People commonly educate their children as they build their houses, according to some plan they think beautiful, without considering whether it is suited to the purposes for which they are designed.
--Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689โ1762)
"A bad metaphor is like a leaky screwdriver.
(shamelessly stolen from someone's /. sig)"
From earlier in the same discussion...
'The bubble-era vision of a Utopian Internet is dented and dirty... The Lexus has collided with the olive tree, and its crumpled hulk spins in a ditch as the orchard smolders.'
This metaphor is a can of Pringles, and its vigor is enhanced by venomous ducks that flip it daily with a caterpillar that just won't shut up.
Things like this are why I read slashdot. http://slashdot.org/articles/06/12/13/1414247.shtml
" Drug money supports terrorism. Oil money supports terrorism. Tax money supports terrorism.
I just cut out the middlemen and write a check each week for ten dollars, made out to "TERRORISM."
where do I mail my check?
Wherever. The terrorists will find it."
"What makes a man turn neutral? Lust for gold? Power? Or were you just born with a heart full of neutrality?"
-Zapp Brannigan, star date: April 13th... point two. ...
"'Even a broken watch is right twice a day.'
'Try telling that to my Casio. I'm still waiting for 88:88ampm to come round.'"
"Anything that is in the world when you're born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works. Anything that's invented between when you're fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it. Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things"
Do not look directly into laser with remaining eye!"
" I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it."
"We'd like to keep you informed via email about product updates, upgrades, special offers and pricing. We will not pass your details onto third parties. If you do not wish to be contacted via email, please ensure that the box is not checked."
-Telltale Games order page, next to an uncheck checkbox.
"#5089 +(454)- [X]
<langdon> FUCK OFF AND HELP ME
<langdon> i mean
<langdon> fuck on
<langdon> fuck over here and help me