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I put off my insensitive jokes for a few days after the death of Stephen Covey. Although I had hoped for more riffing on the recently deceased in the team names, at least one team managed to support my mocking of the productivity blowhard. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Zombies, my hat is off to you.
See, Mr. Covey made millions of dollars doing what I would consider to be swindling people with his "secrets of success." If he were an honest man, all his success could be summarized by saying that he is successful by preying on everyone's desire to be better at their work.
Yes, that's what we, as a society, need more of. Being workaholics. Slaving away to an unappreciative employer day after day, not having any free time, and being so insanely stressed that when we find we have a few moments to ourselves, we're incapable of functioning in any productive way. So what do we do? Read a shitty book about some douchebag's theories which will provide even less true enjoyment in life?
Listen, having a moment to read is an incredible luxury these days, and some cheaply written self-help book is the last thing on earth you should be wasting that time on.
Instead, enjoy life, find things which make you happy, stay out of debt, and maintain some resemblance of freedom to control your own destiny.
And for fuck's sake, hang out in a pub a few times a week, socializing with new and old friends. That's the real meaning of life.
Well, that and 42.
It may have seemed like a lighter night at Piper Down, but there was no lack of intensity in the competition. It was great seeing some new teams put up a great fight. The win was well-deserved for Homiciders and Orgiers, whom I believe are a first-time winner. Just behind them, a bit of a super-team of past champions, Boy Scouts of America: Webloes, but not if you're gay.
Love you guys, be excellent to each other.