The Coffee Shop – Bullsh*t!

The Coffee Shop is an open thread-style discussion forum for human interest news of the day.

From Think Nice:

Harry Frankfurt is an American philosopher and author of the New York Times Best Seller “On Bullshit”. Although first conceived as an essay over 30 years ago, his theory on bullshit is more relevant than ever before.

BULLSHIT! aims to further our understanding of what bullshit is, why there’s so much of it, and how it can be a greater enemy to the truth than lies.


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3 Responses to The Coffee Shop – Bullsh*t!

  1. 300 highly trained South African firefighters arrived at the Edmonton Airport. They were recruited to fight the Fort McMurray wildfire. the fire is one of the largest wildfires to date on the North American continent. It has covered about 1.5 million acres as of May 28. It is still burning. These firefighters are specially trained to deal with brush fires.

    They gave visitors to the passenger concourse at the airport a treat when they broke into a flash mob, with a traditional song and dance.

    Activist Naomi Klein told a Calgary audience the huge fire is linked to climate change. Folks in the fossil fuel industry were somewhat put out by her speech. My own response is to quote the Marine colonel played by Jack Nicholson in the movie A Few Good Men:

    “You can’t handle the truth.”

  2. wordcloud9 says:

    I discovered in HS debate that I’m good at bullshitting but I’m a recovering bullshitter – on the plus side, it’s given me a very good ‘bullshit meter’ – it takes one to know one.

  3. Morning, Chuck and Nona. “Recovering bullshitter” – good one, Nona. 🙂

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