The adage states that we ought not judge a book by its cover. But what about its title? I have become increasingly aware of how literally I interpret the titles of things. And I realize I have done so for a long time.
As a child, I wondered why anyone needed a show called “How To Boil Water“. Seriously, people… you need someone on the TV machine to tell you how to boil water? Just get out of the kitchen.
When I first came to LoOG, long before I started commenting or writing, it was when Jason Kuznicki announced he’d be writing here over on Positive Liberty. I remember thinking, “I’ve never seen that movie, but I really don’t know what this blog has to do with it.”
As I started to explore the sub blogs, I was confused as to why Will and Burt felt the need to identify themselves as not being potted plants… I mean, obviously they weren’t… but isn’t that the case for all of us? And I got increasingly frustrated that Tim and Tom weren’t discussing the evolution of language on the site previously known as Notes from Babel, because that is a topic I’m interested in.
I guess it fits that I’ve ended up here, at Mindless Diversions, where we quite literally focus on mindless diversions.
Now, if only I could figure out why libertarians are so obsessed with a book about Greek mythology, I think I might have this place figured out…