January 31, 2016

headline of the moment

"Did Russia again cross Turkish air space to pressure crude prices higher?"

-- Washington Times

January 27, 2016

quote of the moment

"After, protesters in fatigues ate Cheez-Its and played rummy and with Play-Doh with the children beneath a sign reading 'Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.'"

-- NYT article on the OR stand-off

quote of the moment

"Many men can go through their entire lives having no idea what women's needs are.  No one, particularly, it routinely seems, conservative men, really wants to know about what makes women women or human."

-- soraya chemaly

January 25, 2016

quote of the moment

this from the LA times about a fugitive involved in a recent prison break:

"Lt. Dave Sawyer said Hossein Nayeri drove the man to a desert, set him on fire, covered him in bleach and severed his penis before leaving him to die."

January 21, 2016

quote of the moment

"the stock market has predicted nine of the last five recessions."

-- Paul Samuelson

quotes of the moment ...

on David Bowie's death ...

"I'm very very saddened to hear of his death. I remember sitting and listening to his songs endlessly in the '70s particularly, and always really relishing what he was, what he did, the impact he had."

-- archbishop of Canterbury

"we are jolted towards the twilight realms of epileptic seizures and voodoo scarecrows."

-- Annie Lennox

January 12, 2016

quote of the moment

"In the future, everyone will be offended by me for 15 minutes."

-- Ricky Gervais

January 11, 2016

haiku of the moment

Bowie leaves a gap
blackstar fulfilling the whole
a time oddity