Saturday, February 26, 2005

Quote of the Day #48

The Raging Bull Department
Being Nice and expecting nice things is like being vegetarian and expecting a bull not to charge you

-- A Friend

Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Pictures of the Day #42

Drawing Hands



"I believe that producing pictures, as I do, is almost solely a question of wanting so very much to do it well"
-- M. C. Escher

Monday, February 21, 2005

Top 9 comments at the Olympics

Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria . I saw her snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing."

Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak from personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father."

Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in boxing, but none of them really that serious.

Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again."

Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it. In fact you can see it all over their faces."

At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that, before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh my God, what have I just said?"

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Quote of the Day #47

The Free Loving Department
The best aphrodisiac is to open your heart.

-- Maria Tereza Maldonado

Quote of the Day #46

"Don't Fear the Reaper" Department
We'll always have death and taxes, but death doesn't get worse every year.

-- Tim Borten

Quote of the Day #45

The Parasite Department?
I looked up the word politics in the dictionary. It's actually a combination of two words: poli, which means many, and tics, which means bloodsuckers.

-- Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show"

Quotes of the Day #44

Had this happened within 10 light-years of us, it would have severely damaged our atmosphere and would possibly have triggered a mass extinction.

-- Dr Bryan Gaensler,
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

We figure that it's probably the biggest explosion observed by humans within our galaxy since Johannes Kepler saw his supernova in 1604.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime event. We have observed an object only 20km across, on the other side of our galaxy, releasing more energy in a 10th of a second than the Sun emits in 100,000 years.

-- Dr Rob Fender,
Southampton University, UK

[click link to read BBC's report on this event]

Friday, February 18, 2005

Studies in motion #2 Posted by Hello

Studies in motion #1 Posted by Hello

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Picture of the Day #41

Monday, February 14, 2005

Pictutre of the Day #40

Leviathan by Marion Peck.

Linked to her site. Beautiful Surreal Art. Posted by Hello

Quote of the Day #43

Light at the End of the Tunnel Department
One always tends to overpraise a long book, because one has got through it.

-- Edward Morgan Forster

Quote of the Day #42

The Idiot Box Department
I must say that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book.

-- Groucho Marx

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Quote of the Day #41

War and Peace Department
Only the dead have seen the end of war.

-- Plato

Saturday, February 12, 2005

Picture of the Day #39

Sukhoi-30 Mating Season #2

Picture of the Day #38

Sukhoi-30 Mating Season #1

Quote of the Day #40

The Seven Year Itch Department
A poet on street corner trying to recite to a crowd pulling at her clothes.

-- Arthur Miller describing his wife Marilyn Monroe

Friday, February 11, 2005

Quote of the Day #39

Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world. In our endeavors to understand reality, we are somewhat like a man trying to understand the mechanism of a closed watch. He sees the face and moving hands, even hears it ticking, but has no way of opening the case. If he is ingenious, he may form some picture of a mechanism which could be responsible for all the things he observes, but he may never be quite sure his picture is the only one which could explain his observations. He will never be able to compare his picture with the real mechanism, and he cannot even understand the possibility of the meaning of such a comparison.

-- Albert Einstein.

Picture of the Day #37

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Quote of the Day #38

The Engrish Department Posted by Hello

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

The Reading Test

Take the Test! Posted by Hello

Picture of the Day #32

The Cool Cows - More Surrealist art on the Link Posted by Hello

Monday, February 07, 2005

Marraige is a Partnership

This was taken from the feedback to the "A Word A Day" mailing list.

From: Dave Zobel (
Subject: feme covert a la Russe

In Russian, the predicate adjective "married", when applied to a gentleman, is /zhenat/ (literally, "wifed"). His lady, on the other hand, is /zamuzhem/ (literally, "behind [her] husband"). This asymmetry carries over from the two distinct verbs meaning "to marry" -- one for each gender.

My Russian wife assures me that the wife is behind the husband in the same way that the driver is behind the mule.

**feme covert (fem KOV-uhrt) noun, plural femes covert

A married woman.

[From Anglo-French feme covert, from feme (woman) + covert (protected).]

A feme covert is not the feminine equivalent of 007. Rather, it's a legal term to describe a married woman, one who is covered or protected by a husband. Some have interpreted the term literally to indicate a women covered by a veil. The opposite of this is feme sole, a single woman, whether divorced, widowed, or never married.

Picture of the Day #31

The Cloud Temple by Peter Gric Posted by Hello

Woody Allen Quotes Part 2

My wife and I pondered for a while whether to take a vacation or get a divorce. We decided that a trip to Bermuda is over in two weeks, but a divorce is something you always have.

Another good thing about being poor is that when you are seventy your children will not have declared you legally insane in order to gain control of your estate.

I took the speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It's about Russia.

Bisexuality doubles your chances of a date on a Saturday night.

On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.


Sunday, February 06, 2005

Picture of the Day #30

Opresion (More by the Artist on the link) Posted by Hello

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Picture of the Day #29

"Man Eaten Alive by Chest of Drawers whilst searching for a missing sock" Posted by Hello

Friday, February 04, 2005

Picture of the Day #28

Surreal Plants. This is done with pencils and charcoal. Posted by Hello

South Park Quotes #4

Kevin: My waffle's done! My waffle's done!

Mrs. McCormick: Now, Kevin, we ain't got enough for everybody. You have to split that with your brother.

Cartman: Oh, Jesus, are you fucking kidding me?

South Park Quotes #3 [or Further Examples of the Word 'Ghetto']

In the Ghetto! On a cold and gray Chicago morn, another baby child is born in the ghetto. In the ghetto!

-- Eric Cartman

Examples of the Word 'Ghetto'

1. John's paranoia about triple-checking whether or not he's locked his car doors comes from his growing up in the ghetto.
2. "Why you always be talkin' ghetto? Get yo'self a propa' e-ju-ma-kay-shun, kid!"
3. Jane hid her head in embarrasment as her mom shamelessly committed the ghetto act of stuffing the restaurant's bread rolls, sugar packets, and silverware in her purse.
4. "A TV Guide duct-taped to a 4 foot stick?! That's one hella ghetto 'mote control!"


Thursday, February 03, 2005

How to be Annoying Online #6

Join a discussion group and tie whatever's being discussed back to an unrelated central theme. For instance, if you're in a discussion of gun control, respond to every message with the observation that those genetically superior tomatoes seem to have played an important role. Within days, all discussion of gun control will have ceased as people write you threatening messages and instruct others to ignore you.


Picture of the Day #27

Mother Nature? Posted by Hello

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Picture of the Day #25

Quote of the Day #37

I cannot tell you exactly, in seconds, the decimal point of Planck's constant beyond which there will be no further possible knowledge of the cosmos, because light does not exist, and accurate representation is impossible. It is the event horizon, as they say in physics, beyond which nothing makes sense and nothing at all may be discovered.

That, if there is any, is the secret of the universe. As a metaphor, I would say that at the core of every human beign and every thing there is such a fundamentally inaccessible secret. That is the vital illusion of which Nietzsche spoke, the glass wall of truth and illusion.

-- Jean Baudrillard
[from Thomas Reissman's "Return to La Paz" (2004)]

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Picture of the Day #24

Surrealist Photography by Thomas Barbey - "High Security". Linked to his site Posted by Hello

Quote of the Day #36

Tell-Me-Your-Dreams Department
The purpose of art is mystery.

-- René Magritte

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