Did your delivery team place a red mat at your entrance?
— MattressFirm Home Delivery Satisfaction Questionaire
Freelance Test Rat
New Yorker cartoon Lily cut out for me
Grandpa Paul, why do bananas have peels on them?
— Mason
Netflix is carrying billions in long-term and short-term debt. Investors have largely overlooked the company’s ballooning debt load, preferring to focus on its subscriber growth as an indicator of future profitability.
— David Ng,"Report: Netflix Spends $500M for Just 3 Movies as Streaming Competition Heats Up," Breitbart
It might have been an attempt to change the Google search results people recieve when they look for something like "Boris Johnson Bus." Meaning that people would see that delightful clip, rather than this significantly less delightful bullshit.
— John Oliver, "Boris Johnson," Last Week Tonight
Like it didn't occur to me that I was in the world. I just thought I was a spectator.
— Lily on her childhood
Weird Al was really central to me.
— Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend"
Earnest political gestures at art museums can look flimsy, like a game inside a game.
— Sebastian Smee, "Can artists right the ills of an unjust world by staging museum protests?," The Washigton Post, via @linnpress
Why Advertise on Menus?
Because
Everybody Eats!
— Menu King Menu
And anyway, what's the difference?
— Lily on if rocks and water have been there since the beginning of time
"Why not?" It happens because people usually mark religious events that are important to them by getting together with relatives, and it is very difficult in this world to get a whole bunch of relatives together, whether you are living in some village in Laos or in Manhattan, without giving them something to eat.
— Anne Fadiman on a conversation with Eric Crystal, The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
The air in the beach balls is from 1905.
— Museum explainer on the wing float beach balls in the Spruce Goose at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
You know what it reminded me of? When you pick up a rock and there's a bunch of bugs under there and the're a little caught off guard.
— Lily on a stroller with 3 mini greyhounds inside
Other customers have also asked "Where is horse?" Would you like to hear that too?... [Yes]... Horses are located in the world and it lives in small forests and grassland.
— Alexa after I asked "where is the dog?"
I’m a sentimental, cliché
Hallmark guy
— Sid, "What It’s All About"
Charmaine, get to the safe room. We’re being robbed by supermodels.
— Doug, Booksmart
You know what struck me? You used to always know how to swim.
— Sid on Lily
The House quietly voted last week to require the Pentagon inspector general to tell Congress whether the department experimented with weaponizing disease-carrying insects and whether they were released into the public realm — either accidentally or on purpose.
— John M. Donnelly, "House orders Pentagon to say if it weaponized ticks and released them," Roll Call
Ben-Gurion constantly thought on two planes, the immediate and the historical. He would not have expressed himself in such a way that history would just him as guilty of reprehensible acts.
Shimon Peres, Ben-Gurion
Nasmyth likely adopted the method from his father, a well-known Scottish landscape painter who used plaster models as studies for his paintings.
— Object label in the Met's Apollo's Muse: The Moon in the Age of Photography