Red herring

john | Nov. 5, 2022, 5:06 p.m.

What a phrase, I had to Wikipedia it.  Wikipedia says "A red herring is something that misleads or distracts from a relevant or important question."

Now of course I don't know much about colors, let alone fish for that matter.  But I digress, there must be something to a red herring.  There must be a reason for it.  Why would some one argue something that distracts from the relevant question. 

Of course the relevant question being, what is a red herring.  This is extremely important, as like most things in life it seems to change as time goes on.  Granted at time of writing this, Wikipedia had not been updated since mid October.  We are in November now.  And the talk page has some chatter regarding the type of fish.  Important stuff.

And as time progresses red may change to pink or white.  Or in this crazy case, from a fish to a drawing of a group of men all intently looking at a magnifying glass, despite the writing on the wall that could be more interesting to look at.

No one really knows, since Wikipedia's image lacks red.  So not sure how it is even relevant to the discussion. 

I guess that must be the point, that despite something saying it has the word "red" in it.  It is not red.  It is instead a gray-scaled image of a bunch of men with slightly off putting mustaches.

Not sure I see the point to this, but it did color me red.  Because honestly, the blood that goes to the face when one is doing a new personal record for a squat is riveting. It would of course be crazy squat without an increase in blood pressure.  Even then, I still don't understand where the red comes in.  The herring has always made sense. Why else would a fish try to make itself look like a shark when even a shark knows it's not match for an orca.

I digress though, as Freud once mentioned "The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is 'What does a woman want?'"



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