Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

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Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

Postby Bruce » Sun May 06, 2018 6:53 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zan2BqlAmA

There's one lyric from this song that's stuck with me throughout life:

If you don't expect too much from me
You might not be let down


In fact, I dare say it is the very foundation for why I became a full blown pessimist.

Expectations are far too high, for everything. That's what leads to disappointment. It's all about perception. If you expect nothing, then you will always get what you expect, or you will be delightfully surprised.

What!? What's this! You can prepare samples for HPLC analysis, read and execute an analytical method, AND sign your own name legibly? We hired a goddamn genius. You, sir, are putting that Cambridge degree to good use.
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Re: Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

Postby Bruce » Sun May 06, 2018 7:16 am

Here's another good one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4XZmdiJFho

We fell through the ice when we tried not to slip


I can give you countless examples of people who proceeded very cautiously, trying to avoid minor mistakes, only to fail because they didn't notice a much bigger problem.

I develop, write, and validate analytical methods that are used by quality control analysts for drug release. These methods must be flawless. A mistake could lead to countless patients getting an incorrect dose of a drug, or a toxic impurity could end up in an entire batch. Because these procedures are so important, each one is peer reviewed, Quality Assurance reviewed, and the receiving lab also peer reviews and QA reviews the procedure. A second analyst also executes the procedure and looks for any errors and comments on any points that need clarification.

By nature, I am a very thorough person. I rarely make mistakes. People get used to that, which is actually a bad thing because I do make occasional mistakes. People who review my papers tend to look for minor "slips". For example, I got back review comments recently, an it was marked up for minor formatting errors such as a mis-aligned indents, page break in a bad place, grammar wasn't exactly right, etc.

After going through the hands of 8 people who are trained specifically to look for mistakes, not a single one of them noticed that the title of the procedure was for the wrong drug substance! :o
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Re: Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

Postby gnome » Tue May 08, 2018 12:41 pm

To paraphrase Douglas Adams, its fundamental flaws were perfectly masked by its superficial ones.
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Re: Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

Postby gnome » Tue May 08, 2018 12:51 pm

Back on topic,

In retrospect, when the roof was on fire we probably needed water very badly.

We did eventually get tired of all the free peaches. The hell were we thinking? Dozens would have been sufficient.

That stranger on the bus most likely didn't have a home to make his way to, nor was he divine in any way. We were just really high.
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Re: Giving 90s music more credit than it probably deserves

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Tue May 08, 2018 1:14 pm

I give 90s music credit for being so inoffensive that I breezed past it without noticing anything. 8)
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