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Nov 18, 2004 9:33 pm

He's the Smart one...

Over in Instapunditland my dear brother has been spreading the scurrilous rumor that he is the good looking one and that I'm the smart one. He is mistaken, and I can prove it. If he were the smart one, he would be right about which one of us is which, and that would mean I would actually be the smart one, and, hence, couldn't be wrong. Thus, his own logic refutes his claim that I'm not the good looking one. It's really so simple that even I, the less intelligent one, can figure it out.

One might also note that he has taken a innocuous pastime and built a veritable blog empire -- bringing riches, power, and fame. I, on the other hand, tend to spend my free time fishing and playing guitar. Do people say"If you're so smart, then why ain't you fishing?" No, no they don't.

You could also just look for yourself:

I rest my case.

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Jane Gibson - 11/19/2004

Yer both goodlookin'. :)

Robert Argyle Finley - 11/19/2004

your brother posts on his blog excellent pictures of Victoria, your wife, who is far more beautiful than either one of you is good-looking, which, to me anyway, seems to indicate that he might actually be the smart one, or, if not, at least that he has a better-developed aesthetic than do you, notwithstanding the obvious fact that you married Victoria, which could lead a reasonable person to the conclusion that, even if he's not smarter, he is the finer judge of who is good-looking and who is not, which may mean that he's right after all.

Nick Schweitzer - 11/19/2004

As I read your reasoning for why your brother is the smart one... I couldn't help but picture Vizzini:

"Now, a clever man would put the poison into his own goblet, because he would know that only a great fool would reach for what he was given. I am not a great fool, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of you. But you must have known I was not a great fool, you would have counted on it, so I can clearly not choose the wine in front of me."

My brother-in-law pulled the same stunt on me and started a blog after reading mine for quite a while. We now argue back and forth about different topics via web log. It's kind of fun.


The World According to Nick

Jason McClain - 11/19/2004

and your stunning logic, you have proven your brother's logic--you have proven he is wrong. But...ummm...wait. Does that not mean you are smarter than he, thereby also...uh...oh no. Head hurts. Feeling confused. Must have...more...water...

Gary M Gross - 11/19/2004

Welcome to the blogosphere. I started my blog tonight, too. Feel free to drop in anytime.

I'm at

B Beck - 11/18/2004

Why, I think you're BOTH smart.

That's a compliment.