Hot Air Is Not Created Equally

Why

IsΒ my hot air

Not as lifting?

Hot Air

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24 thoughts on “Hot Air Is Not Created Equally

  1. I wish it was all put to such good use!

  2. Paul says:

    Ha! I live in Ottawa, the capital of Canada – and hence the center of federal hot air. We also have a huge hot air balloon business every summer and a gimongous rally every year that has hundreds of balloons including some specialty ones in the shape of Snoopy and Tweety, etc. I had not connected the two facts until your post Colleen. πŸ™‚

    You’re an honest soul Colleen and so when you bullshit, it doesn’t fly. I read a science fiction short story once where the main character had invented a spoken language in which any lie or partial truth immediately lead to an obvious contradiction. Even the grammar wouldn’t work if the statement were a lie. He imagined the positive difference it would make in politics, law, business, etc. If my memory serves me correct he was murdered before the language could be implemented.Your soul is like that Colleen – honest – and hence stretching the truth (or lying) causes a reduction in the power of the statement.

    That said, there is an upside – when you speak the truth it automatically carries more weight and conviction than others speaking the same words. Up here in Canada we just had a very high profile rape case against a young radio personality with CBC – our national broadcasting network. He had numerous accusers and many of the charges were from years ago. jian Ghomeshi was the beloved but arrogant figure at the center of this storm. You could easily see him overcoming a woman’s objections for sex. The accusers likely were raped in a technical definition of the law and yet they conveniently forgot that they begged him by e-mail after the alleged incidents for another date and sent flowers to him. The defense brought this up with copies of the e-mails and receipts for the flowers – strangely items the women had forgotten. The defense also had copies of e-mails between the women showing collaboration while exchanging phrases like : “Let’s burn the bastard.”

    on March 24, 2016 Ghomeshi was found Not Guilty on all charges. In ruling the judge stated that the case had no forensic or other evidence and depended solely on the statements of the participants. The judge said that there were undoubtedly crimes committed on both sides of the case and yet there was not one single witness whose word was believable. Ha! Women’s groups are going nuts but what can they say?

    My point being Colleen that your word IS believable and any time you try to bullshit, it just won’t float a kid’s party balloon, let alone anything of note. That’s a good thing.

    • Paul, I am reading this and my head is reeling.

      You have THE best stories. By ‘best’ I mean interesting, informative and relatable to what’s going on.

      And, well, thank you. For the very kind words about my soul. I try to improve it as I grow.

      The science fiction book sounds fascinating. And I can see why politicians would not like the man’s new language. And a few other people I can think of….

  3. The same reason mine doesn’t. Hahahaha!

  4. I’m with priceless 😊

  5. OH THIS IS GOOD!!! DESERVES NY TIMES SUNDAY COMIC PAGE. SUBMIT. SUBMIT. SUBMIT. to them. πŸ˜‰

  6. Val Boyko says:

    Because you aren’t in politics?….

  7. Debra says:

    Well, there must be a better scientific response, but I’ll guess that we have so much hot air, it just must be heavier!

  8. I love the picture! So bright and colorful

  9. ksbeth says:

    hahaha – not everyone appreciates mine either )

  10. niaaeryn says:

    I know that feeling

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