Friday, May 27, 2011

Pensee du jour ......

All that glitters is not gold; / Often have you heard that told: / Many a man his life hath sold / But my outside to behold: / Gilded tombs do worms enfold. -William Shakespeare, playwright and poet (1564-1616)

“I call that man rich,” Henry James’s Ralph Touchett observes in “Portrait of a Lady,” “who can satisfy the requirements of his imagination.” Great criterion, non?

And for all you MI-5 fans out there, guess what's on instant view on Netflix now. Yup, season 9.

Now the bad news:

Born Under a Bad Sign?

There's this latest from the CBO, in case you didn't realize you weren't one of the 1% or were still operating under the misconception that the best thing for the middle class was Reagan's trickle down theory of unregulated capitalism.

I mean, that's just pathetic... And I can't help but notice that the "have-mores" as Mr. Bush dubbed them, his "base", seem to suffer fewer setbacks in life than the have nots. Maybe it's because such a small percentage of them actually go to work every day, to a job of any sort. Why do bad things happen to unequal people? Read the link and find out.

And Mr. Darwin might be a little miffed to learn that his theory of adaptation/mutation has some dissenters in the science world. It appears that our evolution may have been from defects in evolution rather than " genetically adaptive natural strategies" I'll call them. We may, in fact, just be a protein error!

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