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September 4th, 2004

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An Anecdote That Is Not Actually About R. Buckminster Fuller

When I was visiting my father the other week, I mentioned the R. Buckminster Fuller stamp to my father, which led him to speculate what horrible name the 'R' must stand for since he apparently preferred being called 'Buckminster' or 'Bucky' to being called whatever his real first name was.

So I looked it up.

His first name was 'Richard'.

Which also happens to be my father's first name. (Except he doesn't go by Richard either; his friends call him Dick.)

I feel like there's a moral here, but as usual I'm not sure what it is.

[I should note, even though it ruins the story a little, that Bucky's father's first name was also Richard, so maybe he was called Bucky by the family to distinguish him from his dad.]
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History repeats itself three times: first as tragedy, second as comedy, third as Pac-Man

boutell came up with this nice recapitulation of the development of theology in the west, told with the aid of Pac-Man. More people should see this.
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