On Meekness

“meekness is power under control”

– Steven W. Thomas (aka “stevenwthomas” via Salon comments)

Ambition like fashion…

“Ambition like fashion is best left to the youthful and immature.”

– Me

My point is that if you’re over say 30 and still wearing “costumes” and/or chasing after the dream of owning Porche’s then maybe, just maybe, you have a maturity problem.

I think a significant portion of the “1%” suffer from this – […]


Stolen from Brad Delong:

“Uncertainty is not a statement about the limits of measurement, it’s a statement about the limits of reality. Asking for the precise position and momentum of a particle doesn’t even make sense, because those quantities do not exist.

– Chad Orzel, “How to Teach Physics to Your Dog”

You know who she is…

“Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls… be plentiful. Lord, I’d just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is — she kept calling your name.”

– Jimmy Dugan (aka Tom Hanks)

I’m sick and tired…

“I think that all right-thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that ordinary, decent people are fed up in this country with being sick and tired. I’m certainly not! But I’m sick and tired of being told that I am!”

– Monty Python

Working the C-level…

When you partner with C-level management it can feel a lot like this:

“Now the guy’s got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. Trouble with the bill? He can go to Paulie. Trouble with the cops, deliveries, Tommy, he can call Paulie. But now the guy’s gotta come up with Paulie’s […]

One of my favorite quotes…

“Excuse me sir. Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, shouldn’t we keep the PC on the QT, because if it leaks to the VC, he could end up an MIA, and then we’d all be put on KP.”

– Adrian Cronauer as channeled by Robin Williams in “Good Morning Vietnam”.