Sunday, January 16, 2022

zinger: a striking or amusing remark.

 "That's your phone? It sounds like a rape alarm."

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”

"I may walk slowly, but I never walk backward."
Abraham Lincoln [1809-1865]

"A well scrubbed, hustling rube with a little taste."

"Cruelty is human and natural, but not acceptable."
- Jodie Foster [born 1962]

world's longest lasting acronym

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022

"the secret is humility"

Founded as a maker of shrines and temples in Japan in 578, Kongo Kumi is the world's oldest continually operated business. Other old companies here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022



Tuesday, January 11, 2022

dirty, vulgar, smelly

 "85% of the medieval village weren't allowed into the castle as they were considered peasants."

communal eating in the USSR


Home kitchens and dining were "discouraged" in favour of cafeterias.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

childhood trauma changes the brain

Abusers "coach little league, teach school, volunteer as Gray Ladies [provide nonprofessional care and services for the sick and convalescent usually in hospitals],  know the Bible ... they do all these things and even cry ... and then they have to balance themselves out." "The worst crime is that they expect you not to tell."

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

drawing truth to power


Sunday, January 2, 2022

The Crack-Up

"... the test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function ... One should, for example, be able to see that things are hopeless and yet be determined to make them otherwise. This philosophy fitted on to my early adult life, when I saw the improbable, the implausible, often the 'impossible,' come true.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald [1896-1940], The Crack-Up

Saturday, January 1, 2022

brain sugar routine

I drink "maybe 16" Coca-Cola beverages daily. "But I don't drink all of them. Maybe 12. I start them, but then it starts to get warm."
Carrie Fisher [1956-2016]

Monday, December 20, 2021

famous for native themes

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.” 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

the anointed

Christus: the messiah who was named Jesus.

Saturday, December 18, 2021


"When we were coming up in the early '60s, there were no drugs. Alcohol was our drug. We thought the alcohol killed the brain cells that caused inhibition."
Sir Michael Caine [born 1933]

Clint Eastwood's Carmel by the Sea


Thursday, December 16, 2021

"Gallery of the Louvre"

- Samuel F.B Morris [1791-1872] analyzed thousands of Old Masters and depicted about 20 he believed Americans should know about.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas A. Edison [1847-1931]

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

opposed to Confederate monuments

“I think it wise not to keep open the sores of war, but to follow the examples of those nations who endeavored to obliterate the marks of civil strife, to commit to oblivion the feelings engendered.”
- Robert E. Lee, 1869 [1807-1870]

Sunday, December 12, 2021

on mental health

"What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is."
James Danforth "Dan" Quayle [born 1947]

Friday, December 10, 2021

peering over the border

"The artist's duty is to raise questions, not to answer them."
JR [born 1983]

Paper and Glue documentary now streaming here.

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