I`m going with the BS rating. :-) It`s easier to visualize, I think.
One of the very first rules I ever came up with, way the hell back when
I was 18, was that "Whatever a company advertises as being their
central value, that`s the single thing they definitely do NOT have
anywhere in the company."
Back then, I wasn`t thinking about philosophy. I was just trying to
compress life down into some basic rules-of-thumb I could use. It was
mostly just a game, and a chance to play around with some of the humor
and irony in life.
I too found that when a company goes on a mission to explain to all its
employees that "quality" matters deeply, right along with customer
service, it`s usually right before a cost-cutting campaign. They`re
about to terminate all interest in quality, product, and CS. They`re
about to lay off half the quality management and CS personnel.
Hypocrisy, contradiction, redundancy, and backward values are the
hallmark of so many companies, it`s no wonder the cottage industry is
growing so rapidly.
As for humor, I think the main reason academic philosophy has all but
collapsed in modern times is because there`s so little humor involved.
Most philosophy professors seem to have a problem laughing at
themselves or the inanities of what they`re teaching. The real
philosophers tend to be the comedians we see on TV. Unfortunately,
because they`re comedians, most people don`t really spend much time
thinking about their observations.