But power had changed in those last eight years. Ronald Reagan had changed it. He had made the narrative in governance as important as governance itself.
— Neal Gabler, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009
Mahomes indeed grew up in a locker room, shadowing his father, Pat, in Major League Baseball clubhouses throughout his 11-year career as a pitcher. He is a gym rat who understands the dynamics of a community of athletes and knows chemistry is the difference between good and great.
— Joe Drape, "At Halftime, Patrick Mahomes Got a Little Tape and Gave a Little Talk," The New York Times
The “Dear Spider-Man” exhibit at @cityreliquary was the best collections I’ve seen in a while…
Peter Parker, better known as Spider-Man, grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, and lived in the neighborhood for most of his comic book existence. When two 1989 issues of Amazing Spider-Man revealed that his home was located at 20 Ingram Street, the actual residents of this address, Andrew and Suzanne Parker began receiving letters addressed to Peter Parker. They brushed it off as pranks until 2001, when a local reporter informed them of their comic book connection. Other news outlets picked up on the story, and the media coverage coincided with the upcoming release of Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man” film. "A torrent" of letters followed, mostly sent by children. The Parkers' daughter Pamela began to save the "sweet and special" letters, and continued to do so until the Parkers moved in 2017.
— @newyorknico
That was, like, six hours ago, okay? That's an entire lifetime for some bugs.
— Mindy, "E14 Harry & Mindy," The Mindy Project
As one observer later put it, "The great age of bipartisanship wasn't a reflection of the gentlemanly character of an earlier generation of politicians. Rather it reflected the subdued nature of political conflict in an era when the parties weren't that far apart on basic issues."
— Neal Gabler, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009
Handed over 222 prisoners.
— Subheadline, Nicaragua Frees Hundreds of Political Prisoners to the United States," The New York Times
Before his decision, he recalled something one of his University of Virginia law professors had said "that we are really three individuals: what we are, what we think we are, and the way that we come across to people."
— Neal Gabler, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009
We'll ban surprise "resort fees" that hotels tack on to your bill. These fees can cost you up to $90 a night at hotels that aren't even resorts.
— Biden at State of the Union (joke was in the delivery)
It wasn't always that way.
— Alvaro Dominguez
Launched in 1995, Rare Visions & Roadside Revelations sought out a hidden world of outsider artists and, in a traveling show format, brought their eclectic work to the viewers of public television. The series followed Randy Mason, Mike Murphy and Don the Camera Guy as they loaded up their cramped minivan and hit the road to document grassroots arts environments and offbeat attractions of all kinds, exploring human creativity across 47 states and four time zones.
— kansascitypbs.org
Morris said that he came up with the idea when he found that some of his works were too large to fit through doorways.
— Janet Zweig, "Ars Combinatoria: Mystical Systems, Procedural Art, and the Computer"
That's kind of how I see all your work, pure decontextualization.
— Dougal
Which was Carter's way of avoiding a collision—by moving so slowly that there could be no crash.
— Neal Gabler, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009
U.S. History and Money
— Trivia category
Al Simpson remembered Ted holding a hearing in the Capitol basement, where the "vaulted ceilings looked like the sewers of Paris." When Simpson asked why the hearing was being held there, Ted told him it was because the space was too confined for disgruntled citizens to come and "bitch and protest," which might have derailed the legislation.
— Neal Gabler, Against the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Rise of Conservatism, 1976-2009
If you're going to see all the headlines at the same time, then they've got to be written differently.
— Andrew on headlines in print vs. online*
There's a reason for everything!
— Austin on skyscrapers shaped by zoning laws
This being said it is also important that in the future researchers can tell just what parts I did make. For that reason nearly all of them are signed and some even dated. I use a .012” (height of letters) Micro-Stamp @microstamp to mark the metal parts. For the wood pieces I use 1/32” stamps of my initials “WRR” and add a date in a few places. All parts are marked where they can not be easily seen but with close study in a museum lab they should find them.
— @wmrrobertsonminiatures
So make it dramatic either way.
— Instruction card for Hal Sapone during "Murder at the Grand Gatsby Speakeasy"
Hard to stop seeing these.
— Stephanie on accidental vanity plates