Saturday, December 10, 2011

Catch 22

Yossarian: Is Orr crazy?
Doc: Of course he is. He has to be crazy to keep flying after all his close calls he's had.
Yossarian: Why can't you ground him?
Doc: I can, but he has to ask me.
Yossarian: That's all he's gottta do to be grounded?
Doc: That's all.
Yossarian: Then you can ground him?
Doc: No. Then I cannot ground him.
Yossarian: Aha!
Doc: There's a catch.
Yossarian: A catch?
Doc: Sure. Catch 22. Anyone who want's to get out of combat isn't really crazy. so I can't ground him.
Yossarian: Ok, let me see if I've got it straight. In order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy. And I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy anymore, and I have to keep flying.
Doc: You got it, that's Catch 22.
Yossarian: That's some catch, that Catch 22.
Doc: It's the best there is.

What's wrong with this picture?

It's not often I have allowed my visage to appear here. In fact it's only the second time. I'm not shy and retiring by any means, but nowadays when I stare in the mirror, I'm thinking "Well blow me down", I'm looking more, and more like Popeye every day. I'm also reminded of that Saturday Night Live skit, "Whose More Grizzled? I really liked, maybe a little too much, the show's grand prize of "Salted meats, and a bottle of Rebel Yell whiskey". How's that for being "more" grizzled. Getting old isn't for sissies you know. My client Jim Hoyt, thought the picture would be worthy, and he took it. Although it certainly doesn't enhance my sense of inherent infallibility, but at the time it was funny. So take a look at the two shiny new Garmin units, and tell me what's wrong with the picture.