Things you've heard or read. Things that famous or not so famous people have said. It doesn't have to be stupid. They can be enlightening or philosophical or insightful or absolutely asinine. Or they can be just plain stoopid.
.... the punch-card ballots used in counties like
Broward and Palm Beach counties are so prone to
inaccurate counting that a National Bureau of
Standards report recommended their elimination
more than a decade ago. The bureau stated in
1988: "It is generally not possible to exactly
duplicate a count obtained on pre-scored punch
The so-called "Votomatic" system developed in
the 1960s is based on technology that has been
considered obsolete for years. Now, the outcome
of the November 7 presidential race hangs on
whether as few as two Florida counties are
allowed to conduct manual recounts of
punch-card ballots to include those wrongly
discarded due to "hanging" chad.
"The Christian conception of God... is one of the most corrupt conceptions of God arrived at on earth..." And, when he was already close to insanity, he called himself "the ANTI-CHRIST."
"And the angel of the lord came unto me, snatching me up from my place of slumber. And took me on high, and higher still until we moved to the spaces betwixt the air itself. And he brought me into a vast farmlands of our own midwest. And as we descended, cries of impending doom rose from the soil. One thousand, nay a million voices full of fear. And terror possesed me then. And I begged, "Angel of the Lord, what are these tortured screams?" And the angel said unto me, "These are the cries of the carrots, the cries of the carrots! You see, Reverend Maynard, tomorrow is harvest day and to them it is the holocaust." And I sprang from my slumber drenched in sweat like the tears of one million terrified brothers and roared, "Hear me now, I have seen the light! They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers!" Can I get an amen? Can I get a hallelujah? Thank you Jesus. "
-"reverend" Maynard J. K.
"When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures of emotion, creatures bristling with prejudices and motivated by pride and vanity. And if you want to stir up a resentment tomorrow that may rankle across the decades and endure till death, just indulge in a little stinging criticism- no matter how certain you are that it is justified."
Nobody stopped to hear him
Though he played so sweet and high
They knew he had never been on their TV
So they passed his music by
I meant to go over and ask for a song
Maybe put on a harmony....
I heard his refrain
As the signal changed
He was playing real good, for free.
"Every word is part of a picture.
Every sentence... is a picture.
All you do... is let your imagination connect them together.
If you have an imagination, that is." Kevin Dillon(Kieran Culkin) in The Mighty
"If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain."(Emily Dickinson)
When forty winters shall besiege thy brow,
And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field,
Thy youth's proud livery, so gaz'd on now,
Will be a tatter'd weed, of small worth held:
Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies,
Where all the treasure of thy lusty days,
To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes,
Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.
How much more praise deserv'd thy beauty's use,
If thou couldst answer, 'This fair child of mine
Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse,'
Proving his beauty by succession thine!
This were to be new made when thou art old,
And see thy blood warm when thou feel'st it cold. (William Shakespeare)
"Finally I suppose, he'd be able to see the sun, not images of it in water or some alien place, but the sun itself, in its own place, and be able to study it."
--Plato, Book VII, (allegory of the Cave)
Like an eagle I would like to fly,
Although sometimes you may wonder why.
It is to be free,
so I can be me,
and be able to look beyond of what I see.
(Latricia Saucier) ( written in honor of my uncle, who is a great artist and died 5 years ago of AIDS and today just happens to be AIDS day.
"I'll never be the same, breaking decency
Don't be tree trunk, don't fall on my living roots
I've been humming too many words, got a weak self esteem
That's been stomped away from every single dream
But it's something else that brought us feaze
Keep it all inside until we feel we can't unleash
I think that you made it up, I think that your mind is gone
I think you shouldn't have glorified, now your wrong"
"I hate the way I am around you
(I'm so nervous and weird)
sometimes I feel like I'm
you treat me like I am on fire
like I'm something to eat
you make me hate what I see
when I see me"
"you know I like to die for awhile
everyday in the afternoon
I like to let the arms of a bar
wrap around me tight
I'm just going to sprawl
in the front booth
big drink above my head
cross eyes and smiling as
I watch the world
go twisting by
I don't want to die with you,
or live in the same dark room
I don't want to see your
bloodshot eyes no more, no more
I just want to take this girl-
all curls and big brown eyes
man I can't take the pain
of wanting her, needing her"
"Twelfth night we go
After something everyone should know
Somewhere in the distance out of sight..
