Permanent Account, previously an Early Adopter, Created on 11 September 2000 (#14765), Last updated on 1 November 2013
"It's as if his entire life and thought process is a professionally cultivated advertising blurb." - dragonmonkey
"Complex. Thought-provoking. Reminds me of a nice, smooth liquor." - kitiara
"Self-aggrandizement, wry cultural commentary, and the occasional laugh-out-loud moment. In that order." - jette
"I think you have an amazing talent for words, whatever you write, but I so enjoy the words from the heart. You write them beautifully." - Rasee
He's a real hoot to talk to. Tip: If you ever get to speak to him in realtime, say hello, then put your seatbelt on. Or just lay down on the floor so you don't waste time falling out of your chair. It also hurts less that way. As well, I recommend facial exercises a day or two in advance, so as to minimize the risk of cramping from prolonged ass-off laughing. - bride
I cannot help but smile every time I think of him. Wit sharper than any dagger, he is a dangerous character. He has a unique ability to delve inside a person and discover who they are from the inside. Our only safety is that he is kind, and conscientious with other people, and cares for the happiness of his friends. - kiad
You are living proof that there's a devil ... and that he likes you. Is there such thing an Asian devil? Like an anti-Buddha, a really skinny guy who hates everybody? - michaelduff
(in response to the question: "Can you even imagine such a thing as a Asian pimp?")
Actually, if I had to picture what an Asian Pimp would be like, it'd probably be someone like you. - candid
He's a life entrepreneur in the truest sense of the world. He's an insatiable reader. Excellent impersonator (and humorist -- see his Apple Switch Ad spoof). Thoughtful businessperson. Our conversation yesterday flowed smoothly from technology to relationships, from psychology to personal finance. Not only was I in the flow -- an hour and a half felt like a couple minutes -- I also had scribbled so many notes in my pad that later that night I thought to myself, "I could write 10 blog posts on all this stuff." - Ben Casnocha
Jacket Size: 42L
Caliber of Choice: .45 ACP
The hunter kills the wolf only in the stories that humans tell. Beasts have their own tales to weave.
We are not men, disguised as mere dogs. We are wolves, disguised as men.
- Hachiro Tobe, Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Governments, if they endure, always tend increasingly towards aristocratic forms. No government in history has ever been known to avoid this pattern. And as the aristocracy develops, the government tends more and more to act exclusively in the interests of the ruling class-whether that class be hereditary royalty, oligarchs of financial empires, or entrenched bureaucracy.
-Politics as a Repeat Phenomenon: Bene Gesserit Training Manual
Thereafter he walked very carefully, with his eyes on the road, and when he saw a tiny ant toiling by, he would step over it, so as not to harm it. The Tin Woodman knew very well he had no heart, and therefore he took great care never to be cruel or unkind to anything.
"You people with hearts," he said, "have something to guide you, and need never do wrong; but I have no heart, and so I must be very careful. When Oz gives me a heart, of course, I needn't mind so much."
- L. Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz