Sunday, May 27, 2012

Reading is fun, not mental

... the lowest reading-level result on any writing sample that I tested came from people I am certain are the dumbest writers on the internet: the folks who left comments on Yahoo! Sports articles. They wrote at a 3.3 grade level.--Ben Blatt

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Martin Feldstein

a man who changed the world (via Tim Kane).

What should the CEO-to-worker pay ratio be?

I'm glad it's down from 400-to-1 to 200-to-1, but it still seems high.  Maybe it can get down to 100.  I'm fine with Steve Jobs trading at 400, but it seems much for a middling CEO to be taking down $20 million or more.

Source here, via Greg Mankiw.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Joe not only gets sports or life

He gets Diaper Genies:
I’ve long been unreasonably annoyed by movies and sitcoms that show clueless fathers who have no idea how to change diapers … maybe this is true somewhere, like for fathers in the 1940s or whatever, but I don’t know anyone who ever had any problem with it. Take off diaper … wipe butt … put on diaper. Really not complicated. The tough part, as any parent knows, is emptying the “Diaper Genie” which is supposed to suppress the smell of these diapers but actually has a patented smell-amplifying system that makes the short string-of-diapers smell like a skunk eating limburger cheese in a landfill.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Quotes of the day

Two years ago we invested $250,000 in Instagram. Thanks to the spectacular vision and effort of Kevin Systrom and the Instagram team, the investment will be worth $78,000,000 when the Faceboook acquisition closes.--Ben Horowitz
... sometimes patience is the way to go.--Mike Reiss
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.--Aristotle

Not ready for higher ed

I just spent a beautiful spring weekend walk with my 11-year old arguing over whether Wall-E is a better film than High School Musical, or Up than The Avengers.

Oh, and apparently, all opinions are equal.  (I agreed and affirmed that all people are equal).

Someone please remind me why is 'education' so important?  I'd rather spend all this accumulated college savings on something more worthwhile, maybe helping the world instead of letting it sink under its own elitist, status-seeking weight.

Image link here.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Quote of the day

Be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.--unnamed Marines