Friday, March 29, 2019

Are you entitled to your opinion?

You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.

-- Harlan Ellison

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Parkinson's Law

Karl's version of Parkinson's Law: Work expands to exceed the time allotted it.


Parkinson's law is the adage that "work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion". It is sometimes applied to the growth of bureaucracy in an organization.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Inherit the Earth

Maybe Jesus was right when he said that the meek shall inherit the earth -- but they inherit very small plots, about six feet by three.

                -- Lazarus Long
 

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Gun Free Zones



97.8% of all Mass Shootings Occur In Gun- Free Zones - NRA Source: Crime prevention Research Center
97.8% of all Mass Shootings Occur In Gun- Free Zones - NRA
Source: Crime prevention Research Center

Doing it Right

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Knowledge vs Wisdom

Knowledge tells us that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom prevents us from putting it into a fruit salad.

-- Miles Kington, British humorist as reported in Heinz Hellin's letter to Smithsonian Sept 2003