But I wore the juice!

Here’s a fabulous way to start a research paper.
In 1995, McArthur Wheeler walked into two Pittsburgh banks and robbed them in broad daylight, with no visible attempt at disguise. He was arrested later that night, less than an hour after videotapes of him taken from surveillance cameras were broadcast on the 11 o’clock news. When police later showed him the surveillance tapes, Mr. Wheeler stared in incredulity. “But I wore the juice,” he mumbled. Apparently, Mr. Wheeler was under the impression that rubbing one’s face with lemon juice rendered it invisible to videotape cameras.
The paper in question, Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One’s Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments is a great read. Personally, I have my nose rubbed in the evidence of my own ineptitude often enough that I hope that I’m not in the category of people the authors study. That said, “but I wore the juice!” has now become my catch-all excuse for error.
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6 comments on “But I wore the juice!
  1. random planet haskell reader says:

    I think I too will adopt this delightful phrase.

    Also, I am reminded of a quote I have seen attributed to H. L. Mencken: “A man may be a fool and not know it, but not if he is married”

  2. Andy says:

    That’s awe inspiring.

  3. rone says:

    I feel like i’ve been wearing the juice for the last 10 years of my professional career.

  4. Itkovian says:

    I think I’m just living in a bubble of juice.

  5. Justin says:

    I “am” the juice

  6. Douglas says:

    It’s always nice to look at my Admin panel and see soemthing new you’ve posted. Cause I know that means you’re working hard for us. I still can’t believe you’re doing that all by yourself. Anyway, looks good! Great feature. Very useful. And of course a mobile version would be useful us! Whether it’s an app or a mobile version of each webpage. As of now, on my iPhone, it’s difficult to do pretty much anything. It’s a little easier on my iPad but not by much. So, in short, yes! Glad you’re giving that some consideration.Also, when v3 is released, will we be able to move or remove the board title, description, and moderator list at the top of the page? Say to below the threads like a mini infocenter or whatever? How much would I have to pay to get Chris or Ben to code that for me? Haha. XD

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