1326) It takes in reality only one to make a quarrel. It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.
William Ralph Inge Outspoken Essays (1919) posted by Jim Speirs [ISQ] (9/22/1995)
1327) It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place.
H.L. Mencken Prejudices (1919) [WHO]
1328) Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
John F. Kennedy quoted by Christina Koning in The Wicked Wit of John F. Kennedy (2003) posted by Chris West [ISQ] (9/22/1995)
1329) A good heavy book holds you down. It's an anchor that keeps you from getting up and having another gin and tonic.
Roy Blount, Jr. "Reading and Nothingness, Of Proust in the Summer Sun" New York Times (6/2/1985) [WQ] posted by Chris West [ISQ] (9/25/1995)
1330) Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.
Frank McKinney ("Kin") Hubbard (attributed) posted by Chris West [ISQ] (9/20/1995)
1331) A precedent embalms a principle.
Benjamin Disraeli speech on the Expenditures of the Country (2/22/1848) [WQ] posted by Chris West [ISQ] (9/20/1995)
1332) You cross a lawyer with a godfather, baby, [He'll] make you an offer that you can't understand.
Don Henley, Stan Lynch and John Corey "Gimme What You Got" (song, 1988) from Don Henley: The End of the Innocence (cd, 1989)
[Note: Apparently, this joke was in circulation for some time before this song came out. See also #2195 Rogers.]
1333) The lawyers dwell on small details Since daddy had to fly ... The lawyers clean up all details Since daddy had to lie.
Don Henley and B.R. Hornsby "The End of the Innocence" (song, 1987) from Don Henley: The End of the Innocence (cd, 1989)
1334) Publicists say the more insecure a celebrity is, the larger the entourage. Paul Newman, Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino do not have entourages. Known for their large entourages: Demi Moore, Calvin Klein, Eddie Murphy, Mike Tyson and Madonna.
Monique P. Yazigi "The Art of the Entourage" Sunday New York Times City Section (9/24/1995)
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Note: "3089/898" is the designation I've given to the project of posting all my collected quotes, excerpts and ideas (3089 of them) in the remaining days of the Bush administration (of which there were 898 left when I began). As of today, there are 486 days remaining in the administration of the worst American President ever.
hostile to science
lacking in empathy
lacking in public spirit
out of control
Thanks to: Breeze, Chuck, Ivan Raikov, Kaiju, Kathy, Roger, Shirley, S.M. Dixon
i've got a little list...
Steven Abrams (Kansas BofE)
Howard Fieldstead Ahmanson
Roger Ailes (FNC)
Alan Bonsell (Dover BofE)
Bill Buckingham (Dover BofE)
George W. Bush
Bruce Chapman (DI)
The Coors Family
William A. Dembski
Leonard Downie (WaPo)
John Gibson (FNC)
Fred Hiatt (WaPo)
James F. Inhofe
Philip E. Johnson
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Stephen C. Meyer (DI)
Judith Miller (ex-NYT)
Sun Myung Moon
Elspeth Reeve (TNR)
Martin Peretz (TNR)
Richard Mellon Scaife
Susan Schmidt (WaPo)
John Solomon (WaPo)
Richard Thompson (TMLC)
Bob Woodward (WaPo)
All the fine sites I've
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Arthur C. Clarke
Daniel C. Dennett
Philip K. Dick
Stephen Jay Gould
"The Harder They Come"
Ursula K. LeGuin
The Marx Brothers
Michael C. Penta
Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger
"The Red Shoes"
"Singin' in the Rain"
Talking Heads/David Byrne
Hunter S. Thompson
"2001: A Space Odyssey"
If you read unfutz at least once a week, without fail, your teeth will be whiter and your love life more satisfying.
If you read it daily, I will come to your house, kiss you on the forehead, bathe your feet, and cook pancakes for you, with yummy syrup and everything.
(You might want to keep a watch on me, though, just to avoid the syrup ending up on your feet and the pancakes on your forehead.)
Finally, on a more mundane level, since I don't believe that anyone actually reads this stuff, I make this offer: I'll give five bucks to the first person who contacts me and asks for it -- and, believe me, right now five bucks might as well be five hundred, so this is no trivial offer.