Auditory delights — 16 Comments

  1. he had heard of a girl who at the age of 16 had never heard of Benson and Hedges. No surprise there, should have asked if she knew the name 'Marlboro Light' …or more likely ' Cutters Choice'.

  2. Firefox wouldn't play….switched to windows….couldn't record….back to Linux….installed opera….

    File too big for server….no audio files on youtube….convert to video….

    My God man! You really do go the extra mile to bring us a blog post!

    • Of course I do. 

      Actually it's just because I'm a stubborn bugger and if something tries to thwart me I will do my utmost to find an alternative.  If I can find a way through the obstacles then I'm happy.

  3. A teenage girl hadn't heard of Benson & Hedges; therefore she won't get cancer or bronchitis.

    According to the same logic, if a teenage girl hasn't heard of Durex Gossamer, it follows that…….?!

    Has that radio host Joe Duffy heard of Aristotle's syllogisms?

    • I got the distinct impression that Joe Duffy was way out of his depth for the whole discussion. 

      • A syllogism begins with a major premise; then follows a minor premise, and a conclusion. Exempla gratia:

        1. All Dubliners live in Leinster.

        2. Paddy is a Dubliner.

        3. Therefore Paddy lives in Leinster.  QED

        Now consider this syllogism, as explicated to me in McDaid's pub a while ago by a would-be logician:

        a. Some girls are university girls.

        b. Maggie Browne is a university girl.

        c. Therefore Maggie Browne is some girl!

        What's wrong with the second example? For starters, as noted by comic writer Myles na gCopaleen, the conclusion is invalid because it is based on licensed premises.

        If you want to enlighten Joe Duffy on the finer points of Aristotle's logic, just phone his radio show 1850 715 815, Monday to Friday from 12.30pm – 3.15pm

  4. Sometimes the best thing I can do is read the post then the comments and then just keep my virtual mouth shut and snigger for several minutes.

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