[ by Charles Cameron — but this crop of sports metaphors, game refs and other items of interest seems quite extraordinary for a single morning.. ]
Best cat-and-mouse game reference, and a fight, war instance while we’re at it:
Vanity Fair, TRUMP DROPS HIS FIGHT WITH MUELLER TO WIN THE WAR Vanity Fair, “MUELLER IS GOING TO GET WHAT HE WANTS”
Here’s part of what I assume is an ongoing Babish-Bateman colloquy — philosophy fresh off the branch:
Most folk would quite agree!
— Babette Babich (@babette_babich) December 4, 2018
It happens this way every time: A big news event in the Trump-Russia investigation takes place, and commentators talk about it as though a house of cards were collapsing or a row of dominoes were falling. Each time, it’s the beginning of the end. Each indictment or plea is the “big one.” And then those expectations are disappointed. The sun rises the next day—in the east, as expected—and it sets in the west, as it did the day before. The Trump presidency endures.
I’m thinking “house of cards” and or “row of dominoes” equates to one or more game metaphors, eh? Is an “and or” formulation plurl or singular?
And then there’s this:
But the underlying metaphors are wrong. There is no sudden bend in the path of the investigation. There is no house of cards. The dominoes will not fall if gently tipped. The administration is not going to come crashing down in response to any single day’s events. The architecture of Trump’s power is more robust than that.
Velshi & Ruhle chyron 12/4/2018:
His next project, “Rock Paper Scissors,” penned like “Pseudo” with Luis Reneo, promises to be more ambitious as he plans to film it in English in Los Angeles. Patiño describes the thriller as “three stories of couples whose lives intersect as they obey the logic of the game: Love kills jealousy, jealousy kills ambition, but ambition kills love.”
Excellent instance of three-way games, which are interesting because they “defeat:” binary logic — see, eg, Rock paper scissors lizards geese