One of my absolute favorite “comfort rituals” is devouring the weekend papers (in my case, the New York Times). I thought I’d regularly share the best of what I’ve perused to enjoy with your morning cup o’ joe (ever wonder where that expression came from – here you go – try this at your local Starbucks!):
- Ben Stein takes an appropriate shot at the United Airlines’ management bankruptcy windfall of $480 Million. That’s tilting the glass way too far over.
- Check out the “101 Dumbest Moments in Business” for 2005 – hard to believe that there are grown, educated adults that can do and say stuff like this. As a telecommunications person, I especially loathed #26.
- The New York Times makes you pay for this if you don’t have a hard copy subscription, but Nicolas Kristof’s piece today about Governor Mike Huckabee of Arkansas is a good one. The basic issue is the almost-epidemic spread of diabetes and the novel way one politician is dealing with it. The best quote – “Imagine if Al Qaeda had resolved to attack us not with conventional weapons but by slipping large amounts of high-fructose corn syrup into our food supply. That would rouse us into action”.
- A while back my wife and I were captivated by a DVD we rented called “What the Bleep Do We Know!?” – a one-of-a-kind look at “quantum physics for dummies”. Deep stuff, but for a half-fuller a fascinating glimpse of the potential of the human mind. It was so popular that they are now coming out with a sequel. Time to put the deep thinking caps back on!