|Proverbs, aphorisms, quotations (English)||by Linux fortune|
|Robert Tappen Morris, Jr., got six months in jail for crashing 10% of the|
computers that Bill Gates made $100 million crashing last weekend.
|I lately lost a preposition;|
It hid, I thought, beneath my chair
And angrily I cried, "Perdition!
Up from out of under there."
Correctness is my vade mecum,
And straggling phrases I abhor,
And yet I wondered, "What should he come
Up from out of under for?"
-- Morris Bishop
| NEW YORK-- Kraft Foods, Inc. announced today that its board of|
directors unanimously rejected the $11 billion takeover bid by Philip
Morris and Co. A Kraft spokesman stated in a press conference that the
offer was rejected because the $90-per-share bid did not reflect the
true value of the company.
Wall Street insiders, however, tell quite a different story.
Apparently, the Kraft board of directors had all but signed the takeover
agreement when they learned of Philip Morris' marketing plans for one of
their major Middle East subsidiaries. To a person, the board voted to
reject the bid when they discovered that the tobacco giant intended to
reorganize Israeli Cheddar, Ltd., and name the new company Cheeses of Nazareth.
|Every paper published in a respectable journal should have a preface by|
the author stating why he is publishing the article, and what value he
sees in it. I have no hope that this practice will ever be adopted.
-- Morris Kline
|"And, you know, I mustn't preach to you, but surely it wouldn't be right for|
you to take away people's pleasure of studying your attire, by just going
and making yourself like everybody else. You feel that, don't you?" said
-- William Morris, "Notes from Nowhere"