"In outline, it was the same at the schools I went to. The most important thing was to stay on the premises. While there, the authorities fed you, prevented overt violence, and made some effort to teach you something. But beyond that they didn't want to have too much to do with the kids. Like prison wardens, the teachers mostly left us to ourselves. And, like prisoners, the culture we created was barbaric.".

-Paul Graham



"You're just an empty cage, girl, if you kill the bird"
-Tori Amos



"...[In New York] fuck isn't a word, it's a comma."
-Lewis Black



" The flaw in your argument, as I see it, is the implicit assumption that only the government can take away or grant rights. In reality, it's those with power that grant or take away rights. It just so happens that usually it's the state that has ultimate power, but if the state leaves things to their own devices (ie: free market fundamentalism), all they have done is given the crown of ultimate power over to the next in line, which in the case of America, is the corporations (in other countries, the next in line might be corporations, organized crime organizations, warlords, etc). "




"No human or god can match
Nature's simultaneous 4 day
rotation in 1 Earth rotation.

No human has a right to
believe wrong - for that
would be evil thinking.

Ignorance of 4 days is evil,
Evil educators teach 1 day.
1 day will destroy humans.

-Time Cube



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 (1689โ€“1762)



"A bad metaphor is like a leaky screwdriver.

(shamelessly stolen from someone's /. sig)"

From earlier in the same discussion...

"Batshit Insane:

'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.

Seriously... what?"

Things like this are why I read slashdot.



" 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.'"