Then they watched him carefully and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They wanted to take advantage of what he might say so that they could deliver him up to the authority and jurisdiction of the governor. Thus they asked him, “Teacher, we know that you speak and teach correctly, and show no partiality, but teach the way of God in accordance with the truth. Is it right for us to pay the tribute tax to Caesar or not?” But Jesus perceived their deceit and said to them, “Forget the tacks; you can nail me up!”
A Jesus Joke!
“But that’s the way it always is. It gets all ass-backwards when it gets popular. It always seems closer to the real deal when it’s small, right?” —Mike Watt (@wattfrompedro)
“I divide my officers into four groups. There are clever, diligent, stupid, and lazy officers. Usually two characteristics are combined. Some are clever and diligent — their place is the General Staff. The next lot are stupid and lazy — they make up 90 percent of every army and are suited to routine duties. Anyone who is both clever and lazy is qualified for the highest leadership duties, because he possesses the intellectual clarity and the composure necessary for difficult decisions. One must beware of anyone who is stupid and diligent — he must not be entrusted with any responsibility because he will always cause only mischief.” —Kurt Gebhard Adolf Philipp Freiherr von Hammerstein-Equord (September 26, 1878 – April 25, 1943), German general who served for a period as Commander-in-Chief of the Reichswehr, famous for being an ardent opponent of Hitler and the Nazi regime.