EppsNet Archive: Homer

Doing What He Loved

14 Aug 2013 /

Witnesses told police no one was standing near a Rockdale County man when he fell 85 feet to his death at Turner Field, investigators said Tuesday.

Ronald Lee Homer, 30, of Conyers, landed in the players’ parking lot outside of the stadium when he fell from the fourth level around 8:30 Monday night, Atlanta police said.

He died doing what he loved — watching a Braves game. Well, technically he wasn’t watching the game, he was falling off the stadium, but we’ve got to make the “doing what he loved” bromide work.

And please, no jokes about Homer’s (85-foot) odyssey, you sick bastards.


Monkeys on Typewriters

26 Sep 2011 /
Monkey typing close up

If one puts an infinite number of monkeys in front of (strongly built) typewriters, and lets them clap away, there is a certainty that one of them would come out with an exact version of the Iliad. Upon examination, this may be less interesting a concept than it appears at first: Such probability is ridiculously low. But let us carry the reasoning one step beyond. Now that we have found that hero among monkeys, would any reader invest his life’s savings on a bet that the monkey would write the Odyssey next?

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Fooled by Randomness

EppsNet Book Reviews: The Odyssey by Homer

16 Apr 2011 /

The author displays a lively imagination. The cast of characters includes both gods and mortals, and the story builds to a thrilling climax.

I can’t wait to see what this promising young writer comes up with next.