Making him the first American president to be born in a hospital.
— Jonathan Alter, His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, A Life
You should start a trash can company and sell them, and then decide that they're art and say that they've been collected by every institution that bought them.
— Lily
— On Kawara
Baptism for the dead united the human family. Joseph himself underscored its value in turning the hearts of the children to their fathers. Something had to bond all the generations from the first to the last going back through time as the prophet Malachi had written or the Earth would be wasted. Locating names and baptizing vicariously created the welding link. Nothing in his later life excited Joseph more than the idea of joining together the generations of humanity from start to finish.
— Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
A teeny-tiny inclusive language thing I’ve tried to get better at this past year is avoiding northern hemisphere-specific seasonal language. Like instead of ‘this summer,’ I say the months I mean, or a Q3. Because it might be that season for ME but not that season for everybody!
— @bradtroemel repost of screenshot of @lara_hogan tweet
Randy Macho Man Savage's father Angelo who had the world record for most sit-ups... Officially, Angelo completed 6,000 sit-ups in just over four hours. He followed up with another 33—for every year he believed Jesus lived.
— @bathos_country
How did you two meet?
— Question that started dinner conversation
Its very dust is shared as a relic.
— Alexis de Tocqueville, information panel near Plymouth Rock
QAnon Now as Popular in U.S. as Some Major Religions, Poll Suggests
New York Times headline
And call ourselves an institute.
— Paul Simon, Boyoyo Boys, "Gumboots (with Boyoyo Boys)"
Cleopatra is closer to the invention of the iPhone than she is to the construction of the Great Pyramids.
— Joe Rogan, "The Joe Rogan Experience #1653 - Andy Norman"
Is the dollar strong?
— Lily before bed
That's why you have a crick in your neck.
— Lily on me drinking the last bits of a London Fog
I am both an intimate part of this beautiful world and also very not.
— @mcmubria
He's thirsty.
— Lily on turkey
I invented the concept.
— A on rabbi cakes for years of rabbinical school*
Reliance on revelation made Joseph and the other visionaries appear marginal, but like marginal people before them, the prohets aimed a question at the heart of their culture: if believers in the Bible dismissed revelation in the present, could they defend revelation in the past?
— Richard Lyman Bushman, Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling
Recently, the founders of DOGE-inspired memecoin Shiba Inu Coin sent Vitalik Buterin half of all existing SHIB (presumably in an attempt to convince other traders that the Ethereum cofounder is fan). After Buterin donated more than $1 billion worth to India for Covid relief, he “burned” the majority of his remaining SHIB, removing them from circulation. Via a message on Ethereum blockchain, he warned other developers: “PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ME COINS OR POWER IN YOUR PROJECT WITHOUT MY CONSENT!”
— Coinbase Bytes, "🐕 A brief history of Dogecoin"
When I was a kid I came up with this delusion that I remembered every license plate I'd ever seen.
— Lily
So excited to retire.
— Lily as she falls asleep