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as published in TRUCK WEST Magazine 2005 - and thanks to artist Jamie Bowen

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Observations 2006 (or, Deep Thoughts for those who Take Life Way Too seriously 

the Zurich (investment) Axioms

Risk - Worry is not a sickness but a sign of health -- if you are not worried, you are not risking enough.
Greed - Always take your profit too soon. Decide in advance what gain you want and, when you get it, get out.
Hope - When the ship starts sinking, jump. Accept small losses as a fact of life.
Forecasts - Human behaviour cannot be predicted. Distrust anyone who claims to know the future.
Patterns - Chaos is not dangerous until it starts to look orderly.
Mobility - Avoid putting down roots. They impede motion. Do not become trapped in a souring venture because of sentiments like loyalty and nostalgia.
Intuition - A hunch can be trusted if it can be explained. Never confuse a hunch with a hope.
the Occult - If astrology worked, all astrologers would be rich.
Optimism and Pessimism - Optimism means expecting the best, but confidence means knowing how you will handle the worst. Never make a move if you are merely optimistic.
Consensus - Disregard the majority opinion. It is probably wrong. Never follow speculative fads. Often the best time to buy something is when nobody else wants it.
Stubbornness - If it doesn't pay off the first time, forget it. Never try to save a bad investment by "averaging down."
Planning - Long-range plans engender the dangerous belief that the future is under control. It is important never to take your own long-range plans or other people's seriously.


CONTRACTOR - the Gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut or deal
ENGINEERS ESTIMATE - Cost of construction in heaven
BID - Wild guess carried out to two decimal places
BID OPENING - Poker game in which the losing hand wins
LOW BIDDER - Contractor who is wondering what he left out
CRITICAL PATH METHOD - Management technique for losing your shirt under perfect control
PROJECT MANAGER - of an orchestra in which every musician is in a different union
STRIKE - Union effort to increase egg production by strangling the chicken
DELAYED PAYMENT - Tourniquet applied at the pocket
COMPLETION DATE - Point at which liquidated damages start
AUDITORS - People who go in after the war is lost and bayonet the wounded
LAWYERS - People who go in after the auditors and strip the bodies
(as published in the Supply Post - and many thanks to Bill Bosovitch from Rock Creek, BC)

some Words of Wisdom


Q - "You're a high-priced lawyer! If I give you $500, will you answer two questions for me?"
A - Absolutely! What's the second question?


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