January 19, 2010

I don't want to surmise
until the fools get wise

Henry Horenstein, Waylon Jennings Cambridge MA 1976

* From Harper's February 2010:

-- Percentage tax rate that Goldman Sachs paid on its profits for year 2008: 0.6

-- Ratio of the minimum number of medical-marijuana dispensaries in Los Angeles to the number of Starbucks: 4:1

-- Percentage of Americans under 35 who say they text, tweet, or check their Facebook pages right after sex: 36

-- Percentage of women using the "withdrawal" method of contraception who will get pregnant within a year: 4

-- Percentage of women who will if their partners use condoms: 2

-- Chance that a female U.S. street prostitute during any given week will be arrested by a police officer: 1 in 67

-- Chance that she will have sex with a police officer: 1 in 33

* Three songs by Bill Fox's early band The Mice (from 1986-1987):

-- Just Like Brick, Doug Gillard on lead guitar

-- Second Best

-- Bye Bye Kitty Cat

* "The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated." -- H. L. Mencken


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