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30 November 2009 @ 11:01 pm
Quotes of the week(s) 30Nov09  
Interesting couple of weeks. Some laughs, some darkness, a couple of practical exams and lessons learned both harsh and enlightening.


The Seattle Sobriety Test

In Seattle, when you get pulled over because they suspect you've been drinking, the cops take you around to the back of their car and show you five bins of different sizes and colors, one of which is segmented into three sections with moveable partitions, two of which are lined with plastic bags. The officer hands you a box. If you can successfully sort all of the trash in the box into the compostables, landfill, glass bottles (separating dark colors, bright colors, and clear), paper, and plastic, then you're free to go.

-Elf Sternberg

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My parents never controlled what I read, watched, or played. I was always an advanced reader, and would read nearly anything I could get my hands on– including [comic] books with naughty material. What kind of degenerate life am I leading now at 22?

I’m in law school. Those damn comic books.


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... So, basically, saying that this game [FATAL] should be burned is an insult to fire.

The worst part of reviewing this shit is that I actually have to think about it. I actually have to read this shit, then comprehend it - and this is the hardest part - then try to explain it to you, then I have to spend half an hour with a pencil up my nose trying to fish out the piece of brain that died the minute that I tried to use it to understand FATAL.

-Darren MacLennan

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"Spell your name with the realism!"

It's "I was just going to kill you, but now I'm going to pull your spine out through your anus and play you like an accordion."


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Too needy, too unable to face reality, too frightened of our own shadows, and of the shadow of death, we are, it's clear, a pathetic species. Capable of so much, individuals having created transcendentally beautiful art, invented amazing things, taken flight, peeled back layer upon layer of ignorance, collectively we are inexplicably easily manipulated, distracted, lied to, compelled to act against our own interest, to fall upon one another in hatred.

-Sid Schwab

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"As president, I believe that robotics can inspire young people to pursue science and engineering. And I also want to keep an eye on those robots in case they try anything."

--Barack Obama, speaking to Washington D.C. schoolkids on Monday as part of his science education initiative. 25Nov09

I'm not sure if there's an afterlife, but if there is I hope my grandad has got enough clothes with him and I hope he's not hungry.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself--and you are the easiest person to fool."

-Richard Feynman

"Follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss Nature leads, or you shall learn nothing."

-T.H. Huxley
Current Location: On the penumbra
Current Mood: intimidated
Current Music: Breaking Benjamin - Breath