Wednesday, February 29, 2012

"Maybe one of the best things that happened is with I think it was The Mammoth Hunters. When I was in Santa Clara and it was a 2 hour autographing. And mothers brought me their children and there were seven little Aylas that I got to meet between the ages of four months and I think seven years. And I think to myself you know . . . why?"

-- author Jean Auel

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

“Apart from spying, I have in my time sold bathtowels, got divorced, washed elephants, run away from school, decimated a flock of Welsh sheep with a twenty-five pound shell because I was too stupid to understand the gunnery officer’s instructions, taught children in a special school.”

-- author John Le Carre

Monday, February 6, 2012

The day you are born . . . if you are lucky . . . you are somebody's miracle.

They tell you that you are important and special.

As time goes on, you find out you are not so special and less important.

And finally, the day comes when you realize that you are not important, not necessary and you don't matter to anyone.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Another Twilight reader reveals masterful, if not misplaced, descriptive skills in this partial book review on Amazon:

"Bella Swan and Edward Cullen are enmeshed in an intense, hungry love that leaves them both destroyed, yet passionately longing for more."

Destroyed . . . and yet longing for more.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A howler from Gail Collins

"This should be a wake-up call to us all about the little-discussed national scandal of billionaire abuse. All around the nation, we are hearing stories about elderly billionaires being taken advantage of by grasping politicians. Here in New York we have just learned that Republican candidates for the State Senate wheedled $436,500 out of a 97-year-old billionaire over the last year. This sort of predatory attack on our billionaires must stop!"

-- From opinion piece, "The Revenge of Saul Alinsky", NY Times, 2/1/12

Google Easter Eggs in February

  • Searching for "tilt" or "askew" makes the page to tilt to its right a bit.
  • "recursion" shows did u mean: recursion and allows the searcher to recursively search for recursion.
  • "do a barrel roll" or "z or r twice" results in 360 degree rotation of the page.

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