Call it what you will.
Percieve it as you will.
Hackers. (I can't belive I just typed that)
It remains a fundamental
concept. That which is cool, is cool
That which is not cool, is not, and might even suck (the antithetical property of cool).
Now, listen carefully
. It is of the utmost importance that you perpetuate that which is cool.
Even if nobody else thinks it's cool
, if you think it is, go ahead and perpetuate it. (Just be aware that you might get punched
, depending on how far off the damn beam you are).
Perpetuating that which is cool is more than just keeping the cool alive
. It's a marker, a sign, an emblem
for all of your aesthetic kin
to recognize you by. The moment you perpetuate a cool, and someone recognizes it as such, you have taken one step closer to finding a human being worth talking to
, which is a rare
moment at which I knew, absolutely KNEW
, that the lab I am working in in grad school
was the right place for me was a week or two ago (just got here), when Jon was came walking through carrying a big, white, flat piece of plastic. I couldn't really see it that well.
"What's that?" I queried.
He held it up.
It was a sign.
It was a motherfucking SIGN
And this is what it said:
After 5pm slip brains through slot in door.
I looked at him and said:
And he began to laugh
. Oh yes. It's a damn fine lab.