Monday, September 14, 2015


Proof of sorts that the 1980's weren't a complete cultural wasteland:
 Cliff:  You know Rebecca , I don't know why you're so concerned about your figure. You know, back in the Renaissance times, full figured women were revered.
 Norm: Get out.
 Cliff: It's true! Yeah, yeah, artists would only paint big, voluptuous women. In fact, that's how they got rid of a lot of their old paint.

Quote of the day

A mind like a mousetrap, only he ought to let some o' those poor mice go.

 - Poul Anderson, Hunters of the Sky Cave

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Quote of the day

So now I think I finally know why people conventionally picture heaven as populated by harpists and not contrabassoonists.

- David Feldman

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Leading a horse to water

Taak any bryd, and put it in a cage,
and do al thyn entente and thy corage
to fostre it tendrely with mete and drynke
of alle deyntees that thou kanst bithynke,
and keep it al so clenly as thou may,
although his cage of gold be never so gay,
yet hath this brid, by twenty thousand foold,
goon ete wormes and swich wrecchednesse.
for evere this brid wol doon his bisynesse
to escape out of his cage, yif he may.
his libertee this brid desireth ay.

- Chaucer, Manciple's Tale of the Crow.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Hey, it's 2015!

Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It’s what separates us from the animals. Except the weasel.
- Homer Simpson