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.
November 30, 2006
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