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July 13, 2005

Quote post

Rob @ 4:15 PM

I keep a text file of my favorite quotes around. Here's a chunk of it...

"The right people will get it."
-- Joel Hodgson, creator of MST3k, on starting such an unusual concept for a show.

"If that is the thing you fear you cannot do, THAT is the thing you MUST do!"
-- Sophia Ainslie

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and then misapplying the wrong remedies."
-- Groucho Marx (knew I'd get him in here, didn't you?)

"There are people who can never come to Fantasia, and there are people who can but who remain there forever. And then there are a few who go to Fantasia and come back again... And they make both worlds whole."
-- Michael Ende, Die Unendliche Geschichte

"I'm not trying to do anything spectacular except to change the fabric of our society and bring down the Government."
-- Rik Mayall

"The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again I'd make all the same mistakes, only sooner."
-- Tallulah Bankhead

"Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important."
-- Lisa Hoffman

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you."
-- B. B. King

"The secret of success is to realize that the crisis on our planet is much larger than just deciding what to do with your own life, and if the system under which we live the structure of western civilization begins to collapse because of our selfishness and greed, then it will make no difference whether you have one million dollars when the crash comes, or just one dollar. The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world."
-- Marianne Williamson

"What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God."
-- Eleanor Powell

"He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still"
-- Lao Tzu

"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice, and let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."
-- Karl Hess, as writer of Barry Goldwater's 1964 Presidential nomination acceptance speech

"Some men know that a light touch of the tongue, running from a woman's toes to her ears, lingering in the softest way possible in various places in between, given often enough and sincerely enough, would add immeasurably to world peace."
-- Marianne Williamson

Rounding out with Albert Einstein...

"Never do anything against conscience, even if the state demands it"

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them."

"Reality is merely an illusion, although a very persistent one"

"Two things inspire me to awe -- the starry heavens above and the moral universe within."

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."


Rob @ 8:49 AM

Home sick from work. Remind me to take my stomach back for a refund.

In other news, Your Friendly Neighborhood Louis has written what may be the best Greyhound travelogue ever.

July 12, 2005

Decorated NYPD cop fired for running vent board…

Rob @ 10:53 PM

Decorated 18-year housing cop Ed Polstein - screenname "Polecat" - was apparently fired for admining NYPD Rant, a message board for cops to safely vent. The NYPD, Mayor Bloomberg, Police Chief Kelly, and others are often criticized on the board.

Full Story:
NY Daily News - London Times

July 9, 2005

Go UK!!

Rob @ 11:06 AM

Great collection of quotes on the London bombings

In other news, Auntie Krizu has kick-started an old fandom of mine. Now I have to get back into Blakes 7, dammit...

July 7, 2005

Oh, no.

Rob @ 6:14 AM

Good heavens...

More than a few Londoners and UK types were worried about me when my city was blowing up, not a favor I had hoped would ever need returning.

The BBC website is even down. Not good...

EDIT - There's a board set up on livejournal about all this.

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