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And let’s not forget Thomas Friedman, whose every column reads: I was visiting somewhere impossibly glamorous when I had an idea that could change the world. As my prince/billionaire/ genius host showed me around, he pointed out how deeply he agreed with me. Why is everyone else so slow?

4 Responses to Quote of the day

  1. imhotep January 3, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    There is nothing wrong with loving yourself. Or television. Or even self-indulgence. To a point. “All things in moderation.” The problem with our society and others around the world is salesmanship. Ad men. Like the red-neck on tv tells us, “We’ll sell you stuff that you want. And stuff that you didn’t even know you wanted.”

  2. russ January 3, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    ‘Why is everyone else so slow?’

    Actually, there is hope on this front.

    After all, isn’t it almost always the case that the cabdrivers who take Mr. Friedman from the airport to the aforementioned “prince/billionaire/genius host” invariably talk at length with him about his world changing idea and inevitably agree with him wholeheartedly about its considerable merits?

  3. Izquierdo January 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    I think that the TSA screeners at the airport, upon seeing his well-used passport, also invariably talk at length with him about his world changing idea and inevitably agree with him wholeheartedly about its considerable merits. This, of course, holds up the line, and tends to piss off the other passengers in first class.

  4. russ January 4, 2013 at 7:42 am #

    That too. You might think they’re only anxious to scan his junk, but no, they’re talking at length about the Stash’s great and deep ideas.

    I think they mostly do it in platonic dialogue style.

    This may explain the recent line item request in the TSA budget for “togas”.

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