“The tusks that clashed in mighty brawls
Of mastodons, are billiard balls.
The sword of Charlemagne the Just
Is ferric oxide, known as rust.
The grizzly bear, whose potent hug
Was feared by all, is now a rug.
Great Caesar's bust is on the shelf,
And I don't feel so well myself.”
“They have a shot, but it's a nine-bank billiard shot and they have only one stroke of the cue to get it right. You need to get consensus from a firmament of major labels, independent labels, the publishers, courts, legislature, the peer-to-peer to companies, retailers and other actors. This is the ultimate, purest form of herding cats.”
“Concrete is a very hard, dense surface that sound bounces off, almost like a billiard ball would bounce off a hard edge. Or if you think of a sound wave as a wave of water, it hits a wall and splashes back as an echo. Or if you think of a flashlight pointed at a mirror, that light would bounce right off and create a glare -- an echo is like an acoustical glare.”