Quote of the day–Su Tung-p’o

Families, when a child is born
Want it to be intelligent.
I, through intelligence,
Having wrecked my whole life,
Only hope the baby will prove
Ignorant and stupid.
Then he will crown a tranquil life
By becoming a Cabinet Minister

Su Tung-p’o
[I’m thinking of people like the “minister for social cohesion” in France as a prime example but nearly any would do.]