From The Man Known As Sundance:
“Unfortunately, most financial pundits are prone to talking down the strength of the U.S. economy. It’s maddening. They spend all day mining for coal nuggets while currently surrounded by diamonds.”
That’s because they want to be able to say “I TOLD you so!” when the economy slows (as it must, eventually). Or because they’re NeverTrumpers, Anti-Reaganites or socialists.
But read the whole article. It’s brilliant.
…and possibly of all time:
“I bonked her so hard I broke her gears.” — Brick Dollbanger
Also, the best name ever.
From girlyman actor [some overlap] Ryan Gosling:
“I think women are better than men. They are stronger. More evolved … You can tell especially when you have daughters and you see their early stages, they are just leaps and bounds beyond boys immediately.”
…and yet these “less-evolved” boys somehow manage to overtake girls later in life, and go on to invent things like the Internet, concrete, the steam engine, AC power [10 million other inventions omitted for brevity]. Probably because patriarchy.
Just to underline my “girlyman” point:
“I’ve always liked women more. I was brought up by my mother and older sister… I found my way into dance class… My home life now is mostly women. They are better than us. They make me better.”
I recently happened upon this article about The Englishman’s travails with Gummint, and I passed the link on to the kids as the place under discussion happens to be where their mother is buried.
Daughter’s comment (and Quote Of The Day):
“I feel like this is the definition of bureaucracy.”
I would have put it somewhat differently (with much more venom and bad language), but I think she’s encapsulated the issue perfectly.
Talking about this utter and complete bullshit, J.D. Rucker saith:
“Whenever I see a story that invokes Ivy League scientists finding a solution to anything, I brace myself for the worst idea ever. Once again, they didn’t disappoint.”
Keep reminding yourself of the observation: “Your suggestion is so stupid, so devoid of commonsense and logic that it could only have been made by an academic or intellectual.”
Most of the time, you will not be misled.