Archive for April 8, 2003

Quotes of the Day When

April 8, 2003

Quotes of the Day

When people thought the earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the earth was spherical, they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.
— Isaac Asimov, “The Relativity of Wrong” (1989)

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. He inspires self-distrust. He guides their eyes from himself to the spirit that quickens him. He will have no disciple.
— Amos Bronson Alcott, Orphic Sayings,”The Teacher” (1840)

Are you listening?

The Best Page in The

April 8, 2003

The Best Page in The Universe

Well, mine is pretty good, but even I have to defer to the master.

I Win! This thing is

April 8, 2003

I Win!

This thing is stupid, but that’s never kept anything off my blog, so why start now?

is a
Bone-Eating Death Monkey

…with a Battle Rating of 8.9

To see if your Food-Eating Battle Monkey can
defeat Yobbo, enter your name:

Blogging Can Save Your Life!

April 8, 2003

Blogging Can Save Your Life!

A fascinating story of one blogger’s encounter with a new girlfriend, and how his posting about her on his blog led to an amazing revelation from a reader.

I’ve never received any kind of crank message related to a blog entry. “She’s not the person she claims to be” sounds more like a line of dialogue from a Hollywood thriller, not real life. In spite of my incredulity, I couldn’t write it off as some kind of prank. Whoever wrote the letter knew too many details about New Girl to just be some random person playing a joke. Was this person telling the truth, or was this someone with a personal vendetta against New Girl?

It gets even murkier later on. Read the whole thing here.