Like the cartoon character ‘Popeye’, I am a benevolent curmudgeon. Interestingly, I was unaware of his “spinach-drive” spaceship when I started writing this post (tachyon-based propulsion vs. spinach… hmmm), but could not find any references other than a sentence in the link below:
Despite being animated (or so we’re led to believe! ), he represents the perfect icon for this post. While most of the cartoon episodes are comfortably G-rated, one can easily imagine him reeling off a string of curse words while somehow defying the known laws of physics to once again save the day.
Strength is Popeye’s least interesting quality: he’s short, awkward-looking, uncouth, simultaneously exhibits a ‘take-no-prisoners’ sensibility with a bizarre sense of altruistic chivalry, and (arguably) presents a subtly deep self-awareness with his famous saying…
“I AM what I AM and that’s all that I AM.”
…or one can attribute it to … Read More