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In my day job, I frequently use quotes to add spice to my corporate writing. And I can usually count on Albert Einstein to come through with wisdom and insight. Here's one I used today: Great ideas often receive violent opposition from mediocre minds.

My other favorite quote source is Steven Wright.

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Heh

I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards.
I got a full house and four people died.

- Steven Wright

Just one more

What's another word for Thesaurus?

- Steven Wright

Powdered water

I bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add to it.

- Steven Wright

My favorite from his is about a light switch.

I'll have to paraphrase.

"I've got this light switch in my house that doesn't work.
One day I sat there flicking it on and off, on and off, for like an hour.
The next day I got a telegram from Germany saying, 'Knock it off.'"

I Twitter, Therefore I Am.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Robert, I'm raising my hand

because, Robert, I have no shame and will admit that I need you to explain this joke to me. My bangs flew up with the draft as it flew up over my head.

And another thing -- why are you attaching 'I twitter, therefore I am," to your posts? I understand you are making an allusion to Descartes, but I don't get the significance of the "twitter" thing.

See? I admit that I'm clueless.

Ya'll can point and laugh now and put a dunce cap on my pointy little head . . . but someone be kind and send me a note to 'splain it to me.

humbly,
Brunette

Maybe it's only funny....

because I had a light-switch in my house growing up that didn't turn on any lights. So, I would flick it on and off all the time (don't ask me why). So, the idea in the joke is that it is turning on/off someone's lights in Germany.

I don't know, I just thought it was funny.

The twitter quote should take you to my Twitter page. I heart Twitter.

I Twitter, Therefore I Am.

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Ah.

No, I see now. But it did go over my head.

Ok, headed for Twitter now . . .

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
-Edmund Burke

Was this one of Wright's?

That which does not kill me just makes me sleep until four in the afternoon.

How about:

"Those of you who think you know everything are annoying to those of us who do."

In all honesty, the one I probably use more than any other is:

"That's what she said!"

:)

It fits in so many different conversations on a variety of subjects, and...you know, now that I think about it, that may be just one in a whole slew of reasons I'm still single. :(

:) Among other things, like

"Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to a child when I'm with you!"

If I was a child, I'd be much better at hiding from you than I am.

"It's called a telephone. People who care for each other frequently call to see how the other person is doing."

I've heard of these devices.

"Can we get through just one evening without you making a reference to the Simpsons?"

This is exactly what happened to Milhouse's dad.

That's what she said, last night

I'm trying hard to stay out of this thread because I know I'll get stuck in it like a fly on fly-paper but, it really is more fun to use the full version:
"That's what she said, last night."

One of my favorites is

Having lost sight of the objective, we redoubled our efforts.

-my late uncle

Seems to pretty well describe the inner workings of the Republican mind, especially when it comes to Iraq.

I just changed the podcast links up top

I linked to the UNC-TV podcasts of the LG forum and the 3 forums for gubernatorial candidates. Is anyone aware of other media outlets that have videos or podcasts available? When we don't have a feature column I will link to those in the top block between now and the primary if that works for everyone.

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Thanks so much!!

I missed it when it came on. I'm interested in seeing how everyone REALLY did (reading the summaries from die-hard supporters always makes me skeptical...even though I've been that die-hard writing sometimes!!)

Though will this be like the JFK-Nixon debate where, by listening, I'll think someone different "won" than someone who watched it?

You are certainly welcome!

As we find other recordings / videos / podcasts maybe we can put them together on one page and just link to that page so folks don't have to go all over the place hunting them down. I'm just happy that these are being made available.

The good thing about listening to them is that you don't get distracted by little things that really shouldn't matter, like whether someone moves around too much, talks with their hands, blinks too frequently, etc. Those things bug the crud out of me and I can pay attention to what folks are saying if I'm listening instead of watching.



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Way cool.

An Obama campaign canvasser just stopped by my house. :-D Nice.

