The Selective Service Act prohibited the use of draftees if it were not. After the marines were in place the State Department redefined the hemisphere to inlcude Iceland, and FDR pressed the American patrol zone one degree of longitude eastwawrd.
— Jean Edward Smith, FDR
In this nightmarish moment, we’re feeling warm and fuzzy about the cold and calculating Andrew Cuomo.
— Maureen Dowd, "Let’s ‘Kick Coronavirus’s Ass’," The New York Times
On a single day in April 1932, one fourth of the entire state of Mississippi went under the hammer of auctioneers at foreclosure sales.
— Jean Edward Smith, FDR
The minute it starts looking like art it competes with the art.
— Eric
You know what I want as a book? A brownstone book. Upper West Side please... Edition of three.
— Lily
Wondering how different our world would be if Isaac Newton had Animal Crossing New Horizons during the plague years.
— David Cramer on Facebook
"I sometimes think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not the bad luck of the early worm," he wrote an impetuous supporter in late 1919.
— Jean Edward Smith, FDR
I know when you started the 2019-20 academic year, you could not possibly have imagined we would find ourselves in the midst of one of the greatest challenges the world has faced since World War II.
— David Rhodes email to SVA's graduating class
In the West we have this idea that if something is historic we should be able to look at it.
— Joe Rogan, "Joe Rogan Experience #1442 - Shannon O'Loughlin"
Come and get it.
— Lily waiting for 'likes' after sending something
As always when diverging into a new course of experiment, he saw himself at the glorious end of it, rather than the fraught beginning.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
It was beyond even Bell's imagination that people would one day use his invention just to chat.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
In 1972 the molecular biologist Gunther Stent famously raised the question of "prematurity" in science—discoveries or theories too much in advance of contemporary knowledge to be explored seriously until years later.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
You tell the story of the current war you're in by talking about previous wars.
— Steve Bannon, American Dharma
Then to laughter, he added Edison's favorite saying, "All things come to him who hustles while he waits."
— Edmund Morris, Edison
My best quarantine discovery so far is that you can rearrange the letters of "David Foster Wallace" to spell "Sir Dadlot Fecalwave"
— @mcmubria
It's so cool I just discovered that late in life, that you can whisper and it sounds like screaming. Who would have thought.
— Lily
An urgent call came from Henry Ford, asking for the great man's last breath to be preserved in a test tube.
— Edmund Morris, Edison
Ben Denzer is an artist who is very into number play so pricing is also part of the artwork.
— Whitney Shop item description
It was the only sandwich that had mortadella.
— Jamie on Zingerman's sandwich #26