Thursday, August 26, 2010
All Things Being Equal...
But they aren't, are they. If they were, then why did W.C. Fields want to rather be in Philadelphia?
A-ha. You see. All things aren't equal.
It's like the difference between a Russian Lada and an American Cadillac. Sure they're both cars. But they're very different.
How about Hellman's mayonaise and Nuttella. They're both bread spreads. But I don't think I'd use the latter to mix my tuna salad.
And what about music? Are Justine Bieber and the Rolling Stones equal?
Haircuts. A brush cut vs. low back and sides and just a little off the top?
Movies. Weekend at Bernie's vs. The Godfather?
Television: My Mother The Car vs. How I Met Your Mother? Okay, okay TV might be a gimme. It's all equally bad.
The Smothers Brothers. Ha, that's easy. Mom always liked Dick best.
But my point is we say things are equal, but they really aren't. We like to think things are but we're only fooling ourselves. It took years before women could vote. They're still working on equal pay. You'd think same sex marriage would be equal to traditional marriage. But it's not. The American constitution says all men are created equal but just ask an immigrant or refugee.
I guess the classic example would be heaven and hell. Sure, they're both places in the afterlife, but all things being equal... ha, ha you see I did it myself. Nevertheless, they aren't equal. Everybody knows heaven's air conditioned.
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