Saturday, April 24, 2021
To cross the Rubicon means to make a decision or take a step that commits one to a specific course of action from which there is no turning back. The expression cross the Rubicon refers to a decision made by Julius Caesar.
Friday, April 23, 2021
A lot of that love came from being obsessed with Japanese fish tank layouts when I was younger.
Thursday, April 22, 2021
The Nazgul is still flying.
— Dad in a text
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
When the fish are biting at the other end of the lake
— A meme Andy commented on
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
As a tribute to the Wright brothers, Ingenuity has a...bit of fabric from the brothers' aircraft...
— "NASA flies a helicopter on Mars, the first time an aircraft has flown on another planet," The Washington Post via The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Monday, April 19, 2021
It was rat poison.
— Lily on what probably killed the baby bunny
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Why not just donate the money.
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
It was one of the rules which above all others made Doctr. Franklin the most amiable of men in society, "never to contradict anybody."
— Thomas Jefferson via Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Drama, Jefferson knew, was one of the prices one paid for democracy.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
A black hole whose mass is the same as the sun has the same gravitational pull as the sun. It doesn't pull any harder than the sun. It's just that you can get closer to it because it's so small and therefore you experience the gravity more strongly, but you know a brick of mass m and a black hole of mass m, they exert the same gravitational pull.
— Brian Greene, "Joe Rogan Experience #1631 - Brian Greene"
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
"My grandmother's street is just up there," Gehry said, pointing to a rendering on the wall.
— Robin Pogrebin, "What Would I Do?’ Frank Gehry, 92, Is Too Busy to Retire," The New York Times
Monday, April 12, 2021
Her mother described Ms. Raphan as an “irregular verb.”
— Penelope Green, "Benita Raphan, Maker of Lyrical Short Films, Is Dead at 58," The New York Times
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I can't believe we're running out of concrete. It gives me anxiety.
— Lily a few days after David told her the world was running out of concrete
Saturday, April 10, 2021
Attuned to how others saw the world—and understanding that most of them saw it with themselves at the center.
— Jon Meacham, Thomas Jefferson
Friday, April 9, 2021
So you think they tried to find a bible verse with a higher number?
— David on the Jesus and Satan sneakers
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Firehose I've ever stood in front of.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
— Oddfellows Ice Cream flavor
Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Audio-Reactive Machine-Learning-Generated Tpography essentially varying along a 512-dimensional axis
Monday, April 5, 2021
Worsley thought to himself, "the pity of it all." He remembered the diary he had kept ever since the Endurance had sailed from South Georgia almost seventeen months before. That same diary, wrapped in rags and totally soaked, was now stored in the forepeak of the Caird. When she went, it would go too. Worsley thought not so much of dieing, because that was now so planley inevitable, but the fact that one one would ever know how terribly close they had come.
— Alfred Lansing, Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage