Nov 30, 2004

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. -- Jack London

I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages. -- William H. Mauldin

Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us. -- Jerry Garcia

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. -- Robert Heinlein

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

Nov 24, 2004

It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it. -- Sam Levenson

Nov 23, 2004

More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren't so busy denying them. -- Harold J. Smith

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them. -- Walter Kerr

Nov 22, 2004

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same. -- Elbert Hubbard

Nov 18, 2004

* Lower back pain is the most commonly reported physical complaint in the U.S.
* The largest sex orgy in recorded history, involving 7,000 participants, took place in the year 200 B.C. in Rome.
* Almost every cell in your body contains six feet of DNA.
* The hyoid bone, in your throat, is the only bone in the body not attached to another bone.
* A group of foxes is known as a 'leash.'
* The dark meat on a roast turkey has more calories than the white meat.
* The Sun is about 4.6 billion years old.
* 'Alektorophobia' is the fear of chickens.
* The southernmost city in the United States is Na'alehu, Hawaii.
* Davy Crockett was a Congessman.
* In poker, a combination of 4 and 5 is called a 'Jesse James,' presumably because the notorious outlaw was killed by a Colt .45.
* The real name of Dorothy's dog Toto in The Wizard of Oz was Terry.
* The 'f' word is used 246 times in Goodfellas.
* The U.S. has the most violent weather in the world.
* Two books in the Bible are named after women. Ruth and Esther.
* "Scrump" is archaic slang for sex. Ben Franklin referred to prostitutes as "scrumpets."
* Rabbits are immune to the venom of black widow spiders.
* In 1894, there were only four automobiles in the United States.
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications. -- Dave Parnas

Nov 17, 2004

When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw
When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. -- George Bernard Shaw

Nov 12, 2004

A decision is what a man makes when he can't find anybody to serve on a committee. -- Fletcher Knebel

Nov 11, 2004

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. -- Erica Jong

Nov 8, 2004

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. -- Joe Ancis

Nov 5, 2004

Maturity of mind is the capacity to endure uncertainty. -- John Finley

Nov 1, 2004

A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices. -- William James