Wednesday, November 9, 2016
You work with the system.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
This was many things. This was a rebellion against the elites. True. It was a complete reinvention of politics and polls it’s true. But it was also something else.
We’ve talked about everything but race tonight. We’ve talked about income, we’ve talked about class, we’ve talked about region, we haven’t talked about race. This was a whitelash. This was a whitelash against a changing country, it was a whitelash against a black president, in part. And that’s the part where the pain comes.
And Donald Trump has a responsibility tonight to come out and reassure people that he is going to be the president of all the people who he insulted, and offended, and brushed aside. Yeah, when you say you want to take your country back, you’ve got a lot of people who feel we’re not represented well either. But we don’t want to feel that someone’s been elected by throwing away some of us to appeal more deeply to others. So this is a deeply painful moment tonight; I know it’s not just about race. There’s more going on than that, but race is here too, we got to talk about this.
— Van Jones, CNN
Monday, November 7, 2016
She doesn’t know how to use a desktop computer.
— Garrett Graff, “601: Master of Her Domain… Name,” This American Life
Sunday, November 6, 2016
As protection for his eyes, he wears a green celluloid visor of the type once worn by accountants, copy editors, and other who spend their days poring over small print.
— Wall text for Max Beckmann, Self-Portrait, 1938
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Pay attention to me I’m inconsolable!
— Tracy Jordan, “Succession,” 30 Rock
Friday, November 4, 2016
I can’t believe double Ds opened up here and up there and they’re both new!
— Lily on new Dunkin’ Donuts locations in our neighborhood
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Is it mine if I add some yellow?
— B. D. Graft
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Forgive me, I’ve had a lot to drink, but sometimes I fantasize about someone coming to my house and organizing all my papers.
— Sid after half a cup of wine mixed with water
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
You’re on it and it’s cool because it goes for miles and you’re like “people built this?” but then you think people built everything.
— Lily on The Great Wall of China
Saturday, October 29, 2016
It means sixth born.
— AT&T Building guard on his name
Friday, October 28, 2016
Ballerina ninja or the Pope.
— IT Alex on Halloween plans
Thursday, October 27, 2016
There’s just so many things
That I can touch, I’m torn.
— Natalie Imbruglia, “Torn”
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
You’re laughing way too hard.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
The drone struggled to decide whether a minaret was an architectural feature or an armed man.
— Matthew Rosenberg and John Markoff, “The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own,” The New York Times
Monday, October 24, 2016
Sometimes found words are the most pure because they have nothing to do with you.
— Ed Ruscha, They Called Her Styrene, Etc.
Sunday, October 23, 2016
— Diorama at The Natural History Museum
Saturday, October 22, 2016
But you’re my schnook.
— Tommy’s mom (Nancy, was maried to Buckley)
Friday, October 21, 2016
I can still shovel and work with the best of them,” he said. “I am enjoying the heck out of this.
— Mr. Shoemaker via Christopher Farrell, “Migrant Workers in Recreational Vehicles,” The New York Times