[ExI] who should white shoot?

Jeff Davis jrd1415 at gmail.com
Fri Aug 29 21:57:13 UTC 2008

On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 9:06 PM, spike <spike66 at att.net> wrote:

> Mr. White maximizes his chances of survival by shooting at no one,
> intentionally firing into the air.

Sad.  So very, very sad.  Didn't you read the question?  (Ooops!  You
proposed the question.  Well then, sadder still.)  White is notorious
for his poor marksmanship.  It seems he can't hit squat.  But, aha,
look more closely.  He can't hit WHAT HE AIMS AT.   If he shoots in
the air... if he tries to not hit Brown or Black, he has a 2/3rds
chance of hitting one or the other, accidentally shooting himself, or
worse yet, nailing some innocent bystander, probably a child with a
puppy and a club foot.  Bet you didn't consider that, now did ya, when
ya sent three howlin' mad yahoos with poor judgement and unlimited
ammo prancin' around town blastin' away?  Bayesian Schmayesian.

Yes, I have too much time on my hands.

Best, Jeff Davis

"We call someone insane who does not
   believe as we do to an outrageous extent."
                       Charles McCabe

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