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Proverbs for Today’s Crazy World

Not one shred of evidence supports the notion that life is serious. Eat well, stay fit, die anyway. Age is a high price to pay for maturity. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. If you are too open minded, your brains will fall out. For every action, there is an equal and opposite government program. Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of cheques. Going to church does not make you a Christian, any more than going to a garage makes you a mechanic. Before you criticize someone, walk a mile in his shoes. That way,…

10 Rules for a Modern-Day Skeptic

Here is a tongue-in-cheek list of rules for those who wish to maintain a skeptical outlook. Do not let what you think get in the way of what you see. Do not let what you see determine what you think, for appearances are deceptive. Be omnivorous in your tastes. The only way to see something whole is from several points of view. The closer you come to reality the more it is a mystery, and the more unimaginable it is that you or anything else exists. The only truth is in scrupulous satisfaction over time. Develop principles that you are…

Office Quips

Smile, it makes people wonder what you’re thinking. Don’t be so open-minded your brains fall out. There are three sides to every argument: your side, my side and the right side. A bus station is where a bus stops. A train station is where a train stops. On my desk I have a work station. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. If you’re too lazy to start anything, you may get a reputation for patience. When you’re right, no one remembers. When you’re wrong, no one forgets. A meeting is an event at which the minutes are kept…

Our PR Services Explained

  We are frequently being asked about CG&A COMM services. What is it that you do?! Here’s a brief explanation of our public relations offering.   Writers  We write a lot. Our public relations and government affairs firm specializes in advocacy campaigns, issue management and wordsmith services. At the core of all our work is quality writing and content marketing services. We are creative, provocative where required, and always effective in delivering clients’ key messages.   Advocates  With a background in politics and government relations, we provide advocacy advice and help to deliver public relations and issue oriented campaigns. Our company…

Mind-Numbing (Friday afternoon) Quiz

Here is By George’s TGIF-Friday-afternoon quiz to determine whether the work week has knocked your mind sideways. Let us know how you scored…   Johnny’s mother had three children.  The first child was named April.  The second child was named May.  What was the third child’s name?   There is a clerk at the butcher shop, he is five feet ten inches tall and he wears size 13 sneakers.  What does he weigh?   Before Mt. Everest was discovered…what was the highest mountain in the world?   How much dirt is there in a hole that measures two feet by…

A life lesson at home plate

This is making the rounds – a great story with a remarkable life lesson.   In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention.  While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh man, worth every penny of my airfare.”  Who the hell is John Scolinos,…