Friday Frivolity – Two Short Vignettes To Get The Weekend Going

I recently called an old MIT graduate pal and asked what he was working on these days. He replied that he was working on “Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel
under a constrained environment.”

I was impressed…upon further inquiry, I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water under his wife’s supervision.

Cicero was correct
An age old system of corruption that is still in existence. Cicero was truly an astute politician. *Cicero of the Roman empire wrote this about the situation during his lifetime:*

  1. The poor, work & work.
  2. The rich, exploit the poor.
  3. The soldier, protects both.
  4. The taxpayer, pays for all three.
  5. The wanderer, rests for all four.
  6. The drunk, drinks for all five.
  7. The banker, robs all six.
  8. The lawyer, misleads all seven.
  9. The doctor, bills all eight.
  10. The undertaker, buries all nine.
  11. The Politician lives happily on account of all ten.

*Written in 43 B.C., but valid even today. *

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