Month: April 2020

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

I found a Catch Phrase Creator on a website and had to try it out. Doesn’t make much sense but I like it! Try it yourself (and don’t forget to send me any good ones).

http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=whats-your-random-catch-phrase

 

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.Kevin Spacey

Source: If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey at BrainyQuote

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons is an economic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.

 

Source: Tragedy of the commons – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Double Entendre

double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in either of two ways, having a double meaning. Typically one of the meanings is obvious, given the context whereas the other may require more thought. The innuendo may convey a message that would be socially awkward, sexually suggestive or offensive to state directly (the Oxford English Dictionary describes a double entendre as being used to “convey an indelicate meaning”, whilst Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English defines it as “a word or phrase that may be understood in two different ways, one of which is often sexual”).

Source: Wikipedia

glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

The Russian word glasnost, translated as “openness,” refers to the Soviet policy of open discussion of political and social issues. The policy was instituted by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s and began the democratization of the Soviet Union.

Source: glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham

 

While reading a long but very interesting article from 2013 by Paul Graham I found this jewel there. Talking about the ‘people handling’ style of engineers vs. sales people. Mostly differences in Customer Service orientation.

I don’t think I’m like this but I could be……

 

Read full Article –> Do Things That Don’t Scale

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (1678)

Vivaldi was an Italian composer, considered the greatest master of Italian baroque. He became a priest in 1703 and spent most of his life after 1709 in Venice, teaching and playing the violin and writing music for the Pietà, a music conservatory for orphaned girls. Although he produced vocal music, including 46 operas, Vivaldi is best known for instrumental music, including The Four Seasons and nearly 500 concertos for violin and other instruments.

Why was he nicknamed the “Red Priest”?

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