April 14, 2008

"The marathon is easy. There are no lions."

isaya.jpgIsaya, a 24 year old chief of the Maasai, led 5 warriors in the London Marathon yesterday to raise money for his village. He had never run a marathon before. He'd never been to England before. He recorded some of his thoughts in a journal.

This quotation and the journal reminds me of how much of my life I take for granted. Not that my life is necessarily any better than his, just very different. I assume life is the way that it is because it's always been that way, more or less. His journal is a good reminder just how indoctrinated a person can be to one's culture.

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April 9, 2008

Simon Quote of the Day

notAngry.jpg"I'm not throwing a fit!
I'm... gently tossing a fit."

This boy definitely has a future as a comedy writer.
Or a lawyer.
Or a philosopher.

March 29, 2008

"I have a feeling this is going to be just delicious."

Moonstruck is now up in full on Hulu and I was reminded that it has just a gangbuster ending scene.

June 29, 2007

Mommy! Billy says he is beyond good and evil!

nfc.jpgQ: What do you get when you randomly pair Family Circus cartoons with captions from the pen of Friedrich Nietzsche?

A: Hilarity.

The site would be much better if it were cleaner without all of the ads cluttering it up, but it's a brilliant idea even if the execution is, in my opinion, flawed in its presentation.

Thanks to the Professor from Gonzo Science for pointing this out to me.

October 6, 2006

Friendly Fascism

mal8st.jpg"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

Any guess who said this?

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