Thursday, September 17, 2020

hoopy



“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams [1952-2001]

Monday, September 14, 2020

buff


"I studied history. I wrote history. I make history."
- JFK [1917-1963]

Sunday, September 13, 2020

touching


What Shakespeare could have done with this.

Friday, September 11, 2020

first modernist


"Caravaggio [1571-1610] is the first artist in history whose paintings seem directly concerned with his own life. Ten years before Shakespeare invented Hamlet, Caravaggio painted Saint Francis in solitary dialogue with a skull. Caravaggio introduced soliloquy into painting at the same time that Shakespeare perfected it in drama."
- John T. Spike

Thursday, September 10, 2020

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Sunday, September 6, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Black Swan

  


“Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.”
Nassim Nicholas Taleb [born 1960]

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

guerrilla


“Silence is argument carried out by other means.”
Che Guevara [1928-1967]

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Objectivist


“We can evade reality, but we cannot evade the consequences of evading reality.”
Ayn Rand [1905-1982]

Friday, August 7, 2020

blown


“I spent half my money on gambling, alcohol, and wild women. The other half I wasted.”
- W.C. Fields [1880-1946]

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

routine


"I sleep for 6.5 to 7 hours nightly. Otherwise I lose mental acuity."
- Elon Musk [born 1971]

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Cassell's Household Book


Read the 1869 edition here.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

eugenics


"Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

beatz


"And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music."
- Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

Saturday, June 13, 2020

powerful 20th century voice

"Humanity over race."
- James Baldwin [1924-1987]

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

F***ing Hell


"Stand up is arguing with yourself. It's chess against yourself."
- Ricky Gervais [born 1961]

Monday, June 8, 2020

13rh



13th Amendment: Passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

otherwise overwhelming



Power of Three

We have three acts as the dominant structure to screenwriting. The “comic triple” for surprise punchlines. Three clusters of time (past, present, and future).

There are three little pigs, three Musketeers, three wise men, and the three Stooges.

How about “blood, sweat, and tears,” or “mind, body, spirit,’ and the infamous, “sex, drugs, and rock n’ roll.”

Source here.

John 15:13


"Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."

Saturday, June 6, 2020

natural terrain and topography



Maya Lin received a "B+" from Yale University for her Vietnam War Memorial design proposal.

The symbolism is that depth increases then gradually decreases according to combat casualties. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Barbary Pirates



In 1631, North African pirates raided an Irish village and more than a 100 men became enslaved. Some never set foot on land again, rowing until they expired.

From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli ...
Marine's Hymn

pick your limits and bet



Random Number Generator here.

As much skill as Vegas.

greased in both directions

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Thuja occidentalis


" ... the oldest living eastern white cedar on the Niagara Escarpment called it the Ancient One [has] 1,320 rings or years of growth. It was born at the time the first Buddhist temple was built."

Source here.

a place to eat in Barcelona

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Alabama


“He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”
Dr Martin Luther King Jr. [1929-1968]