Thursday, September 29, 2011
It is designed to break your heart.
The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone.
You count on it, rely on it to buffer the passage of time, to keep the memory of sunshine and high skies alive, and then just when the days are all twilight, when you need it most, it stops.
Today, it stopped, and summer was gone.
- A. Bartlett Giamatti.
2) Stupid assholes.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
"But despite the obvious importance of science, one group of people does everything in pure defiance of scientific methods: politicians.
What do politicians do when they think they have a great idea? They just go and implement it. It’s like someone thinking he’s got a cure for cancer and immediately injecting it into everyone he can. That’s a madman, not a scientist. You always have to at least try out your idea on monkeys to make sure it doesn’t kill them."
"So what we need to do is isolate part of the country to be the control group. They’ll be free from new taxes, won’t take part in government programs and regulations and can have all the guns they want. In the rest of America, politicians can go crazy with every Keynesian idea, ban trans fats and salt and just generally control everything. Then we can compare the results of the two groups and finally have a scientific answer on what works."
Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/okay_so_let_try_real_science_wG03sB8eLQPoygAxguOA0K#ixzz1Xll8UFPT
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Friday, September 09, 2011
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Saturday, September 03, 2011
Although, I'd have titled the article "Steve Jobs: Better Than a Philanthropist."