Then I saw: gin mill rainfall
What do you remember if at all
Only pieces of the night...
And is it any wonder in the middle of the crowd
If you let your feet get trampled on
and the music is that loud
But you wanted to be where you are
It looked much better from afar
A hillside in shadow
Between the people and the stars"
"The position by the majority of this court can only lend credence to the most cynical appraisal of the work of judges throughout the land ... Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year's election, the identity of theloser is perfectly clear. It is the nation's confidence in the judge as an impartial guardian of the rule of law." -- Justice Stevens
On a cold winter morning, Laqueina sits on her bed and is looking out the window. She dreams about a perfect guy as her face starts to glow.
He has brown hair, eyes that are so warm, and always seem to draw her near.
She starts to think, "if only he were here. I would tell him how much I like him, if I dared. I don't want to lose what I don't have, I am too scared."
Every time she sees him, she can barely speak. She can barely walk up to him, she is too weak.
There is too many people at stake.
It is definetly not going to be a cake.
She wouldn't mind if their relationship started to bake.
(Here is something a little cheesy for you all to read, written by Latricia Lee Saucier)
"...the election result is good for me. Bush is this stable hard target. It's as if Quayle had won. Plus you have the wonderful narrative of how he got where he is now. It took his brother, his father, his father's friends, the Florida secretary of state, and the Supreme Court to pull it off. His entire life gives fresh menaing to the phrase 'assisted living'."
(Garry Trudeau, cartoonist & Yale graduate)
"I wrote my name at the top of the page. I wrote down the number of the question "1." After much reflection I put a bracket round it thus "(1)." But thereafter I could not think of anything connected with it that was either relevant or true. Incidentally there arrived from nowhere in particular a blot and several smudges. I gazed for two whole hours at this sad spectacle."
(Winston Churchill, describing his encounter with a Latin exam)
You recognize yourself as a person
who was born not as a peak performer, but as a learner. With the capacity to grow, change and reach for the highest possibilities of human nature, you regard yourself as a person in progress. Not perfect, but a person who keeps asking What more can I be?.......
.......And answering for yourself.
Life in itself is a game, you are always taken chances, you just hope you are doing the right thing, and eventhough sometimes you don't, you learn from it either way in the end, which makes you who you turn out to be.
~Latricia Lee Saucier
Watch your thoughts, for they become your words.
Watch your words, for they become your actions.
Watch your actions, for they become your character.
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.
Just for the sake of Valetines Day, here are two cheesy poems.
I wrote them when I was 15 years old. I was interested in this guy so I wrote them for him. He said he liked them, but I am sure he was lying. They are that bad.
Roses are Red, violets are blue.
When I think of you I sneeze hachu.
Second poem: Roses are red, violets are blue.
When I think of you I get goose bumps going up and down my spine.
What a chill, will you be mine.
"Fret for your figure and
Fret for your latte and
Fret for your hairpiece and
Fret for your lawsuit and
Fret for your prozac and
Fret for your pilot and
Fret for your contract and
Fret for your car."
Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards. Make anarachy and disorder your trademarks, cause as much chaos and disruption as possible, but don't let them take you alive! - Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols
"old songs stay til the end, sad songs remind me of friends, and the way that it is, i could leave it all and i ask myself would you care at all?" -Mogwai(from the song "Cody"[aka "Come On Die Young"])
Here are five quotes that I got off a calendar where I work. I work in a fitness center so as you read these quotes you will realize that they fit with my job. To all of you out there wish me luck, I am going for my ace certification so I can become a personal trainer. Take care, enjoy the quotes.
Go forward." ~Thomas Edison
"Remember when life's path is steep, keep your mind even."
"Press on: Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance."
"The secret is this: Strength lies solely in tenacity."
"Run with endurance the race that's set before you."
"I've been baptized by your voice.
it screams from deep beneath the endless water.
and it's half as high as heaven
and half as clear as reason.
it's cold and and black like silt on the riverbed.
But I'm so comfortable.
Far too comfortable.
Why don't you kill me,
I'm weak and numb and insignificant,
and I'm back on my knees."-MjK
"Played it till my fingers bled
When I picked it up I couldn't put it down
Felt like holding dynamite
It lit my fuse and knocked me to the ground
Flesh and blood, sweat on steel, so alive
I can't describe how it makes me feel
Plug it in strap it on, let me show 'em what I've got
Somethings coming over me, time to let it roll
Let it rock"
Outboard personnel, STAND UP!
