Sunday, August 31, 2008

My favourite quotes of the past few days...

"Quantum physics is to regular everyday physics as a David Lynch film is to a mainstream blockbuster." - a cracked article on Dark Matter.

"It's the oldest law of warfare: have your guns in populated areas, and when the enemy responds, show the world your dead women and children." - Thomas Goltz, an academic specializing in the Caucasus, commenting on the recent Russo-Georgian war.

"Every time Barack Obama makes a speech, an angel has an orgasm." - The Daily show with Jon Stewart.

I've also been watching a lot of old episodes from The Simpsons. And this line by Homer is just...such a culturally observant remark, especially considering that it comes from a bovine personality.

"In a world gone mad, only a lunatic is truly insane." - Homer Simpson.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's not the thought that counts

It is with mild disdain that I relate to the fact that those moments when the mind is drowsy, such as a just-awoken state or a near-sleepless one, are the most interesting - such as this fleeting, hopeless, reclusive thought that I cooked up today: "Swallowing its pride, the lion swallowed its pride".
Really, how juvenile does a person have to be to think of such phrase-mocking statements as these, even in the most unstable of conditions?

What is probably more disturbing for me is that the thought ferociously stuck even after I was fully awoke. And, well, I had to pretty much swallow my pride in order to post this one.

Monday, August 04, 2008

More than a feeling

It's humbling: trying to condense my last eight years into a single page, and finding out there's still some space left at the bottom.