“The chaplain had sinned, and it was good. Common sense told him that telling lies and defecting from duty were sins. On the other hand, everyone knew that sin was evil and that no good could come from evil. But he did feel good; he felt positively marvelous. Consequently, it followed logically that telling lies and defecting from duty could not be sins. The chaplain had mastered, in a moment of divine intuition, the handy technique of protective rationalization, and he was exhilarated by his discovery. It was miraculous.”

March 14, 2018

Heller, Joseph. Catch-22: 50th Anniversary Edition (p. 417). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition.

“Ride-hailing services in the rich world currently cost around $2.50 per mile, compared with about $1.20 per mile to own and operate a private car (see chart). But the driver accounts for about 60% of the cost of ride-hailing. UBS, an investment bank, reckons that automation, competition and electrification (which makes cars more expensive to buy but much cheaper to run) will cut the cost of ride-hailing by 70%, to about $0.70 per mile. So a typical Western household driving 10,000 miles a year could ditch its car, use robotaxis and save $5,000 a year.”

March 13, 2018


“A cotton tote bag must be used 131 times before its carbon footprint improves on that of a throwaway carrier bag.”

March 3, 2018


“Many people think you played the role of Dirty Harry, but you actually played the role of his assistant, Steve.” David Letterman to Clint Eastwood

March 1, 2018

“If life were fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.” – – Johnny Carson

March 1, 2018


Bushkin, Henry. Johnny Carson (p. 183). Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.