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Re: How do you plan on spending your leap second?

by bradcathey (Prior)
on Dec 26, 2005 at 18:50 UTC ( #519185=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to How do you plan on spending your leap second?

I recently heard a fifties+ designer, who literally designed the new CITI bank logo on a napkin and was later questioned by the client about her invoice and the fact that she designed it only took her a "second", reply with "yes, it took 34 years and 1 second."

Experience so often adds up to nothing in the minds of those who aren't.

/me hmmm...did I just get way to serious?


—Brad
"The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot


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Re^2: How do you plan on spending your leap second?
by wazoox (Prior) on Dec 26, 2005 at 22:44 UTC
    The original bon mot was from Pablo Picasso. A guy in a restaurant asked him to make a quick sketch on a paper napkin. Picasso draw it. The guy asked him to sign it. Picasso said "OK, but then you'll give me 500 francs " (it probably was a bargain at the time...) "-500 francs? but it took you just a second!""-no,it may not seem so, but actually it took me 60 years".

      I'm not making this up, but I heard the Picasso story years ago. I chalked it up to urban legend, but am hoping it is really true.

      Peace out.


      —Brad
      "The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men." George Eliot
        And, of course, the cousin thereof. A repairman is hired to fix a vital machine. He listens to descriptions of what happened, what it sounded like before it died, and examines it in minute detail. He finds the vital area, pulls out a small hammer and pounds the one spot with the hammer. The machine works oncemore, and he hands the boss an invoice, $1,000. Boss asks why? $1000 just for hitting it with a hammer? Man says, for hitting with hammer, $1. For knowing where to hit with hammer, $999.

        Oh I'm sure you didn't make it up, and I'm sure a great designer knows most legends about Picasso, too :)

        Cheers!

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