Saturday, January 5, 2013

an ironic juxtaposition of events and an odd date coincidence - GROUNDHOG DAY and the State of the Union

In 2013, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address will occur on the same day. This is an ironic juxtaposition of events. One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for prognostication.
The other involves a groundhog.

Cocktail Party Syndrome: sociable, talkative, pseudo intelligent, and speaking in a seemingly erudite fashion on subjects about which they have no true understanding. Formally known as Williams syndrome (WS or WMS; also Williams–Beuren syndrome or WBS.  Odd date coincidence with the year we think Obama was born.  Williams syndrome was first described by Dr. J.C.P. Williams and his colleagues in 1961.

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