these kids today!

September 8, 2004
Quote of the Moment
"When I was a kid, I used to think adults had it all figured out. I had it backwards. Kids are the ones who have it all figured out. They're just mistaken."
--Paul Grahan in this lovely essay on the art of essays. He seems very fond of the "rambling" type of essay, but it has to be interesting, and ideally should come up with a few surprises.
I wonder though...it seems like when you're a kid you know it all, but when you're old you're too stodgy and crusty to change your opinion...there's only some time in-between when you're flexible and adaptable and trying to work stuff out.


Statue of the Moment
--At the risk of sounding totally parochial and Beavis-and-Buttheady, what the heck is this statue / fountin center in the Boston Public Gardens all about? Two naked kids, the girl riding the boys back. And I'm not sure what the boy is doing but I guess that's where the water comes out.


Shills of the Moment
Two guys mentioned in the movie "The Corporation", ChrisAndLuke.com had an interesting strategy of being nothing but pure "spokesguys" to help raise cash for college. And it looks like it worked...it was wacky enough that they got a lot of press on talk shows and what not, so their sponsor actually got exposure, and they got money. Their original slideshow was amusing, especially the one that goes Sponsor Us: We Will Eat Your Cereal Even If We're Not Hungry!