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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Jennifer Lopez should STFU

Because if this is what you have to say on any subject:

“And I guess deep down I really felt like either this is not going to happen for me or it is. You know what I mean? And if it is, it will. And if it’s not, it’s not going to.”

It's time to take your mouth off of auto-pilot.

Honestly, it almost doesn't even matter what subject she was on, she could have been talking about bagels or penguins or speedometers. As it happens, she was talking about in vitro fertilization, which actually does make it even worse. Because this ridiculous pull-quote was spoken in defense of this position:

Lopez told Elle magazine in their February issue that she decided to forgo in vitro fertilization treatments while trying to get pregnant herself. “I … believe in God and I have a lot of faith in that, so I just felt like you don’t mess with things like that,”

So you're trying to tell me that your kids were conceived naturally. You expect me to believe that Marc Anthony
had sex with a woman? Come on!

Seriously, though, if you're going to take a stand on an issue, you really ought to consider having a well-reasoned argument that doesn't meet both definitions of tautology:


–noun, plural -gies.
1. needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness

a compound propositional form all of whose instances are true, as “A or not A.”

See, it's kind of pointless to say "either it won't happen or it will" unless you're going to examine the consequences of either possibility, such as "if it doesn't happen then (fill in the blank) and if it does happen, then (fill in the blank)"

It's really stupid to start off with "it will or it won't" and then follow up with "if it will it will and if it won't it won't" That's the sort of prattle one would expect to hear from someone who has absolutely nothin to say but is in love with the sound of her own voice.

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