Friday, October 31, 2008

You stop thinking

After the thing went off, there was tremendous excitement at Los Alamos. Everybody had parties, we all ran around. I sat on the end of a jeep and beat drums and so on. But one man, I remember, Bob Wilson, was just sitting there moping.

I said, "What are you moping about?"

He said, "It's a terrible thing that we made."

I said, "But you started it. You got us into it."

You see, what happened to me -- what happened to the rest of us -- is we started for a good reason, then you're working very hard to accomplish something and it's a pleasure, it's excitement. And you stop thinking, you know; you just stop. Bob Wilson was the only one who was still thinking about it, at that moment.

Richard P. Feynman.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

If stocks have you frustrated, invest in tulip bulbs

Financial Post: If stocks have you frustrated, invest in tulip bulbs
Last year, Mr. Gross raised US$9.1-million for charity by selling bulbs he had bought less than 10 years earlier for US$2.5-million, prompting the declaration: "It's four times profit. It's better than the stock market."

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Typical Lower Mainland driver

Driver puts out lit cigarette in officer's eye
Cpl. Fred Harding says motorist Jozef Baksay got angry over a parking infraction and took a lit cigarette and jammed it into the right eye of the bylaw enforcement officer who was writing him a ticket.