Friday, December 15, 2017

"Quick to hurt."


"Always looking to be offended."
- The aggrieved Newfoundland axiom

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Rules for Happiness


“Something to do, someone to love, something for which to hope.”

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

mash-up


"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
- Albert Einstein

Monday, December 4, 2017

on advertising


"You don't persuade the people through the intellect; you persuade them through passions ... sitting by yourself and getting an idea is more important than all the technology in the world."
- Bill Bernbach

Saturday, December 2, 2017

"Who do you know ...


... even when they're right in front of you?"
- Jim Carrey

Thursday, November 30, 2017

found art



Robert Rauschenberg anticipated the modern art movement.


spiritual street philosophy


"5% know the truth; 10% control it; 85% are deaf, dumb and blind."
- Talib Kweli

on underestimation


"Don't mistake my kindness for weakness."

suffragist



"The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation."
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

in light of current events


"Not all men are idiots and not all women are pure and virtuous," according to this growing, controversial outfit of by-choice single men, whose philosophy originated in Japan where like the West birth rates continue to plummet:

https://www.mgtow.com/about/

A credible resource needs to verify that "80% of all men never had kids. We are the product of the 20% with the financial means and physical attributes."

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

skepticism


"When I see perfect beauty, I always wonder what is this hiding?"
- A persistent concern

Monday, November 27, 2017

founding dictum


"Better Together."

short, stocky, slow-witted, bald man



George Costanza

                   ... it’s not a lie if you believe it.

on the fallacy of algorithms

Saturday, November 25, 2017

we make our future


John Connor:

                The future's not set. There's no fate but what we make for ourselves.

on risk


(Image of a sky aircraft carrier)

"The day you stop making mistakes is the day you're not on the frontier."
- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, November 24, 2017

true and false



Ronald Spiers:
You wanna know if they're true or not. The stories about me? Did you ever notice with stories like that, everyone says they heard it from someone who was there. Then when you ask that person, they say they heard it from someone who was there. It's nothing new really. I bet if you went back two thousand years, you'd hear a couple centurions standing around yakking about how Tercius lopped off the heads of some Carthaginian prisoners.

Carwood Lipton:
Well, maybe they kept talking about it because they never heard Tercius deny it.

Ronald Spiers:
Maybe that's because Tercius knew there was some value to the men thinking he was the meanest, toughest sonofabitch in the whole Roman Legion.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

the fortune of misfortune


"I've made a thousand mistakes, but I wouldn't change anything as they brought me to this place."
- Willie Nelson

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Monday, November 20, 2017

work while you still have the light


“Everything great in the world is done by neurotics; they alone founded our religions and created our masterpieces.” 

on reality


"I am considerably sobered by what goes down in history."
- Jeremiah Tower

who the hell is Jim Carrey?

Sunday, November 19, 2017

buy, donate, caffeinate

Buy or donate books, audio, video materials to The Literacy Group:



In the downtown reviving core, a quick walk is Monigram Coffee Roasters:



Buy coffee then walk 3 minutes to check out books, videos, cds. "Adults who want to improve their reading, writing, math, computer and workplace skills."

Saturday, November 18, 2017

paraphrase


"Renoir produced a lot of garbage too."
- Artistic process

french polish


Alcohol takes the finish off furniture and people.

sensitivity is overrated


"Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right."
- Ricky Gervais

genius


"I.Q. tests are like golf where the lowest score is best."

Thursday, November 16, 2017

maturation


"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, November 13, 2017

one finger salute


"The reason that our sport isn't popular in America is that fans can't afford a hotdog or bathroom break as results can change instantly, determitavely given low scores."
- Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, former Formula 1 chief, who insists that his successor needs to be a very good used car salesman.

weasle ferret face



Major Frank Burns:

                                "I'm going to sue all of you!"

Hawkeye:

                               "For Definition of Character? " (later) "I have no doubt he remembers it that way."

Saturday, November 11, 2017

abracadabra


"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Joan Didion

widely applicable


"He lied so much he don't even know the truth anymore."
- Jeff Ross

Thursday, November 9, 2017

definition


"Farce: It's funny to everyone else but you."
- John Cleese

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"You think you know me."


Rembrandt, Self Portrait

The significance of the freehand perfect circle was in answer to critics who dismissed him for not having the skill of classical artists. 

Nut Jobs



Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them … because they change things, they push the human race forward.

While some may see them as “the crazy ones”, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do.

Friday, November 3, 2017

no nerves


"I think about nothing. I've done all the training, so there's nothing left to do but execute."
- Michael Phelps on the starting block

discord


"War? War is an organized bore."
- Justice Holmes

Thursday, November 2, 2017

poached eggs

Where you might find David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber:


gut


“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
- Maya Angelou

"courage gives you optimism"


"It is exhilarating to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

everything?


"You are responsible for everything that happens to you."
- Scientology

meaning of life


"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
- Darius Rucker

red cap


" ... you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

on acting awards


"Actors haven't got a thought in their stupid bed-head mini-brains. We must honour this guy - he pretended to be Bob Johnson. It's genius, I tell you! Put on these clothes, roll the cameras, say what we told you to say! Fantastic! Give this guy a huge golden trophy! Goddamn genius."
- Jerry Seinfeld  

fun


"We're all entitled to a joyful experience in life."
- Cyndi Lauper

Monday, October 30, 2017

anti-stuff


"80% of Millennials prefer experiences over possessions."

"Make haste slowly."

Sunday, October 29, 2017

unselfconscious


"The more you care about your own decisions, the less you care about what others think."
- Miley Cyrus

the beauty you cannot see


"You don't have to play every note."
- Thelonious Monk to his band on "space"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

advantaged head start


Could you have done it on your own?

‘To whom much is given, much will be required’" (Luke 12:48)

Train above the neck too


"For champions, it's 70% mental and 30% physical."
- Michael Johnson

on the virtues of the long game


"Sure metaphorically you got mobile faster. Didn't have to take the bus. I took public transportation longer, but as you were building quickly your Pinto, I was laboriously, methodically building a Rolls Royce."
- Deferred character formation gratification

gravitas


"Sleeping is difficult in space. No matter what you feel the same. On earth due to gravity, sitting down or reclining you're increasingly more comfortable, which signals your brain to fall asleep."
- Scott Kelly