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“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for”

posted at 9:25 am
on Mar. 31, 2005

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“A short ride up into the dark hills overlooking glittering Hollywood and we were set loose in front of one of the biggest mansions I had ever seen in life or television. And I don’t mean mansion as in “a really big house”—I mean mansion as in motherfucking MANSION. You simply had to see it to believe it, but for those of you that were there, you knew it was as close to Mt. Olympus as we mortals will ever get.”

posted at 11:46 am
on Mar. 28, 2005

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“The fact is, that civilization requires slaves. The Greeks were quite right there. Unless there are slaves to do the ugly, horrible, uninteresting work, culture, and contemplation become almost impossible. Human slavery is wrong, insecure, and demoralizing. On mechanical slavery, on the slavery of the machine, the future of the world depends.”

posted at 9:25 am
on Mar. 28, 2005

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“I have discovered photography. Now I can kill myself. I have nothing else to learn.”

posted at 11:26 am
on Mar. 26, 2005

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“Of course I’m ambitious. What’s wrong with that? Otherwise you sleep all day.”

posted at 9:25 am
on Mar. 26, 2005

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“Thank You for Not Breeding”

posted at 10:36 am
on Mar. 25, 2005

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“By Arnold’s rough estimate, the typical American family owns more than most Egyptian pharaohs, who were buried with their treasures for the journey to the afterworld.”

posted at 12:34 am
on Mar. 24, 2005

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“Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.”

posted at 9:25 am
on Mar. 23, 2005

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“That something happened to you is of no importance to anyone, not even to you.  The important thing about you is what you choose to make happen - your values and choices.  That which happened by accident - what family you were born into, in what country, and where you went to school - is totally unimportant.”

posted at 9:25 am
on Mar. 22, 2005

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“If you have done well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.”

posted at 2:22 pm
on Mar. 21, 2005

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“—deliver it on time”
—deliver it easier
—deliver it in the right quantity
—deliver it in the right context
—deliver it in concentrated form
—deliver it intelligently (using the right apps)
—deliver it in the right format
—deliver it with style and personality
—deliver it reliably
—deliver it accurately
—deliver it fast
—make it easy to find”

posted at 12:18 am
on Mar. 21, 2005

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“In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.”

posted at 7:21 pm
on Mar. 20, 2005

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posted at 5:24 pm
on Mar. 20, 2005

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“Killing an alien wouldn’t fall under the bill… [unless] it’s an alien that looks like a human, which is an alien, yes. ... If it was an alien that pretended to be a human, I guess then it’s human. Then it would fall under this bill because it’s human against human. ... How would we know he was an alien?”

posted at 1:51 pm
on Mar. 18, 2005

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“Call it the advance of civilization.  There’s no room for jungles any more.  Too many people.  There won’t be any jungles or deserts left.  We’ll clear the jungles and irrigate the deserts, and I suppose someday we’ll even level all the mountains, except for the ones we save for ski slopes.  And instead of snakes and insects and animals and birds, there will be rows and rows of little square houses where there used to be jungles and deserts and mountains.  And everyone will have enough to eat, and no one will die of sickening diseases and everyone will speak Esperanto and have 2.7 children and pensions when they’re old and nondenominational services when they die.  And they’ll all join bowling leagues and complain about crabgrass and watch color television and when they talk to each other, Esperanto will be as good as anything else because they won’t have anything to say.”

posted at 1:57 pm
on Mar. 14, 2005

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“I do like this blog a lot. thanks for keeping all the spammers off it.”

posted at 11:03 pm
on Mar. 13, 2005

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“He gave off, from the first second you looked at him, an air of absolute self-assurance so total your first reaction was to kick him in the nuts just to see what he’d do.”

posted at 11:55 pm
on Mar. 12, 2005

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“Bloggers are just columnists without newspapers.”

posted at 12:28 pm
on Mar. 11, 2005

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“If you buy three mochas with a one hundred dollar bill, you should give me a dollar tip, you cheap bastard. ... Absolutely do not ask me what kind of soup we have. It is on a menu that is clearly titled SOUP. A seven-year-old knows how to spell soup.”

posted at 10:46 pm
on Mar. 9, 2005

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“You may install and use one BitDefender Prophylactic once. The license expires when use of the product is discontinued (i.e. the product is removed from the terminal on which it has been installed) ... A license for BitDefender Prophylactic may not be shared or used concurrently on different terminals. You should purchase a license pack if you require multiple licenses for use on multiple terminals.”

posted at 1:32 pm
on Mar. 8, 2005

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“I am going to blog the crap out of this!”

posted at 10:05 pm
on Mar. 6, 2005

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“Like many journalists, he was, for a time, a heavy drinker.”

posted at 7:08 pm
on Mar. 3, 2005

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