New York, Los Angeles and Philly won yesterday. FOX and TBS smile . . .
*If I may, please allow me to ask all of you not to use this phrase unless you know what it means. It does not mean “the exception which renders the rule valid.” That’s how people almost always use it, but it makes no sense if you think about it for more than 3 seconds. In this instance, “proves” takes on an alternate, and somewhat more antiquated meaning; that being “tests,” in the same way that “proving grounds” really means “testing grounds.” Ergo, “the exception which proves the rule” means “the exception which really tests and challenges that rule, and may in fact make us consider whether or not it is still a rule.” And no, I will not accept the recently cited “2000/2001 is the end of the century” or “-gate = scandal” argument, which holds that if enough people f*ck something up those of us who had it right all along should just fall in line with the morons. The last time I ever gave in on that was with UNABOM/Unabomber thing and I still hate myself for it.
UPDATE: OK, based on the comments, it seems that I’m wrong about this too. Whatever. Let’s not lose sight of the important thing here: there are a lot of people in the world who annoy me, and whether it’s over their turns of phrase or on general principles, I am going to use this space to attack them whenever possible, because I am a small, small man.