearms ownership, the person can be presumed to be covering for absolute ignorance on the subject). Corollary: Whenever anyone says "people who favor guns are compensating for something, ifyaknowwhatImean", know what they mean only in the most academic possible sense.
Berg's Third Law of Human Resilience - After any disaster whenever government and the media declare "there can not be any more survivors, and this is now a recovery operation", they will be wrong.
Berg's Fourth Law of Media/Sports Inversion - The Vikings will be contenders until the moment the local media actually believes they will be contenders. At that moment - be it pre-season or Week 12 - the season will fall irredeemably apart.
Berg's Fifth Law of Historical Illteracy - 99% of the invocations of Godwin's Law are done by 1% of the online population. Corollary: That 1% understands .000001% of the history required for a literate invocation of Godwin's Law.
Berg's Sixth Law of writing a Blog in a city full of people with dubious senses of Humor - To every joke, there is an equal and opposite inapproriately petulant reaction.
What laws have you contributed? Huh? Huh?
No, I mean, leave 'em in the comments. SeriouslyPosted by Mitch at September 21, 2005 12:26 PM | TrackBack