Thursday, November 5, 2020
He called Ted to tell him that 45 minutes was too long. If Jack could give the State of the Union address in twenty-three minutes, Ted could describe his African experience in twenty-five.
— Neal Gabler, Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Green Bay's absentee ballot results are delayed becasue one of the vote-counting machines ran out of in. An election official had to return to City Hall to get more.
— Reid Epstein, The New York Times
Tuesday, November 3, 2020
If you think of it, the companies are competing for our attention, if they find out that each of us becoming a celebrity and having a million people we get to reach, if that’s the currency of the thing that gets us to come back to get more attention, then they’re competing at who can give us that biggest fame lottery hit faster.
— Tristan Harris, "Joe Rogan Experience #1558 - Tristan Harris"
Monday, November 2, 2020
Watching surgery today feels like going to the opera.
— Lily in a text
Sunday, November 1, 2020
I can see no rat race from here.
— David on Whitcomb Summit
Saturday, October 31, 2020
O yea its halloween
Should I put out earplugs for the children
— Lily in a text
Friday, October 30, 2020
People don't joke about things that aren't true.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
"That because you've couched your intention in a joke, that you can disavow it when people come asking."
"That's right. That's exactly right. So you create this ambiguity so there's no way for you to mean what you really mean ever."
— Feels Good Man
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
I think they're diamonds.
— David (paraphrased) on what was causing optical illustion on building balconies
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
I can't get a drink in Harlan County
I can't get a drink and I don't know why
— Loudon Wainwright III, "Harlan County"
Monday, October 26, 2020
You go in so young, that's where you get your beliefs.
— Head mover, a former Army Ranger, (paraphrased) when I asked if he had any beliefs that had changed before vs after his military experience
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Turned one of our sons into the chess girl cus his chess skills were already high
— Lily in a text on The Sims after watching The Queen's Gambit
Saturday, October 24, 2020
At this time, we cut the people's meat for them so much, that we do too much of the audience's work.
— Dave Chappelle, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction
Friday, October 23, 2020
I wouldn't have it any other way.
— Bill Murray responding to "It must be nice to be you," On the Rocks
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Genius is probably everywhere but the problem is how to self promote.
— David paraphrasing Max Stirner
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
I have been dumping city of worc trash here for about 20 years now, the place is clean on the outside, the inside is a trash burning facility , so it’s expected to be somewhat dumpy inside . the people (that work there) have always been kind & professional, and most importantly approachable if I have any issues. I have 10 yrs before I can retire and I don’t mind this company as a hole to dump my city issued, packet with yellow city bags vehicle . For the remainder of my career
— Mark Fair, 4 star review on Google Maps for Wheelabrator on 331 SW Cutoff, Millbury, MA 01527
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
In Weaver's opinion, Just was "so queer a mixture of modesty and confidence" that it was difficult to tell how important his work really was.
— Kenneth R. Manning, Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just
Monday, October 19, 2020
I thus appreciate both the patience and impatience.
Sunday, October 18, 2020
Before dismissing the notion out of hand, it should be pointed out that the belief in the efficacy of intercessory prayer to heal is still widely held today.
— Douglas Smith, Rasputin
Saturday, October 17, 2020
When they told him aout the disgraceful things Rasputin was comitting "on the side," he did not want to believe them. And why? For one simple reason: the colors used to paint Rasputin were simply too dark. Had those "well-wishers" not tried so hard, then, maybe, the emperor would have listened to their words. He who has given himself the goal of breaking apart two friends commits a big mistake if he depicts teh one he is trying to destroy as a completely worthless individual. It is much easier to achieve the desired result if in condemning him or her, you also ad a bit of praise.
— Lily Dehn via Douglas Smith, Rasputin