Monday, April 18, 2011

O is for Obfuscate - A to Z Challenge

"Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate."

It's a tagline from The X-Files.

Less than 20 of the episodes contained a tagline that wasn't "The Truth is Out There."

I had to look up Inveigle and Obfuscate.

My point? You thought I had one? Well, I sort of do.

Sometimes its easier to deceive myself than to admit the awful truth. Convince myself that the awful truth isn't true. Cover up the awful truth instead of believing it.

Even when it's staring me right in the face.

I'll let Scully wrap this up...

"But what science may never be able to explain is our ineffable fear of the alien among us; a fear which often drives us not to search for understanding, but to deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate. To obscure the truth not only from others, but from ourselves."  DS


  1. Oh, I LOVE the X-files, and yes... in so many domains, I think maybe we really don't WANT to know... thus the obfuscating... nice word choice!

  2. You couldn't have picked a more obscure word for "O". :-)


  3. mmm, mulder.
    i mean, good o word
    happy o day!

  4. Found you on the challenge and decided to follow you. Loved your O post.

  5. Hart - Thank you. The X-Files is still my favorite show.

    K. - Thanks but I have to give credit to the husband. He picked the word.

    Salarsen - Don't have to miss it anymore. My husband bought me the DVD set!

    Tara - I know it! He was hot back then!

    T C - Thank you and thanks for coming!


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