To be a successful university administrator, you must provide:
– football for the alumni.
– parking for the faculty.
– beer for the students.
– illusions for the parents.
See? Somebody read all the way to the end!
Throw a ball into the air and watch it come down. That path is a parabola.
Two books that take opposite positions on the likelihood of intelligent alien life are Rare Earth (we may be alone) and What Does a Martian Look Like? (life is amazingly adaptable and thus likely widespread).
“Sometimes I think we’re alone. Sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the thought is quite staggering.” —R. Buckminster Fuller
I remember seeing those guys on Jackass snort wasabi once. I guess they got paid to do it.
What I was hoping for was the opportunity to hear somebody like Susan Collins stand up in public and try to make the case that “No, he’s not.”
If we have laws that say some violence-prone person is such a danger to her or his own children that we can take the children away, surely we can set up the same kind of process for taking their dangerous weapons away.
No matter what your cause is, it’ll remain a lost cause until we get at the root of the problem, which is big money (especially big DARK money) in politics. But 10% of us are working on gun violence, 10% on climate change, 10% on women’s health, 10% on workers’ rights, 10% on prison reform, 10% on gerrymandering, 10% on gay rights, 10% on immigration, 10% on the ERA, etc. We’ve gotta get our act together and all go after the one big elephant in the room. I’m not holding my breath.
I had the honor of pushing the number of "like"s on this comment into triple digits.
This is a common cartoon trope, but never done so well as this Non Sequitur: