More preposterous statement madness as we move into the thick of the first round of the 2009 Preposterous Statement Tournament (not to be confused with the Common Man Dan Cole’s Preposterous Statement Tournament). You can follow the tournament by using the 20 Times Around the Block Preposterous Statement bracket. Make your pick for a winner! A complete list of the statements can be found here.
Brian McLaren takes on Sarah Herold in which should be a good one. Which statement is more preposterous:
5. For many people, economic recovery means “getting back to where we were a few months or years ago.” That means recovering our consumptive, greedy, unrestrained, undisciplined, irresponsible, and ecologically and socially unsustainable way of life.–Brian McLaren
12. Until you’ve . . . eaten with a chimp and bathed with a chimp, you don’t know a chimp–Sandra Herold
McLaren, going with the “Everything must change” game plan, is seeking to out-tempo his opponent by despairing over any form of economic recovery whatsoever as he seems to think we will go back to plundering the earth worse than the humans of James Cameron’s Avatar. On the other hand, Sara Herold is taking the “reverse evolution” route and tries to justify her attraction to chimpanzees. Apparently, you can’t know anything about a chimp until you have eaten and bathed with one. Makes sense to me!