Friday, September 30, 2022
You're not going to photograph it?
— David on me not initially photographing the unwrapping of his gift (potentially paraphrased)
Thursday, September 29, 2022
After a brief negotiation, we agreed that for $2,000, it could stay forever.
— Nathan Fielder, S2 E3: "Pet Store/Maid Service," Nathan For You
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
Paper creates this standardized clock at which archivists can work.
— Hilde on paper's known lifespan vs digital (potentially paraphrased)
Tuesday, September 27, 2022
I paid for it.
— Man with Rhode Island license plate GOD444
Monday, September 26, 2022
It was around this time that the brightest students of hustle university made an important discovery, which is that capital always outpaces the value of labor.
— Brad Troemel, "the hustle report"
Sunday, September 25, 2022
Last shot if it goes in.
Saturday, September 24, 2022
The transfer of these functions from the church to the state was more than just a matter of relocating record books from the parish church to the local mayor's office. As the deputies understood, registration of major life events was a ritual that identified individuals with the insitution that guaranteed their identity.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution (I heard "identified" as "tied the")
Friday, September 23, 2022
It would read 200,000 books and then find the one sentance in 200,000 books that best answered your question.... But I was also able to take it and not go through 200,000 books, but go through a book that I'd put together which is basically everything my father had written.
— Ray Kurzweil, "Ray Kurzweil: Singularity, Superintelligence, and Immortality | Lex Fridman Podcast #321"
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Since the last meeting of the Estates General had been in 1614-1615, there was no institutional memory of how deputies should be chosen and what procedures they should follow.
— Jeremy D. Popkin, A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution
Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Massiveness does not require long descriptions.
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The blunt truth of Barabási’s work is that success isn’t really about the performer. Quite the contrary: Success is defined by the audience.
— Ian Thomsen and Lia Petronio, "Why there are no more Van Goghs," News@Northeastern
Monday, September 19, 2022
Are you allowed to watch that?
— Lily hearing me listen to a fast paced cowboy banjo sounding video of a frog riding a turtle on wheels
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Please be sure to put your post cards in the mailbox.
— Wedding MC
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Did you hear the news? My discount folding business just bought a discount packaging business.
Friday, September 16, 2022
— Stew label
Thursday, September 15, 2022
That was a miss reading. As Putin himself later acknowledged, the primary purpose of the amendment had not been to prolong his time in power, althought that remained a possibility, but to prevent him becoming a lame duck.
— Philip Short, Putin
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Life was from its begining a picture magazine managed by former writers, not by photographers. The publication's photographers, it has been said, were more like a thesaurus than authors.
— Brett Abbot, Engaged Observers
Tuesday, September 13, 2022
Differences between the generations were more pronounced in Russia than in Western Europe or America because the change of system after the collapse of communist rule in 1991 had been total. Putin's concern, however, was less with the behaviour of younger people – a tolerance which may have stemmed from his memories of his own truculent youth – than with their lack of a sense of national identity. He complained of their 'appalling' ignorance of their country's past and quoted his favourite historian, Vasily Klyuchevsky: '“History doesn't teach anything, but it punishes those who haven't learnt their lessons.”
— Philip Short, Putin
Monday, September 12, 2022
As flat as the surface of the Earth.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
Myths aren't stories about things that happened in the deep past that are largely irrelevant. Myths are stories about perennial or pertinent patterns.
— John Vervaeke, "John Vervaeke: Meaning Crisis, Atheism, Religion & the Search for Wisdom | Lex Fridman Podcast #317"