it's a hell of a fruit

September 21, 2001
Funny of the Moment
INTERVIEWER
I think most people are interested in living a long and fruitful life, as you have.
2,000 YEAR OLD MAN
Yes. Fruit is good, too, you mentioned fruit. Yeah. Fruit kept me going for a hundred and forty years once when I was on a very strict diet. Mainly nectarines. I love that fruit. It's half a peach, half a plum, it's a hell of a fruit. I love it! Not too cold, not too hot, you know, just nice. Even a rotten one is good. That's how much I love them. I'd rather eat a rotten nectarine than a fine plum. What do you think of that? That's how much I love them.
--Two Thousand Year Old Man (Mel Brooks & Carl Reiner). I had some nectarines yesterday. He's right, they're great! Plus, my diet right now is very fruit-centric anyway, so this quote really works for me.

Link of the Moment
If you really want to exercise your news addiction, with speed more important than confirmation/guranteed accuracy, Drudge Report (same guy who helped break MonicaGate) is it.

Quote of the Moment
"We really are a challenge. And also because the modern technological world is interpreted through an American prism. We've always represented the future. And our popular culture has the ability to suck up their new emerging middle classes -- in Egypt and other Islamic and developing countries -- because it's informal, it's not aristocratic -- it's jeans, computers, music. Because it's an informal culture, anyone can join it, and it becomes very enticing. And that's the threat. They hate us, but it's a type of respect."
--Robert Kaplan, "The golden age of intelligence is before us" in Salon.com