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If left to the U.S. Supreme Court, the term common sense would probably be labeled in the same manner dirty pictures were defined. When asked what constituted pornography, one esteemed jurist noted, “I’ll know it when I see it.” We generally can identify common sense when we see it. Perhaps more important, we find it quite easy to identify when we don’t see it. A lack of common sense can be easily spotted when you hear an excited voice bark, pointing it out, What in the world were you thinking‽
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You hold history in your hands. As best we can determine, this is the first book to use an interebang—?#x2014;since 1966.
And its brilliantly titled sequel, Dumb and Dumberer.
OK, I know I’m treading on thin ice here, but work with me. Notice the point I’m making and forgive me for stepping on political toes.
Perhaps the very existence of the tobacco industry could be considered a metaphor for the dearth of common sense.
This section was written before the headlines of the Colombian hooker scandal, in which many of the Secret Service members assigned to guard the president in Cartagena apparently had prostitutes in their hotel room, which proves that even people with great common sense often don’t use it.
- What Is Common Sense, Anyway?
- Chapter 1