You are correct. I misread an attributed quote. He does grasp that, though seems to ignore it in his implied math.
I dunno, I think I am just tired (and hungover) today of people focusing on facile, negative non-issues to drum up a little excited controversy and drama.
The Classics: Lush, ‘Spooky’
British band Lush’s first full-length album, Spooky (4AD, January, 1992) is a relic of a past which no longer exists, but which incessantly reminds you that it once did. You hear its reverberations in predecessors like Black Tambourine and in successors like Wild Nothing. What ties them all together is a dialogue, a certain way of looking at the world, which has everything to do with the tone, the sound, the feel, and often nothing to do with actual meaning. The meaning is conveyed in the delivery.
Been listening to this a lot again lately. Been thinking back to the Spooky tour, and Lush’s first show ever in the US, at Nightstage. I used to be upset about the direction Lush took later, with Ladykiller, et al, but now I really like it. They could see further than I.
“Pascal suggested that one ought to believe in God because if God exists, it will have been the correct choice, while if God turns out to not exist, little harm will have been done by holding a false metaphysical belief. Does optimism really affect outcomes? The best bet is to believe that the answer is “Yes.” I suppose the vulgar construction “Kirk’s Wager” is a workable moniker for it.”
- U MAD??? Evgeny Morozov, The Internet, And The Failure Of Invective | The Awl
““I managed over 12,000 people at Groupon, most under the age of 25. One thing that surprised me was that many would arrive at orientation with minimal understanding of basic business wisdom. ”Haven’t you read any business books? Good to Great? Winning? The One Minute Manager?” I’d ask. ”Business books? Not really our thing,” was the typical response. I came to realize that there was a real need to present business wisdom in a format that is more accessible to the younger generation.””
For Real, Ex-Groupon CEO Andrew Mason Is Releasing An Album Of Motivational Music | TechCrunch
I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS.
“Mr. Obama also expresses exasperation. In private, he has talked longingly of “going Bulworth,” a reference to a little-remembered 1998 Warren Beatty movie about a senator who risked it all to say what he really thought.”
SERIOUSLY. God. Please. PLEASE.
“Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Come on! It’s been no one has gone before since 1987!