Retired computer programmer (since 1960) in Vancouver BC. Alumnus of UC Berkeley Free Speech Movement.
“Sometimes reality can be too complex to be conveyed by the spoken word. Legend remolds it into a form that can be spread all across the world.” —Alpha 60
“The copy is good enough.”
IF I were in the business of trafficking secret documents, I’d guess that a copy is better than an original: If I can copy a document and replace or return the original, the legitimate owner might not realize that its content has been compromised.
“…where people are so ignorant they can’t even understand being ignorant.”
“How come [Appleby] doesn’t know it?” inquired Yossarian. “Because he’s got flies in his eyes,” Orr explained with exaggerated patience. “How can he see he’s got flies in his eyes if he’s got flies in his eyes?
You stand still until someone tags you. Seems a bit like snipe hunting… (Look at the expressions on the kids’ faces)
You and me we’re goin’ nowhere slowly
And we’ve gotta get away from the past
There’s nothin’ wrong with goin’ nowhere, baby
But we should be goin’ nowhere fast
(Jim Steinman was God!)
You know, as much as I consider those two frenemies dangerous loons, I would consider their personal looks and behaviours their personal businesses, and quite beside the point. FWIW.
I had an employer once who claimed that dressing up for work (jacket and tie) signified “respect for the work” or something like that. I disagree—I think that it’s just a way for managers who aren’t competent to judge the work that the employee is actually doing, to pretend that they have some insight by using an irrelevant proxy. IMHO.
I agree that it’s phrased poorly (“1/399th” would be better than “399 times less”), but the meaning and sentiment is pretty clear.
“…remember that if someone has a gun on you and you pull yours out,…”
I remember a case several decades ago in which three armed off-duty NYC cops, unknown to each other, got into an altercation. One reached into his jacket to pull out his badge; the second saw this as a threat, pulled out his pistol, and shot the first; the third, seeing this, pulled out his pistol and shot the second.
“There should be business attire to emphasize that politicians are there for the business of the people.”
Sure. For the same reason—adding dignity and seriousness and solemnity to proceedings—in British courts the barristers and judges wear white horsehair wigs. Perhaps those who agitate for strict dress codes in Congress should try those to see if they improve the quality of debate or legislation. After all, appearance is soooo important.