‘Friendship is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness.
Friendship not only helps us see ourselves through another’s eyes,
but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly
forgiven us for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive
them in turn. A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and…[Read more]
Still round the corner
there may wait
a new road or
a secret gate;
and though I oft
have passed them by,
a day will come
at last when I
shall take the hidden
paths that run
west of the Moon,
east of the Sun.
– J.R.R. Tolkien
Perusing the yurtoobs, I happened upon this lovely little thing . . .
The Blue Raja: “An effete British superhero, to be precise. I am pilfering your tableware because I hurl it. I hurl it with a deadly accuracy. The Blue Raja is my name. And yes, I know I don’t wear much blue and I speak in a British accent, but if you know your history it really does make perfect sense. The point is, your boy’s a limey…[Read more]
The Bowler: “No? Well you’ve got a lot to be furious about, and I’ll tell you why: You’re not well-liked. You’re uh, you’re abrasive and off-putting. You try and say pithy things, but your wit is a hindrance and therefore nothing is provocative. Just mixed metaphors. Now, doesn’t that make you angry? Doesn’t it infuriate you?”
Mr. Furious:…[Read more]
Have a sudden urge to watch it again . . .
Watched it last night. It is such a fun movie. What I don’t get, is it came out in ’99, the same year as Galaxy Quest, but where Galaxy Quest was a commercial success (and rightly so), Mystery Men lost millions. Apparently Ben Stiller has gone on record saying he regrets his involvement. Again, I don’t get it . . .
Well, it is a terribly silly movie. I think the humour in it is more immature than in Galaxy Quest. (And yes, that’s possible.)
“Immature”, “silly”, “terribly”?? You take that back!
Never! I regret nothing, I tell you! Nothing!
“And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by . . .”
~ John Masefield
Sorry, should have added the SPOILER Tag to this, since it gives away the last scene of Yesterdays World.
As potentially embarrassing as this is, I have to admit that I’m completely baffled by your repeated ‘Yesterday’s World’ references. I googled it but the top ten hits appear to be links to some sort of museum in Battle, Sussex. Ezra, what’s your fixation with a museum in Sussex?
Your response to my previous quote was along the lines that you are making a sitcom based on my life…. I was just suggesting a title for said sitcom, with a play on my last name.
Then, because I can never pass a dead horse without adding a few punches, I referenced it again here….
It was funny to me, at any rate.
By Jove, that’s an excellent title for a sitcom based on your life! We’ll call it – “Punching a Dead Horse”
This museum of Yesterday’s looks pretty spiffy. It sets me in mind of a local unmuseum (it’s a word, look it up) called Bill’s Old Bike Barn. It is a favorite stop for us on our way back from southern amusements, by which I mean Skeeter’s Pit BBQ in Shamokin makes my favorite Memphis style ribs. https://www.billsbikebarn.com/index.php?pageid=1
OMG, Maj, that is just the kitschiest! Gotta visit! Thanks for posting it!
Know of any more cool little known places in the Pa./N.Y./N.J. area?
May those who love us love us.
And those that don\’t love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn\’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we\’ll know them by their limping.
– Unknown Irishman
A Godzilla haiku
life is but a bridge
you cross it at your peril
or stomp it to bits
– Janis Ian
\”Then Bilbo turned away, and he went by himself, sat alone wrapped in a blanket, and, whether you believe it or not, he wept until his eyes were red and his voice was hoarse…\”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien
\”Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.\”
~ Terry Pratchett@terryandrob
Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night.
— Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) March 12, 2015
To dad\’s fans – Cherish what he gave us, every book. They are marvellous gifts of laughter, wisdom and empathy. Through them he is immortal.
“There\’s no wrong way to use a margarita pool.\”
~ Will Forte
‘Last Man on Earth’
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP
\’There\’s old friends and new friends and even a bear.
Through good times and bad times it\’s true love we share\’
-Cleveland Brown, Cleveland Show
“There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself, \’Do trousers matter?\’\”
\”The mood will pass, sir.”
~ P.G. Wodehouse, The Code of the Woosters
If your not making mistakes then your not doing anything. I\’m positive that a doer makes mistakes
~Posted on the Intranet where I work; [I\’m certain they don\’t realise they used \’your\’ instead of \’you\’re\’.]
Just out of curiosity, is your company intranet really just an old cork bulletin board mounted next to the still?
Don’t be ridiculous!
Our company safety rules clearly prohibit unauthorized personell within 10 feet of the stills…
It’s mounted inside the Outhouse door, just under the moon cutout.
…And for the record, it’s not a fancy, newfangled, Yankee[spit] corkboard…
It’s a school chalk slate, as the gods intended.
\”Science isn’t about why, it’s about why not. You ask: why is so much of our science dangerous? I say: why not marry safe science if you love it so much. In fact, why not invent a special safety door that won’t hit you in the butt on the way out, because you are fired.\”
~ Cave Johnson