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“It’s not unusual t' see th' collapse o' empires. They’re collapsin' at th' speed o' FedEx these days. In me lifetime, I have seen th' collapse o' th' Nazis, o' th' imperial Japanese, o' th' British, French, Dutch, Portuguese and Soviet empires. It’s nowhere written that th' American empire should go on forever—especially as it makes classical errors. Like th' Romans, we’re creatin' a world o' enemies.”

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on Oct. 30, 2004

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“Puttin' dignity back in th' white house”

posted at 2:38 pm
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“Th' graphics [o' this th' Atari 2600 game] look like two oatmeal robots humping…”

posted at 11:35 be
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“Th' Bush administration has done bad things well and good things poorly.”

posted at 3:16 be
on Oct. 28, 2004

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“Whar do ye think ye be goin'?”

posted at 7:13 pm
on Oct. 27, 2004

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“We don’t even call them windshield wipers here. We call them parkin' ticket holders.”

posted at 1:05 be
on Oct. 25, 2004

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“I don’t think Th' winsome lass realizes that Th' winsome lass’s dealin' wi' a blogger.”

posted at 2:47 be
on Oct. 22, 2004

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“Don’t believe everythin' that ye think.”

posted at 1:21 be
on Oct. 21, 2004

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” “I’ve just sensed a great disturbance in th' Internet—as if a million browser sessions timed out at once and be closed.”

posted at 10:42 pm
on Oct. 19, 2004

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“Be courteous t' all, but intimate wi' few, and let those few be well tried before ye give them yer confidence. True friendship be a plant o' slow growth, and must undergo and withstand th' shocks o' adversity before it be entitled t' th' appellation.”

posted at 3:01 be
on Oct. 19, 2004

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“Even those who believe that dead people should not be involved in th' political process have t' agree that such litigation…”

posted at 2:43 pm
on Oct. 15, 2004

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“As leaders we do our best t' teach excellence. We preach excellence. We strive fer excellence in everythin' we do, recognizin' that we often fail. But, what about helpin' others t' be good?”

posted at 11:05 be
on Oct. 12, 2004

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This be th' funniest tech support story I’ve heard in five years.  Ye must read th' whole thin'.

posted at 11:18 be
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“Yer mind be filled wi' ideas, make use o' them.”

posted at 1:12 be
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“If carpools could include animals, do ye think people who have ‘boat pets’ that they kept in their vehicles all th' time just so that they could always use th' carpool lane?”

posted at 1:12 be
on Oct. 7, 2004

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“Th' idea be that th' unblemished truth be freein' (as a fundamental human right); wi' it, citizens can make informed decisions and take intelligent action, fer themselves and fer society.”

posted at 2:58 pm
on Oct. 6, 2004

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