Wednesday, 5 May 2010

It's only a game...

In the not-at-all-nervous countdown to the Champion's League shoot-out tonight, I thought I'd pop in and say 'Hi! I am alive, but I am lazy, busy and pretty content with life so haven't been online that much.'

So without further ado:

Hi! I am alive, but I am lazy, busy and pretty content with life so haven't been online that much.

With that out of the way, does anyone remember Donald Rumsfeld? He was the evil warmongering mini-Bush who looked like Skeletor (as opposed to Dick Cheney - the evil warmongering mini-Bush who looked like Harold from Neighbours, or Paul Wolfowitz - the evil warmongering mini-Bush who looked like Kermit the Frog).

Old Rummy (as he liked to be known) made a very famous speech once regarding not knowing what the fuck he was talking about. It went like this;

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know."

You may remember it.

I was reminded of this speech the other day when my computer helpfully presented me with the following message;

Clearly it was expecting a known unknown, but was presented with an unknown unknown. No wonder it crashed, the poor thing.

At least we know where Rummy's been working these last few years.


Talking of things that have been away for a while, one of our senior managers has been out all day at 'Absence Management Training', a course designed to minimise your staff's time off from work through a combination of incentives and threats of casual violence (probably).

Number of staff that this senior manager manages?



And finally, it's back on youtube - the finest film ever made! Go watch it, butthorns!


Happy Frog and I said...

Hello, popped in on the off chance and there was a post! Glad to hear you are doing OK.

That absence management course must be on special, I know loads of managers who have been on them but again they don't manage people. Odd, very odd! :-)

Madame DeFarge said...

What a wonderfully cool film. But have you seen Gary Busey these days? Total plastic surgery failure.

Anonymous said...

Thanks mate, never need to watch any of that ever again.

Red Squirrel said...

Happy Frog - even more puzzling is why it takes an entire day out of the office to learn to manage non-existent employees. I sense a scam in the air!

Madame DeFarge - indeed, it looks like someone from Polyfilla tried to fill in all the cracks and dimples. Not a pretty sight...

Anonymous - I've saved you an hour and a half one damp Sunday afternoon :)