So where can one even buy a stick shift nowadays?
Don’t look in the schools’ kitchens. They all have flours there, and they make ’em into food they feed the kids.
I’ve always preferred the version that says the 3 kinds of people are “those who count and those who don’t”. That way I can sneak in a minor pun based on the social meaning of “who count”.
My first thought exactly, but you beat me to it.
Hint: They’ll last longer if they’re made of artificial (“plastic”) fibers.
Part of the problems of the old newspaper industry is that most of the management never quite understood that people didn’t buy newspapers because they wanted the paper. There’s a similar problem with many of the major online sources, but it’s hard to find such a succinct (or funny) way of describing it. You can see the symptoms whenever what you’re reading suddenly gets covered by a popup, which can often only be “fixed” by killing the browser and starting over (but first adding the site to your “avoid” list).
I’ve read a number of articles recently by historians comparing the 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic with the current case. They like to point out all the parallels, showing how little we’ve learned in the past century. Back then, most governments suppressed news about the Flu, because it would damage the “morale” of their people. This was to the Flu’s advantage, as it ravaged all the countries (especially the armies) of the warring countries. That flu was named after Spain because they were neutral and their press was free to report on the disease. So they got credit (in scientific/medical circles) for identifying the disease and minimizing the damage to their populations. But the much of rest of the world blamed them for “causing” the flu, just as our politicians keep trying to blame China this time, while they interfere with scientific studies and sharing of information about the disease.
The scientists and medical folks may have learned a lot about such things over the past 112 years, but the folks running our governments are still stuck in a pre-modern, pre-scientific mode, and are doing their best to help the current virus do its job on the rest of us.
Except that back then, the mistakes were pretty much all caused by the original typist or cartoonist or whoever. Nowadays, we have flaky keyboards plus spell checkers to add to the error count, so the error counts are slowly getting worse. (And we have an education system that’s slowly getting less and less capable. ;-)
Of course, most people who achieve such titles have historically had them for a rather short time …
But their golden parachutes ease the landing on top of the nearby companies that are still growing.