This Comedy Break Brought To You By Google Translation

Today is the Mayoral primary in New York City, and the robo-callers are out in full force. Here's the Google Voice translation of a voice mail left for me this afternoon >>

"Greenwich Village in SoHo neighbors. Tonight we have to go for Jennifer, Raj Kumar for City Council before the cold clothes and Jennifer stood firmly against this monsters and why you expansion into our neighborhood, which with the Justice the 20 years of construction traffic and no one. However, Margaret Chan support it, this terrible planned enchanted through to save Greenwich Village. We have boat for Jennifer, Raj Kumar tonight before 9pm with polls closed. She is our top negotiator, I guess this horrible extension. Now, I had in the future. Thank you."

Thanks for the comedy break Mr. Google :)

Having time to think is important ....

If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

"I find for myself that my first thought is never my best thought. My first thought is always someone else’s; it’s always what I’ve already heard about the subject, always the conventional wisdom. It’s only by concentrating, sticking to the question, being patient, letting all the parts of my mind come into play, that I arrive at an original idea." 

From William Deresiewicz's Solitude and Leadership