Saturday, February 02, 2008

Today, with steely determination...

...and clear-eyed, firm-jawed resolution, I take my fate in my hands and set off to make the best donuts I can make. I do it totally un-self-consciously, for it is the only way I know how to be. In fact, I hold a slight, sneering internal contempt for the substandard donut maker across the street who demands that his donuts be recognized as equal with mine by the faceless bureaucrats of the donut commission. Looters!

Oh, and happy birthday, Ayn Rand.

19 comments:

Carteach0 said...

By those standards, I owe you for the enjoyment I get reading your blog.
What payment would you have?

Time to go read Shrugged again.
Every time I do... each year... the world fits the pattern closer.

Don Gwinn said...

I had a Randian moment in class on Thursday. We were preparing a persuasive paper on whether or not the town should build a community swimming pool when one of the boys proposed a "con" idea for our outline:

"If people want to have a swimming pool, they should just build one at their house."

Anonymous said...

Your comments are interesting because I wish more folks in our company acted that way. As one of the smaller of the really big companies (we are all fortune top 20's) a lot of my coworkers get psyched out that the "bigger boys" are doing things better then us.

To me, the key is to do the best job with what you have and make the best product we can. I feel in many cases we actually do things far better then our competitors because of that spirit of competition. We have it and they don't.

I commend your attitude!

Carl H said...

Vive la morte
Vive la guerre
Vive la bigass
Chocolate eclair

Dion said...

MMMMMM Dounuts.....

phlegmfatale said...

May the dough rise to meet you, Tam.

Ritchie said...

Of what is made
a target with no center
d'oh!

Oldsmoblogger said...

This is my donut-making machine. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

Complex carbohydrate torii with solvent applied sucrose/fructose outer protective layer.

Hrmm.

Could there be a klein donut?

Don Meaker said...

We miss you Ayn!

And donuts are a wonderful invention, removing the soggy centers.

Toruses (Tori?) are interesting mathmatically too!

Bryan said...

Is the entire blog entry a Rand joke then? I have to admit, that while I find her ideas interesting, her style of writing is a brick wall for me. As in "slamming my head against a." Completely unreadable. I have a couple of books by her around here somewhere. Every once in a while I'll dig one out and try to read it.

BryanP

ibex said...

Carteach, to a true Randist (I hate that term), only gold is acceptable.

Anonymous said...

Screw gold. Uranium is the gold of the future.

Roberta X said...

Ew! Look, that's not what the gold is for.

Fungible instruments of inherent worth: real money. Gold is fine. There are plenty of others. It's 20-effing-08, a cash register smart enough to know the relative rates of gold, silver, copper and wheat is trivial.

JHardin said...

A topologist is someone who can't tell the difference between a donut and a coffee cup.

Zendo Deb said...

Mathematically speaking, donuts are topologically isomorphic - in the algebraic sense - to coffee cups.

A coincidence? I think not. It is proof that donuts are meant to be accompanied by a good cup of coffee.

Dr. StrangeGun said...

jhardin,

One who cannot tell the difference between a donut and a coffee cup didn't get enough Zs.

(haha, bad autocad joke)

I also thought about it... donut en multipli would be toroids, I think...

*snort* gimme another beer!

Weetabix said...

Dr. Strangegun-

I'm bad at autocad, but I don't get your joke.

Tam said...

Whereas I don't know a thing about AutoCAD, but snickered.

(Z is the vertical axis, where X and Y are the port/starboard and fore/aft. Without enough Z, the hole won't go all the way thr... never mind. :o )