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Keep going.

You won't melt. ;)

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." - Harry Truman

"They took all the trees and put them in a tree museum Then they charged the people a dollar 'n a half just to see 'em. Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone? They paved paradise and put up a parking lot."

Nice CNN segment

In response to the whole Obama "bitter" squabble in PA:
(You have to love Jack Cafferty)

Well...

I'm not sure I "love" him comparing out-of-work Pennsylvanians to al-Qaeda. As one who faced al-Q, I can tell you they are doctors, lawyers, and pregnant women who blow themselves up. Poverty and lack of opportunity is a small factor, but it's religious fanaticism that drives them. This ... I'm beyond words on this remark, so I won't say anything before I go crazy.

Nah, I don't like Jack Cafferty, either.

Don't go crazy, Capt! He's a professional curmudgeon who took it over the line. I lived in that rust belt for 15 years, and never once thought of blowing up anyone or anything .....well - mostly, I didn't think of blowing anyone up.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

"Public confidence in the

"Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy; and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for."
Adlai E. Stevenson

Speaking of quotes concerning kisses ...

The most succinct advice I've ever heard on how to succeed in this world is this little gem:

Know what to kiss, and when.

Of course, I have yet to figured it out myself. :P

Person County Democrats

I actively oppose gerrymandering. Do you?

Yeah, I get that one wrong

4 out of 5 times. Then again, maybe I need to reevaluate the significance of "heads or tails" when flipping a coin.

;)

Man, I'm hot today. I really need to write this stuff down somewhere...oh yeah, I forgot. :)

Jim Neal wins the 10th Congressional District Straw poll!

Jim Neal beats Kay Hagan 54% to 46%

Someone who was actually there will no doubt have something for us on this event soon...

in the Lt.Gov's race, Congratulations to our friends Pat Smathers and Dan Besse who came in first and second, respectively. Sorry, no numbers on that one yet...

Y'all be careful down there in Moore County...

Rep. Joe Boylan has been charged with driving while intoxicated.

Highway Patrol troopers charged the Pinehurst Republican after he swerved off the side of the road, hitting a tree, in Cameron on Thursday, the Southern Pines Pilot reports.

He was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital.

In an e-mail, Boylan said the accident was "a wake-up call."

"This is the first time I have ever been charged with an alcohol-related offense and I promise that it will be the last," he wrote. "I accept full responsibility and am very ashamed of my behavior."

He said he will begin seeking regular counseling to stop drinking and asked for the "forgiveness and prayers" of Moore County citizens.

(from The Dome)

I just rushed home to post that, Frank!

The key phrase is:

"This is the first time I have ever been charged

Joe has been accused of alcohol-related problems before, but not just a few weeks before a contested primary.

Boylan is facing two challengers in this primary - Lane Toomey, a well-known conservative around Pinehurst, and Jamie Boles, who is one of the best loved people in the county.

Why do I say he's one of the best loved people in the county? He's a funeral director. Think about it.

People love a good funeral director. And Jamie is one of the very best.

I'll be watching this.

Here's a link to the Pilot.

Be the change you wish to see in the world. --Gandhi
Pointing at Naked Emperors

Any word on the LG Debate tonight?



Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

Hmmmmm

That's too bad. They put together a pretty ambitious schedule, didn't they?

Robin Hayes lied. Nobody died, but thousands of folks lost their jobs.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.

This sucks

Thanks a lot guys, guess we know where Mecklenburg ranks.

"jump in where you can and hang on"
Briscoe Darling to Sheriff Andy

Sorry for the thin posting

Today is the day I finally get to put all my seedlings and sproutlings and seeds into the garden I've tilled, fertilized, tilled, weeded, tilled and hoed into rows over the past few weeks. I wanted them in last week, but the wonderful rain we had prevented me from hoeing my rows. I'll take the rain any day.



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Vote Democratic! The ass you save may be your own.