Monthly Archives: January 2011

This way and that, dividing the swift mind….

Anyone who has ever been of two minds can relate… Otto von Bismarck said, “Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a … Continue reading

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Another Great Happiness Project Quote

“What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it sooner.” Colette Of course, there is the caveat that acknowledging something at a rational level does not necessarily mean that it is internalized.

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When Wodehouse Becomes Life, And The Hunter Becomes The Hunted…

Another Wodehouse scenario comes to life…. Apparently, a fox in Belarus had the same idea as Wodehouse 60 years ago. The AP reports that hunter there was shot in the leg by a fox – a fox that he had … Continue reading

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Wodehouse’s prescience (sp?)

Wodehouse was well ahead of his time in a few things. For example, decades before Dr. Atkins, his corpulent charachters were being warned of the dangers of starchy foods. And Jeeves’ brilliance is often explained by the fact that the … Continue reading

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From The Chronicles Of Cracked…

Movie Villains Who Really Were Right All Along… I’ve often thought about this. No comments on any of the others, but I was sorely sorry to see General Hummel go down in “The Rock.” As I recall, throughout he used … Continue reading

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I laugh so that I may not weep…

Dawn’s Sana Saleem demonstrates that a hijab does not have to interfere with razor sharp wit in opposition to the barbarian hordes: http://blog.dawn.com/2011/01/11/will-the-moderates-please-stand-up/ “You know you are living in tough times when Afghanistan sends financial aid and when Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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forecasters – the joy of cynicism.

A phenomena familiar for anyone whose read Taleb, but the tartness is in a class of its one. Forecaster Edgar Fiedler’s rule for economic forecasters: “If you must forecast, forecast often,” he wrote. And: “If you’re ever right, never let … Continue reading

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