Is nothing pure any more?

I was afraid this would be the case. Pretending to be a Vulcan just gets harder and harder all the time.


  1. David Wilford says

    Excuse me, but I distinctly remember a very distinctive line related to Vulcan ethics:

    “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. “

    Go figure.

  2. David Wilford says

    BTW, money isn’t really a “unit of value”, it’s a unit of account. When I bought my home and took out a mortgage, it was for a given amount of money. The fact that the actual value of my home fluctuates over time doesn’t change the fact that I still owe that set amount of money on my mortgage. Money can also be used as a “store of value” that can be exchanged for something at a later date, unless you’re trying to exchange money issued by the Confederate States of America.

  3. David Wilford says

    Here’s one of my favorite quotes about money:

    “This planet has – or rather had – a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movement of small green pieces of paper, which was odd because on the whole it wasn’t the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.”

    ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

  4. Crimson Clupeidae says

    To continue the derail a bit, my favorite money quote (get it?!?) I just saw today:

    “Money is speech like an amplifier is music.”

  5. PDX_Greg says

    Clearly the human behavior survey bypassed most members of the Tea Party.

    @5, Crimson Clupeidae,

    “Money is speech like an amplifier is music.”

    Brilliant! Where did you see the quote?

  6. Crimson Clupeidae says

    The quote was from a friend on my fb page, and it was attributed to ‘Dr Planarian’ (google seems to think that may be a fictional character, I’m unsure).

    And the exact quote (again, from FB) is: “If money is speech, an amplifier is music.”

  7. Akira MacKenzie says

    For “Vulcans” the MRAs, hyper-skeptics, and other individuals who like to lecture us emotional social justice warriors about the proper use of logic and reason, they seem really controlled by their animal passions. I doubt Surak would approve.