Monday, July 18, 2005

Watch Your Step

Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
~~William Gaddis

There are few realm changing moments. So when they crop up, your deliberation on what to do needs to switch into deliberate action. Part of the difficulty is keeping the positive spin from degenerating into denial. Keeping on the high road as long as you can gets you to those heights everybody likes to describe as victory - a term of competition more than collaboration.

Ethel and Mabel, two elderly widows, were watching the folks go by from their park bench. Ethel said, "You know, Mabel, I've been reading this 'Sex and Marriage' book and all they talk about is 'mutual orgasm.'
"Mutual orgasm here and mutual orgasm' there. That's all they talk about. Tell me, Mabel, when your husband was alive, did you two ever have mutual orgasm?".
Mabel thought for a long while. Finally, she shook her head and said, "No, I think we had State Farm."
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