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Hot if and only if Fly

Cosmic Variance
By Sean Carroll
Jan 13, 2008 6:36 AMNov 5, 2019 8:14 AM


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Matthew Yglesias invokes interpretive charity to suggest that MIMS, in the nation's number one single "This is Why I'm Hot," is not guilty of affirming the consequent. In a follow-up analysis, Rob Harvilla in the Village Voice analyzes the logical structure of the song's argument.

Don't pass up the chance to click through; there are Venn diagrams.

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