Thursday, July 24, 2008

This Occurred to Me Tonight...

Competition is fun; it's a joke. Cooperation is serious; it's for real.

Competition forces one to be better. Cooperation forces all to be better.

There cannot be competition without cooperation. If two competing forces are imbalanced, the dominant force loses the opportunity to become optimally proficient while the lesser force loses the opportunity to efficiently improve. The simple solution is that both must find alterantive competitors that match their current status. But in cases where both are confined to the playing field at hand, each must agree to a course of action aggressive enough for the dominant competitor to be forced forward, yet tempered to allow the weaker of the two to rise.

It's sort of an offshoot of the idea that what has become lost in our desire for independence is our opportunity for interdependence.

I have no idea why this is tapping at my head right now. Might have something to do with seeing The Dark Knight tonight.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia! movie madness starts today! Can’t wait to go see Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgard and Amanda Seyfried sing ABBA.


Oh yeah… and that Dark Knight movie opens today, too.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hell(boy) of a Day

C'mon... You knew it was too obvious to pass up.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008


The word “fanboy” has hit the big-time: it’s made the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary.


Pronunciation: \’fan-,bÓi\
Function: noun

: a boy who is an enthusiastic devotee (as of comics or movies)

FYI, I think the fanboys (and girls) across the nation resent the limitation of the definition to just “a boy.”

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Quote of the Day

Found this while cleaning out our little stationery desk, courtesy of Starbucks, via Krista:

Starbucks Quote #230

Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Coulds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can't wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the 17th century, but Heaven has to step it up a bit. They're basically getting by because they only have to be better than Hell.

-- Joel Stein