First Principles

Dear political commentators, poli-sci majors and aspirant despots everywhere, please pay attention:

“The Prince” is not a management handbook.

It is a work of satire.
Read “The Discourses”.

Please endeavor to finish the Discourses without moving your lips. Ideally, do not move your lips ever again.

Thank you.


  1. John
    Posted May 18, 2005 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    I like you.

  2. Mike Hoye
    Posted May 18, 2005 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    It was all I could do not to use bold, underline, blink and marquee, and HTML doesn’t support flare guns.

  3. Posted May 20, 2005 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Worst. Haiku. Ever.