Thursday, July 22, 2021
Pa. High School's Resemblance To The Millennium Falcon: 'It's Really Uncanny'
— CBS Philly headline, google result after looking into "Suggested for You" Star Wars Fans United post on Facebook
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Because Han Solo says "I'll see you in Hell" in Empire Strikes Back, there's an entire mythology for what Hell is in the Star Wars universe.
— "Suggested for You" Star Wars Fans United post on Facebook
Tuesday, July 20, 2021
Any cover that had a number on it sold better than covers without
Monday, July 19, 2021
Morgan Freeman wears earrings that are worth enough to pay for a coffin in case he dies in a strange place.
This is actually an old sailor's tradition.
— "Suggested for You" UberFacts post on Facebook
Sunday, July 18, 2021
Mr. Rosen added that the company’s data showed that 85 percent of its users in the United States had been or wanted to be vaccinated against the coronavirus.
— Cecilia Kang, "Facebook Tells Biden: ‘Facebook Is Not the Reason’ Vaccination Goal Was Missed," The New York Times
Saturday, July 17, 2021
The prosecution of the war stalled. An uneasy truce may have settled over the battlefield. Theban dominance in the eight southernmost provinces was absolute; Herakleopolitan rule over MIddle and Lower Egypt remained unchallenged. And so it might easily have stayed, but for the fact that a divided nation was anathema to the ancient Egyprian world view. Any king worthy of the name had to be Lord of the Two Lands, not merely a provincial potentate.
— Toby Wilkinson, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Friday, July 16, 2021
The IBM technologists were frustrated by the complexity, messiness and gaps in the genetic data at the cancer center.
— Steve Lohr, "What Ever Happened to IBM’s Watson?," The New York Times
Thursday, July 15, 2021
— Lily doing a perfect imitation of Jeremia knocking and saying "package"
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
A poem, whatever its uses to historians or social scientists, is only secondarily a political or societal document. What it seeks is validation as a source of value in itself.
— Harold Bloom, The American Religion
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
The problem is money is quantifiable.
— Joe Rogan, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1668 - Krystal Ball & Saagar Enjeti"
Monday, July 12, 2021
AI39 PRINTED and CENSORED in CHINA: In October 2020, in the days leading up to the press run for this book, a Chinese government authority ordered production be shut down at the printing plant in mainland China unless five "offending" images by five illustrators that contained Chinese subject matter were removed. In order to get production up and running again, and include ALL images, we planned a work-around with the printer based in Hong Kong to print the censored images and secretly place them into the book as loose inserts. While complicit, and without comment, the absense of imagery on five pages in this book is our only action of protest and dissent.
— Note with American Illustration 39 book
Sunday, July 11, 2021
Very little of it's about hunting, but it puts it in context, and it goes 'nah that's not just a hilbilly out shootin stuff.' This guy has dedicated his life to this. This is a very thoughtful process. This is guy, not just his life, his dad's life, and his dad's life before him was dedicated. I mean these guys made a decision, this is going to be a big part of our life boys, we're going to be hunters. And it affected their careers, affected their familys, it affected, how many kids had. They, I mean, you know just like the implications of choosing a lifestyle is so big, and that's what I think is profoud about hunting and that's what I'm interested in, is because I love to hunt, like I cannot erase that for me. Like, I do love to hunt but, I am very intersted in how hunting actually affectd my life. How it impacts the character of my children, how it impacts the sanctity of my marriage. I mean I'm kind of going out there but I'm being serious. Like, I think that what we choose to dedicate our life to has the opportunity to make us better and impact our character, and it's just a big story man.
— Clay Newcomb, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1674 - Clay Newcomb"
Saturday, July 10, 2021
ART IN STONE
— Permanent advertisment on gravestone
Friday, July 9, 2021
Wasn't Woody made out of cloth?
— Nate, "For the Children," Ted Lasso
Thursday, July 8, 2021
If you do the whole program, you end up with up to a file cabinet full of pre-clear folders on notations about your life, your thoughts, and your considerations about your life. It's the most intimate detail.
— Mark Rathbun, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
Wednesday, July 7, 2021
Despite the efforts of archaeologists to uncover the rubbish dumps and workshops that reveal the daily lives of ordinary citizens, it is the abundant written record and imposing edifices left behind by the pharaohs that coninue to dominate our view of ancient Egyptian history. In the face of such powerful testimonies, perhaps it is not surprising that we are inclined to take the texts and monuments at face value.
— Toby Wilkinson, The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Tuesday, July 6, 2021
The kind of cultural container you build around it.
— Michael Pollan, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1678 - Michael Pollan"
Monday, July 5, 2021
The notion that the US in "stolen land" is like saying the ocean is wet.
Sunday, July 4, 2021
If she moved rapidly she could out sail news of the fiasco.
— Stacy Schiff, Cleopatra
Saturday, July 3, 2021
President Richard Nixon was undone by his attempts to conceal and excise the official record. Mr. Rumsfeld knew better by the time he was serving under Mr. Nixon’s successor. The trick was to marginalize the record, to litter it with so many contradictions that a rebuttal to any future historian could always be found. His memos (known as “yellow perils” in the Nixon administration and “snowflakes” under Ford) would pile up in drifts, disguising the underlying historical landscape. It’s a level of genius that has not been acknowledged in the press — the founder of the Freedom of Information Act is the guy who figured out how to render it almost totally worthless.
— Errol Morris, "Donald Rumsfeld’s Fog of Memos," The New York Times