Russians are freaky.
Made me think of Mao suits:
So wrong. Don’t put me in a box. The exception disproves the rule.
Yeah, it’s the argumentum ad argumentum! You too can be Socrates, attack your opponent’s logic. Start with the generalization and don’t stop (argumentum ad nauseam) until he admits we can never know anything. Then after you’ve rendered him into a Harry Krishnut, attack his punctuation and spelling (argumentum ad apostrophe’um).
Go git em! (Argumentum ad sic ‘um.)
All generalizations are false or true. Including this one.
That was explained 14 years ago by a Ladies Home Journal executive editor who gave a talk carried by C-SPAN2 one afternoon.
She took questions after her address, and a young woman of the Serious GenderFem Persuasion rose and asked her, locating her concern in the executive editor's comments, "Why do you think there isn't more women's programming on commercial television?"
The executive editor, stunned, groped for a second, and then asked her questioner if she'd been paying attention -- something along the lines of "what planet do you live on? -- It's all about women on TV. Why do you think men channel-surf? There's nothing on that remotely engages their interests outside the tiny ghetto of sports programming." </paraphrase>
Her expanded argument was that content was determined by advertisers, and women determine what advertisers want to emphasize, to attract "eyeballs". Men are not in the picture, usually, because women make almost all the family purchases.
Including cars. At this point, you many insert your favorite "she chose" story here -- my favorite is the guy (personal acquaintance) who warned his wife, when she went to look at the Mitsu Montero he'd test-driven, not to fall for the salesman's trick of getting her to drive it home, which often turns a casual interest into a lead-pipe cinch sale with women. She ignored her husband, brought the Montero home, and boom, she made the decision for them both without taking his reservations into account. Very common tale, unfortunately -- and a good argument for why men should, as they did in the 17th century, legally own their wives.
Yes, all men do flip the remote at great, haphazard speed.
But all women are not ‘statists’.
Argumentum ad ESAD ....
This is all very cutesy, but how does it get rid of Obama?
Other people generalize; I use inductive reasoning.