Buridan's Ass: Famous philosophical thought experiment, where a donkey is presented to with two identical haystacks, each exactly the same distance from it. Being unable to choose between the two, the donkey starves to death, thereby illustrating the nature and limitations of rational decision making. Assuming I have time before the SPCA comes after me for the abuse of metaphorical livestock (or, you know, that other stuff), I present the following anecdote...
In a quest to find more ugly buttons to jam down the side of the front page, I try signing on to Blogwise. Having entered a description, decided on a few keywords ("esoterica, misanthropy, pies") and the rest, I am confronted with a list of options regarding content rating. I can choose from:
And I just... I just don't know what to do. So far we've had talk of Mexican prison rape and the Gaping Vagina of Dita von Teese -- does that count as sexual material? Is it occasional or regular? And seriously, no, seriously: can I resist the urge to go for the medical porn option? (And considering the calibre of some of our contributors, it's only a matter of time, surely.)
Eventually, my dessicated corpse was scraped off the keyboard and buried without ceremony behind the local kindergarten. If it wasn't for the congenital vampirism, I'd have been in real trouble.