Saturday, June 16, 2012

Paradoxically: Modesty is sexy.

Instapundit has "unexpectedly," about how reporters typically describe all bad economic news under Obama as unexpected or surprising.  Best of the Web highlights instances of the Butterfield Fallacy, when publications like the NYT note that crime declines despite increased incarceration rates.  I like 'paradoxically' stories.  My favorite is one from Time about how Stephanie Meyer's books are "paradoxically" sexy because they aren't explicit. "Meyer put sex back underground, transmuted it back into yearning, where it became, paradoxically, exponentially more powerful."  Bless him, and the countless others who think that the correlation between restraint and desire is a paradox. Here's another paradox about bathing suits.  

No comments: