May 30, 2010

quote of the moment

April 2nd, 2005: I realize my court date is soon. I check. It is tomorrow. I call the court and ask for a one-time, 30-day continuance. They tell me I have already asked for that. I yell slurs into the cell-phone. Well, I slurred into the cell-phone. I hangup and drink some more until I get distracted by the light turning green.

-- "samy" on

quote of the moment

"radioactive fish near nuclear plant said ordinary." (sic)

-- AP news headline

May 24, 2010

haiku of the moment

footnote alice cries
hexaflexagons at rest
martin gardner dead

May 22, 2010

trivia of the moment

in the US version of pacman the ghosts were called inky, blinky, pinky and clyde; but in the original japanese version they were fickle, chaser, ambusher and stupid.

happy 30th birthday, pacman.

May 19, 2010

quote of the moment

"all dietary laws are null and void in international waters."

-- solid goldstein

knuckle of a 90 year old grape vine

fresno, CA

quote of the moment

"ain't got ship"

-- highway beggar's sign; fresno, CA

May 18, 2010

quote of the moment

"the quality of discourse in america has been inexorably degraded by the
role of social media."

-- grumpy

cameron birse and jeff lynne

cupertino, CA

quote of the moment

"capitalism abhors a missed opportunity."

-- daniel okrent

May 17, 2010

quote of the moment

"moving across the street is like pulling the band aid off slowly."

-- mr. milkrun

milk shake glass

palo alto, CA

quote of the moment

"dad, i love you, but i don't want to be your friend on facebook. is
that okay?"

-- mr. milkrun's daughter

quote of the moment

"that's the thing ... if you're going to be stupidly cool, it comes with
a price ... you have to wear strange things around the house."

-- commentary on "pirate radio"

haiku of the moment

seek heaven and hell
un-peel clouds of deep thunder
ronnie james dio

May 16, 2010

quote of the moment

"Life is the theater of one chance, from the Zen Buddhist teaching where
if at one point in life you take an action, everything changes

-- john brockman

May 15, 2010

quote of the moment

"i do feel that [life is] a grim, painful, nightmarish, meaningless
experience. the only way you can be happy is to tell yourself some lies
and deceive yourself."

-- woody allen

latest wii poll

you've decided to volunteer for community service. which group would
you help?

A) the elderly
B) the young

57% of americans voted "the young."

the states of WY, NM and WV voited for the elderly

May 13, 2010

quote of the moment

"too much of a good thing
is a good thing."

-- semi truck insignia; henderson, NV

May 12, 2010

i've been selected as a "nielsen" household for TV ratings ... ... i don't watch TV.

quote of the moment

"Breakfast burritos that are literally the size of a newborn infant take
too long to make and too long to eat to qualify as fast food."

-- greg beato

quote of the moment

"In the lead-up to and aftermath of its national debut three weeks ago,
the Double Down emerged as an irresistibly mediagenic, instantly
polarizing force, the junk food equivalent of Sarah Palin."

-- greg beato

May 11, 2010

haiku of the moment

rusty toyota
oh the stories you could tell
bullet holes in trunk

haiku of the moment

"king taco express"
broken down on the highway
spiced hopes unfulfilled


the silestone color, not the poem.

-- N las vegas, NV

haiku of the moment

strained muscles collapse
subservient women weep
frank frazetta dies

May 08, 2010

quote of the moment

"few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which
differ from the prejudices of their social environment."

-- albert einstein

desert ground vegetation

las vegas, NV

desert flower

(i'm not sure precisely what type.)

las vegas, NV

May 07, 2010

quote of the moment


-- terminix sales propaganda

May 05, 2010

quote of the moment

"my dog is smarter than your honor student."

-- bumper sticker; walnut creek, CA

quote of the moment

"this data has been vocalized by the autopsy account."

-- thaindian news, using english about as weirdly as you possibly can,
in a story about corey haim

May 04, 2010

quote of the moment

"you don't necessarily need a billion-dollar guided missile destroyer to
chase down and deal with a bunch of teenage pirates wielding AK-47s."

-- robert gates, secretary of defense

quote of the moment

"do we really need 11 carrier strike groups for another 30 years when no
other country has more than 1?"

-- robert gates, US secretary of defense

May 02, 2010

quote of the moment

"i'm sorry my very existence is not very noble or sublime."

-- keanu reeves

latest wii poll

which are you more fussy about?

A) the taste of water
B) hand cleanliness

for the US it's 54% hand cleanliness; but the northern states of ID, MT,
ND, SD, MN and IA all are more fussy about the taste of the water.

May 01, 2010

quote of the moment

"pretending to be courageous is just as good as the real thing."

-- david letterman