Monday, April 30, 2012

Brother Firefighter

 It's never an easy thing, saying goodbye to a brother firefighter, it's not. And this time, particularly is difficult for me because I watched Jack grow into a, well, into one of the finest firefighters I've ever known. He joined this department because he wanted to help people, who knows how many homes are still standing because Jack was there or how many lives were spared. He gave his life for that cause. We'll never forget you Jack. And we're better for having known you. But I make you this one promise, tomorrow when that bell rings, we will be back on the truck, because you were the bravest of the brave. People are always asking me, how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out? Well, Jack, you answered that question by saving another man's life. Your courage is the answer. And today we will be as brave as you, by not mourning you, but by celebrating your life. So I'd like everyone to stand up and celebrate the life of Jack Morrison.

Chief Kennedy
Ladder 49

Sunday, April 29, 2012

All dogs go to heaven

All dogs go to heaven, because, unlike people, dogs are naturally good, and loyal and kind.


Saturday, April 28, 2012


Some die with their boots on, some die of cancer, but most lefties die of their broken hearts.

Richard Albercht

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I grew up in Baltimore and that's why I root for the Orioles. I'm very suspicious of people who move and take on a new team. You should stick with the team of your youth all the way to your grave. That shows a sense of loyalty and devotion.

Frank Deford

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Timon and Pumbaa


    Timon: Please don't eat me!
    Pumbaa: Drop 'em!
    Banzai: Hey! Who's the pig?
    Pumbaa: Are you talkin' to me?
    Timon: Uh-oh! They called him the pig.
    Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?
    Timon: Shouldn't have done that.
    Timon: Now they're in for it!
    Pumbaa: They call me... MR. PIG!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Futurism and Cubism are comparable in importance tot the invention of perspective, for which they substituted a new concept op space. All subsequent movements were latent in them or brought about by them.. ..the two movements cannot be regarded as in opposition to each other, even though they started from opposite points; I maintain (an idea approved by Apollinaire and later by Matisse) that they are two extremes of the same sign, tending to coincide at certain points which only the poetic instinct of the painter can discover: poetry being the content and raison d’être of art.

Gino Severini

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dance like there's nobody watching

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

Friday, April 20, 2012


Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

Karl Marx

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Go big

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Give and Take

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Body and mind

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Don't cry

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 13, 2012

The success of The Simpsons

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television.

Seth MacFarlane

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Infinte and beyond

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

― Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A wretched soul

A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

François de La Rochefoucauld

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sharpening the Axe

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.

Abraham Lincoln

Green Lantern's light!

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!

Hal Jordan

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wise Man

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese proverb

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Silmarillion

But those who saw the things that were done in that time, deeds of valour and wonder, have elsewhere told the tale of the War of the Ring, and how it ended both in victory unlooked for and in sorrow long foreseen. Here let it be said that in those days the Heir of Isildur arose in the North, and he took the shards of the sword of Elendil, and in Imladris they were reforged; and he went then to war, a great captain of Men. He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like to Elendil than any before him.

The Silmarillion

The Real Damage of Terrorism

The real damage from terrorist attacks doesn't come from the explosion. The real damage is done after the explosion, by the victims, who repeatedly and determinedly attack themselves, giving over reason in favor of terror... Terrorism is about magnifying one mediagenic act of violence into one hundred billion acts of terrorized authoritarian idiocy.

Cory Doctorow

Thursday, April 5, 2012


I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me. All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.

Jackie Robinson

The Bitch Manifesto

The most prominent characteristic of all Bitches is that they rudely violate conceptions of proper sex role behavior. They violate them in different ways, but they all violate them. Their attitudes towards themselves and other people, their goal orientations, their personal style, their appearance and way of handling their bodies, all jar people and make them feel uneasy. Sometimes it's conscious and sometimes it's not, but people generally feel uncomfortable around Bitches. They consider them aberrations. They find their style disturbing.... A Bitch is blunt, direct, arrogant, at times egoistic. She has no liking for the indirect, subtle, mysterious ways of the “eternal feminine”. She disdains the vicarious life deemed natural to women because she wants to live a life of her own. Our society has defined humanity as male, and female as something other than male. In this way, females could be human only by living vicariously thru a male. To be able to live, a woman has to agree to serve, honor, and obey a man and what she gets in exchange is at best a shadow life. Bitches refuse to serve, honor or obey anyone. They demand to be fully functioning human beings, not just shadows. They want to be both female and human. This makes them social contradictions. The mere existence of Bitches negates the idea that a woman's reality must come thru her relationship to a man and defies the belief that women are perpetual children who must always be under the guidance of another

Jo Freeman

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A lucky slob

All this "King" stuff is pure bullshit. I eat and sleep and go to the bathroom just like anyone else. I'm just a lucky slob from Ohio who happened to be in the right place at the right time.

Clark Gable

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Painting the phases of a riot

If we paint the phases of a riot, the crowd bustling with uplifted fists and the noisy onslaughts od cavalry are translated upon the canvas in sheaves of lines corresponding with all the conflicting forces, following the general laws of violence of the picture… …These force-lines must encircle and involve the spectator so that he will an a manner be forced to struggle himself with the persons in the picture.

Umberto Boccioni

Be a Doctor

Steve: Do you know why doctors, lawyers and nurses are great liars?
Debbie: No.
Steve: Because they lie to help people. Like, a doctor wouldn't tell a sick patient, "Too bad, you're gonna die." He would say, "We're doing everything we can." Wouldn't he?
Debbie: Yeah?
Steve: So, pretend you're being a doctor today and tell a doctor's kind of lie. Can you be a doctor for me?
Debbie: Can I be a nurse?
Steve: That's my girl.


The Question

The question is, what do we most want people to think of us: that we are different, or that we can make a difference?

Siân Berry

Monday, April 2, 2012

After Hours

Pepe: Art sure is ugly.
Neil: Shows how much you know about art. The uglier the art, the more it's worth.
Pepe: This must be worth a fortune, man.
After Hours