Humor

Reasons why the English language is so hard to learn:

1) The bandage was wound around the wound. 2) The farm was used to produce produce. 3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. 4) We must polish the Polish furniture. 5) He could lead if he would get the lead out. 6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. 7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

Effectiveness

“When employees are too effective at hiding the consequences of bad management decisions, they act as enablers and do nobody any favors.” -Craig

Who Reads What and Why

Who reads what and why: The Wall Street Journal is read by the people who run the country. The Washington Post is read by people who think they run the country. The New York Times is read by people who think they should run the country and who are good at crossword puzzles. USA Today is read by people who think they ought to run the country but don’t really understand The New York Times.

Get a First Life

Get a First Life: A One Page Satire of Second Life This is Hilarious. For those who don’t get the joke, Second Life is a Stephensonesque virtual world where people go to create a second personality. I don’t see it any different that hanging out with friends at a pub/mall/racetrack – Its just another venue for socializing. Some people do take it a bit far. That said, Western culture has moved from the industrial age to the information age and from manufacturing to intellectual property.