Saturday, September 02, 2006

Labor Day Jocularity

It's Labor Day weekend, and the staff of designMatters isn't working too hard, and for the most part we're not thinking about work, business or design.

So for a break from the race, may I recommend some light reading from... Dave Barry. As keen an observer as such luminaries as Seth Godin, Dave has been at The Miami Herald since 1983. He has won a Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, and writes about issues ranging from the international economy to exploding toilets. Really.

His quotes include:
"I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me."


"You can only be young once. But you can always be immature."


"The only really good place to buy lumber is at a store where the lumber has already been cut and attached together in the form of furniture, finished, and put inside boxes." (Taming of the Screw)
Dave coined the term "WGU" (Whirring Grinding Unit) in Dave Barry in Cyberspace. (that refers to your computer, by the way, unless you use a Mac, with the possible exception of the Titanium PowerBook, which is a whining groaning unit.)

So put down that business book and lighten up this weekend, get your own Dave Barry book and have a good laugh. At someone else's expense, of course.

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