Monday, May 31, 2010

Weakly Demotivator

A blast from the past:

Quote of the Day

A man must know his destiny. If he does not
recognize it, then he is lost. By this I mean:
once, twice, or - at the very most- three times,
fate will reach out and tap a man on the shoulder.
If he has the imagination, he will turn around and
fate will point out to him what fork in the road
he should take. If he has the guts, he will take it.

General George Smith Patton III

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Quote of the Day

Man is equally incapable of seeing the
nothingness from which he emerges
and the infinity in which he is engulfed.

Blaise Pascal

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Quote of the Day

One must also accept that one has "uncreative"
moments. The more honestly one can accept
that, the quicker these moments will pass.

Esther "Etty" Hillesum

Friday, May 28, 2010

Quote of the Day

We need anything politically important
rationed out like Pez: small, sweet, and
coming out of a funny, plastic head.

Dennis Miller

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Quote of the Day

When sorrows come -
they come not single spies -
but in battalions.

William Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Quote of the Day

God loved the birds and invented trees.
Man loved the birds and invented cages.

Jacques Boularan, a.k.a. Jacques Deval

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quote of the Day

To succeed in the world it is not enough to
be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Fran├žois-Marie Arouet, a.k.a. Voltaire

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Quote of the Day (thanks MS)

Men of genius do not excel in any
profession because they labour in it,
but they labour in it because they excel.

William Hazlitt

Friday, May 21, 2010

Quote of the Day

Basic research is what I am doing
when I don't know what I am doing.

Wernher Magnus Maximilian Freiherr von Braun

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Quote of the Day

Friendship makes prosperity more shining and
lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Quote of the Day

Have patience awhile;
slanders are not long-lived.
Truth is the child of time;
erelong she shall appear
to vindicate thee.

Immanuel Kant

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Quote of the Day

I freed a thousand slaves. I could have freed a
thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.

Araminta Ross, a.k.a. Harriet Tubman

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Quote of the Day

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man
to pay for what he does not want merely
because you think it would be good for him.

Robert Anson Heinlein

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Quote of the Day

No sensible decision can be made any longer
without taking into account not only the
world as it is, but the world as it will be.

Isaak Yudovich Ozimov, a.k.a. Issac Asimov

Friday, May 14, 2010

Quote of the Day

This season we planned to run and shoot.
Next season we hope to run and score.

Billy Tubbs

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Quote of the Day

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead
where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Quote of the Day

To accomplish great things,
we must dream as well as act.

Fran├žois-Anatole Thibault, a.k.a. Anatole France

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

The government's view of the economy could
be summed up in a few short phrases: If it
moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it.
And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

Ronald Wilson Reagan

Monday, May 10, 2010

Weakly Demotivator

Quote of the Day

Every man is wise when attacked by a mad dog;
fewer when pursued by a mad woman; only
the wisest survive when attacked by a mad notion.

William Robertson Davies

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Quote of the Day

Say what you will about the Ten Commandments,
you must always come back to the pleasant
fact that there are only ten of them.

Henry Louis Mencken

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Quote of the Day

Follow your inclinations with due regard
to the policeman round the corner.

William Somerset Maugham

Friday, May 07, 2010

Quote of the Day (thanks Dad)

Long ago, when men cursed and beat the
ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft.
Today it's called golf.

William Penn Adair "Will" Rogers

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Quote of the Day

Failure is the opportunity to begin again...
more intelligently.

Henry Ford

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Quote of the Day

The higher up you go, the more mistakes you
are allowed. Right at the top, if you make
enough of them, it's considered to be your style.

Frederick Austerlitz, a.k.a. Fred Astaire

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Quote of the Day

They say I'm the only catcher they had ever seen
whose looks improved when he put on a mask.

Lawrence Peter "Yogi" Berra

Monday, May 03, 2010

Weakly Demotivator

10 Things You Didn't Know About Title IX

An article at U.S. News and World Report by Jessica Rettig lists the 10 Things You didn't Know About Title IX. Read it here.

A comment from Clay McEldowney:

Things you REALLY didn't know about Title IX

1. Title IX has morphed from an anti-discrimination law into a quota which discriminates against males in college athletics.

2. The number of wrestling teams in the NCAA has plummeted and is still dropping despite being the 6th most popular sport in high school, well ahead of lacrosse and ice hockey.

3. Schools resort to "roster management," or cutting non-recruited males from athletic teams,to comply with the quota.

4. There are 3 female soccer players for every 2 male soccer players in college today despite there being more boys playing soccer in high schools.

5. There are about 1000 more female athletic teams in college than male teams.

6. The Obama adminitration asserts that it is "strengthening" Title IX by eliminating the use of interest surveys when actually weakening the ability for males to participate in college athletics.

7. There are no more Rudys playing college football.

8. Title IX virtually prevents a college from adding back a male team once it drops it.

9. The National Women's Law Center is cashing in on suing colleges that don't comply with Title IX's quota requirements.

10. Males are becoming increasingly less interested in attending college in part due to there being fewer athletic opportunities for them, with about 56% of students being female right now.

Quote of the Day

These trade shows cost an arm and
a leg...but you gotta spend an arm
and a leg to make more arms and legs.

Johnny "Cupcakes" Earle

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Quote of the Day (thanks MS)

Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow
I can accomplish what others can't.

Jerry Lee Rice

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Edmund Wilson Regrets...

...that it is impossible for him...

Edmund Wilson used to send out this decline letter with checks next to the appropriate lines:

via Tim Ferris

Quote of the Day

Here's a rule I recommend:
Never practice two vices at once.

Tallulah Brockman Bankhead