Friday, 1 August 2008

Stolen Joke

Throbgoblins all went to see Daniel Kitson - which is always an uplifting experience - and stole a joke. This is it.
I'm referring to a particular kind of corporate creature, obviously, but the contagion is not confined to the boardrooms of giants. "Business" is an ugly and duplicitous word and conceals a whole world of evil as it is concerned only with money. Enterprises and initiatives with wider and deeper purpose need not take offence.

Optimism abounds, in small measures; MIT announce new breakthrough in solar technology, Doha collapses and the nuclear barons shoot themselves in the feet - whilst Centrica PR men make arseholes of themselves in every conceivable way

Now perhaps we can get on with the important stuff

From GreenHumour; courtesy of Noel Lynch -

Tribal Wisdom vs Government

The tribal wisdom of the Dakota Indians, passed on from generation to
generation, says that, "When you discover you are riding a dead horse,
the best strategy is to dismount." However, in government, education,
and in the corporates, more advanced strategies are often employed,
such as:

1. Buying a stronger whip.
2. Changing riders.
3. Appointing a committee to study the horse.
4. Arranging to visit other countries to see how other cultures ride
5. Lowering the standards so that dead horses can be included.
6. Reclassifying the dead horse as living-impaired.
7. Hiring outside contractors to ride the dead horse.
8. Harnessing several dead horses together to increase speed.
9. Providing additional funding and/or training to increase dead
horse's performance.
10. Doing a productivity study to see if lighter riders would improve
the dead horse's performance.
11. Declaring that as the dead horse does not have to be fed, it is
less costly, carries lower overhead and therefore contributes
substantially more to the bottom line of the economy than do some other horses.
12. Rewriting the expected performance requirements for all horses.

And of course the favourite.... .......
13. Promoting the dead horse to a supervisory position.

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