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Word for the Wise

Fustigate (FUSS-tih-gate) – to beat, cudgel, criticize severely. Example from an episode of The Simpsons titled “The Homer They Fall”: Homer has become a professional boxer (don’t ask) and heavyweight champ Drederick Tatum is looking for a comeback fight. Trying to promote a match between Homer and Tatum, Lucius Sweet says to Homer’s friend Moe, “I just need a body who can sustain verticality for three rounds.” Moe replies, “But Homer’s no boxer. He’s– He’s just a freak. Tatum will fustigate him.”

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Principles of Wealth: #1 of 61

Wealth is not an absolute good. Nor is it a necessary component of happiness. But it can be a good. And it can be a factor in one’s happiness.

From my book How to Speak Intelligently About Everything That Matters

“I like to think of it [postmodern art] as ‘what came after’ modern art dead-ended in the black canvasses of Ad Reinhardt. The idea was something like: Okay, we’ve abstracted everything into nothing. Now it’s time to start having fun again.”

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