Donald Rumsfeld, Unicyclist

We now have another famous unicyclist, Donald Rumsfeld. Page 26 of the
9/16/2002 Newsweek shows him riding on the lawn, wearing pants and a dress
shirt. The picture was taken a long time ago, so it is unclear if he still

I checked, but they only have the article, not the picture :frowning:


Beirne “Bern” Konarski “Untouched by Scandal”

Here’s the photo from an e-bay completed auction

That UPD looks too planned.


Re: Donald Rumsfeld, Unicyclist

UniBrier wrote:

> Here’s the photo from an e-bay completed auction
> That UPD looks too planned.
> Steve

To their credit, Newsweed didn’t include the falling picture.

One thing I learned years ago is not to fall in front of a camera, because
that is what will get published. Years ago in high school I started a
unicycle club. One of the yearbook photographers (also a friend) asked me
to fall off for him. The other members of the club got riding pictures,
but I had the falling shot published.


Beirne “Bern” Konarski “Untouched by Scandal”

Funny, I would have thought that anyone who said the following would have trouble figuring a unicycle out:

“There are no knowns. There are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns - that is to say, there are things that we now know we don’t know but there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don’t know. So when we do the best we can and we pull all this information together, and we then say well that’s basically what we see as the situation, that is really only the known knowns and the known unknowns. And each year we discover a few more of those unknown unknowns.”


Or perhaps I’ve got it backwards.

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

A little hard to follow I admit, but I believe he misspoke one word on the first line. If he would have said “There are knowns.”… It all would have made perfect sense.
His next sentence was “There is another way to phrase that, and that is that the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”
I knew what he meant. I think unicyclists often speak in ways that make regular people tilt thier heads and scrunch thier eyebrows. Just read this forum for proof.

Scott Wallis

Must not respond, must hold tongue, must not perpetuate interminable off-topic thread… :astonished:

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

How about “must not initiate interminable off-topic thread”.:slight_smile:

As one who always knows what I mean, but have no idea how to say it, I may be too quick to defend others who screw up when speaking live.
In the words of the great Steve Martin: “Some people have a way with words, other people… not…have… way.”

All in good fun,