1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.

1893 Grand Exhibition. The world's intro to PBR, hot dogs, ice cream cones and the Ferris Wheel.
A view through the wheel. The black, horizontal line is the axle, the single largest forging to that time.
"I don't make hell for nobody. I'm only the instrument of a laughing providence. Sometimes I don't like it myself, but I couldn't help it if I was born smart."

1st Sgt. Milton Anthony Warden.
"From here to Eternity"

Paul Valery

"You are in love with intelligence, until it frightens you. For your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time."

The Wisdom of the Ages

"When a young man, I read somewhere the following: God the Almighty said, 'All that is too complex is unnecessary, and it is simple that is needed',"

Mikhail Kalashnikov
"Here lies the bravest soldier I've seen since my mirror got grease on it."

Zapp Brannigan

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Don't Get Too Optimistic


From the London Times Online,
A "trailing" economic indicator:

21% of the world's commercial, shipping fleet - a number of ships equivalent to the navies of the US and UK combined, with a greater amount of tonnage - are just chillin' off the tip of Malaysia.


As Kent Brockman once said; "It's not just philosophy majors anymore. Even useful people [insert - container ships, bulk carriers and oil tankers] are feeling the sting of unemployment".

1 comment:

g00$e said...

Lot of blades in all that steel though, huh?

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