Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Have you ever noticed that the sort of person of whom it is said that he or she "does not suffer fools gladly" is almost invariably a pompous jackass? some kind of Samuel Johnson clone? The one said to "not suffer fools gladly" seems somehow to find ten times as many fools as anyone else does. In fact, the "fools" seem to have a peculiar desire to throw themselves at these worthies like moths to a flame. And with similar results.

Why is this? Could it be that the distinguished ladies and gentlemen of whom we speak should be noted not so much for their abhorrence of fools as their need to feed upon them? And could it be that when no genuine fool is present someone must be manipulated into playing that role and then rebuffed as if in revulsion?

Behold! A vampire of the spirit!

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