25 May 2008

This might be funny

The new movie, "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," may prove funny. I'm not a big fan of Sandler in general, but the headline on one of the reviews I've seen, "'Shampoo' meets 'Munich'" is a gem in itself.

Sandler plays a Mossad agent turned hairdresser.

Of course the allusion of the headline is on the one hand to this movie and on the other hand to this one.

I'm reminded of a phone conversation I once had with the pr guy for a Canadian company called Mosaid Technologies, a company in the business of developing and licensing semiconductor-related intellectual property.

I first pronounced the company "Mossad." He told me that it's "moss-aid, we're not the Israeli secret service." I apologized. "It's all right. We're confused with Mossad all the time."

Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.