Saturday, January 11, 2014


Every normal American, man or woman, understands that these kinds of choices come with a price. This isn't a problem with our system. In a very basic way, it's not even a problem at all. Problems can be fixed. Problems that have no solution aren't problems: They're life. You can say the fact that 2+2 is 4 is a problem because you want 2+2 to equal a badger that craps plutonium pellets ready for a cold-fusion reactor. But that doesn't make it a problem; it makes you a really weird dude, who should probably sit out the next few downs. Choices have consequences. That's why they're called "choices."

-Jonah Goldberg,  The Goldberg File 1/10/2014

Thursday, October 3, 2013


You feed a lineman a cookie, he's happy, you know?

-USC interim head coach Ed Orgeron on changes he's made after Lane Kiffin was fired

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rolling Ball of Butcher Knives

This guy is a rolling ball of butcher knives.

-Chuck Pagano, referring to newly acquired running back Trent Richardson

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


And again, let me be very clear, I'm writing a story about a variety of mutated superhumans in a fantasy world. The various metaphors that we draw from the mutants are myriad, but to extrapolate from what I am writing and apply it to any one real world group is a mistake. It is not the place I am writing this from. The mutants are metaphor for many things, to many people, each one of us seeing them as something different, through our own spectrum we each see something that represents our beliefs, our clan and our struggles in life.

I am writing about a guy who can drink in cosmic rays and dispel them. A guy who doesn't understand why the world hates and fears him but is okay with Reed Richards or Thor.  That is a very, very different notion then somebody being ashamed or "self-hating" of their ethnicity, orientation or religion. Those are not parallels I am intending in my writing.

-Rick Remender, X-POSITION: Remender Unites "Uncanny Avengers", CBR

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


God is not hurried along in the Time-stream of this universe any more than an author is hurried along in the imaginary time of his his own novel. He has infinite attention for each of us.
-C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Kill Switch

There's no kill switch on awesome.

-Dilbert, Dilbert, 2/11/2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Social Norms

For soft cultures in good times, dispensing with social norms is easy. In hard times, you may have need of them.

-Mark Steyn, "The Sinking of the West ", NRO

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Holy crap!

We came out kind of flat, and when we had our backs really up against the wall, you know, middle of the second half, you're kind of saying, 'Holy crap, we gotta get going.'

-Max Bullough, Spartan LB, referencing the 31-24 win over Minnesota on Saturday, via the Detroit News

Friday, October 28, 2011

Aw, shucks.

That said, I can't imagine a stretch more difficult than the one Michigan State is enduring, having beaten five straight opponents that used to horribly torment it — Central Michigan, Ohio State, Michigan, Personal Fouls, Wisconsin.

-Bob Wojnowski, "Aw, shucks: Spartans' next test is the Cornhuskers," Detroit News

Monday, September 19, 2011

A duck farting in thunder.

Now, if I, a former mere bank clerk, know that this is a piece of window-dressing, you can bet Warren and the M and S bloke know it too. Whatever their generous contributions to their nations’ exchequers, in the context of our economy, and the huge American one, the effect will be as a duck farting in thunder.

-Terry Wogan, Paying more tax will get us nowhere very fast, The Telegraph