Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Natural Gas Guru: Hot Air

Natural Gas Guru: Hot Air:
(c) 2010 F. Bruce Abel

The funniest quote, ever. Steve Martin in The New Yorker on "The New Causality":

"'It's easy to understand how one physical thing can influence another physical thing: my car hit your car because I was blinded by your shiny hair barrette. But what about emotional causality? Can my harsh words affect your mood, costing you millions of dollars that you would have earned behind the counter at Burger King? Apparently so. Several months ago, a male office worker was awarded sixty-seven thousand dollars because a female co-worker asked him if he would like her to drop his 'package' off at the post office; he was further awarded fifty thousand dollars after arguing that she was also in constant possession of a vagina, the knowledge of which rendered him unable to concentrate.'"

For the whole Steve Martin piece, click on my title above.