I’ve been a bit distracted lately — impending progeny and all — so I haven’t followed this “Axis of Weasels” thing as closely as perhaps I should have. And maybe somebody has beaten me to the punch. But it seems entirely appropriate to point out this line from the Simpsons regarding weaseling out of things:
Marge: I know you think the junior campers are ’square’ and ‘uncool’, but they also do a lot of neat things, like sing – alongs and flag ceremonies.
Homer: Marge! Don’t discourage the boy! Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals….Except the weasel.