Friday, July 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

My work is a game, a very serious game.

Maurits Cornelis "M.C." Escher

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quote of the Day

To love and be loved is to
feel the sun from both sides.

David Viscott

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

I refuse to have a battle of wits
with an unarmed person.

Walter Crawford "Walt" Kelly, Jr.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quote of the Day

I am extraordinarily patient, provided
I get my own way in the end.

Margaret Hilda Thatcher

Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Quote of the Day

Never part without loving words to think
of during your absence. It may be that
you will not meet again in life.

Johann Paul Friedrich Richter

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

The backbone of surprise is
fusing speed with secrecy.

Carl Philipp Gottlieb von Clausewitz

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

He that respects himself is safe from others.
He wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.

Herny Wadsworth Longfellow

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

We don't know what we want, but we
are ready to bite somebody to get it.

William Penn Adiar "Will" Rogers

Monday, July 20, 2009

For those of you keeping track...

...we've got a 1966 Chevrolet BelAir, a 1979 Pontiac TransAm, and a 1973 Plymouth Duster.

You know what we've been missing, right?

No, it's not an El Camino* - it's a 1986 GMC Caballero.

They didn't make many of those babies. Ain't she a beauty?!?!

*Sad to say, I parted with my 1973 El Camino back in 1986...

Quote of the Day

Why do we have to wait for special moments to
say nice things or tell people we care about them?

Randal Keith "RK" Milholland

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quote of the Day

I've never quite believed
that one chance is all I get.

Anne Tyler

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quote of the Day

I can't imagine a person becoming a success who
doesn't give this game of life everything he's got.

Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Quote of the Day

Books have the same enemies as people:
fire, humidity, animals, weather,
and their own content.

Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

We cannot control the evil tongues of others;
but a good life enables us to disregard them.

Marcus Porcius Cato (a.k.a. Cato the Elder)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quote of the Day

Farming looks mighty easy when your
plow is a pencil, and you're a
thousand miles from a corn field.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Monday, July 13, 2009

Weakly Demotivator

Blast from the Past: Brian Goodell

Yeah, I got me one of them there Speedo Olympic Banner suits that year. Didn't everyone?

Brian Goodell talks about his experience as part of one of the greatest - if not the greatest - US Olympic swimming teams:

Brian Goodell and TPI from Roberto on Vimeo.

Thanks, Fairness in Sports Foundation!

Quote of the Day

Life isn't long enough for love and art.

William Somerset Maugham

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts!

Who do the radical feminists love to hate?

Wrong!! Why would you say it's me? Guess again.

That's right, Christina Hoff Sommers! She wrote The War Against Boys back in 2000.

Sommers, you see, doesn't buy into the crazy numbers the feminists love to throw around. Read more here.

"The history of women's abuse began over 2,700 years ago in the year 753 BC. It was during the reign of Romulus of Rome that wife abuse was accepted and condoned under the Laws of Chastisement. ... The laws permitted a man to beat his wife with a rod or switch so long as its circumference was no greater than the girth of the base of the man's right thumb. The law became commonly know as 'The Rule of Thumb.' These laws established a tradition which was perpetuated in English Common Law in most of Europe."

Where to begin? How about with the fact that Romulus of Rome never existed. He is a figure in Roman mythology — the son of Mars, nursed by a wolf. Problem 2: The phrase "rule of thumb" did not originate with any law about wife beating, nor has anyone ever been able to locate any such law. It is now widely regarded as a myth, even among feminist professors.

Sounds like a job for Jamie and Adam, right after they bust the "two heads are better than one" myth.

Zorza also informs readers that "between 20 and 35 percent of women seeking medical care in emergency rooms in America are there because of domestic violence." Studies by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bureau of Justice Statistics, an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, indicate that the figure is closer to 1 percent.

Hey, what's 34% error between friends?

"Thug," "parasite," "dangerous," a "female impersonator" — those are some of the labels applied to me when I exposed specious feminist statistics in my 1994 book Who Stole Feminism? (Come to think of it, none of my critics contacted me directly with their concerns before launching their public attacks.) According to Susan Friedman, of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, "Sommers' diachronic discourse is easily unveiled as synchronic discourse in drag. ... She practices ... metonymic historiography." That one hurt! But my views, as well as my metonymic historiography, are always open to correction. So I'll continue to follow the work of the academic feminists — to criticize it when it is wrong, and to learn from it when it is right.

Maybe she'll take a look at the nutty numbers the WSF routinely toss out as "facts".

Look for The Science on Women and Science (edited by Sommers) soon.

Quote of the Day (thanks MS)

He who loses wealth loses much;
he who loses a friend loses more; but
he that loses his courage loses all.

Miguel de Cervantes

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quote of the Day

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good
beginning and a good ending, then having
the two as close together as possible.

Nathan Birnbaum (a.k.a. George Burns)

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Next Project

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Quote of the Day

Politics is supposed to be the second oldest
profession. I have come to realize that it
bears a very close resemblance to the first.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Quote of the Day

The greater the ignorance
the greater the dogmatism.

Sir William Osler

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Quote of the Day

A countryman between two lawyers
is like a fish between two cats.

Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Quote of the Day

Everything that is really great and
inspiring is created by the individual
who can labor in freedom.

Albert Einstein

Friday, July 03, 2009

Quote of the Day

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till
you know there is no hook beneath it.

Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Truth Really is Stranger than Fiction!

Remember the three families that threatened a Title IX lawsuit that forced NYC to move the girls' high school soccer season from spring to fall?

Of course you do!! I just won't let it die, will I?!?!

Got no Earth-Lee idear what's goin' on? Git yer danged self catch'd up here'n here.

Now for the clincher:

It's likely that none of the three girls will play this fall!

Read more here.

"One is injured," Sprance continued, "one team may not be able to play in the fall, they're not going to be able to have enough players; and the third team is where the girl was dropped in the middle of the year."

Quote of the Day

I don't want any yes-men around me.
I want everybody to tell me the truth,
even if it costs them their jobs.

Schmuel Gelbfisz (a.k.a. Samuel Goldwyn)

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Quote of the Day

To live a creative life, we must
lose our fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce