Oct 16, 2007

Comment of the Week (2)

I know, it's only Tuesday, but it's shaping up to be one of those kind of weeks. Here it is, from the LANL Workforce Terryfied post:


So, I'm a little confused. Is this initiative to "keep the best and the brightest" in addition to, or as a replacement for "The World's Greatest Science Serving America".

Because I know we don't do the World's Greatest Science.

Also, is that "best and the brightest" goal defined to be out of all those who currently remain at LANL, or on a more national, or even global ranking. I wish Terry had been more concise on these points.


Anonymous said...

Wait, we don't do the World's Greatest Science?

When did that start? Why didn't anybody tell me?

I'm so embarrassed, I thought we were, ... the Greatest.

I don't even want to think about that "best and brightest" thing now.

Anonymous said...

The best and brightest haven't worked in government since 1957.

John Galt, retired

Anonymous said...

8:40pm. No, we stopped doing the worlds greatest science a couple years ago. You must be using an outdated powerpoint template.

And for those who haven't understood the periodic references to Mr. Galt, you might pass those insomniac nights that are likely more frequent these days with some good reading material. Pick up Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.

Anonymous said...

Citing Ayn Rand is an excellent way to demonstrate your sanity.

Please tell us more.

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, sorry about that -- books with big words can be hard. Theodor Seuss Geisel is likely more up your alley.

Anonymous said...

I did not say Rand was hard.

Just that she, and her readers, were insane.

I'd make an exception for 15 year olds, who think objectivism is cool.

But an adult? Please.

(I apologize if you are a 15-year old )

Anonymous said...

I always liked some of Ayn Rand works. Most of it is not very original in terms of philosophy but it is presented in a more entertainning form.

The odd part about all these Ayn Rand fanatics is: (1) They do not understand the point of her work. (2) Are usually total losers or idiots that get in the way of others, which is kind of ironic.

Anonymous said...

Ayn Rand? Dr. Suess is more intellectually stimulating

Anonymous said...

And he knew how to end a book, instead of going on, and on, and on, and on, and on.

Anonymous said...

Things will be ok. Management will perserve and the advent of complex 2030 will mark a highwater mark in weapons science.

Elsworth Twoohey
One Small Voice

Anonymous said...

"I did not say Rand was hard.
Just that she, and her readers, were insane".

Not that I give a damn, but you paint your broad strokes rather carelessly.

Howard Roark