A Paradox

curmudgeon logo2A paradox, a paradox,

A most ingenious paradox…

The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan

 I loves me a good classical reference.  Let’s take King Pyrrhus of Epirus.  Pyrrhus defeated the Roman armies in two great battles around 280 BC.  Unfortunately, he lost most of his friends and his best generals in the process and had no way to replenish his armies.  The Romans on the other hand, simply brought more legions from Rome.  Pyrrus is supposed to have said something on the order of “If we are victorious in one more battle with the Romans, we shall be utterly ruined.” Continue reading