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Holiday Advice

On my main site, I recently posted an article “Getting Started” and led off with a Dickens quote:

Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.-Wilkins Micawber in Charles Dickens’ novel David Copperfield

I came across this clip which was too good to ignore, sorry if you’ve seen it, it just struck me as appropriate for this time of year. (Disclaimer – neither my wife nor 9 year old found this funny at all, I’ll let you decide for yourself.)

No, I don’t plan to make these clips a habit, not many are this good.

  • JAL December 17, 2007, 1:13 pm

    That advice is just *way* too complicated to understand and follow. 🙂

  • JOE December 17, 2007, 11:34 pm

    Well, that’s why the follow up books were needed. Too much information in one book tends to confuse people…..

  • eric December 24, 2007, 10:17 pm

    Consumerism as a culture: Benjamin Barber interviewed by Bill Moyer

    For an understanding on why this SNL skit be familiar to many, go to google video and search for “Century of the Self.” It’s a 4-part BBC production that puts the obsession with consumption into historical perspective.

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