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  • As philosophers' forks go, Hume's Fork is probably the better known.

    October 20, 2008

  • Neat, sionnach! There's also Wittgenstein's Poker.

    Edit: Oops! I see you've already got it. There's also Wittgenstein's Fork (qv.) (The Brown Book)

    October 20, 2008

  • the principle that "you’re damned if you do, and damned if you don’t"

    Named for King Henry VII’s tax collector, John Morton (c.1420-1500), who took the position that 1) if you’re living in luxury you obviously have enough money to pay taxes, and 2) if you’re living frugally, you must be saving your money, and so can afford to pay taxes.

    October 19, 2008