Monday, February 20, 2017

you need to try this


Why pay an accountant minimum $75 when you can do it yourself in ten minutes for free here.

rough rider


"Far better it is to dare mighty things, than to take rank with those poor, timid spirits who know neither victory or defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt, 1899

tyrant


"When one man dies it's a tragedy. When thousands die it's statistics."
- Stalin

Sunday, February 19, 2017

jerking back and forth


"Do not confuse motion with progress. A rocking horse keeps moving, but does not make any progress."
- Alfred Montapert

mentor


"To be the best, you have to beat the best."
- Dennis Quaid as Coach Ben Schwartzwalde in the The Express.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

medieval signals


"Wet wood by day for smoke; dry wood by night for light."
- Dover Castle

inherited family philosophy


"If I lose, destroy the world."
- Kim Jong-un

paying the bills


Question:
What's the worst job you've ever had?

Emo Phillips:
In college I was strapped for cash. Probably that one.

puerile


"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”
- Kurt Vonnegut

Friday, February 17, 2017

formative


"You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. It may be necessary to encounter defeats to know who you are."
- Maya Angelou

Thursday, February 16, 2017

make the best of your situation


"Bloom where you're planted."
- U.S. Civil Rights adage

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

5th biggest province



With 2.7 million people, the city of Toronto is larger than half the Canadian Provinces and contributes 20% of GDP.

ransom


The Philippines is the world's kidnapping capital.

240 billionaires and counting


"Let China sleep for when it wakes the world will tremble."
- Napoleon

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

not mutually exclusive


"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

on insincerity


"I don't trust men who smile too much."
- Klingon Commander

National Socialist German Workers’ Party


"What is life? Life is the Nation. The individual must die anyway. Beyond the life of the individual is the Nation."
- Adolph Hitler

mass grave of the Wehrmacht


"Not one step back."
- Stalin's Stalingrad directive

lunch

Monday, February 13, 2017

no pressure


"In selling, if you're light you succeed."
- Sunseeker Yachts 

natural process of evolution


"There's no such thing as a mistake. A mistake is an opportunity to do something else."
- Ralph Steadman

far from the madness


“Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.”

on wine


"Only the first bottle is expensive."
- French sommelier proverb

Sunday, February 12, 2017

on songwriting


"I'm picking things up as I walk down the street."
- Lori McKenna

godfather of punk


"The end of complications."
- Iggy Pop on the appeal of relocating to Florida

the culture has shifted


"A human being is primarily a bag for putting food into ... it is curious how seldom the all-importance of food is recognized. You see statues everywhere to politicians, poets, bishops, but none to cooks or bacon-curers or market gardeners."
- George Orwell, The Road to Wigan Pier, 1937

Saturday, February 11, 2017

sweet


Canada produces about 80% of the world's supply of Maple Syrup. 

circumlocution


"I know you think you understand what you thought I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant."
- Alan Greenspan

do you read me?


"If you never want to be criticized, for goodness sake don't do anything new."
- Jeff Bezos

2nd in command


"Hitler is my conscience."
- Hermann Wilhelm Göring