Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rookie Cards

What did I tell ya? Only the Giant, Joe Wolfram himself, can understand the proof that only 4 colors are needed to cover the map, and here is a link to Wolfram Research giving the history of the problem: no connection to the Giant, but indeed it must be said that he must have inspired it.

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"Some people must be treated differently in order to be treated equally." That is a quote from an opinion provided by Justice Blackmun in a Supreme Court case involving setting racial quotas from long ago. I read it today in an editorial. "All pigs are equal, but some pigs are more equal than others." A paraphrase from Orwell's Animal Farm. Why didn't Blackmun just quote Orwell to make his point with flare?

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Above are pictured the rookie cards for what will one day go down as the best twin duo in major league history. Or not. But these pictures could be worth a lot someday - true rookie cards. Which brings me to my idea. Under the presumption that in the off chance my kids make it to the Bigs someday, and make obscene amounts of money, and that once they do they will no doubt provide for Mom and Dad, that would presumably put us in position now as being at the ground floor of an investment opportunity for you, the reader. Simply buy a share of their education, room, and boarding expenses, and sit back and watch your investment grow! We'll pay you out of the handsome intergenerational transfer that we experience once our kids are stars. Or not.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Jim O said...

Regardless of whether they make it to the bigs or not, investing now is still a good idea, as long as the return projects the way I think they will.
This is how Social Security works, right?
So, for the same amount of money for which I would sponsor little Pepito in Banannacudor, I expect a lofty share of the lucre when you start bumming off them in your dotage. Send me a prospectus, and lets get this baby inked!

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Blogger Clupbert said...

"THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General."

Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Burgeron

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