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“Shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes”

The word in the world of independents is that the shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes and the economics just do not work,” an analyst from IHS Drilling Data, an energy research company, wrote in an e-mail on Aug. 28, 2009.

Stewart stood up for his Daily Show

But Stewart stood up for his “Daily Show” antics.
“Here is the difference between you and I,” he said, “I’m a comedian first. My comedy is informed by an ideological background, there’s no question about that.
“The thing that – in some respect – conservative activists will never understand is … I’m not an activist. I’m a comedian,” Stewart said.
He argued that his own influence is drawn only from the public’s own letdown in the media.
“The embarrassment is that I’m given credibility in this world because of the disappointment that the public has in what the news media does,” he asserted.
“There’s no question that I don’t tell the full story.
“But I don’t not tell the full story based on a purely ideological partisan agenda,” Stewart continued.

Jon Stewart and Fox News anchor go head to head – CNN Political Ticker – Blogs

Le héros d’Orwell, implacablement broyé par une toute-puissante machine totalitaire, finit par se soumettre, dans la joie la plus totale, à la suprême autorité représentée par l’omnipotent et omniscient Big Brother. À la toute fin, complètement asservi et défait, il déclare avec conviction qu’il aime enfin le Système. “He loved Big Brother”. Comme Guy Lafleur, ce jour-là, affirma aimer l’organisation des Canadiens.

Georges-Hébert Germain dans la biographie de Guy Lafleur.

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good. It’s trying to be good, it has potential, but it’s not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesn’t have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone I’ve ever met. It’s gonna take awhile. It’s normal to take awhile. You’ve just gotta fight your way through.

Ira Glass NPR Fresh Air

Quand on sera dans nos voitures pognés dans l’trafic à écouter le bonhomme de la radio nous décrire pognés dans l’trafic, on oubliera peut-être même l’existence de la Romaine, car elle ne sera plus.

Roy Dupuis dans Chercher le courant – TOU.TV

And unlike most of the others in the press box, we didn’t give a hoot in hell what was happening on the track. We had come there to watch the real beasts perform.

Hunter S. Thompson