Friday, April 20, 2007

Quote of the day

On my income tax 1040 it says 'Check this box if you are blind.' I wanted to put a check mark about three inches away.
- Tom Lehrer

Friday, April 13, 2007

Answer to maybe

Person X says:
its a way to wiggle yourself out of a straight answer.

I say:
nah. straight answers are a conspiracy of philosophers and philologists to keep simple people out of the loop, ignorant of the ultimate truth, the ultimate certainty, that we, in fact, know nothing for sure.

Which, in turn, is paradoxical, ironic and contradictory.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Maybe

We've confined ourselves to a bipolar thought process. Yes or no. "Maybe" has yet to achieve similar status as yes and no, and that's why I must write "maybe" within the once again confining structures of quotation marks or similar literary trick, like italic. Maybe's failure is perhaps caused by the lack of seriousness it has drawn so far, or the limited faithfuls who praise its essence.

But, let's face it, nothing is totally white or totally black. Maybe is the closest thing to an ultimate truth that we're ever gonna get.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Quotes of the day

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
- Samuel McChord Crothers

I loathe the expression "What makes him tick." It is the American mind, looking for simple and singular solution, that uses the foolish expression. A person not only ticks, he also chimes and strikes the hour, falls and breaks and has to be put together again, and sometimes stops like an electric clock in a thunderstorm.
- James Thurber

What if this weren't a hypothetical question?
- Unknown