} See there? -- you've fallen into a pitiful logical trap.
} As someone unimportant once said: "Metaphor is the most
} insidious form of logic -- it implies that because two
} things are similar in _one_ characteristic, that they are
} therefore necessarily similar in others".
} Consider, the next time you shop for groceries, that here
} we have a can from Bush's -- the label shows, in part, a
} picture of beans. What's inside? -- Beans! In the
} frozen food isle we find a package from Mrs. Paul's, and
} the label consists, in part, of a representation of fish.
} What's inside? -- Fish! And by george, you think you have
} it all figured out. But then we get to the next isle,
} where a small jar from Gerbers has, on its label, the picture
} of a smiling baby. Oh, the _horror_ of that!
} Fire fighters do indeed fight fires; crime fighters fight
} crime, and freedom fighters fight to establish their own
} brand of tyranny, to replace the system adopted by the
} previous collection of malcontents. (See also: terrorists,
} insurgents, patriots, people's militia, the underground, etc.)
} Well, getting back to the metaphor thingy -- a certain
} question earlier yesterday lacked a grovel, and the sender got
} Zotted. Earlier today, a grovel-devicient question came in,
} and the sender got Zotted. But does it _necessarily_ follow
} that YOU'RE going to get Zotted? You just cannot be certain,
} now can you? And I don't need to do it right away, either, DO
} I? I mean, it could come at any time.... or never, right?
} There, see? -- it's GOOD to understand about uncertainty, isn't
} it? It just opens you up to all sorts of possibilities. Now
} why don't you go play in the street?
} You owe the Oracle a Lottery ticket.