Our 2nd president provided us with this quote: Power always thinks… that it is doing god’s service when it is violating all his laws. I do NOT want to be remembered for saying that. I mean some of them sure. Say it to their faces, (Nixon, for those who remember. McConnell for the younger people) but I truly believe that many powers are good. For instance, while I’m on the apple bandwagon, the Gates Foundation, I’m told helps a lot of people in a lot of ways. It goes to show, if money goes to a good cause, people buy terrible products. And if you think about it, that’s good for everyone. We buy something bad knowing that some money goes to something good, we then realize how bad the bought product is, we proceed with calling customer service giving them their money to pay rent, and they suggest you get a better product and will sometimes give you your money back out of the company’s pocket. So to recap, because one makes a mistake, money goes from the costumer to a bad company, then to people in aid from the foundation, to the customer service guys who need to be paid more for their job, then back to you from the bad company. All because Bill Gates once said, “I will always choose a lazy person to do a difficult job, because (s)he’ll find an easy way to do it.” (Bit like republican leaders) In the 4th Harry Potter story, the head master said we must all face the decision between what is right and what is easy. Gates took easy. And that it why I’m sticking with apple where Jobs famously said, “Design is not how it looks and feels, design is how it works.”
As fun as referring to other people’s words is, sometimes you have to use your own words to establish what you stand for. I call those times, when a teacher is in a bad mood. When those times come about you can be sure to follow a very strict guideline where step no. one is “congratz on your amazing creativity. Throw it out of the window now and sit down.” Just in case you prefer standing, they have a rule for that too. Otherwise though, it’s pretty harmless to quote from people. Just make sure you don’t refer to someone stupid unless you’re joking. For instance if you use Donald Trump’s words to express thought you can go jump out of a window. But I feel no regret whatsoever referring to john Oliver calling that thing “an upside-down candy corn in a wig.” Why that, I don’t know but it’s a pretty good name for him. It makes little sense, but it gives me a good joke of my own:
Q: what’s the difference between an upside down candy corn in a wig and Donald Trump?
A: the candy corn makes logical statements.
Because it’s true you see. The box tells you exactly why, candy corns must not be eaten. Perfectly logical. And if I may quote from a nutrition label on candy corn:
Also “why you no taste like candy or corn?” or “I’d rather walk barefoot on a floor full of Legos, than munch on a handful of candy corn.” Or even simpler, “candy corn tastes bad.” Although to be fair, none of these words from real people made it to the box.
So that’s all I have to say on the matter. How else can I end than to quote Mr. Spock from Star Trek in saying goodbye, and “May you experience sufficient levity and fortuitous circumstances during the next orbital revolution of your species’ home planet.” (Rest in peace Lenard Nimoy.)
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