Inboard personnel, STAND UP!
Check static lines!
SOUND OFF for equipment check!
(ok, ok, ok, ok, ok, ALLOKJUMPMASTER!!!!)
STAND in the door!
"...and who's to judge that what a clebrity has to say is of less consequence than what you're likely to find on the editorial pages of the Washington Post or the New York Times? Match the credentials of Sting against those of George Will....and who comes to the microphone with a clearer view of postmodern politics or a shrewder understanding of the global economy? The odds favor the testimony of Sting, a witness more widely traveled, considerably richer, and capable of backing up his evidence with an accompaniment on electric bass."
"I have heard what the talkers were talking, the talk of the beginning and the end,
But I do not talk of the beginning or the end.
There was never any more inception than there is now,
Nor any more youth or age than there is now,
And will never be any more perfection than there is now,
Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now."
...And indeed there will be time
To wonder, "Do I dare?" and, "Do I dare?"
Time to turn back and descend the stair,
With a bald spot in the middle of my hair—
[They will say: "How his hair is growing thin!"]
My morning coat, my collar mounting firmly to the chin,
My necktie rich and modest, but asserted by a simple pin—
They will say: "But how his arms and legs are thin!"]
Do I dare
Disturb the universe?
In a minute there is time
For decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse...
-TS Eliot, The lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; But the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light with- out darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density at any point, and like the air in which we breath, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
"... I look into your eyes like a cat looks into a fish tank.
But all I can ever see is the spectre of me reflected upon a monument of the friendship that we never had erected... I wanted to take up lots of room.
I wanted to loom."
"What more can I say. Stay indie, stay DIY. There's 2 many shitty bands on the radio and too many good bands that are not. Cheers to the good ones that made it to radio (Blink 182/ MxPx etc.) and to the 1s with no integrity...(SR-71, etc.) Kids are smart enough to know the difference. so f**k you." ~The Ataris
A pirate walked into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of the crotch of his pants. The bartender took one look at it and said, "Did you know you have a steering wheel sticking out of your pants. The pirate replied, "Aye, it's drivin' me nuts."
"pick a song and sing a yellow nectarine,
take a bath, I'll drink the water that you leave,
if you should die before me
ask if you can bring a friend,
pick a flower, hold your breath
and drift away..." -Scott Weiland
The time when men of reason go to bed. Certain old men prefer to rise at about that time, taking a cold bath and a long walk with an empty stomach, and otherwise mortifying the flesh. They then point with pride to these practices as the cause of their sturdy health and ripe years; the truth being that they are hearty and old, not because of their habits, but in spite of them. The reason we find only robust persons doing this thing is that it has killed all the others who have tried it.
Use a minute
feel some sorrow
for the folks
who think tomorrow
is a place that they
can call up
on the phone.
Take a month
and show some kindness
for the folks
who thought that blindness
was an illness that
affected eyes alone.
Blues is a chair, not a design for a chair or a better chair or a bigger chair. It is the first chair. It is a chair for sitting on, not for looking at or being appreciated. You sit on that music.
"I'd fall asleep and things in class and they'd lecture me about the reality of their classroom. I said, 'You want to see my reality?' I opened up my backpack to where you usually keep your pencils. That's where I kept my bills... electric bills, rent...That was my reality." - Eddie Vedder
"It's like evian water and battery acid. I'm just happier than I've ever been. I've finally found someone that I'm totally compatible with. It doesn't matter whether she's a male, female or hermaphrodite or a donkey. We're compatible."
"Music is at the core of our being. Can you imagine a woman rearing a child and not humming to it? It's as natural as breathing."
(George Martin, the"Fifth Beatle," who produced every Beatles album except Let It Be.
Know what my favorite part of Clint is? The way he waves his magic! Such delicate yet assertive motions which to most of the crowd, look like nothing more than high quality showmanship. Ahhh, the layman....The layman....."But wait!", scream the layman. "I am you and you are me! Without one, we both shall perish in the quiet ,colorless void." Wave on, my good friend. Wave on!
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
Before death came, the liars were made to feast upon the hands of the thieves, and the thieves were made to ingest the tongues of their fellow brother liars.j And we praised thy lord for thee judgements he hath made.
-book of tenets
The essence of balance is detachment. To embrace a cause, to gro fond or spiteful, is to lose ones balance. After which, no action can be trusted. Our burden is not for the dependant of spirit.
why kill people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong?
