"It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary. War is obsolete. It is a matter of converting our high technology from WEAPONRY to LIVINGRY."
- Buckminster Fuller (h/t Suzy Waldman)

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Encounter with a Texan

Had a brief conversation this evening with an acquaintance who is a fellow devotee of Warren Hood and the Hoodlums. The topic got round to my work, and soon enough he brought up Michael Crichton.

I allowed as Crichton was alleging that I was only in it for the easy money.

He looked me up and down, my shirt, my shoes, and said "I hope you don't take this wrong, buddy, but y'all don't look like someone who's in it for the money."

1 comment:

Nils Simon said...

You should extend your brief story about that lady and you as a starving grad student on top of your blog with this!