Thursday, June 16, 2005

The Fool - Part 3

The one last way the fool gets you is by proposing something so ludicrous that it has to be true, because no one could possibly say something so outrageous without it being true (and keeping a straight face at the same time)

A perfect example of this was Victor Lustig (read about a few of his adventures here). For many of his performances, he would come up with the most outlandish ideas and people would buy into them.

Any reasonable person would know that someone like Lustig was talking like a fool, but obviously many people are not reasonable.

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