On Sat, 16 Mar 2002, Pixel Grafx wrote: > Thanks for the reminder that I haven't watched my favorite movie in a few > months. Anytime. > I'm off to the video store - I just called and put a copy on hold. > > "Always Look On The Bright Side of Life" > > > > "Life of Brian" is also quite good for the cinematic portion of this > > course of treatment. The Judean People's Front is as good a senior-management caricature as I've ever seen! <tip type="Things to do when you're unable to suffer fools gladly" author="Ben Henick"> Release your inner child and your titanic anger at the same time by composing your letter of resignation on an Etch-A-Sketch. Find out a charity or sports league the object of your frustration participates in, join it, and show the twit up. (Or - perhaps - learn to forgive them.) Two words: Apocalyptic haiku. Take up a muscial instrument. It is easier to put Mahler and Stravinsky to shame in the "passionate cacaphony" dept. when first learning how to play, than it is when you acquire genuine skill. (Shirley and others on the list can vouch for this.) Project all of your frustrations onto a public figure who happens by coincidence to also be a twit. Anonymously publish a Weblog which subtly mixes these threads. If you know how to draw, a brief series of cartoons parodying the travails you face a la "Dilbert" or "Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet" might be the way to go. If you have children, spend time with them. Chop wood, or spade over your backyard for a new garden. (Which is how my grandfather managed to survive with panache a career as a school administrator.) Listen to "Weird Al" at full volume for an hour. Find a project for them that will allow their cluelessness full rein, without causing damage to the bottom line. Intranets are ideal for this; hat way, other people will voice your complaints without being asked. -- Ben Henick Web Author At-Large Managing Editor http://www.io.com/persist1/ http://www.digital-web.com/ persist1 at io.com bmh at digital-web.com -- "Are you pondering what I'm pondering, Pinky?" "I think so, Brain, but... (snort) no, no, it's too stupid." "We will disguise ourselves as a cow." "Oh!" (giggles) "That was it exactly!"