Explanation extracted from [LINK] (11 Jan. 2008).
You need to know this concept if you're to stay sane and prevent your head from exploding when forced to listen to certain pro-taser 'front men' giving their crazy, truth-defying "tasers-R-safe" spiels.
'Bucket of turds' explained:
Some people have an amazing skill. They can walk out onto a stage in front of a thousand people and in front of the world media, plop down a large bucket of turds, gently step into the bucket of turds with both feet, then make a one-hour speech and take one hour of questions, and somehow - throughout the entire event - never make any mention of, nor any reference to, the bucket of turds.
If any explicit or direct questions are asked about the bucket of turds, then a long-winded answer will ensue that inexplicably spins around and amazingly continues to avoid any mention of the bucket of turds.
Sometimes I think that the subsequent applause is for the actual skill involved; not for the typically inane position taken by such people on important issues.
'Bucket of turds' - once you know what it's called, then you can start to see it everywhere.
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