April 18, 2006
I know I'm being small-minded in several ways by thinking like this, but hearing about the Duke University lacrosse players makes me think.... Lacrosse? Why are schools getting so serious about a sport with such a niche place in the popular consciousness?
Quote of the Moment
"One ought never to turn one's back on a threatened danger and try to run away from it. If you do that, you will double the danger. But if you meet it promptly and without flinching, you will reduce the danger by half." --Winston Churchill. It's a great point... less of an exaggeration than it might first sound... and I'm trying to apply to my life at work, especially when there's a task I feel intimidated by. I tend to want to run and hide in those cases, and that's really not a useful strategy.
As FoSO can attest, I found the quote while looking for that famous Churchill exchange, "Sir, you're drunk!" "Yes, Madam, I am. But *BLLAAAAAARGH* blu ble prtooey....."
Link of the Moment
Niiiice, a a kind of "alt.humor.best-of-slashdot", SeenOnSlash.