1421) It's such a fine line between stupid, and clever.
This Is Spinal Tap (film, 1984) written by Christopher Guest, Michael McKean, Harry Shearer and Rob Reiner, directed by Rob Reiner, spoken by the character "David St. Hubbins" played by Michael McKean posted by Sara Miller [IQM] (10/11/1995)
1422) If you're going to make a mistake, you might as well make it going 100 miles an hour.
Rick Lantz Virginia football defensive coordinator (attributed) posted by Michael Fuchs [IQM] (10/11/1995)
1423) A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Mitch Ratcliffe Technology Review (4/1992) posted by Michael Fuchs [IQM] (10/11/1995)
1424) When you have a choice in voting between a crook and an idiot, take the crook. It's easier to reform a crook than it is to inform an idiot.
Inside-the-Beltway maxim invoked in the Senate gallery by a senior aide to Sen. Dan Quayle sometime in late 1986 Cynthia Price, personal e-mail (10/11/1995)
1425) A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope "Thoughts on Various Subjects" Pope and Swift's Miscellanies (1727) [WQ] posted by George Osner [ISQ] (10/11/1995)
1426) Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
Kurt Herbert Adler (widely attributed) posted by Jim Speirs [ISQ] (10/11/1995)
1427) The ability to think rationally is pretty rare, even in prestigious universities.
Neal Stephenson Zodiac (1988)
1428) Tact is the art of convincing people that they know more than you do.
Raymond Mortimer (attributed) posted by Jim Speirs [ISQ] (10/11/1995)
1429) [I]t is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.
Adlai Stevenson speech to the American Legion Convention in New York City (8/27/1952) [WQ]
[Note: Often attributed to Alfred Adler.]
1430) In Cyberspace, the First Amendment is a local ordinance.
John Perry Barlow founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation keynote address to the Winter 1994 USENIX Conference (1/17/1994) posted by Michael Fuchs [IQM] (10/11/1995)
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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 471 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
Be sure to visit them all!!
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"
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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.)
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