“Love is the only rational act of a lifetime. Everything else has got something else in mind.” —stephen levine
“… entire categories of manufacture; such as the automobile industry, or popular technological paradigms; they’re going. And that’s a good thing. Gravity always wins.” —hard science by gary turner
“It is precisely the inherent, defining brokenness of the Web that makes it so valuable and so useful.” —uninstalled
“just allow me to say: Vishnu H. Krishna on a pogo stick! Is there any corner of our fast-shrinking world that has not already been psychically terraformed by these stealth religious zombies? Is there no quarter they have not colonized with their total and utter bullshit?” —chris locke on john gray and well he might
“Because, quite frankly, the vast majority of people on this planet would be far happier if, for the remainder of his presidency, Obama only makes public appearances encased within a gigantic iron-and-concrete ball, addressing crowds via a Wi-Fi link to a nearby tannoy.” —charlie brooker, guardian uk
“Thain resigned on Thursday. Only then did we learn that he doled out billions in secret, last-minute bonuses to his staff last month, just before Bank of America took over and just before the government ponied up a second bailout” —how the rich get richer. like this.
“How stupid. Full 480 moons have my brother James and I bemoaned this cretinous yet apparently incurable kneejerk conservative response to abuses of nature, real or alleged. Indifference to environmental damage is not only saddening, it’s a deplorable exhibition of urban-bred removal from reality. This should be our cause, for pity’s sake, not theirs. Too many conservative solons were city-born, methinks, and would be terrified to spend a single night in the wilds of Central Park, where a screech owl might whistle at them.” —via james wolcott’s blog par excellence, the writing of reid buckley. at least i hazard a guess that it’s writing.
“Has the party not learned their lesson?” a source who raises significant funds for the party said in response to the news of the undonated clothing.” —republican party? learn? does not compute.
“This isn’t an Israeli victory, unless a world where Israel hides behind its wall while nothing but ruins, poverty, hopelessness and devastation lie outside the wall is the goal. And if that’s the goal, not only is it evil, it’s remarkably stupid and shortsighted.” —doug stych. remarkably.