On questioning everything

Karl Pilkington shares his wisdom:

Professor Stanley Milgram of Yale offers two theories:

  1. theory of conformism where a subject who has neither ability nor expertise to make decisions, especially in a crisis, will leave decision making to the group and its hierarchy.
  2. agentic state theory wherein, per Milgram, “the essence of obedience consists in the fact that a person comes to view themselves as the instrument for carrying out another person’s wishes, and they therefore no longer see themselves as responsible for their actions. Once this critical shift of viewpoint has occurred in the person, all of the essential features of obedience follow”.

More on Milgram experiment.

Joke: How to catch a rabbit?

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The LAPD, the FBI, and the CIA

The LAPD, The FBI, and the CIA are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals.

The President decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it.

The CIA goes in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.

The FBI goes in.
After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.

The LAPD goes in.
They come out two hours later with a badly beaten bear. The bear is yelling: “Okay! Okay! I’m a rabbit! I’m a rabbit! (Source: funs.co.uk)

How to play Rachmaninov’s impossible Prelude in C# minor

Igudesman & Joo performs Rachmaninov’s impossible Prelude in C# minor, Op. 3, No. 2, performed as it is written.

As Rachmaninov’s hands are probably gigantic, he can play his music. Little guys like Joo have no big hands to show off. “Small hands,” Joo admits and then emphasizes, “but only hands small.”

Rachmaninov had big Hands

Good sense of humor. That lighten my day.