Archive for the 'Quotes' Category

Let's Go to the Movies

Movie Quotes, in infographic form

I don’t think the Godfather one is right. It should be a Venn diagram:


And, on that line of thought, there’s another quote:


Insignificant Next to the Power of the Pants

Top 278 Star Wars Lines Improved By Replacing A Word With “Pants”

I find your lack of pants disturbing.
Chewie and me got into a lot of pants more heavily guarded than this.
You came in those pants? You’re braver than I thought.
Governer Tarkin. I should have expected to find you holding Vader’s pants.
Tell that to Jabba. If you’re lucky he might only take your pants.


When Pigs Fly

“Scientists have shown that the fastest animal on Earth is a cow dropped from a helicopter, which quickly reaches speeds of 120 feet/second.” — Dave Barry

Let's Look at the Fine Print Again

I’m not saying Secretary Paulson is Lex Luthor. I’m just saying $700 billion is exactly enough to build a death ray.

Tim Siedell

Random Nonphysics Link

Splendid Elles: My Thoughts on Creationism (aka the artist post formerly known as Creationists are Pure Evil)

As the Blue Collar Scientist notes, it’s very well done, and though I understand the reasoning behind noting that it’s done by a fifteen year-old, I think that’s a bit of a distraction. I’m reminded of the quote by Samuel Johnson about seeing a dog walking on its hind legs: “The wonder of the matter is not whether it does it well, but that it does it at all.” This isn’t a good post for a fifteen year-old. It’s a good post, period.

Pop Music

Joan Jett’s “Do You Wanna Touch Me” came up on the exercise playlist this afternoon, and it reminded me of this quote about music:

“All pop music is about sex. Rock is about wanting to do it, jazz is about doing it, and country and western is about feeling guilty after you’ve done it.” – Robert Waldo Brunelle, Jr.

(which also reminds me that playing country music backwards is uplifting, because they guy gets his house back, his pickup back, his girlfriend back, his dog back, his job back and stops his excessive drinking.)