Saturday, March 28, 2009

Education

Education... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
- G. M. Trevelyan

Monday, March 23, 2009

Why Blogs Exist

It is not a bad idea to get in the habit of writing down one's thoughts. It saves one having to bother anyone else with them.
- Isabel Colegate

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

children

"Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life.
- Robert Byrne"

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Caravaggio used 'photography' to create dramatic masterpieces

Caravaggio used 'photography' to create dramatic masterpieces - Telegraph:
"The 16th century master used modern darkroom techniques to create his masterpieces, more than 200 years before the invention of the camera.

Art historian Roberta Lapucci is the first researcher to suggest that he treated the canvas with light-sensitive substances, including a luminescent powder made from crushed fireflies, in order to "fix" the image as 19th century photographers later would."

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Clean Desk

If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk?
- Laurence J. Peter

Kind of frightening.

The future of America. One question to ask: What happens with all that information? Even the most useful, if not acted upon, is nothing but noise...


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Pizzeria Employees Wear T-Shirts With Quotes From Nasty Yelp Reviews

This goes in the "Chutzpa" category.

Nifty: Pizzeria Employees Wear T-Shirts With Quotes From Nasty Yelp Reviews:
"Here's a little bit of brilliance — a pizzeria in San Francisco has taken quotes from nasty 1 star reviews on Yelp! and make them into t-shirts for their employees to wear. We love this."

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

the future

"I have seen the future and it doesn't work.
- Robert Fulford"

the future

"I have seen the future and it doesn't work.
- Robert Fulford"

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Paul Harvey's singular voice falls silent

If you've not heard one of Paul Harvey's commentaries, then you've never listened to radio. A real pioneer who bridged the "old" radio days and the new. He will be missed.

Paul Harvey's singular voice falls silent - USATODAY.com:
"Paul Harvey was radio's original Prairie Home Companion.

The legendary commentator, 90, who died Saturday in Phoenix (no cause of death was released), was known for his homespun take on the day's events, which reached 18 million listeners a day on the ABC Radio Networks. Harvey's 15-minute monologues, delivered with frank but rhythmic drama, were punctuated by a signature signoff: 'This is Paul Harvey. ... Good day.'"

Love

"Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over, pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.
- Matt Groening"

Zebron and James


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