Saturday, August 26, 2006

Caption Competition

This is what you end up with…


…when you kill all your police dogs.

10 comments:

Thomas Pauli said...

Rabies! Only the british are concerned about that. But we all could be protected from dogpiles !

Desargues said...

"...when you call yourselves the Tamil Tigers."

paw said...

Another bad curry (ROF).

Seamus said...

"beaten to death"? Jaysus. Imagine having that job, and indeed telling your grandchildren about it.

"What did you do in the Great Leap Forward [to Capitalism], grandad?" indeed.

Though if China's demographic continue to follow current trends, there'll be precious few grandchilds to bore with dog-battering tales....

Anonymous said...

I don't know. Something about a burning ring of fire?

PI said...

Not the best place to hang washing I would have thought.
Off topic (plus ca change!} can you or any of your erudite commenters tell me the origin of 'the pane of glass'?
'The argument of the broken pane of glass is the most valuable argument in modern politics'
Emmelind Pankhurst.
Everyone seems to be using it now.

Desargues said...

I suspect Emmeline referred to the so-called "broken window fallacy," first exposed by Frederic Bastiat around 1850. Let's say a kid throws a stone at a shop window, so that the pane gets broken. Visibly, Bastiat says, the onlookers will rush to console the shopkeeper by pointing out that broken windows keep glaziers in business, hence are a social good. What is left unseen is that glaziers might have been otherwise employed in producing other, more useful social goods than fixing broken windows.

This argument is sometimes used against those who claim that, e.g., closing a military base will lead to a loss of jobs, forgetting that the land and people at the base could be employed for different, more beneficial purposes.

I suspect the first-generation feminist Miss Pankhurst denounced this fallacy in a perverse form, one that argued that the subjection of women has numerous unintended, but beneficial consequences for the rest fo the society. Or something.

When I was in Manchester, I used to have drinks in an endless, multi-storied pub that used to be a train station. As you exit the men's room on the second floor, you come across a large portrait of Emmeline Pankhurst, sternly staring at you, as if wondering if you have washed your hands. Made me feel very self-conscious.

PI said...

Des that is very kind of you. I think I understand it now. You are clever!

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

I think this Johnny Cash revival thing has been taken too far. He fell INTO the burning ring of fire, he did not seek it out and fling himself through it.

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