Archive for the ‘Popular Culture’ Category

“`I drew myself…the representative of an individual in despair, with palms outstretched outwards and downwards in the manner of Goya’s peasant before the firing squad.’ He placed a circle around the self-portrait, an elongated stick figure, and created…the peace sign.”

July 19, 2018

Schlosser, Eric. Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety (ALA Notable Books for Adults) (p. 188). Penguin Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

“Googleyness is a trait which is defined closely by phrases such as `Not just being cool, but really-really cool’, `Being out of the norm’, `Being an out-of-the-box thinker’, `Being Phenomenal, Amazing, Innovative, and Disruptive’ and, of course `Being a status quo challenger’.”

July 13, 2018

See https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-googleyness-you-googley-mr-adrien-feudjio/.

Admittedly, I had not heard of the term until this morning, as I did my morning review of news:

Law360, San Jose (July 12, 2018, 7:58 PM EDT) — A California federal judge Thursday said she is “struggling” over Google Inc.’s bid to decertify a collective action alleging it discriminates against older job candidates, saying she would mull over the workers’ argument about an inference of bias from the company’s younger workforce and preference for “Googleyness” in applicants.

https://www.law360.com/technology/articles/1062683/google-s-youthful-staff-gives-judge-pause-in-age-bias-suit?nl_pk=124a246d-3381-49ae-b0a9-d4422a0dffdb&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=technology

“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.

“[A] new study…found that chickens would have absolutely no qualms about caging and eating humans…[The] findings support similar studies surveying animals such as cows, pigs, and fish, with only horses indicating that it was sufficient if humans were merely enslaved.”

December 21, 2017

Read about the study here.