Putting the pieces together

I have some very interesting friends.  Barb thinks I attract them some way or another.  Of course she doesn’t always describe them as “interesting”.  Sometimes when people start talking about things that maybe they shouldn’t be talking about it’s best to just listen and not say anything that might cause them to realize they are talking about something they shouldn’t be talking about.  The problem with this strategy is that you can end up with a lot of missing pieces.  Some fragments that don’t really make sense or that leave some very interesting questions unanswered.  I just got another piece to something that has puzzled me for years.  Here’s the additional piece from Antonin Scalia:

 I even accept for the sake of argument that sexual orgies eliminate social tensions and ought to be encouraged.

The original “puzzle” was presented to me about eight or ten years ago by a casual friend while sitting in a hot tub at a party.  That bit of information will have to remain unpublicized.  He really shouldn’t have been talking about that.