Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My New Favorite People
I'm a little bit late on this one. But I just discovered Time magazine's annual issue dedicated to the 100 Most Specialest People on Earth. I know there's a more proper title than that, but nothing that gets right to the heart of the matter.
And the heart of the matter is that Gary Kasparov and Lisa Randall are my new favorite people.
I dig on Lisa Randall because her work defies gravity. Sort of. More to the point, she's on the verge of figuring out exactly what, other than all of us here on earth, is out there in the time-space continuum.
I dig on Gary Kasparaov because he defies authority. And that's saying a whole lot when you're talking about Mother Russia. More to the point, he's on the verge of checkmating those who run his country. Not sure yet whether I agree that it's been run into the ground, but I do admire the moxie of a man who is willing to put his good name on the line in support of his own principles.
Now, if only we could get Lisa and Gary in the same room, maybe we could solve the mystery of what the hell happened to Bobby Fischer.