Category Archives: Quotable Quotes of the Quoted

When 99% just aint enough

Thanks to Charles Pierce for calling our attention to Ross Douthat’s latest column, which offers a near perfect distillation of the inexhaustible persecution complex that drives right wing thinking. Douthat, responding to the DOMA decision, worries that, now that teh … Continue reading

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Why I Love Sugar, Reason #798

If your tear ducts need a workout, go read Sugar’s latest over at The Rumpus. When I was eleven, my brother and sister and I went to visit our father. We traveled to the place he lived a thousand miles … Continue reading

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Yes. This.

Charles Pierce: Far from me to tell the president what to do, but now would be a really nice time to fire up the old speechwriting team and produce a direct and unequivocal defense of women’s rights in the field … Continue reading

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Teller’s Advice to a Young Magician

Magician Brian Brushwood shares some advice he got when he just wee lad from Teller of Penn & Teller. It’s good advice no matter what your field. Here’s a compositional secret. It’s so obvious and simple, you’ll say to yourself, … Continue reading

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An Inspirational Message Just for You

A few months ago, I somehow got put onto the email list of a woman named Stacy whom I’m certain I’ve never met or interacted with. I have one of those email addresses that is easy to mix up with … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

My father always said to me, “All the things that I went through during the Holocaust are within your spectrum of emotion. You know what it is to be afraid. You know what it is to be cold. You know … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Stephen Maturin

‘People say unkind things about Lord Sandwich,’ observed Stephen as they sat down, ‘but I think mankind is very much in his debt for that genial invention . . .’ – Stephen Maturin in The Reverse of the Medal by … Continue reading

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