May 9, 2003Quote of the Moment
"When in danger, when in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout."
--Original Source Unknown (noted in boot messages for A/UX 1.0), though I saw a similar version attributed to Laurence J. Peter.
Link of the Moment
Situation Puzzles are kind of fun, strange sounding situations summed in a sentence, and the other players have to ask yes or no questions to suss out the story. I should figure out a way to get these into my Palm Pilot without seeing all the answers so we could have fun on trips.
Snippet of the Moment
Before I relate to you the next part, I have to tell you a little bit about the Pantheon. It has the world's largest domed ceiling. A domed ceiling might be a big deal in the world of architecture, but in the world of whispering it is definately lousy.
--Steve Martin, "Yes, in My Own Backyard". From his book "Pure Drivel", a slim volume of small, often absurdist essays. It also had a great line of his I saw first published in The New Yorker, "Embarking I saw a woman standing aft, her back to me, looking very much like a doric column would if it were leaning against a rail."
News Item of the Moment
"[At first] the lead male got a stone and started bashing the hell out of it. Another thing they were interested in was in defecating and urinating all over the keyboard."
--Researcher Mike Phillips. I don't know about you all, but I am deeply disappointed by these monkeys on typewriters. Shakespeare, hah! Just a page full of S's and then some A J L and M. It is to scoff! If flung poop is beautiful, only than do they have a chance of making a masterpiece.