May 6, 2011
"On a New York subway train, you get heavily fined if you spit. On the other hand, you're allowed to throw up for nothing"
"A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular."
Ah, ok. Adlai Stevenson != Spiro Agnew. Obviously. Still "nattering nabobs of negativism" is a great phrase.
http://us.lifehacker.com/5798202/the-cognitive-cost-of-doing-things - Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance called it "gumption"
http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_20/b4228007205924.htm - Why Bin Ladenism stumbles against the Pursuit of Happiness.