beck -- mountain view
a return to greatness
"i like b.b. king a whole lot more ...
... than anyone just like you."
-- lyrics from a rockabilly song that was playing in my dream last night
"would you like more tea?"
just take off your shirt instead --
pretty, pretty, please
wise man's lil' girlie
stares - i glance at her - she smiles
wrinkles for you, sweets
"i'm gonna murder you when i see you!"
-- unseen angry person yelling over a hedge to an unclear "target"
the international language that works!"
-- bumper sticker, santa clara
pulled pork, cold smoked salmon, mac & cheese, smoked corn, 2 slices of
white bread (of course) and a coke.
"road closed to hunters"
-- sign at uranium processing plant overlook, oak ridge, TN
"no devices containing mercury allowed in building"
-- building warning sign, oak ridge, TN
this was the first device to ever be nuclear powered. it's about a foot
"watch pigs 'git up and git'
on purina pig startena"
-- advertising poster for "purina pig startena," knoxville, TN
"wilson's wildlife adventures -- rare animals make a scene -- several
scenes, in fact -- at this museum displaying preserved and mounted
wildlife in naturalistic dioramas."
-- aaa tourbook of kentucky & tennessee
"jack daniel's distillery -- at the age of 13, jasper newton daniel
bought his first distillery -- from a lutheran minister."
-- aaa tourbook of kentucky and tennessee
"the first pancake house in the state of tennessee"
** the morning star **
two mounds of our fresh shredded hash browns, each topped with melted
cheese and a fried egg. covered with a blend of diced grilled onions,
pimentos, mushrooms, ham and green peppers. served with toast and
whipped butter or buttermilk pancakes.
"we support our troops and president bush -- freedom is not free!"
-- septic tank company sign, GA/NC state line
both the best and the worst thing about the u.s. is that people are
always trying to find a new angle ... always with the question, "how do
we make things more _____?" (where _____ = ugly, beautiful, easy, etc.)
and nearly always this is followed by a justification or
the country is rife for improvement, right on down to, that's right, the
my rental car has FL license plates -- *on the plate itself* it has the
"is buddhism actually a religion or a way of life?"
-- aggressively friendly oakland native speaking to a timid japanese
national on BART
"the tools of conquest do not necessarily come with bombs and explosions and fallout. there are weapons that are simply thoughts, attitudes, prejdices -- to be found only in the minds of men. for the record, prejudices can kill and suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has a fallout all its own -- for the children and the children yet unborn. and the pity of it is that these things cannot be confined to the twilight zone."
-- extro, "the monsters are due on maple street" episode of "the
"there is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. it is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. it is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. this is the dimension of imagination, it is an area which we call, 'the twilight zone.'"
-- twilight zone intro, first season