1431) I must study politics and war, that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study geography, natural history and naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.
1432) From any cross-section of ads, the general advertiser's attitude would seem to be: if you are a lousy, smelly, idle, underprivileged and oversexed status seeking neurotic moron, give me your money.
Kenneth Bromfield British advertising executive quoted in The Cynic's Lexicon (1984) Jonathon Green, ed. posted by Jim Speirs [ISQ] (10/12/1995)
1433) A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.
Anne Morrow Lindberg (widely attributed) posted by George Osner [ISQ] (10/12/1995)
1434) Our ability to understand [only] so much of the universe may reflect the simplicity of our brains more than the comprehensibility of the universe.
Tom Siegfried (attributed) posted by Dan Hayner [IQM] (10/12/1995)
[Note: A Google search brought up no instances on the Internet of this quote or its likely variations.]
1435) People will accept your idea much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins (attributed) posted by Dave Wright [UAQ] (10/11/1995)
1436) Never hold any idea so dear that it can't be discarded should a better one come along.
Charles Fort (attributed) posted by Dave Wright [UAQ] (10/11/1995)
1437) Every now and then a man's mind is stretched by a new idea or sensation, and never shrinks back to its former dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. The Autocrat of the Breakfast Table (1858) [WQ] posted by Dave Wright [UAQ] (10/11/1995)
1438) One night I was sitting on the bed in my hotel room on Bunker Hill, down in the very middle of Los Angeles. It was an important night in my life, because I had to make a decision about the hotel. Either I paid up or I got out: that was what the note said, the note the landlady had put under my door. A great problem, deserving acute attention. I solved it by turning out the lights and going to bed.
John Fante Ask the Dust (1939) posted by Gerard Gobrillard [IQM] (10/13/1995)
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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"
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.