Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Meskimen's Law - Time to Do It Over

 Meskimen's Law:
        There's never time to do it right, but there's always time to
        do it over.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Ginsberg's Theorem

 Ginsberg's Theorem:
        (1) You can't win.
        (2) You can't break even.
        (3) You can't even quit the game.

 Freeman's Commentary on Ginsberg's theorem:
        Every major philosophy that attempts to make life seem
        meaningful is based on the negation of one part of Ginsberg's
        Theorem.  To wit:

        (1) Capitalism is based on the assumption that you can win.
        (2) Socialism is based on the assumption that you can break even.
        (3) Mysticism is based on the assumption that you can quit the game.


Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Self Help

 God helps them that help themselves.
                -- Benjamin Franklin, "Poor Richard's Almanac"

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Congress

"Congress needs to realize it is a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Not of the people, by the people and for Congress." 
 
- Dr. Benjamin Carson, Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Johns Hopkins Hospital
 
Not validated. I can't find this quote anywhere except the forum tag line where I found it. It's not often I search Google that I only get one hit. 

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Stupidity

 Against stupidity, the very gods themselves contend in vain.
             
                     -- Friedrich von Schiller, "The Maid of Orleans", III, 6

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Silly vs Stupid

 Remember:  Silly is a state of Mind, Stupid is a way of Life.
 -- Dave Butler
 
From Linux Fortune File 

Friday, April 12, 2019

 Kington's Law of Perforation

Kington's Law of Perforation:

If a straight line of holes is made in a piece of paper, such as a sheet of stamps or a check, that line becomes the strongest part of the paper.