Friday, January 27, 2006

The death of Common Sense

Via Mr FM, the Gorse Fox has stumbled across the obituary for our old friend, Common Sense.
Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason.

He is survived by three stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, Someone Else is to Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realised he was gone.

If you still remember him pass this on. If not join the majority and do nothing.

A sad death indeed. I, too, am stricken with grief at his passing...

8 comments:

michael the tubthumper said...

i am not so sure...

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Albert Einstein

My fist of flounce said...

...His children will be looked after Auntie My Things Were Better When The Price Of Bread Was 2d10 the unpopular, insensitive Uncle Give Me A Time When Common Sense Really Existed Anyway.

Deogolwulf said...

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." Albert Einstein

When did you acquire this prejudice?

michael the tubthumper said...

i didn't say if i had acquired it. albert einstein did

Deogolwulf said...

Fair enough!

MatGB said...

Although I'll agree with Einstein. Common sense is so frequently used as an appeal to something "everyone should know". Common sense tells me that crossing the road is dangerous, but it's actually something I was taught, would someone from a culture that requires cars give way to pedestrians or in which you're only allowed to cross at crossings know the same?

As a former tour guide, getting Italians to pay attention crossing London roads is impossible, you're just not allowed to cross when you like, so when told to cross, it must be safe. Different 'common sense' y'see.

Common sense used to tell people the earth was flat, it was only when Chris Colombus got hold of some Chinese maps we learnt otherwise, right?

Agree with the sentiment of the post, just not the appeal to 'common sense' as a principle; I tend to find that when in a debate someone appeals to common sense, what they mean is they can't explain themselves with a real reason.

Devil's Kitchen said...

Common sense is when you apply what you know to a situation that you have not yet encountered.

Common sense is that entension of human extrapolation...

DK

Katherine said...

Common Sense is an idiot.

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