June 13th, 2005
Quotes from the weekend:
relsqui's dad: "People used to buy pyramids with shelves in them on the strength of the proposition that razor blades would sharpen themselves if they were left in there. Is this a great country or what?"
relsqui: "Someone posted on answerbag a question like 'Are western Europeans really taught to value money over human life?'
testing4l: "That depends. How much money?"
This one requires some explanation. paxsboy was talking to his girlfriend about the Shawshank Redemption. She made the observation that in the book, the races are reversed. Something along the lines of: "...but in the film, Red is white, and the other guy is...umm...played by Morgan Freeman." which sounds like a euphemism for "black"
So, we went to see Star Wars episode III and:
paxsboy: "...Samuel L. Jackson...who was played by Morgan Freeman"
Gobbledygook on my whiteboard which seems to be drawing everyone's attention more than the taped up copy of "The Story of Mel". I haven't yet deciphered it, though I think I have a fairly good idea of the character set.
On the pyramid quote, it even got so bad they thought using mini pyramids to keep milk fresh, would sharpen not only blades but also brainpower. It's a crazy world my friend :)!
I knew of the brainpower one, not the milk one.
People'll both literally and figuratively buy anything.
What I don't get is what the heck I'm doing in a 9-5 job. There's so many great ways to separate fools from their money.
Then again what probably sells it are people who actually believe it. I might be crazy and irrational at times, but I don't think I could ever fall so far as to believe something of that flavor.
But if I ever do, I suppose I can rest assured that I won't have to work again in my life! ; )