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Quote of the day, when I feel like it.

Occasionally twitter was useful [1]

it has taken the rest of the world decades to catch up to bugs bunny’s approach of being whatever gender is the funniest at any given moment –dj gun pussy @TheWeightOfUwU     [1] OTOH, nazis and genocide


QotD 20220629

    I don’t believe that personal morality and character should be grounded on hope. … We need people who are grounded in the belief that there is a single humanity, and that battles are fought whether or not you can calculate that they’ll be successes. The struggle must be our very existence and we […]


POSIWID, QotD 20210904

  “The purpose of a system is what it does.” —Stafford Beer, 2001  


Wilhoit’s law of conservatism, QotD 20210903

I’m glad to see this blog post comment has caught on a little bit. It stunned me when I first read it, and now I’ve seen it in such disparate places as LGM, Jalopnik, and Charlies’s Diary [1] [2].   Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law […]


QotD 20210716

  Remember when, before the internet, we thought that the cause of stupidity was the lack of access to information? Yeah, it wasn’t that. –stolen from unknown tweeter


QotD 20210517

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Shitcoin for nothing

imagine if keeping your car idling 24/7 produced solved Sudokus you could trade for heroin — white smoke gamer pope (@Theophite) August 16, 2018 I think of this succinct explanation of shitcoin every time I go to the vet, and all the late model Jeeps, Raptors, and MB SUVs are just sitting there idling with […]

I’m surprised I have to keep telling you this

If you give me six lines written by the hand of the most honest of men, I will find something in them which will hang him. –Attributed to Armand Jean du Plessis, Cardinal-Duc de Richelieu et de Fronsac (9 September 1585 – 4 December 1642) Don’t write anything you can phone. Don’t phone anything you […]


QotD 20171223

Dickens’s attitude is easily intelligible to an Englishman, because it is part of the English puritan tradition, which is not dead even at this day. The class Dickens belonged to, at least by adoption, was growing suddenly rich after a couple of centuries of obscurity. It had grown up mainly in the big towns, out […]


Double helix in the sky tonight

This is the day of the expanding man That shape is my shade There where I used to stand It seems like only yesterday I gazed through the glass At ramblers, wild gamblers That’s all in the past You call me a fool You say it’s a crazy scheme This one’s for real I already […]



We shape our buildings, and afterwards our buildings shape us. –Winston Churchill

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[…] there is no such thing as “Deregulation.” The choice is always simply between regulation by the public for the public or regulation by private powers for their personal benefit. In short, we must regulate our society through democracy, or the plutocrats will regulate our lives for us. — Matthew Stoller


QotD 30 April 2017

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will. –Antonio Gramsci, Letter from Prison (19 December 1929)

Quote of the Day 21 August 2015

Car cela libère mon esprit de la tyrannie des choses insignificantes. —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry when asked why he climbs

QOTD 1 March 2015

But I think that it’s certain that one doesn’t only photograph with the eyes but with all one’s intelligence. — Brassaï