An astronaut looks at the earth.
“I’m really worried about that place.”
[after Thompkins steals Norm’s proposal and the Board of Directors shoots it down]
Diane Chambers: Now, Norman, please. Now don’t let this phase you. You have to keep pushing. I know that this idea didn’t succeed, but others will.
Norm Peterson: No no, Diane, a few moments ago, I almost made the biggest mistake of my professional life and it was because I was doing something that just wasn’t me. I am not a go-getter, I’ve never been a go-getter. What’s more, I don’t even want to be a go-getter. I’m very happy right where I am. I’m tired of all these people saying “Peterson, you gotta push”, “You gotta get ahead”, “You gotta make that goal.” I don’t even want to make the goal, Diane. I want to be a bench warmer, OK? The world needs bench warmers. I mean, if there were no bench warmers, what would we have? We’d have… cold benches. A lot of cold benches and the world does not need that, Diane. In this great pageantry of life, Norm Peterson may be a motionless lump, but he’s a very damn good one.
Diane Chambers: Norman, I’ve never seen you so impassioned.
Norm Peterson: That’s because I believe in this, Diane. Look, Norm Peterson is totally happy being an anonymous cog in the gigantic machinery of this firm.
All my life needed was a sense of someplace to go. I don’t believe that one should devote his life to morbid self-attention. I believe that someone should become a person like other people.
It is 70 degrees and I’m laying in the hammock in my backyard with FutureMan watching planes fly overhead in rapid succession contemplating the future of authentic native advertising from a programmatic perspective.
I don’t think it can be done, but I’ve been wrong before.
My gut says there’s more power in providing choice to the content creators.
I like it when the moon is right there.
Attractive woman walks into Cheers…
Cliff Clavin: Holy moly guacamole, Terre Hautey Indiana. Well I wouldn’t throw her out of my bed for eating crackers!
Norm Peterson: Why else would she be there?
Taking whole carrots to parties probably might not be the best way to make friends but it’s like “the more you know,” right?