Monday Funnies: Baby Got Back! Posted on September 30, 2013 by Margaret — 2 Comments ↓ I like to torment my husband with this song, since he loathes it. And according to this cartoon, I’m one of the most honest people on the planet! Bwah ha ha! Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailMoreLinkedInTumblrPocketRedditPrint
This cartoon is a good example of a logical fallacy. Sir Mix-a-lot clearly states that he likes big butts and he cannot lie. He does not say he likes big butts (antecedent) and therefore he cannot lie (consequent). They are simply two unrelated facts that Sir Mix-a-lot contends are true about himself. Based on Sir Mix-a-lot’s lyric, there may very well be other people who like big butts and can lie. Without some heretofore unstated assertion that all people who like big butts cannot lie, the conclusion of the cartoon is not logically sound.
Ms. Tatiana, you remind me of a certain Mr. Cooper. Now move – you’re in my spot. 😉