Saturday, January 15, 2005

Examples of a LAME claim

LAME is Jef's acronym for Look At Me Everybody.

LAMEness is a state of mind that can be identified by the pointlessness of an advocate's statements, and more often than not, the pointlessness of the advocate. A LAME claim is a suspect assertion which seems on closer examination to be made not to solve a problem, or to get closer to the truth, but as an exercise in self-promotion. Hence it is a 'Look At Me Everybody claim'. For example, most 'celebrity' comments on 'world issues' fall into this category.