Merritt Grieves: Oh my goodness. Did you really just utter a version of "this town ain't big enough for the both of us"? How splendid! A man can go his entire life without hearing a sheriff say those words to him.
This movie got some interesting reviews, so I checked it out on Netflix and it was pretty good!
Stanny: I don't know why there's this myth that women get dependent on men. I mean, every day in America, some guy snaps and kills his girlfriend. They gotta get restraining orders taken out against them all the time. Women never do that. Oh, you think you're immune, pal? Well, brother, you just ain't met the girl you wanna fuckin' kill some day!
Daniel Pink spoke at TEDGlobal in July 2009. He examined the mystery of motivation, revealing that the traditional "reward technique" doesn't always work and sometimes has quite the crappy effect. Yes, you may quote me on that.
Below are some funny quotes from his presentation, which, incidentally, have nothing to do with the topic.
Daniel Pink: I need to make a confession at the outset here. A little over twenty years ago, I did something that I regret. Something that I'm not particularly proud of. Something that in many ways, I wish no one would ever know. But, that here, I feel kind of obliged to reveal. Ummm... in the late 1980s, in a moment of youthful indiscretion......... I went to law school.
Now, in America, law is a professional degree. You get your university degree and then you go on to law school. Now, when I went on to law school, I didn't do very well. To put it mildly, I didn't do very well. I, in fact, graduated in the part of my law school class that made the top 90%...........possible.
I want you to just breathe. And really feel the hug. Don't just be giving the hamster one of those stiff man-hugs. I want you to really get in there and nuzzle into its hamster bosom... That's it.......
Now, for one brief moment, I want you to contemplate the infinite.. Okay, that's enough. Now, contemplate the heavens. And now, the lush rain forests of the Eastern Black Sea region. Now, contemplate chocolate marble cheesecake. Now... a puppy. And now, two cupids in a paddle-boat, sailing along the calm, blue ocean. Okay, I think that's enough.
Jonathan Goldstein, WireTap, CBC/Radio-Canada