Best and the Worst of the Week – Saturday, October 7

  1. Quotation I’m trying to believe: “You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  2. Quip I intend to insert into the next lull in conversation: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  3. Arguing with K is like reading a software licensing agreement. In the end I ignore everything and click: I agree.
  4. Best repartee (in response to a friend complaining to his wife about a headache: “Poor baby. It’s a good thing women experience labor. The pain is so great that we can almost imagine what a man feels like when he has a cold.”
  5. News item that inspired me: Graydon Carter, editor of Vanity Fair for 25 years, retired recently. “I wanted to have a third act,” he said.
  6. Why Muhammad Ali was truly the greatest: Today we have Mayweather and McGregor hurling profanities at one another. This clip (which I’d never seen) reminded me of how verbally clever Muhammad Ali was.