"What goes in the toaster?"
"Toast!" 🍞
"Bread goes in the toaster - Toast comes out!"

Stephen talking to Barack : youtube.com/watch?v=Ze9tXvt9GU

☝️ This is Bill Gates, explaining why he is the target of conspiracy theories.

IMHO, this podcast is starting strong. πŸ˜ƒ

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/

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"If you want a villain, it helps if they have more money than a human should have, and they think of themselves as overly clever..."

"The fact that brown does not appear in the rainbow tells us that there is no such thing as brown light."

Oh boy, I really enjoyed this video by . This guy is just as nerdy as it gets, and really conveys his joy in simple phenomena, such as colors.

youtube.com/watch?v=wh4aWZRtTw

"Eight years ago Mitt Romney was the worst Republican. Now he's the best Republican. And he hasn't even changed. The whole party just got worse than him."

(seen on Reddit/Twitter @PalmerReport)

"I saw a study that said, the number one fear of the average person is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two! How in the world is that? That means to most people, if you have to go to a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy."

- Jerry : Is This Anything?

☝️ Meetings interrupting my workflow is something I experience as well, by the way. I've gotten way more sensitive to it since reading "Deep Work" by Cal Newport.

If I'm being honest, I don't get more than 2 or 3 hours of real work done per day, because distractions are abundant and the lack of motivation is real. Add meetings on top of that, and it could be even less.

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☝️ Paul Graham, pondering on Maker's Schedule vs Managers Schedule, a good read:

paulgraham.com/makersschedule.

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"A single meeting can blow a whole afternoon, by breaking it into two pieces each too s mall to do anything hard in. Plus you have to remember to go to the meeting. That's no problem for someone on the manager's schedule"

☝️ "A Buddhist walks up to a hotdog vendor and says 'Make me one with everything.'" πŸ˜‚

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☝️ Found via my "Article of the Day" subscription on some website. This one was quite entertaining.

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"Carhenge is a replica of England's Stonehenge located near the city of Alliance, Nebraska, in the High Plains region of the United States."

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a bicycle is just a "bicycle for your mind" for your body 🚲

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"I learned very quickly that stand-up comedy survival has a lot to do with how much and how good your material is. I never met a stand-up who wasn’t funny at all. But for the most part, it was the people who killed themselves to keep coming up with great new material who were able to keep rising through the many levels."

- Jerry : Is This Anything?

I'm currently reading the new book, and it's... kind of boring? I didn't expect that.

On the other hand, I'm in chapter 4/27, so there's still a lot to come. In particular, the actual presidency.

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