‘The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage & whup their supporters into an orgiastic frenzy—then go back to the office & sell every one of the poor bastards down the tube for a nickel apiece.’
– Hunter S Thompson.
I put my hand through a rotting cucumber in the bottom of the fridge this morning and was struck, not for the first time, by the fact we live in an imperfect and imperfectible universe.
‘I’m not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare who says that it’s always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.’
– P G Wodehouse
This from Lance Wiggs. Who, if you are on Twitter, you should follow. Even when he’s wrong, he’s interesting.
“You are entirely at the mercy of poorly coded algorithms and the arbitrary judgement of some 20 year old Frappuccino swilling douchebeard”
— Lance Wiggs (@lancewiggs) September 12, 2016
‘Management theory is what happens to philosophers when you pay them too much.’
– Matthew Stewart
‘A learning experience is one of those things that say, “You know that thing you just did? Don’t do that.”‘
– DOUGLAS ADAMS
‘He who delights in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.’
Going to plump for the Golden Mean here, Aristotle old mate. Don’t think I’m either, (although no doubt I have my moments).
Meanwhile, here’s some Satie.
‘In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods. They have not forgotten this’
– Terry Pratchett.