Does pie or homework taste better?

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April 21 2008 11:02 PM

Does pie or homework taste better?

To the "more pie" metaphor advanced today by Adam and years ago by Orin , let me add the "more homework" spin on same.

It's a favorite aphorism of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer ; I've heard him use it 2, maybe 3 times, so it's not surprising the phrase has a life on the web.  Here it is:

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"The working life of the Supreme Court justice is reading briefs and writing opinions. So a lot of it is spent here at the desk, with my word processor. I usually say to students what I told my son when he was growing up: If you do homework very well, you will get a job where you can do homework the rest of your life ."

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