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Saturday, February 07, 2009
Quote of the day
Some mornings it just doesn't seem worth it to gnaw through the leather straps.
-Emo Philips (b. 2/7/1956)
Friday, February 06, 2009
Tomorrow is Ice Cream For Breakfast Day.
Song of the day
Natalie Cole's (b. February 6, 1950) 1975 debut single, a smash hit and the mandatory background music for just about every romantic comedy movie trailer released after 1995, when the song was used as the theme for While You Were Sleeping.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Quotes of the day
A beauty is a woman you notice. A charmer is one who notices you.
A hungry man is not a free man.
A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience and many have been precipitated by reckless haste.
Accuracy is to a newspaper what virtue is to a lady, except that a newspaper can always print a retraction.
An independent is someone who wants to take the politics out of politics.
Bad administration, to be sure, can destroy good policy; but good administration can never save bad policy.
Do not... regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the colonial status quo?
Flattery is all right so long as you don't inhale.
I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
I regret that I have but one law firm to give to my country.
In America, anyone can become President. That's one of the risks you take.
In quiet places, reason abounds.
It's hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.
Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that he sometimes has to eat them.
Man has wrested from nature the power to make the world a desert or to make deserts bloom. There is no evil in the atom; only in men's souls.
My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
Patriotism is not a short and frenzied outburst of emotion but the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.
Power corrupts, but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
Some people approach every problem with an open mouth.
The human race has improved everything except the human race.
The idea that you can merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal is the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.
The important thing is not to believe your own propaganda.
The sound of tireless voices is the price we pay for the right to hear the music of our own opinions.
The time to stop a revolution is at the beginning, not the end.
There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action.
There was a time when a fool and his money were soon parted, but now it happens to everybody.
They pick a President and then for four years they pick on him.
Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse.
To strike freedom of the mind with the fist of patriotism is an old an ugly subtlety.
We have confused the free with the free and easy.
We inherited freedom. We seem unaware that freedom has to be remade and re-earned in each generation of man.
We must never delude ourselves into thinking that physical power is a substitute for moral power, which is the true sign of national greatness.
What a man knows at fifty which he didn't know at twenty is, for the most part, incommunicable.
When political ammunition runs low, inevitably the rusty artillery of abuse is wheeled into action.
When you sling mud, you lose ground.
You will find that truth is often unpopular and the contest between agreeable fancy and disagreeable fact is unequal. For, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news.
-Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 - July 14, 1965)
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Let's hope the Polarians aren't Stones fans...
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
To my father, my dog Beanie, and Eva Cassidy. I miss them all.
Sunday, February 01, 2009
My kind of game...
Quote of the day
This is kind of an awkward time for President Bush. He's too young to retire, yet too old to destroy the moral and economic infrastructure of another country.
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The firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail address is now something other than email@example.com saga.
kgbreport.com used to be kgb.com until December, 2007 when the domain name broker Trout Zimmer made an offer I couldn't refuse. Giving up kgb.com and adopting kgbreport.com created a significant problem, however. I had acquired the kgb.com domain name in 1993, and had since that time used firstname.lastname@example.org as my sole e-mail address. How to let people know that email@example.com was no longer firstname.lastname@example.org but rather email@example.com which is longer than firstname.lastname@example.org and more letters to type than email@example.com and somehow less aesthetically pleasing than firstname.lastname@example.org but actually just as functional as email@example.com? I sent e-mails from the firstname.lastname@example.org address to just about everybody I knew who had used email@example.com in the past decade and a half but noticed that some people just didn't seem to get the word about the firstname.lastname@example.org change. So it occurred to me that if I were generate some literate, valid text in which email@example.com was repeated numerous times and posted it on a bunch of different pages- say, a blog indexed by Google- that someone looking for firstname.lastname@example.org would notice this paragraph repeated in hundreds of locations, would read it, and figure out that email@example.com no longer is the firstname.lastname@example.org they thought it was. That's the theory, anyway. email@example.com. Ok, I'm done. Move along. Nothing to see here...
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