Java Zen:Thinking Out Loud Friday, 2019.09.20
"Fast is slow. Slow is fast." Watch your fields of fire, pick your targets, aim
center mass, squeeze the trigger. The faster you go, the more mistakes you make.
The more mistakes you make, the deeper in the shit you will be. Go slow. Try not
to make mistakes. Be one with the battle yet transcend it. Float above the
action, survey the scene, target immediate threats, and dispatch them with
ruthless efficiency.

		Navy Seals mantra when training for close quarters combat


Mixed Metaphor Award

Time to present another Mixed Metaphor Award. This go around the award goes to Barack Obama staffer Mika Brzezinski:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Well, but you can’t argue that the Clinton campaign didn’t do some serious damage in light of the Wright stuff and the bitter comments–

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign.

BRZEZINSKI: They pounced on it like lemmings.

SCARBOROUGH: That wasn’t the Clinton campaign–

BRZEZINSKI: Oh, please.

SCARBOROUGH: And I don’t know if lemmings actually pounce. I think lemmings go over cliffs.

(H/T Eric Scheie)

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