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Keep your chin up...especially when things are a pain in the neck.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 12, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Of course, take this much more figuratively than literally.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Humour | Thought Tweets

It's easy to make a significant change: just tell everyone you have developed an electricity intolerance.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 10, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Sure, change is tough.

But you gotta look on the bright side: if you don't like that last suggestion - when the urge to change gets too annoying, you can always watch a TV rerun.

Now, do you see the benefit in the power of positive thinking?

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Change: Creating Positive Change | Humour | Thought Tweets

People know what's going on in my head...my thoughts are important to them...time for my wake-up call.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 1, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

If you think communication is easy and yours is very successful, you're dreaming.

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Communication: Improving Communication | Humour | Thought Tweets

It's tough to enjoy the humour at your office when it all happens behind your back.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 26, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

The missed-joys of bad-boss oblivion, when ignorance creates behind-the-back bliss. 

What you don't know can be damned funny. 

What you don't know won't hurt you...well, at least not directly.

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Criticism: Constructive Criticism is an Oxymoron | Humour | Thought Tweets

Once upon a time there were no walls. People must have beat their heads against something else.

by Rick Baker
On Jun 18, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

When you are beating your head against a wall the first thing to do is recognize, your head doesn't fare well when you pit it against a wall.

Heads don't fare well when you beat it against walls.

If you saw others beating their heads against walls, would you join them?

Walls versus Heads...the smart money is on Walls.

...all of this in support of changing for the better.

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Humour | Thought Tweets

I wonder if AI will be able to fake laughter...

by Rick Baker
On Jun 13, 2020

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

"Canned laughter", the stuff you hear on TV sitcoms, really annoys me. 

Yet, I understand psychological studies have [apparently] proven that people find sitcoms more humorous and laugh more when canned laughter is played. So, I suppose I must accept the immense commercial value canned laughter brings to our wonderfully-developed culture.

The value tied to canned laughter raises some interesting AI possibilities.

...imagine all those computers learning how to laugh, encouraging one another to watch more and more TV sitcoms, absorbing all those advertisements in all those commercials...

becoming perfectly-intelligent couch potatoes...

As Nietzsche taught react..."Human, all too Human".

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Humour | IT & TECH | Thought Tweets

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