May 7, 2003
Quote of the Moment
"It's better to have loved and lost than to have loved and caught something."
--Too Much Coffee Man...I found it in the comic where my favorite TMCM quote I had only seen reprinted originated, "Unrequited Love is like hitting your head against a wall that isn't there."
Link of the Moment
I kind of had the feeling Moore was kinda propgandizing during "Bowling for Columbine", and I found a page that really lambasts it as a deliberate fraud. I think it puts the case a bit too strong, but it does back up many of its arguments.
Thought of the Moment
Reading slate.com's explainer on Bennett and the odds of slot machines, it seems like there should be some strategy to preserve your winnings and cut your losses...like a Maxwell's Demon for slot machines, but that lets winnings through rather than fast moving molecules. I know that it's probably as unworkable a concept as the original Maxwell's Demon, and misplaced confidence in this kind of half-intelligent scheme is what makes casinos rich, but still. I find it an interesting metaphor.