Thursday, February 26, 2015
As they prepared to return with another search warrant, Mr. Mondella excused himself to use the bathroom, where he stayed for a long time. When investigators tried to coax him out, he asked them to get his sister. “Take care of my kids,” he said. Then the gun went off.
— Vivian Yee, “At a Brooklyn Cherry Factory, a Suicide and an Illicit Discovery,” The New York Times
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I notice all the ones with large wheels are sold out. What can this mean?
— kinnakeet, http://www.metafilter.com/147330/great-ideas-with-wheels
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Sometimes I feel like a squirrel. A tall bald squirrel.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Yeah, I’m sick as a dog.
— Royal Tenenbaum, The Royal Tenenbaums
Sunday, February 22, 2015
The nebulous quantum essence of individual elementary particles is known to quickly dissipate in large ensembles of particles (a phenomenon often referred to as “decoherence”).
— Edward Frenkel, “The Reality of Quantum Weirdness,” The New York Times
Saturday, February 21, 2015
I have no delusions about being any sort of a serious artist, let alone a great one. No delusions what so ever about that sort of thing… but I kind of like to sort of be one. I might say it gives you a sense of purpose but that sounds pretentious. We all like to feel useful.
— Mark Landis, Art And Craft
Friday, February 20, 2015
I shall no longer look at “NewsHour” every night.
— Oliver Sacks, “My Own Life,” The New York Times
Thursday, February 19, 2015
And we were bound to the city life.
— Milky Chance, “Flashed Junk Mind - Live From Spotify Berlin / 2014”
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
He thinks that all books are poems. He’ll pull a cookbook and be like “Papa read poems.”
— Michael Dickman
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
My reception is on Thursday and I’ve spent a bunch of money on cheese.
— Chris St. John
Monday, February 16, 2015
I remember rocks you pick up outside that, once inside, you wonder why.
— Joe Brainard, I Remember
Sunday, February 15, 2015
It’s like castration by wind.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
It’s just a bird, but holds toothbrushes.
Friday, February 13, 2015
Mr. Carr collapsed in the Times newsroom, where he was found shortly before 9 p.m.
— Bruce Weber and Ashley Southall, "David Carr, Times Critic and Champion of Media, Dies at 58.“ The New York Times
Thursday, February 12, 2015
The Office of Design and Construction conducted a survey over the summer that entailed identifying, mapping and photographing every single-occupant bathroom on campus, St. Mauro said.
— Corinne Lowe, “U. expands on gender-neutral bathroom plans,” The Daily Princetonian
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
I remember when I worked in an antique-junk shop and I sold everything cheaper than I was supposed to.
— Joe Brainard, I Remember
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
It’s useful to note that Mr. Williams initially reported the story fundamentally as it had happened.
— David Carr, “Brian Williams, Retreading Memories From a Perch Too Public,” The New York Times
Monday, February 9, 2015
In a somewhat similar vein, the company persuaded a cake-mix maker to change an “easy” tear-off tab on its box to one needing 3-lb. pressure. Research had indicated that some housewives feel guilty at using pre-mixed food, and salve their conscious by working harder to open the package.
— Business Week, Aug. 2, 1958, “Packaging With the Stress on Design”
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Inside a hexagonal building in the midst of an alfalfa field 7,000 ft. above sea level, they met twice daily.
— “Adventure at Aspen,” TIME, July 15, 1957
Saturday, February 7, 2015
Cervantes used to say of himself that he should also be admired for what he didn’t write.
— Henri Lefebvre, The Missing Pieces