If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him.
– Voltaire, Épître à l’Auteur du Livre des Trois Imposteurs
If [John F. Kennedy] didn’t exist, it would be necessary to invent him, and then shoot him.
– Rob Sheffield, Vanity Fair
The following is a list of some of the people, groups, places, and varyingly abstract concepts that folks on www.hustonpatterson.com the internet believe would need to be, in the case of canada cialis no prescription their non-existence, invented, according to Google.
I searched only for cases that matched the (seemingly canonical) English translation that leads this post; there are more lax forms, e.g. “…we’d have to http://radionasarijecchicago.com/cheap-levitra-on-line invent him”, that turn up many additional hits if you care to go looking, but I wanted to keep things simple and generic levitra online go for the boxsal.com (arbitrarily?) pure snowclone with this one.
It’s interesting that the intention of any given citation may vary: in some cases (especially with political figures) it seems mostly to be used as a jab at the named figure, or at those who depend on that named figure or group for fodder; with less political figures, it tends to be more of a neutral or even laudatory expression.
The list, in as-the-hits-arrived order:
The Twenty-First Century
Osama bin Laden
The Codex Seraphinianus
Evolutionary biologist Massimo Pigliucci
This Potato Salad
The PC Controversy
William “The Refrigerator” Perry
The Roman Empire