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There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

People Still Not Wearing Enough Hats

Craigslist confuses the Money Crowd...

Jim Buckmaster, the chief executive of Craigslist, caused lots of head-scratching Thursday as he tried to explain to a bunch of Wall Street types why his company is not interested in “monetizing” his ridiculously popular Web operation. Appearing at the UBS global media conference in New York, Mr. Buckmaster took questions from the bemused audience, which apparently could not get its collective mind around the notion that Craigslist exists to help Web users find jobs, cars, apartments and dates — and not so much to make money.

From Monty Python's The Meaning of Life:

CHAIRMAN: ...Which brings us once again to the urgent realisation of just how much there is still left to own. Item six on the agenda: the meaning of life. Now, uh, Harry, you've had some thoughts on this.

HARRY: That's right. Yeah, I've had a team working on this over the past few weeks, and, uh, what we've come up with can be reduced to two fundamental concepts. One: people are not wearing enough hats. Two: matter is energy. In the universe, there are many energy fields which we cannot normally perceive. Some energies have a spiritual source which act upon a person's soul. However, this soul does not exist ab initio, as orthodox Christianity teaches. It has to be brought into existence by a process of guided self-observation. However, this is rarely achieved, owing to man's unique ability to be distracted from spiritual matters by everyday trivia.


BERT: What was that about hats, again?

HARRY: Oh, uh, people aren't wearing enough.


More about Craiglist's Non-Hat-Problem-Solving-Ways can be found here.

Text and image from Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life" from here.

Via Huffington Post.

Crossposted at Correntewire. Look for MJS.



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