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June 30, 2003

“What pathetic mindless idiots you all are. Don’t you get it. The Internet won’t make you rich, or famous, or happy. CSS isn’t a cause. You can’t beat Microsoft. It doesn’t matter. If you want someone to blame, blame your mommy for giving birth to you.”
(More like this in: Insults, Web Pundits) .:link:.
“I do not think I can change the world with my photographs, but I do firmly believe that a bad picture can make it worse.”
Fernando Scianna
(More like this in: Photography) .:link:.
“Only in quiet waters do things mirror themselves undistorted. Only in a quiet mind is adequate perception of the world.”
Hans Margolius
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.
“Somewhere on earth right now there’s a person that would like to do nothing but wear flowing golden robes and throw pickles at people in the street, and thanks to the web that person can connect with a group that also indulges in that specific activity, compare locations, techniques, and preferred robe fabrics.”
(More like this in: Web Pundits, Web and Blogs) .:link:.

June 29, 2003

“In the age of the leak and the blog, of evidence extraction and link discovery, truths will either out or be outed, later if not sooner. This is something I would bring to the attention of every diplomat, politician and corporate leader: the future, eventually, will find you out. The future, wielding unimaginable tools of transparency, will have its way with you. In the end, you will be seen to have done that which you did.”
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.
“I’m not sure where Arnold [Schwarzenegger] gets his political instincts. People often say that for Kennedys, it’s in the water. Arnold seems to be a staunch Republican, so I’ve asked Maria to check their plumbing.”
(More like this in: Politics and Government) .:link:.
“I once met a chemist who told me that when he looked at a tree, he didn’t see brown and green, he saw the molecules that made up the bark and the leaves. Me, I used Photoshop every day for a year, and after a few months I saw the world in digital layers, ready to be peeled and blended. I looked out the car window and rearranged what I saw to make it more pleasing, moving the street signs and rearranging buildings. Everything was mutable: eye color, hair color, skin tone. In dreams, I would sometimes grab large chunks of my environment and move them around, cutting and pasting as if I had some sort of cosmic mouse.”
(More like this in: Computers and Technology) .:link:.
“Reality is something you rise above.”
Liza Minnelli

June 21, 2003

“You call Donald Rumsfeld and tell him our sorry asses are ready to go home. Tell him to come spend a night in our building.”
Pfc. Matthew C. O’Dell,
after 1 year in Kuwait/Iraq
(More like this in: Iraq, Politics and Government, War) .:link:.
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
Dr. Seuss
(More like this in: Wisdom) .:link:.
“My guiding principle is always to write with my grandparents in mind. It keeps me from being too personal or too technical or too complainy.”
(More like this in: Writing) .:link:.
“I think one of the things about that period was because you weren’t given images, you made up your own images. You listen to the music and it just took you to another world.”
(More like this in: Music) .:link:.

June 13, 2003

“...no medicine I’ve ever taken has done half as much for me as getting behind the lens and finding all the moments in the world around me to capture and make my own.”
(More like this in: Photography) .:link:.
“I can’t bring people together. My job is to rattle the cages.”
Bill O’Reilly, “news” anchor
(More like this in: Media and Entertainment) .:link:.
“But you look at these tanned, blow-dried gym bunnies like Brian Williams, NBC’s next anchor—all they do is read off a teleprompter, and no one has a problem calling them journalists. In the end I really don’t care what I’m called, as long as it’s not blogger.”
“i may be missing the unix geekness and graphic beauty of os x, but xp is enhancing my production output in myriad ways ... where my profit bottom line resides. i am convinced i made the right, if unfashionable, choice. it’s been a calm year of xp ownership, compared to the os x stories i read on others’ pages.”
(More like this in: Computers and Technology) .:link:.

June 10, 2003

“Religiously inspired terrorism is a worldwide phenomenon, and every major world religion has people who have appropriated the label of their religion in order to legitimize their violence.”
(More like this in: Religion and Faith, Terrorism) .:link:.
“You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is a white guy, the best golfer is a black guy, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the U.S. of arrogance, Germany doesn’t want to go to war, and the three most powerful men in America are named ‘Bush’, ‘Dick’, and ‘Colon’. Need I say more?”
Chris Rock
(More like this in: Witticisms) .:link:.
“It’s all a complete farce, you understand, we’re born into a losing struggle. In the meantime, I think, I must show some contempt and defiance and the best means of doing that that I know are irony and obscenity ... Which is why it was a mistake for that man to ask me about those slut Dixie Chicks.”
(More like this in: Insults, Witticisms) .:link:.
“Sure, his content is more intellectual than mine. Sure, his writing is clearer, his politics are more defined and his subject matter tends to be of world importance. But I have boobs and mp3s.”
(More like this in: Web Pundits, Web and Blogs) .:link:.

June 01, 2003

“...all I can do is tell you what is going on in the streets and if you think journalists are doing a better job of that then maybe you should go read them. One day, like in Afghanistan, those journalists will get bored and go write about Syria or Iran; Iraq will be off your media radar. Out of sight, out of mind. Lucky you, you have that option. I have to live it.”
(More like this in: Iraq, Web Pundits) .:link:.
“I had a generator and a freezer full of meat. I grilled, I drank alcohol and watched the entire war secretly on satellite.”
(More like this in: Iraq, War) .:link:.
“Since Bush took office, the national debt ... has skyrocketed to $6.4 trillion, which is the limit set by Congress some years ago. Congress approved adding almost another trillion to that last week to keep the government from defaulting on Social Security and other payments next month. Over the next 10 years, you will be paying $4.6 trillion just to pay interest on that debt without reducing it at all. That $4.6 trillion would completely pay for this year’s budget more than twice.”
“Yes, you can take some stringer’s notes and compose a story, but the difference between that an a piece you wrote from your own research is the difference between a Penthouse Forum letter and your recollection of your wedding night.”
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