Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash” is next on my reading list. I’ll let you know what I think of it when I’ve got beyond the first page.
I ummed and ahhed about my footy tips on Friday. I tipped Geelong, then on reading the paper I changed my mind and tipped Brisbane. Then I pondered if I should be loyal to my team, and considered changing it back. I logged back onto the web sites and came within a gnat’s whisker of clicking on Geelong… but didn’t.
And they won. That’s the last time I question if I should be loyal to my team. (At least until they come up against St Kilda.)
I used to believe the theory that if you tipped against your team, then you’d be happy whatever the result. It’s not true. It just pisses you off that you didn’t tip your team.