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June 23rd, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"We stand on the shoulders of giants who bothered to login to StackOverflow and explain their problem in words easily indexed by Google." -- SwiftOnSecurity, 2017-06-01

[But also, of course, to the ones who came before StackOverflow, such as Alan Turing (b. 1912-06-23, d. 1954-06-07)]


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June 22nd, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"[...]
 For want of me the world's course will not fail;
 When all its work is done, the lie shall rot;
 The truth is great and shall prevail,
 When none cares whether it prevail or not."

  -- Coventry Patmore (b. 1823-07-23, d. 1896-11-26), "Magna est Veritas", The Unknown Eros, 1877 [spotted in a tweet by @aristofontes]


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June 21st, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"'Come with me,' Mom says.
 To the library.
 Books and summertime
 go together."

  -- Lisa Schroeder, I Heart You, You Haunt Me (2008)

[A happy summer solstice to all who mark it! (Exact time was about five hours ago.)]


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June 20th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"This is not a monarchy." -- House Government Reform Chairman Dan Burton, a Republican from Indiana, after President Bush invoked executive privilege to deny Congress access to prosecutorial documents, which have routinely been turned over to Congress by past administrations. [ USA Today] (via outragedmoderates.org)


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June 19th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

[I didn't find the original source of this quote from Bryon Rushing, but I did find two fragments of this on Twitter...]

"MLK Jr said 'the arc of the moral universe always bends toward justice'. I'd like to add 'but not by itself'"

"[arc of justice] only bends toward justice because there are courageous people who grab it and bend it down"

[I wish everyone a happy and inspiring Juneteenth, and keep bending!]


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June 16th, 2017


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09:14 pm - Angel Grove - A Panfandom RP
Panfandom fun set in the universe of Saban's Power Rangers )

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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters." -- George Herbert (b. 1593-04-03, d. 1633-03-01)


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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"By shooting motes into kernels, worldken folk have shifted samesteads of one firststuff into samesteads of another. Thus did they make ymirstuff into aegirstuff and helstuff, and they have afterward gone beyond these. The heavier firststuffs are all highly lightrottish and therefore are not found in the greenworld." -- Poul Anderson (b. 1926-11-25, d. 2001-07-31), "Uncleftish Beholding", 1989


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dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"People meeting for the first time suddenly relax if they find they both have cats. And plunge into anecdote." -- Charlotte Gray


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June 15th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"You are under no obligation to listen.
Kindness begins at home.
Please be kind to yourself. You don't get a replacement."

-- Seanan McGuire, 2017-05-29

[Happy birthday to [info] dmk, [info] - personal twistedchick, and Tabitha!]


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June 14th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"You're a grand old flag,[*]
 You're a high-flying flag,
 And forever in peace may you wave."

  -- George M. Cohan (b. 1878-07-03, d. 1942-11-05), "You're a Grand Old Flag" (1906)

[*] Original lyric, "You're a grand old rag, you're a high flying flag." Title and chorus revised (still in 1906) after complaints about the use of the word "rag" applied to the US Flag.

"Do you realize that it's almost two decades now, now since those terrible days in September of 2001? Seventeen years of war and death and sacrifice and the supposed Global War on Terrorism. For our children, this most recent generation, the ones just now reaching the age of reason and awareness, they have never known an America not at war. They have never lived in a nation at peace. Never." -- Jim Wright, "Memorial Day 2017," Stonekettle Station [thanks to [info] realinterrobang for quoting this earlier]


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June 13th, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

"Fascism wriggles into democracies by insisting on right to be heard, achieves critical mass, then dissolves the organs that installed it." -- Anthony Oliveira 2017-01-22 (part of a thread)


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June 12th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Regardless of how rough the identity factor has made it to go on, looking at the balance sheet, I'm grateful for the Bat. It did more for me than against me. It gave [me] money, an international name, the kind of recognition that has allowed me to at least disprove what it caused. That may be tougher than starting from scratch, I don't know." -- Adam West (b. 1928-09-16, d. 2017-06-09, [the one true] Batman 1966-1968) [via IMDB]

"In the hands of a lesser hero, West's series would've been snorted off the screen." -- Gael Fashingbauer Cooper, "Adam West's 'Bright Knight' was the best Batman ever", 2017-06-10


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June 11th, 2017


dglenn
05:26 am - QotD

From the Quotation of the day mailing list, 2014-03-08:

"The previous belief of many lay people and health professionals that obesity is simply the result of a lack of willpower and an inability to discipline eating habits is no longer defensible."

-- Richard L. Atkinson, Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Wisconsin. Quoted in David Berreby's essay "The obesity era".

[ http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/david-berreby-obesity-era/]

(submitted to the mailing list by Kelly Groves)


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June 10th, 2017


dglenn
05:24 am - QotD

"Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing avoidance." -- Dan Greenburg


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