In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are little miracles of self-reference.

What does the “B” in “Benoit B. Mandelbrot” stand for?

“Benoit B. Mandelbrot”

Via that giant Reddit thread: http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/1h1cyg/whats_the_most_intellectual_joke_you_know/

(Whoa — according to Wikipedia, Mandelbrot “chose his own middle initial, but it doesn’t stand for anything”)