with great power comes great responsibility.
© 2006 Jamie Zawinski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Early this afternoon I was walking down Market (with my mom, no
less) and suddenly there was this guy running full-tilt toward us in a
state of panic -- followed at extreme speed by three cops. In the
quarter second before he passed us, my immediate instinct (to the
no-doubt delight of Jeremy) was, "I must now step sideways
and trip this man." An eighth of a second after that (to the
no-doubt delight of my
hangers-on employees) was "no, then that man will
sue me." So I didn't. And then suddenly there were six cops
chasing him (and you know what cops look like, they are not "running
oriented"). They turned a corner and were all gone.
And then a second and a half later I thought, "wait, this is exactly how Uncle Ben died."