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Closing paragraph of Obama’s first inaugural speech

America, in the face of our common dangers, in this winter of our hardship, let us remember these timeless words. With hope and virtue, let us brave once more the icy currents, and endure what storms may come. Let it be said by our children’s children that when we were tested we refused to let this journey end, that we did not turn back nor did we falter; and with eyes fixed on the horizon and God’s grace upon us, we carried forth that great gift of freedom and delivered it safely to future generations.

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Way Too Funny

This is from a posting on the Freakonomics blog. This is just way too funny.

My favorite story concerns my son Nicholas:

Relatively early on in the pregnancy we had an ultrasound. The
technician said that although it was very early, he thought he could
predict whether it would be a boy or a girl, if we wanted to know. We
said, “Yes, absolutely we want to know.” He told us he thought it would
be a boy, although he couldn’t be certain.

“How sure are you?” I asked

“I’m about 50-50,” he replied.

Don’t take that technician to Vegas. He’ll having you picking numbers at roulette, and playing the horn in craps.

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Petrino Gets Called Out

“This league is not for everybody,” safety Lawyer Milloy said. “This league is for real men. I think [Petrino] realized he didn’t belong here.”

ESPN Article

Is there anything more embarrassing for a grown man than to be told that he isn’t man enough by those over whom he once reigned? Imagine a factory worker at GE showing up and telling Jack Welsh, “You aren’t man enough to run this company.” Just too funny.

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Random Findings IX

From the Freakonomics interview with Dilbert Creator Scott Adams

Q: How come the blogs in my Google Reader intertwine so much? I subscribed to The Dilbert Blog following a recommendation from Tom Kyte,
and I know about Freakonomics from a neighbor. Suddenly, these blogs
are not only heavily quoting each other, but Scott Adams gets to guest
blog on Freakonomics, and Kyte does the same over at Worse Than Failure.

A: It means your alleged life is nothing but a program running in a computer somewhere, and the author reused code

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Reality Check

Everyday that I get to spend developing code, playing soccer, hanging out with friends, is another day in what I hope to make an extraordinary life. Sometimes you have to stop and wonder what just another day is in some of the worst places in the world where surviving is considered extraordinary. Photographer and filmmaker Sean Smith of the Manchester Guardian in the UK shows us that reality in the piece linked here.