- Paul Ford (@ftrain)
Is that a closet or a phonebooth? 2012
RT @rolldiggity: Since so many people who speak out against gay marriage end up being gay, I've decided to start speaking out against superhero marriage.
Welcome to the future 2012
"Complexity is becoming our native habitat." - @neb
My president 2012
RT @BarackObama: "Same-sex couples should be able to get married."—President Obama
-- Heather Champ (at SXSW session on community management a year or two ago)
Albany is the Martinez of Berkeley.
- Paul Nordstrand, in 1980
To live is like to love - all reason is against it, and all healthy instinct is for it.
"I have often had the impression that, to penguins, man is just another penguin - different, less predictable, occasionally violent, but tolerable company when he sits still and minds his own business."
- Bernard Stonehouse
What we need is a rebirth of satire, of dissent, of irreverence, of an uncompromising insistence that phoniness is phony and platitudes are platitudinous.
--Arthur Schlesinger Jr.
And I have to wonder, is this on the wall in The Daily Show offices? Specifically intentional or no, thanks, you guys.
Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.
--Abraham Lincoln (1861 State of the Union address)
"All you have to do is read Yelp reviews to know how many morons there are."
- Robert A. to me, over a perfectly nice dinner
No man who is in a hurry is quite civilized.
--Will & Ariel Durant
To my extreme mortification, I grow wiser every day.
Torture is not particularly complicated or mysterious. A tool of the crudest kind of coercion, it crops up with great predictability whenever a local despot or a foreign occupier lacks the consent needed to rule.... The widespread abuse of prisoners is a virtually foolproof indication that politicians are trying to impose a system ... that is rejected by large numbers of the people they are ruling.
With children no longer the universally accepted reason for marriage, marriages are going to have to exist on their own merits.
--Eleanor Holmes Norton
A share in two revolutions is living to some purpose.
Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.
Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.
Curiosity endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own mode of life which springs from their cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will.
Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
It's hard to convince people that you're killing them for their own good.
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
"Oh yeah, it's got all kinds of uses. I use it to clean my bar utensils."
-- Jamie Boudreau on vodka
Campaigns to bearproof all garbage containers in wild areas have been difficult because, as one biologist put it, "There is a considerable overlap between the intelligence levels of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists."
"I didn't touch yo tongs!"
- Jane to Joe, during dinner preparations tonight