-scott aka burnoutt
"this kid in florida raped and killed this girl and didn't get a death penalty cause in that state they abolished it. here in texas if three or more people saw you do what you did, you don't wait on death row for a few years, you go to the front of the line. other states are trying to abolish the death penalty, my states putting in an express line." ~Ron White
throughout human history, as our species faced the frightening, terrorizing fact that we do not know who we are, or where we are going in this ocean of chaos, it has been the authoritiesm the political, the religious, the educational authorities who attempted to comfort us by giving us order, rules, regulations, informing, forming in our minds their view of reality. to think for yourself you must question authority and learn how to put yourself in a state of vulnerable, open-mindedness; chaotic, confused, vulnerability to inform yourself.
think for yourself... question authority
Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal penalties for up to 1 ounce of marijuana.- President Jimmy Carter, Aug. 2, 1977 Message to Congress
"If you can’t take a little bloody nose, maybe you ought to go back home and crawl under your bed. It’s not safe out here. It’s wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it’s not for the timid." - Q (Star Trek Next Generation)
"When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love has always won. There have been tyrants and murderers and for a time they seem invincible but in the end, they always fall -- think of it, ALWAYS!" - Mahatma Gandhi
"Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict -- alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence." - Dorothy Thompson
"Prohibition will work great injury to the cause of temperance. It is a species of intemperance within itself, for it goes beyond the bonds of reason in that it attempts to control a man’s appetite by legislation and makes a crime out of things that are not crimes. A Prohibition law strikes a blow at the very principles upon which our government was founded." - Abraham Lincoln
If we were south of the border, ya'll would be retarditos. -Drill Sgt Fisk on privates
"Do I look like I care? People get the hiv and they didn't want it, but it happens!"
"Drill Sergeant, I don't know what that is..."
"the hiv? You know, H-I-V, It's kinda like aids, you get it from dirty sex?" - Drill Sgt Truitt with a really dumb private
"Did I tell ya'll that I hate you today?"
"NO DRILL SERGEANT!"
"I hate you all. Equally. Fuckers."
-Drill Sgt Willis
"I expect the Special Olympics team to come out here and knock this shit out and they could probably still kick your ass at it. The only thing about them coming here is that you'd have to give them a hug at the end. eew. And then take them to McDonald's. See, that's why privates are like retards. Their two favourite things: Hugs and McDonald's."
-Drill Sgt Truitt on PECS (Physical Endurance Course) and privates
“Heaven is where the police are English, the cooks are French, the mechanics are German, the lovers are Italian and everything is organized by the Swiss. Hell is where the police are German, the cooks are English, the mechanics are French, the lovers are Swiss, and everything is organized by the Italians.” anon
I was so deadly serious about what I was doing.... I was in it to save the Fucking world! I wanted to tell the world about the blues and to get it right. Even then, I thought I was on some kingd of mission, so in a way I thought, yes, I am God, quite right. ----------- Eric Clapton
"civil disobedience. . . is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience. . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war, and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem."
“We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children” -Howard Zinn
"Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves." -- Romans 13:1-2
"We must bear in mind that imperialism is a world system, the last stage of capitalism-and it must be defeated in a world confrontation. The strategic end of this struggle should be the destruction of imperialism. Our share, the responsibility of the exploited and underdeveloped of the world, is to eliminate the foundations of imperialism: our oppressed nations, from where they extract capital, raw materials, technicians, and cheap labor, and to which they export new capital-instruments of domination-arms and all kinds of articles, thus submerging us in an absolute dependence."
"Our programme is cultural revolution thorugh a total assault on culture, which makes use of every tool, every energy and every media we can get our collective hands on... our culture, our art, our music, our books, our posters, our clothing, the way our hair grows long, the way we smoke dope and fuck and eat and sleep-it's all one message-the message is freedom."
"Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind...War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today."
-- John F. Kennedy
Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne,
Maybe we should develop a Crayola bomb as our next secret weapon. A happiness weapon. A beauty bomb. And every time a crisis developed, we would launch one. It would explode high in the air - explode softly - and send thousands, millions, of little parachutes into the air. Floating down to earth - boxes of Crayolas. And we wouldn't go cheap, either - not little boxes of eight. Boxes of sixty-four, with the sharpener built right in. With silver and gold and copper, magenta and peach and lime, amber and umber and all the rest. And people would smile and get a little funny look on their faces and cover the world with imagination. ~Robert Fulghum