After some important questioning, I’ve came to some answers.
I also switched departments at my school.
I’m getting a different degree due to “a change of philosophical thoughts regarding my life purpose” and “a newly pragmatic approach to the significance (or lack thereof) of a bachelors in fine arts in “today’s tough job market”“.” —Brad Troemel
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better.
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt
Dubai is a place for the shallow and fickle. Tabloid celebrities and worn out sports stars are sponsored by swollen faced, botox injected, perma-tanned European property developers to encourage the type of people who are impressed by fame itself, rather than what originated it, to inhabit pastiche Mediterranean villas on fake islands.
But if there is one problem with the shallow and the fickle, its that they are shallow and fickle, they won’t put down deep roots and they won’t remain loyal to Dubai. The people who appear in People magazine need to be told what is cool by Wallpaper magazine who in turn will discover something after the hipsters have moved on. The problem is that Dubai was never hipster-cool and is no longer Wallpaper-cool.” —
Good riddance. I’m as anti-Dubai as they come so the schadenfreude is practically killing me (perhaps a bit unfairly since a lot of innocent people would be hurt by this too).
Next, Vegas should go bankrupt and the world would be a better place. Down with fake cities.
(via Jason Kottke)