Oh, Jesus.

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  1. Dr John the Wipper says:

    There is an old Dutch saying: “Beter ten halve gekeerd dan the hele gedwaald” (better turned half way than lost all the way).
    ….but it seems to be more and more forgotten.
    Especially for modern (mis-)management it appears to be impossible to acknowledge judging (or gambling) wrongly.

  2. jb says:

    If you believe hard enough, those costs can pop right back up out of the water!

  3. M27Holts says:

    Think that reasoning prevents divorce rates going through the roof…

  4. Anonymous says:

    The “random oldie” on this page is a perfect response to the SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v Wade.

  5. Laripu says:

    Dr John, instead of admitting mis-management, the person responsible resigns with the company’s thanks for their service, then goes on to make much more money elsewhere.

    Of course that person must crow about their new job on LinkedIn, because it’s a sign of success, not at all a disgraceful failure. (Except to those who lived with it.)

  6. Dr John the Wipper says:


    Those left behind created a new saying “Reorganisation ruins more than booze can repair”

  7. Laripu says:

    Dr John, that’s very clever, and true!

    Reorganization and management information system fads.

  8. M27Holts says:

    Reorganization? Euphemism for “Deckchair re-configuration on the Deck of the Titanic”

  9. Dr John the Wipper says:


    The highest degree of that is Interim Management.
    Those are like seagulls: Come in screaming, dump shit everywhere, and are gone before cleanup-time.

  10. postdoggerel says:

    Dr. John, your comment reminds me of the management style that descended on Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the person of Dan Goldin. Under his faster-better-cheaper scheme two mars missions failed, ostensibly due to the cheaper aspect of his management troika.

  11. Laripu says:

    There’s a very old joke among engineers that says that management’s attitude is that if a woman can make a baby in nine months, then nine women can make a baby in one month.

    That joke’s so old, it’s grown hair. 🙂

  12. Dr John the Wipper says:


    The sad truth is that is quite common to accept that logic!

  13. Shaughn says:

    Horribile dictu, but it is exactly this fallacy that keeps wars going on. So many fallen, their sacrifice may not, nay, cannot be in vain. Send in another army! See mr Putin lately.

  14. M27Holts says:

    I had a drunken argument with a comitted RC loon on saturday who told me with absolute sincerity that god has communicated with him all his life…Just told him that as long as the voices were benign all is good…but he was quite insistent that my mortal soul was in danger from the pits of hades….such delusion..mand there are none so blind az those who won’t see…

  15. Laripu says:

    “drunken argument” – M27, there’s your problem, not the loon. He’s his own problem.

  16. postdoggerel says:

    drunken argument – that RC loon was merely “speaking from the gut”. I tried that once. Something else happened before any words came out, and the room quickly emptied.

  17. M27Holts says:

    I never intend to get drunk…I just like strong beer…and that fact seems to make inebriation inevitable…..

  18. postdoggerel says:

    inevitable inebriation;
    a self-fulfilling situation
    brought on by robust ales
    and single malts
    to the likes of M27
    with all their faults

    speaking for myself
    I know it’s true
    that drink brings forth
    an awful lot to rue;
    having to face
    the morning’s embrace
    after having more
    than a few.

  19. M27Holts says:

    It’s about time Jebus n Mo, tried a few tripels…I’d be bored shitless drinking Guinness unless it was the proper cask stuff served in Browns Bar near Esky….

  20. BradoftheNorth says:

    Not of course that the Barmaid has invested so heavily in her scepticism that she could never convert to some kind of religious belief. It never works that way round … except it does, sometimes.


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