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  Next to a circus there ain't nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas spirit.                                     Kin Hubbard (1868 - 1930)
  The National Rifle Association says, 'Guns don't kill people. People do'. But I think the gun helps. ---Eddie Izzard
CLOSE There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
                                          - Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp.,  1977
  Dr. Evil: You know, I have one simple request---and that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads!  Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, what do I pay you people for, honestly? Throw me a bone here! -Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  The two most common elements in the universe are Hydrogen and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison
  "In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then he made school boards."---Mark Twain
  "The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
                                                                                                           -Ben Franklin
   "I am delighted to have you play football. I believe in rough, manly sports. But I do not believe in them if they degenerate into the sole end of any one's existence. I don't want you to sacrifice standing well in your studies to any over-athleticism; and I need not tell you that character counts for a great deal more than either intellect or body in winning success in life. Athletic proficiency is a mighty good servant, and like so many other good servants, a mighty bad master. "
  "All the world is queer save me and thee; and sometimes I think thee is a little queer."—old Quaker saying
  To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will. ---Ronald Reagan
  "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all over the world, I can't help but cry. I mean I'd love to be skinny like that, but not with all those flies and death and stuff."
                                                                                            --Mariah Carey
Genius without education is like silver in the mine.

                                                              ---Benjamin Franklin

  The things that will destroy us are: politics without principle; pleasure without conscience; wealth without work; knowledge without character; business without morality; science without humanity, and worship without sacrifice.'' --- Gandhi

"If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get one million miles to the gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside."                                                                                                     Robert X Cringely


"Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win."
                                                                                    -Jonathan Kozol

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.

Sydney Smith (1771 - 1845)

  "It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life."
P. D. James more quotes 

The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass.  Martin Mull

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
David Letterman

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein  more war quotes

Photograph of FDR in 1940


Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.

------ Mark Twain  more

      Baseball Quotes

If people don't want to come to the ball park, how are you going to stop them?

Yogi Berra   more

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.

John Kenneth Galbraith  More 


 What's another word for Thesaurus?   

        -------Steven Wright  more

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
                                                                          ----Fats Domino

The price good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.


When in England at a fairly large conference Colin Powell was asked by the Archbishop of Canterbury if our plans for Iraq were just an example of empire building by George Bush.

He answered by saying: 

"Over the years the US has sent many of its best young men and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders.
The only amount of land we have ever asked for is enough to bury those that did not return