Good Sentences and Paul Graham

March 28, 2007

Paul Graham is one of my favorite writers. He typically writes about startups and technology. His essays are longer than typical fare on the internet these days, but always well thought out. Here is the sentence from Why to Not Start a Startup:

A reporter once asked David Beckham if there were any language problems at Real Madrid, since the players were from about eight different countries. He said it was never an issue, because everyone was so good they never had to talk. They all just did the right thing.

This is what it was like when Brett and Andrew played halo. Exactly what it was like. When I was playing, I needed quite a bit more direction.


Funny Dilbert Blog

March 23, 2007

I’m a big fan of the Dilbert Blog, but this is the funniest thing I’ve read in a while.

I am posting this from IMified

March 21, 2007

It’s pretty handy, you might see more posts now. 🙂 Check it out at It was a little confusing that you don’t register on their site, you register via IM as it were. Just instant message imified on aim or one of their other services.

Best Sentence

March 19, 2007

“Middle school is like Scotch,” she reflected in the teachers’ lounge one afternoon. “At first you try to get it down. Then you get used to it. Then it’s all you order.”

From NYT, via Orange Crate Art.


March 11, 2007

This one is kind of scary, but I guess I shouldn’t be surprised

This raid would have been conducted by Task Force 145, the specialized hunter-killer team designed to detain or kill senior al-Qaeda leaders in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

From a The Fourth Rail here.

Coincidentally, this one made me laugh:

Upon landing, my wife and I rented a car with a navigation unit whose user interface was built by the Taliban.

From The Dilbert Blog here.

I find more things interesting/funny than the average person, so I never can tell if things are actually funny to most people, or just to me.

Best Sentence 3/7/2007

March 7, 2007

That’s right: the guy who Jack Nicholson’s character thought couldn’t “handle the truth” has been let go.

concerning David Iglesias from the Economist’s Democracy in America

Music Association

March 7, 2007

“Every time I hear that song, I go back” – Kenny Chesney, I Go Back

I find it amazing how listening to certain cds/songs can call to mind very detailed memories. It just hit me with Pet Sounds reminding me of the ’05 Summer when I got a truck with a CD player and that CD stayed in there for weeks. Start Static always reminds me of Freshman year. I guess the final one is Bridges and Breakdowns, which takes me back to a month during senior year when I did very little work and played entirely too many sudokus, often listening to that CD. It’s just amazing how powerful the experience is. A couple weekends ago Brett mentioned a similar thing. What songs/cds do you strongly associate with a time and place? (You can pretend that when I ask a question, people respond to me via email because they don’t like sharing.)