|KHftCEA 1998-07.1 July|
KHftCEA 1998-07.1 July
"Menu items are the modern programmer's way -- even that of the Java programmer, who is too pure of heart to use pointers -- of putting an obscene number of unpredictable GOTO statements everywhere in his code."
So we keep asking, over and over,
Until a handful of earth
Stops our mouths--
But is that an answer?
--Henrich Heine, "Lazarus"
"...the greatest bargain since Jesus bar-Miriam was was sold for thirty pieces of silver to the Romans, who, God wot, have been selling him ever since..."
-- Avram Davidson, "The Redward Edward Papers"
All this rain- it's hard not to wonder if we've somehow broken the weather and the sky, that this will be the prevailing weather from now on, that weeks of fair, sunny weather is something we'll have to tell our children about.
i seem to be constantly reminded that everything is temporary.
the older i get, the more this bothers me.
Why is ice-cream-on-a-stick so much better when it's in the shape of a cartoon head?
Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.
Got a light, hon?
"How was it for you?", the larded one asks.
"It was a bit like sex, only shorter", she replies.
"Striving for excellence,
like a moth beating itself
to death on the side of a
--Josh Space, church of josh
"Rakes and hoes," so says the Rose,
"The blood still flows and no one knows
the way mud goes between the toes."
Nature is that lovely lady to whom we owe polio, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, tuberculosis and cancer.
"I realize that each day is a gift. Now it's a matter of figuring out how to exchange fourteen thousand six hundred of them."
--New Yorker Cartoon by B.E.K.
"I view the progress of science as ... the slow erosion of the tendency to dichotomize."
--Barbara Smuts, U. Mich.
[On not feeling 'House-on-Fire' Love]
I speak as one whose house has burned a few times, and while it is a glorious experience and while I pity anyone whose house doesn't at least have serious smoke damage, there is no connection between this and a sustained relationship.
And remember that sleep is a form of meditation and a good night's sleep can solve difficult problems. It really can.
Discovered (or re-realized) a better term than "quote journal" to describe KHftCEA: "commonplace book"
They have already forgiven Clinton not only for his dalliance but for lying about it, and they have forgiven him not because they are indifferent to it, not because they don't care, not because "the economy is good," not because they find the behavior admirable, but because what they cannot forgive is Kenneth Starr's asking about it in the first place.
--Steve Erickson, www.salonmagazine.com
I'm writing more qoutes and fewer thoughts. I wonder what it means-- am I feeling different now that I let people read KHftCEA? Is it just no more obsessing over R? Or do I just have less to say?
> > P.S. There's nothing like the sound of the pipes (played by someone good) to make you feel home sick.
> Rather depends where home is, surely? :-)
Not really... Whenever I hear bagpipes I want to go home, mainly because my home doesn't have anyone playing bagpipes in it.
Listen, kid, stop adding up batting averages in sports pages. Go outdoors. Play in the sun and have fun, now, before it's too late, because before you can say Jack Robinson, twilight falls and the game will be over.
--The Boston Globe Ombudsman
"Without music, life would be a mistake. ...I would only believe in a God that knew how to dance."
Toilets are a real luxury- not only the plumbing, but being able to sit down and not having to squat...
How do older women get their hair to stay up like that?