It is a sign of the times that the single largest section in the Wikipedia article on “Frybread” is the section headed “Controversy.”

Yes, it is possible to become incandescently furious about frybread. And indeed there may be some good reasons for that rage, although Dr. Boli wonders whether aiming it at the food itself is warranted.

But if it is possible to become incandescently furious about frybread, is there any subject at all that cannot make us incandescently furious? (Dr. Boli, after a brief experiment with compact fluorescent fury, has settled on light-emitting-diode fury as a much more efficient expression of rage than incandescent fury, but incandescence is back in fashion again.) Is there a single uncontroversial subject left in the world? And if not, is there a way of harnessing the energy of all that rage? Could we place the enraged persons (or should one say persons with enragement?) on treadmills, and would that make them even more furious and thus even more powerful sources of rage energy?

At any rate, here is a challenge for readers. Try to think of a single subject about which it is not possible to become incandescently furious. And then, having thought of such a thing, try to become incandescently furious about it, thus proving yourself wrong. You hate being wrong. It makes you incandescently furious.


  1. Colin says:

    I suppose that a subject would be impervious to any kind of luminous fury if it is either devoid of any meaning whatsoever, or so unimaginably dull that nobody even wants to think about it.

    To my mind, among the topics that meet these criteria are:
    – The contents of The Museum of Bad Art
    – The philology of the Klingon language
    – The platform of the American Whig Party
    – and of course, The Complete Works of Irving Vanderblock-Wheedle

  2. The Shadow says:

    In point of fact, being wrong does not make me incandescently furious!

    Your insinuation that it would makes me incandescently furious, though!

  3. Maypo says:

    What drives me past incandescent fury into spittle-flecked rage is the fact that I’ve never even heard of frybread! And it sounds delightful!

  4. Colin says:

    There is a delightfully absurd mockumentary about frybread entitled “More than Frybread.” If you have Amazon Prime you can watch it free (for only $12.99 a month!)

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