Even if that analogy is ridiculous even by Charlie's standards, there is some sense in what he is saying.
Originally Posted by Charles
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To use a slightly tamer analogy, planes and glass paper can both be used to smooth down a knot of wood, but glass paper doesn't screw up the rest of your surface.
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