amanda_lodden: (pen chewing)
" I have a secret love of chaos. There should be more of it. Do not believe—and I am dead serious when I say this—do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, the ossified, must always give way to new life and the birth of new things. Before the new things can be born the old must perish. This is a dangerous realization, because it tells us that we must eventually part with much of what is familiar to us. And that hurts. But that is part of the script of life. Unless we can psychologically accommodate change, we ourselves begin to die, inwardly. What I am saying is that objects, customs, habits, and ways of life must perish so that the authentic human being can live. And it is the authentic human being who matters most, the viable, elastic organism which can bounce back, absorb, and deal with the new." -- Phillip K. Dick

Taken from a much longer article at http://deoxy.org/pkd_how2build.htm
amanda_lodden: (pen chewing)
" I have a secret love of chaos. There should be more of it. Do not believe—and I am dead serious when I say this—do not assume that order and stability are always good, in a society or in a universe. The old, the ossified, must always give way to new life and the birth of new things. Before the new things can be born the old must perish. This is a dangerous realization, because it tells us that we must eventually part with much of what is familiar to us. And that hurts. But that is part of the script of life. Unless we can psychologically accommodate change, we ourselves begin to die, inwardly. What I am saying is that objects, customs, habits, and ways of life must perish so that the authentic human being can live. And it is the authentic human being who matters most, the viable, elastic organism which can bounce back, absorb, and deal with the new." -- Phillip K. Dick

Taken from a much longer article at http://deoxy.org/pkd_how2build.htm
amanda_lodden: (flared nostrils)
It's early, I admit, and more excellent quotes may yet come along, but I'm going to pre-emptively declare this one to be a winner:

"You, Sir, offend me. We shall duel at dawn...wait, no, it is way too cold out for that. Forget it, I'm sure you will offend me again sometime when it is warmer out." -- Chris Pullen
amanda_lodden: (flared nostrils)
It's early, I admit, and more excellent quotes may yet come along, but I'm going to pre-emptively declare this one to be a winner:

"You, Sir, offend me. We shall duel at dawn...wait, no, it is way too cold out for that. Forget it, I'm sure you will offend me again sometime when it is warmer out." -- Chris Pullen
amanda_lodden: (eye for an eye)
"I get riled up because I have a fifth-grader’s unreasonable expectation that the world should be fair. I understand that nature, in all her untamed glory, is the opposite of fair. But I persist in believing that the reason we went to all the trouble to build a civilization and a social contract and ethical systems and legal protections and declarations of human rights, and the reason we entered a grueling scientific cage-match against death and disease, is because we like the idea of fairness. And we will organize as a collective to fight for it, tooth and nail." -- Michelle from Fat Nutritionist
amanda_lodden: (eye for an eye)
"I get riled up because I have a fifth-grader’s unreasonable expectation that the world should be fair. I understand that nature, in all her untamed glory, is the opposite of fair. But I persist in believing that the reason we went to all the trouble to build a civilization and a social contract and ethical systems and legal protections and declarations of human rights, and the reason we entered a grueling scientific cage-match against death and disease, is because we like the idea of fairness. And we will organize as a collective to fight for it, tooth and nail." -- Michelle from Fat Nutritionist
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From Facebook:

Joshua Thompson doesn't understand why churches and 'family groups' spend millions of dollars a year on abstinence-only instruction when a World of Warcraft account only costs fifteen dollars a month and has a much better record of ensuring virginity.

(he says he lifted it from bash.org)
amanda_lodden: (Default)
From Facebook:

Joshua Thompson doesn't understand why churches and 'family groups' spend millions of dollars a year on abstinence-only instruction when a World of Warcraft account only costs fifteen dollars a month and has a much better record of ensuring virginity.

(he says he lifted it from bash.org)
amanda_lodden: (Default)
From shirt.woot.com, rather a long time ago.

This great nation exists because some people got sick of taking some other people's crap. From the Pilgrims to Columbus to those Vikings that may or may not have sailed here first, every non-Native American is on this soil because someone yelled out "No, screw YOU, PAL!" and got on a boat.
amanda_lodden: (Default)
From shirt.woot.com, rather a long time ago.

This great nation exists because some people got sick of taking some other people's crap. From the Pilgrims to Columbus to those Vikings that may or may not have sailed here first, every non-Native American is on this soil because someone yelled out "No, screw YOU, PAL!" and got on a boat.

*snicker*

May. 27th, 2009 02:15 pm
amanda_lodden: (Default)
Me: Oh good, my mind has company down there in the gutter.

MWL: It's rather a nice gutter. You've had it redone since I came around last, haven't you? I like the paint.

*snicker*

May. 27th, 2009 02:15 pm
amanda_lodden: (Default)
Me: Oh good, my mind has company down there in the gutter.

MWL: It's rather a nice gutter. You've had it redone since I came around last, haven't you? I like the paint.
amanda_lodden: (Default)
"I'm betting that you could find a large enough majority to vote down just about anything that's important to someone if you asked the right people for their opinions. I suspect that's why we don't ask people for their opinions about stuff that's not really any of their business. If we did we'd all be one religion, work the same job, have the same number of kids, maintain an ideal weight, drink very little or not at all, dress the same way and drive the same vehicle. Which is only fun until you're not the one who gets to decide." -- Chris Drummonds
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"I'm betting that you could find a large enough majority to vote down just about anything that's important to someone if you asked the right people for their opinions. I suspect that's why we don't ask people for their opinions about stuff that's not really any of their business. If we did we'd all be one religion, work the same job, have the same number of kids, maintain an ideal weight, drink very little or not at all, dress the same way and drive the same vehicle. Which is only fun until you're not the one who gets to decide." -- Chris Drummonds
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"If we confront this crisis without also confronting the deficits that helped cause it, we risk sinking into another crisis down the road," the president warned, promising to cut the yearly deficit in half by the end of his four-year term. "We cannot simply spend as we please and defer the consequences."

From Yahoo News
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"If we confront this crisis without also confronting the deficits that helped cause it, we risk sinking into another crisis down the road," the president warned, promising to cut the yearly deficit in half by the end of his four-year term. "We cannot simply spend as we please and defer the consequences."

From Yahoo News
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"Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas."
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"Even if the voices aren't real they have some pretty good ideas."

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