In the history of the world there have been a great many smart thoughts thought. Very few of them, if any, were mine.
Hence, this is a expanding collection of those I’ve found from others that struck a note with me.
Like the rest of the site, this will grow gradually. In the meantime, I’m just going to link to these because I like pretty much all of them.
Looking on the bright side I’m glad I had a professional photographer and videographer there to capture the magic so I can remember this for the rest of my life…. I’m not happy… but you know what, I guess if you climb enough off-widths then one of these days you’re going to get your knee stuck and shit your pants.
Jason Kruk displaying a beautifully sardonic sense of humor following a shitty experience.
He very much wishes that Doug Shaftoe could somehow be made aware of what a ballsy thing he is doing here. But then Doug has probably done all kinds of ballsy things of which Randy will never be aware, and Randy resects him anyway because of his bearing. Maybe the way to get that kind of bearing is to go around doing ballsy things in secret that somehow percolate up to the surface of your personality.
Randy Waterhouse, from the Neal Stephenson novel ‘Cryptonomicon’, musing on the path to baddassitude.