Deciding that an article full of euphemisms would be too much, the NY Times decides to skirt their inability to print cuss words by having "[bull]," instead of "bullshit," in an article about Princeton Professor Harry G. Frankfurt's new book titled, On Bullshit. As Gothamist read the description of On Bullshit ("...We have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. And we lack a conscientiously developed appreciation of what it means to us..."), we suddenly missed our college philosophy classes very much and realized that the NY Times desperately wants to be able to curse. Anyway, Professor Frankfurt (who was born in Brooklyn and still feels betrayed by the Dodgers leaving) is trying show that bullshitters, who seem to be "cuddly and warm" next to liars, are dangerous, to which we must tip our hat. But Gothamist would still buy an automatic bullshit detector, if it were on the market.
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