An Idea Whose Time Had Come

A while back a reader pointed out to me in an email that my e-pal David Duff and I often seemed to be oddly “in sync” with our blog-posts. Yesterday I visited David’s excellent blog Duff and Nonsense after a few days’ absence, and saw that like me, he’d also put up a post about Jon Ossoff’s loss in the recent Congressional election down in Georgia. Not only that, though: he’d also used the same photo of a morose CNN election-night panel. All fine so far: that photo had been making the rounds that day, for the simple reason that liberal tears are sweet nectar to the rest of us. What seemed eerie, though, was that mon ami Duff had, in his own item, resurrected the same Wildean “death of little Nell” quote that I had opened with.

This, I thought, wanted explaining. So I’ve settled on two possibilities, both summed up in familiar aphorisms. I think it comes down either to:

Great minds think alike


Fools seldom differ.

You can take your pick.

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  1. Jacob Silver says

    Your backgrounds are similar enough to be of like mind, no?

    With respect to the rejuvenation of liberal tears, I think the reactionary camels are pausing for the first drinks they have enjoyed in a long time.

    Being that this district was within a margin of error that tight; however, I would caution much optimism.

    Posted June 25, 2017 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  2. Malcolm says

    Thanks, Jacob. I generally don’t need much cautioning against optimism, though, as I’m sure our readers would confirm.

    Posted June 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink
  3. JK says

    [More] elementary my dear Malcolm, Cultural Affinity!

    Posted June 25, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  4. Thanks, Malcolm, for your kind remarks concerning my blog. The reason we are ‘in sync’ so often is obviously as a result of Putin’s intelligence services, well, I mean, they control the whole universe!

    Posted June 25, 2017 at 4:55 pm | Permalink