Lebowski, Leaders, Love, Laughter, and Lack of Sleep

YouTube Link: John Turturro on Being Jesus

For the past six months, I’ve had some wicked bouts of insomnia. Let me tell you, people — it’s not as much fun as Fight Club makes it look. I was up at 4:00 AM and can’t get back to sleep. I lie there, staring at the darkness, begging for sleep but getting nowhere. I try listening to stuff on the iPod — nothing. I try meditating — nothing. So here I am, home sick from school with a wicked headache. Bleah.

Your Name’s Lebowski, Lebowski

Or should I say “Thy name is Lebowski”? Thanks to DVG for linking us to Two Gentlemen of Lebowski, a Shakespeare-ian retelling of The Big Lebowski, the second-best film the Coen Brothers ever made. And in case you missed the fact that my images here usually link to cool stuff, check out the video of John Turturro discussing his character in that movie.

Love is for Losers

Don’t ask me why I was reading the New York Times business section, but I literally LOLed in class when I came upon this gem of an interview with corporate dorkface George Cloutier:

Q. You say, “Love your business more than your family.” What does your wife think of that?

A. Well, she loves me, but I’m not sure she would always agree with that. I’m not saying don’t love your family. But if you don’t love your business as much as your family, your probability of success is very much lower. Sometimes you just have to put the business ahead of family considerations.

Q. How many times have you been married?

A. This is my third marriage. But you have to look at it this way — it’s over 63 years. I’ve had a lot of spacing between them.

TPCQ: “I’ll keep it short and sweet. Family, religion, friendship: these are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.” (Look, I even found the audio!)

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