Sunday, May 01, 2022

A little consistency, maybe?

It amuses me how many people who are normally willing to yell "Shut up and dribble!" or "Dance, monkey!" when an athlete or actress strays out of their lane on some scientific or social issue are suddenly and enthusiastically supportive of a celebrity when the dancing monkey is dribbling to a tune of which they approve.

Take Elon Musk's recent twitter foray into pharmacology. He had some strong opinions on the drug Wellbutrin based on... well, nothing other than some pretty sketch anecdata, really.