Saturday, May 07, 2005


Advice, n. The smallest current coin.

2005 Update: The manner by which the idle share their wealth.


Anonymous said...

How about this? Wisdom from the unwise dispensed as knowledge to the unknowing.

Doug The Una said...

As every mermaid of suspect virtue should. Thank you for your kind words.

Doug The Una said...

Bill, how about I just toss you the keys :) Very good.

Sreekesh Menon said...

untimely words counsel from your friendly neighbourhood underpaid know it all consultant.

Doug The Una said...

Welcome to my friendly neighborhood, know-it-all.

Jack said...

Great entry, Doug! And truer words have never been spoken.

Oh, and thank you SOOOO much for the help. It is appreciated more than you know.

Doug The Una said...

Mace, you earned it.

Livinglikekings, thanks!

Unknown said...

ahh, noblesse oblige ... i hate it when it is unsolicited. everyone becomes an expert

Doug The Una said...

I agree, Karma. and incidentally, you should really quit smoking cigarettes. They were actually invented for the purpose of distracting colonized people in order to deaden their sense of injustice while protecting their ambition. Did you know that? I did.

Jack said...

I actually use my cigarettes to dull my sense of righteous indignation. :-D

Anonymous said...

Consider this: the coin advice
is wealth for which there's no set price.
To give it, you must think it worth
more than the gold stockpiled on earth;
and yet, when handed it in trade,
one tends to think a joke's been played.
And so its value fluctuates,
given by saints, to mere ingrates,
who would prefer more solid food,
but dare not ask, lest be thought rude.
For good advice, so hard to find,
is rarely worth its weight in kind,
and thought it's offered graciously,
I rather it not come to me.

Rio said...

Hm. I disagree with the "idle share their wealth" part. It's more like "what everyone can use". Wouldn't you rather have advice rather than none?

Doug The Una said...

Mace, you might want to add a pack ;)
John, that's spectacular.

Kines, I'm not sure. In my experience there's good advice and bad advice and the only way to distinguish them is after the inevitable catastrophe falls, the good advice is the suggestion you must have misunderstood.

Anonymous said...

Nice blog! Will be back

Klondike Kate said...

great blog - will return!
And love this entry!

Doug The Una said...

Thaleia and Kate, you snuck past me. Thank you for your kindness.