Dilbert’s Daddy

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”

~ Scott Adams,
American cartoonist and writer

  • Born June 1957
  • Earned a BA in economics and held various roles in big businesses
  • Was a big fan of the Peanuts comics and of Mad magazine
  • Started drawing his own comics at the age of six but didn’t became a full-time cartoonist until 1995
  • Famous for creating the Dilbert comic strip        image and information from Wikipedia

and the show went on

6th February, 2010 and Sir Johnny Dankworth and his lifelong Partner and wife, Dame Cleo Laine are due to perform in concert that evening. A 40th anniversary, but Johnny had died that day in hospital.

Capture82 year old Cleo, out of respect for John, went ahead with the show and asked John’s friend Andy to take John’s role in the piece that they were about to play, because, as Cleo said,
He would have wanted to play this piece if he were here and I know that the one person that he would have entrusted it to would be to Andy ….”

It just make me think of just how important such a meaningless thing as music is. Music, in itself has no purpose other than the importance we attach to it and that attachment makes it so extremely important!

If you ever wish to invoke a memory, refer to the music that was playing at the time and watch how peoples’ state begins to change as soon as the music plays out and their memory recreates.

Yet music is timeless but so clearly leaves pegs in our timelines.
‘Sound pegs’  to which we attach emotional states and visual images.

‘Sergeant Pepper Lonely Heart’s Club Band’, played during the summer when I left school. ‘Stephen Stills’ solo album played when I was 21. The Doobie Brothers ‘Captain and Me’ had a profound impact on me when I first moved away from my home town, in 1973 and so they roll on, sounds as time pegs, each invoking emotional states from me but the biggest emotion of all … familiarity.

Familiarity because each piece of music is an old friend.

What songs or pieces of music are really important to you?

image from play.com amongst others

The older we get, the less we know (cosmologically)

See on Scoop.itFunteresting Stuff

The universe is a marvelously complex place, filled with galaxies and larger-scale structures that have evolved over its 13.7-billion-year history. Those began as small perturbations of matter that grew over time, like ripples in a pond, as the universe expanded. By observing the large-scale cosmic wrinkles now, we can learn about the initial conditions of the universe. But is now really the best time to look, or would we get better information billions of years into the future – or the past?

See on phys.org

Legal Research


At a weekend convention of biological scientists, Hannah, a researcher remarks to Pam,
‘Did you know that in our lab we have switched from mice to lawyers for our experiments?’

‘Really?’ Pam replies, ‘Why did you switch?’

‘Well, for two reasons. First we found that lawyers are far more plentiful, and second, the lab assistants don’t get so attached to them,’ chortled Hannah.

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