My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln
Ten score (which is generous) and two hours late, Creature Weekend ended in a whimper, conceived in ego and inexperience and dedicated to the proposition that greed is good.
Now we are engaged in a debate of failure, testing whether that event, or any event so conceived, can long endure.
The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what you did there.
Our thanks to Honest Abe.
Spin as you like, it stunk and the only people thinking otherwise are the few worshipful drones, and some of those peeps were even grousing behind your backs. Admitting failure is the first step to recovery. You gotta own it, dudes. You took an event that consistently turned a profit and filled a chair packed room and turned it into – be honest, you know what you turned it into. Whether you are an organizer or a vendor, not covering costs is not exactly fun.
Our observations and predictions were bull’s-eyes – it was a performance that met and exceeded our expectations for bigstinkery. Thanks for giving us a new word for the BFE vocabulary and then giving us a tangible example, a picture so to speak, for the dictionary entry.
One loss is good for the soul, Too many losses is not good for the coach. Knute Rockne