""It is better to remain silent and be thought a Conservative than to open one's big, dumb bibble-spigot and remove all doubt."
— Abraham Lincoln (The original quote seems to
have been somewhat garbled.)
1. Harold Ford Jr. shows that Math is Hard!Outside of a dog, a Professional Left button is man's best friend.
2. CORRECTION: Driftglass' Mom is 80, not 70. We had a big party and everything. But when confronted with the need to do math in my head, I went "spla". That cold, flat, drowny feeling when you know damn well you know a thing and it just won't come because, in this case, it seemed highly suspect that a woman that sharp, smart, energetic and rockin' was 80.
This is, by the way, exactly the same way I have gotten myself lost on familiar roads may times: just woolgathering along, when suddenly possessed by the thought that it was inconceivable that I had not already come to the turnoff. Why, I'd better turn around better turn around immediately and start retracing my steps! This is how I managed to miss -- I keed you not -- my first Mensa meeting.
So I went Full Harold Ford Junior, thus demonstrating that, in the wrong hands, deductive reasoning is treasonous tramp, and that I can be a perfect i-d-i-o-t.
Love you, Mom :-)
3. CJ Cregg hands out lessons in math and humility:
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read (sorry, Groucho .)
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