“It is better to know useless things than to know nothing at all.” – Seneca
My parents had these shirts made for our family about ten years ago, on the occasion when my little brother graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Classics. He’d offered to do the graduation address in traditional Latin (they declined). I was smug about the fact he’d found a more useless degree than mine (Medieval Studies & English double major) until he went to seminary and it turned out to be useful. Jerk.
I thought I still had a Red Sox Championship t-shirt somewhere in my collection (vintage 2013), but it appears to either have been entirely lost in the bottom of my drawer, or purged in the move. I was surprised to discover I did not have a single appropriate shirt to wear in order to watch the New England Patriots play in the Super Bowl tonight. The closest I could get were a pair of shirts that are running focused. But instead I decided to wear the shirt that was least Super Bowly. Well, kind of – depending on whether you consider football knowledge to be a useless thing.
Front Text: SATIUS ES SUPERVACUA SCIRE QUAM NIHIL. -Seneca