Incidental Acts of Spontaneous Cerebral Violence

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

“Every positive value has its price in negative terms . . .
the genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima.” --Pablo Picasso

Positive: I will be here for the next three days.

Negative: So will 150 co-workers.

Positive: All expenses paid.

Negative: All lawyers.

Positive: Hospitality suite w/open bar.

Negative: Meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.

Positive: Unscheduled time.

Negative: A grand total of two hours.

Positive: Spending time away from the office.

Negative: Spending time watching departmental presentations.

Positive: A leisurely drive down the coast.

Negative: On the 405.

Positive: An evening of casino gambling.

Negative: Not for real money.

Postive: The avoidance of any real work.

And the OVERRIDING NEGATIVE: The premiere of a studio short film starring a heavily-coerced yours truly.

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