I never saw the Cannonball Run movies, but I do know that Dom DeLuise played a character whose "secret identity" was Captain Chaos.
I knew a guy years ago that we called Captain Chaos, because that was what life was with him around.
I have a degree in Business Administration, and as you can imagine I took several courses in Economics. It was in those courses where I was introduced to the concept of ceteris paribus ("all other things being equal"), the idea that things work a certain way when you can hold all the other factors equal. And, generally, economic theory holds up pretty well even when other seemingly-unrelated factors do not hold still. Still, ceteris paribus is problematic because we know that more often than not those seemingly-unrelated factors have more to do with the outcomes than was originally thought. As such, economists are beginning to incorporate chaos theory into their theories to account for those seemingly-unrelated events that do, in fact, have an effect on the outcome of a theory. I really wish I understood it better… well, add that to the list…
Just so everyone knows, the word "chaos" was chosen by Robbie Ann Lewis, who has a blog with nothing on it. At press time, that was the only suggestion that had been made, so I went ahead and used it. If Linda, who’s running Just Jot It January, decides on something else, I’ll probably write another post, because that’s just the kind of guy I am. And now a word from Memorex cassettes, now with MRX₂ oxide. Is it live, or is it Memorex?