The Corner

Duh Vs. Congratulations

From a reader:

Surely, you aren’t going to take credit for stating the incredibly obvious?

Shoot, “predicting” that T’Pol would go into heat when the ratings dropped is like “predicting” the time of sunset or sunrise. Given a modicum of knowledge, it is obvious.

Any scifi/comic book geeks worth their intellect (like you and me) saw this one coming. I am only surprised that it took so long!

I don’t know whether to say “duh” or “congratulations.” I suppose that you’ll settle for the latter….

[Name withheld]

10 year NRODT subscriber

P.S. Tell K-Lo that some of us like obscure Trek/Simpsons/Marvel references spliced into the running corner observations.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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