October 17, 2003

My Secret Ambition

I found some random stuff that had collected dust on my palmtop that I wanted to clear out so I'm posting it here for posterity.

My secret ambition is to become the first U.S. President to do a stage dive at his inauguration.

One of my friends had this as the only question in a philosophy exam: "Is this a question." (notice the lack of a question mark).

My friend answered, "Yes, if this is an answer?"

He got the highest grade.

Sex is not the answer. Sex is the question. Yes is the answer.

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.

-- Howard Aiken quoted by Ken Iverson quoted by Jim Horning, 1979

by Tony Shepps on Saturday August 10
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When I was a kid I went around with a clipboard, asking people who were visiting the local municipal pool, "Why?" as if it were a survey question.

  • About 40% answered "Why What?"
  • About 30% answered "Because."
  • About 20% answered "What?"

The rest either did not answer or became obstinate.

I also got rid of the day-glo colors for now. They might make a return at some point in the future. Do people care strongly one way or another?

Posted by thom at October 17, 2003 01:20 AM

I care. I care very, very much!

*insert dramatic gesture here*

The dayglo made me go o.O in real life.

Posted by: erin at October 18, 2003 08:15 AM
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