November 30, 2006
So stunningly Spring like out there today, I just can't get enough of weather like this. And yet, I should stow my damn snow shovel in the back of my car, so as to not tempt Murphy and His Law.
Anecdote of the Moment
"Tu Mu relates a strategem of Chu-ko Liang, who in 149 B.C., when occupying Yang-ping and about to be attacked by Ssu-ma, suddenly struck his colors, stopped the beating of the drums, and flung open the city gates, showing only a few men engaged in sweeping and sprinkling the ground. This unexpected proceeding had the intended effect; for Ssu-ma I, suspecting an ambush, actually drew off his army and retreated."
--Editorial note by Lionel Giles for The Art of War, via Sirlin. Such a fantastic image! You can practically here the crickets chirp.
Politics of the Moment
Contra as seen on Nintendo in 1988
Contra as seen by the Media in 2006