Published: Wed, 05 Mar 2008 18:04:25 +0000


Childish Things

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 21:13:38 +0000

When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up. - C. S. Lewis Copyright © 2009

Barbaric wisdom

Mon, 30 Apr 2007 14:00:02 +0000

I seek not beyond death. It may be the blackness averred by the Nemedian skeptics, or Crom’s realm of ice and cloud, or the snowy plains and vaulted halls of the Nordheimer’s Valhalla. I know not, nor do I care. Let me live deep while I live; let me know the rich juices of red [...]

What no fundamentalist ever does

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 11:57:35 +0000

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. - Aristotle Copyright © 2009

I know it’ll never work, and you know it’ll never work, but what I’m asking is just to see if we’re wrong.

Sun, 15 Apr 2007 01:44:59 +0000

Dewey goes onto a porch, carrying a book. Gale is there, she point to Sidney and Cherokee. Sidney-Come on, Cherokee! Dewey-Yeah, she’s doing great. Look. [He has a copy of Gale’s book, The Woodsboro Murders.] Gale-What are you doing with that? Dewey-Will you sign it for me, Gale? Gale-You hate that book! Besides, I’m done with that kind of reporting. Dewey-For [...]

The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that?

Tue, 27 Mar 2007 18:00:27 +0000

Vivian: People put you down enough, you start to believe it. Edward Lewis: I think you are a very bright, very special woman. Vivian: The bad stuff is easier to believe. You ever notice that? Vivian: When I was a little girl, my mama used to lock me in the attic when I was bad, which was pretty [...]

Minotaurs rule!

Fri, 23 Mar 2007 15:21:09 +0000

Player: You have something we want… a Finger of Sartek. Minotaur chief: All you will get from us is a cold axeblade between your eyes! Player: I didn’t think you would give it up without a fight. Minotaur chief: We are Minotaurs. We do NOTHING without a fight! – Warlords Battlecry III Copyright © 2009

That’s the mouth she kisses my kids goodnight with!

Thu, 22 Mar 2007 17:28:09 +0000

Dr. Ben Sobel: What happened with your wife last night? Boss Paul Vitti: I wasn’t with my wife, I was with my girlfriend. Dr. Ben Sobel: Are you having marriage problems? Boss Paul Vitti: No. Dr. Ben Sobel: Then why do you have a girlfriend? Boss Paul Vitti: What, are you gonna start moralizing on me? Dr. Ben Sobel: No, I’m [...]

Splitting matter and ideas

Tue, 13 Mar 2007 21:56:07 +0000

I accepted their insults, their frauds, their extortions. I thought I could afford to ignore them — all those impotent mystics who prattle about their souls and are unable to build a roof over their heads. I thought that the world was mine, and that those jabbering incompetents were no threat to my strength. I [...]

The White House

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 22:54:06 +0000

Sam: What do you think of the White House, Max? Max: There aren’t nearly as many roller coasters as you’ve led me to believe, Sam. - Sam & Max: Abe Lincoln Must Die Copyright © 2009


Wed, 28 Feb 2007 21:10:30 +0000

Filled to the brim with darkness deeper than night, with bitterness hotter than the depths of hell - that’s coffee. - Godot, Gyakuten Saiban 3 Copyright © 2009

Make Love

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:20:53 +0000

I think I mentioned to Bob [Geldof] I could make love for eight hours. What I didn’t say was that this included four hours of begging and then dinner and a movie. - Sting Copyright © 2009

Spirits in the Material World

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 10:08:31 +0000

There is no political solution To our troubled evolution Have no faith in constitution There is no bloody revolution We are spirits in the material world - The Police, Spirits in the Material World Copyright © 2009

Many powers

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:28:10 +0000

Insult not the White Wizard, for I have many powers. Here, pick a card. Any card. - Goodgulf Grayteeth, Bored of the Rings, Harvard Lampoon Copyright © 2009

Little gods

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 14:48:34 +0000

In some respects, science has far surpassed religion in delivering awe. How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, “This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant. God must be even greater than we dreamed”? Instead they [...]

Fingers in fans

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 21:46:01 +0000

Sam: Max almost lost a finger in a fan like that once. Max: Yeah, but it wasn’t my own finger. - Sam & Max (new series) Copyright © 2009

"I’m the man."

Tue, 13 Feb 2007 14:02:25 +0000

Cherryl Brooks: There’s something I want you to know, so that there won’t be any pretending about it. I’m not going to put on the sweet relative act. I know what you’ve done to Jim and how you’ve made him miserable all his life. I’m going to protect him against you. I’ll put you in [...]


Sat, 10 Feb 2007 22:19:19 +0000

I drink to make other people interesting. - Groucho Marx Copyright © 2009

Powers of observation

Sat, 10 Feb 2007 21:18:37 +0000

“Welcome to Lornadoon,” said Lavalier, rising slowly to her feet, and it seemed to the company that she was as fair as a young sapling or scrub oak. She had magnificent chestnut hair, and when she shook her head, handfuls of magnificent chestnuts dropped to the floor like rain. Frito toyed with the Ring and [...]


Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:09:13 +0000

Don’t smoke, kids. Unless you’re on fire. Then it’s only natural. - Max, Sam & Max: The Mole, the Mob and the Meatball Copyright © 2009

Meet Lonk the Sane

Sat, 10 Feb 2007 16:13:10 +0000

My job? Taking care of crazies like you. Making sure you don’t go and hurt yourselves with your deviant powers. And cookies, I make cookies. - Lonk the Sane, Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Copyright © 2009


Mon, 05 Feb 2007 22:58:49 +0000

Chocolate is a serious thing. - Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation Copyright © 2009

Black lands

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 21:17:17 +0000

…”This is an evil place, I fear,” said Arrowroot, slipping on the sticky black paint which covered every inch of the land. “It is the Black Valley,” said Goodgulf solemnly. “Are we in Fordor already?” asked Frito hopefully. “Do not mention that black land in this black land,” said the Wizard darkly. - Bored of the Rings, Harvard Lampoon Copyright [...]

Feast on the meaty marrow of evil

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:11:57 +0000

Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Give a man a sword and he can feast on the meaty marrow of evil! - Minsc, Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Copyright © 2009

"My position is mistaken."

Mon, 05 Feb 2007 14:47:59 +0000

In science it often happens that scientists say, “You know that’s a really good argument; my position is mistaken,” and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn’t happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change [...]

Pure evil: "a weak, ugly, sinful creature"

Sat, 03 Feb 2007 22:27:50 +0000

I mean, we’re only human beings, and what’s a human being? A weak, ugly, sinful creature, born that way, rotten in his bones—so humility is the one virtue he ought to practice. He ought to spend his life on his knees, begging to be forgiven for his dirty existence. - James Taggart, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand Copyright [...]

"… even a child could understand this!"

Sat, 03 Feb 2007 22:15:05 +0000

Why, a four-year-old child could understand this. Run out and find me a four-year-old child; I can’t make head or tail out of it. - Groucho Marx, Duck Soup Copyright © 2009

Showing mercy

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 16:10:59 +0000

Jump on my sword while you can, evil! I won’t be as gentle! - Minsc, Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Copyright © 2009

Television has done much for psychiatry

Wed, 31 Jan 2007 15:38:22 +0000

Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. - Alfred Hitchcock Copyright © 2009

True love, obviously.

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 22:13:50 +0000

Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first. - Groucho Marx, Duck Soup Copyright © 2009


Tue, 30 Jan 2007 21:15:44 +0000

“That leaves only Fordor,” said Orlon. “But even a retarded troll would not go there.” “Even a dwarf,” admitted Legolam. Frito suddenly felt that all eyes were on him. “Couldn’t we just drop it down a storm drain, or pawn it and swallow the ticket?” he said. “Alas,” said Goodgulf solemnly, “It is not that easy.” “But why?” “Alas,” explained Goodgulf. - [...]

How many wives can you afford?

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 13:35:19 +0000

Richard: What about you? How many wives do you have? Anwar: I can only afford one. - Babel Copyright © 2009

Good and Bad people

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:48:15 +0000

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. - Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan, 1892, Act I Copyright © 2009

The worst poetry in the universe

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 22:32:46 +0000

The dead swans lay in the stagnent pool. They lay. They rotted. They turned Around occassionally. Bits of flesh dropped off them from Time to time. And sank into the pool’s mire. They also smelt a great deal. - Paul Neil Milne Johnstone Copyright © 2009


Fri, 26 Jan 2007 22:13:07 +0000

Why should I care about posterity? What’s posterity ever done for me? Copyright © 2009

Great motto!

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 16:09:20 +0000

Swords, not words! - Minsc, Baldur’s Gate 2: Shadows of Amn Copyright © 2009

The difference between self-indulgent wiener and a connoisseur

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 21:26:20 +0000

[in a Ferrari dealership] Roger the Car Salesman: My name’s Roger, Sir. May I be of some help? Memphis: That’s funny, my name’s Roger… Two Rogers don’t make a right. Memphis: Roger, I have a problem… Roger the Car Salesman: Yes? Memphis: I’ve been in L.A. for three months now. I have money, I have taste. But I’m not on [...]

The afterlife and wishful thinking

Thu, 25 Jan 2007 14:44:12 +0000

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than [...]

Changing a man

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 19:09:44 +0000

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby. - Natalie Wood Copyright © 2009

"Power comes from lying."

Wed, 24 Jan 2007 15:27:27 +0000

Power don’t come from a badge or a gun. Power comes from lying. Lying big and gettin’ the whole damn world to play along with you. Once you’ve got everybody agreeing with what they know in their hearts ain’t true, you’ve got ‘em by the balls. - Senator Roark, Sin City, Frank Miller Copyright © 2009 [...]

A man of principles

Mon, 22 Jan 2007 22:11:25 +0000

Those are my principles. If you don’t like them I have others. - Groucho Marx Copyright © 2009