Thoughts...


In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is stoned to death.
    - Joan D. Vinge               G_Q-o-t-D                    2011-02-04    
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"You are what you see, right?"   -a Chinese astrologer just said this on the morning news, talking about 2011...the year of the rabbit.                   - 2011-02-05    
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If I live that long, in 9 years and 9 days, it will be my 70th birthday.
    - aq              2011-02-05    
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Social Anxiety Disorder is fearing social interaction, feeling everyone is watching, feeling everyone is judging.        - from TLC           2011-02-05        
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"pucapab" is a Quebecois slang term meaning "fed-up."    
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Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.           - George Santayana        G_Q-o-t-D           2011-02-07        
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I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
    - George Best             G_Q-o-t-D           2011-02-08   
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"Sometimes what one person can do to another, brutality-wise, is hard to comprehend, but it happens."
    -a detective on a National Geographic TV show just said that about a murder.   2011-02-03    
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She was excruciatingly, agonizingly, torturously, beautiful. 
I found it difficult to behold her for any length of time.        
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Between commercials on Global TV, an old woman's voice says, "I sense impending mayhem."    Personally, I sense the world is often a sick, sad, place.  That Global spot is like a subliminal fear mongering.
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Eighty thousand people per day pass through Pearson International Airport in Toronto. So many people it boggles my mind.                         2011-01-31    Daily Planet on Discovery channel.
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The 1994 instance of a comet crashing into Jupiter released the equivalent of 600 megatons of energy.  
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One of my favorite poems:        

I Died For Beauty
by Emily Dickinson

I died for beauty but was scarce 
Adjusted in the tomb, 
When one who died for truth was lain 
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed? 
"For beauty," I replied. 
"And I for truth, the two are one; 
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night, 
We talked between the rooms, 
Until the moss had reached our lips, 
And covered up our names.



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