Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Picture, meet words

It's true that a picture can be worth a thousand words. Though, I have to point out, not all irony is hypocrisy. Not all errors are incompetence. Every pain doesn't have a sadist at the other end. Not all injuries incur liability. The guy standing there doesn't necessarily own the problem.

If I was truly certain that this was the case, though, I wouldn't link at all. I just think we need to think. Snopes has different pictures as "undetermined" in status; I think the problem is not the credibility of the pictures, which seems fairly certain, but the degree to which the juxtaposition reflects deeper reality or simply snark.

Sometimes it is hypocrisy. Sometimes we need to think twice before sniping.

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