Origin of Moniker NattyNarwhal
Actually I adopted the user name from the Ubuntu upgrade "Narwhal" the Natty referring to the esoteric clutter my thoughts by long habit embrace. Unaware of the USS Narwhal closest I came was an old fleet oiler, the USS Navisota, with wooden decks above the well deck and built in 1932 and held together at the time by the rust and the paint. Her propeller shafts so old we probably held the record for most sharks attracted at one time in the Pacific Fleet. I pulled the quote attributed to Einstein from the user manual of "The Wildwood Tarot" by Mark Ryan & John Matthews. I guess you just can't always put your faith in your cards.
"If all the good people were clever,
And all clever people were good,
The world would be nicer than ever
We thought that it possibly could.
But somehow 'tis seldom or never
The two hit it off as they should,
The good are so harsh to the clever,
The clever, so rude to the good!
So friends, let it be our endeavour
To make each by each understood;
For few can be good, like the clever,
Or clever, so well as the good."
(quoted in preface of R.Buckminster Fuller's "Critical Path" minus last stanza)
Last edited by NattyNarwhal; 04-06-2013 at 08:22 AM.