What’s The Difference

Eric Alterman is playing “What’s the Difference?”

“DIANE SAWYER: But stated as a hard fact, that there were weapons of mass destruction as opposed to the possibility that he could move to acquire those weapons still —

RESIDENT BUSH: So what’s the difference?

Uh, okay….Soooo…….

You won the lottery as opposed to the possibility that you could win the lottery?

‘What’s the Difference?’

Jennifer Connelly loves you as opposed to the possibility that Jennifer Connelly might one day love you?

‘What’s the Difference?’

Play here.

So I thought up a few: To my wife: “Was I cleaning the yard, or was I thinking about cleaning the yard?” “What’s the difference?”

To the IRS: “Did I pay my taxes on time, or was I going to pay my taxes when I damn well felt like it?” “What’s the difference, leave me alone.”

We should make this as widespread as “It depends on what the meaning of ‘is’ is.