“The most successful man-made thing in the history of humanity, to date, is a platform called Facebook. It has assembled a community as vast as Christianity, bigger than Islam or China. In addition, it can target inside this community with unprecedented accuracy. The result is a robust and efficient complex … that takes rubles.”
– Scott Galloway, Founder of L2 & Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern School of Business
This stat came from Scott Galloway’s Annual Letter From Planet Earth. I highly recommend checking it out (all the way to the end).
The barges down in the river flop.
- Flop, plop.
- Above, beneath.
From the slimy branches the grey drips drop,
As they scraggle black on the thin grey sky,
Where the black cloud rack-hackles drizzle and fly
To the oozy waters, that lounge and flop
On the black scrag piles, where the loose cords plop,
As the raw wind whines in the thin tree-top.
- Plop, plop.
- And scudding by
The boatmen call out hoy! and hey!
All is running water and sky,
- And my head shrieks — “Stop,”
- And my heart shrieks — “Die.”
* * * * *
My thought is running out of my head;
My love is running out of my heart,
My soul runs after, and leaves me as dead,
For my life runs after to catch them — and fled
They all are every one! — and I stand, and start,
At the water that oozes up, plop and plop,
On the barges that flop
And dizzy me dead.
I might reel and drop.
And the shrill wind whines in the thin tree-top
* * * * *
A curse on him.
Ugh! yet I knew — I knew —
If a woman is false can a friend be true?
It was only a lie from beginning to end —
- My Devil — My “Friend”
I had trusted the whole of my living to!
- Ugh; and I knew!
- So what do I care,
And my head is empty as air —
- I can do,
- I can dare,
- (Plop, plop
- The barges flop
- Drip drop.)
- I can dare! I can dare!
And let myself all run away with my head
- Plop, flop.
- Washington Post — Whataboutism: The Cold War tactic, thawed by Putin, is brandished by Donald Trump
- Washington Post — Why is whataboutism having a moment?
“What is freely asserted is freely dismissed”
– Common 19th century Latin proverb