Friday, January 18, 2008

Bullshit or Not?: Benjamin Franklin Edition

There's an old sketch film called Amazon Women on the Moon and one of the bits is a parody of the old Leonard Nimoy show, "In Search Of..." called, "Bullshit or Not?" with the tagline "Bullshit or not? You decide." It's a line I like so much that I've stolen it for an irregular series of posts.

Let's continue with the Ben Franklin theme. Here's a sentiment from Franklin,

It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
Protestant work ethic glamorizing twaddle or Marxist/Hegelian insight?

Bullshit or not? As usual, feel free to leave a one word response or a dissertation.