Tuesday, April 30, 2013

"The Internet represents the death of forgetting."
- Unattributed

Monday, April 29, 2013

Harry Truman's uncorrected vision was 20/50 in the right eye, 20/400 in the left eye. 

Saturday, April 27, 2013

"One faces the future with one's past."
- Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Frontline concludes that Index Funds outperform Managed Funds.

"It's better to be overly confident than pessimistic [because pessimists] see dangers that aren't there."
- Magnus Carsen


"If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, you're not hungry."
- Mario Batali distilling Michael Pollan

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.”
- Marcel Proust

"I will never be caught marrying someone who's old enough to be my wife."
- Tony Curtis

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

"Friends don't count in fair weather. It is when troubles come that friend's count."
- Harry Truman

"The creative industries are used to making something out of nothing."
- Sigtryggur Baldursson

Monday, April 22, 2013

"Lord, grant that I may always be right, for Thou knowest I am hard to turn."
- a line from an old Scotch-Irish prayer

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the most dangerous state in psychiatry

"Antidepressants are drugs than can cause you to do violence."
- Dr. David Healy on Agitation Syndrome

Sunday, April 21, 2013

from adversity, creativity ...

 ... the hallmark of great artists including Leonardo da Vinci and his Lady with an Ermine.

how he liked his pianos

"Bigger, louder, stronger."
- Beethoven

minister of everything

"Clarence Decatur 'C.D.' Howe is often credited with transforming the Canadian economy from one based on agriculture to an industrial one. That he was a politician, serving Prime Ministers William Lyon Mackenzie King and Louis St. Laurent continuously from 1935 to 1957, makes his accomplishment even more impressive."
- Financial Post Magazine, April 2012

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Whereas babies laugh an average of 40 times per day, adults laugh less than 10 times per day.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

"A molecule of uranium has a million times more energy than a molecule of coal."
- Bill Gates

Monday, April 15, 2013

"It would have been easier had I had stars to steer by."
- Margaret Thatcher 

"What gets measured gets managed."

Thursday, April 11, 2013

empire of the mind

Ludwig van Beethoven ranks as one of the top drinking musicians.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

- Attributed to a "wise media theorist" not Aaron Koblin

The largest organism on earth is a fungus that spans almost 2,400 acres.

Ovid's exitus acta probat was adopted as George Washington's family motto and means the outcome justifies the deed.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

motto of the Royal Society

Nullius in verba means “take no one’s word for it.”

31 residences

740 Park Avenue is home to more billionaires than any other building in America.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Adolph Hitler was a strict vegetarian and weighed about 170 pounds.

In the Czech Republic, workers have beer with breakfast.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

"Knowledge that takes you not beyond yourself is far worse than ignorance."
- Sufism

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

"We don't do market research. We tell them what they want."
- Steve Jobs