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Eat or Delete

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

look up the word cookie
It did used to mean
sweet crunch and chew munch
as in meals in between

but cookies now also mean
undisclosed tracky bits
sly snips of code that
will peek at your tats

index all your foibles
detect and reveal
then sell to all sellers
the size of your deal

a word that could serve
the real meaning preserve
would mean caught you red handed
here’s a word you deserve

unco-op the cookie
disclose the intention
what lives in that jar
does need our digestion

— Grumpus Wombat

“My girlfriend always laughs during sex – no matter what she’s reading.”
– Steve Jobs

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Hoot to Peen.”
– John DiFede

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“It’s not for the chicken to speak of his own soup.”
– Quentin Tarantino

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Always do whatever’s next.” – George Carlin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.”
– Janis Joplin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.” – Arthur C Clarke

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Art is a house that tries to be haunted.” – Emily Dickinson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The instinct of a man is to pursue everything that flies from him, and to fly from all that pursue him.” – Voltaire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” – Clint Eastwood

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Honeymooners

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Ralph: Trixie wasting away? What about me wasting away?
Alice: You couldn’t waste away in nine years.
Ralph: How would you like to waste away on the moon?

“A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have.” – Barry Goldwater

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“An egotist is a person of low taste – more interested in himself than in me.” – Ambrose Bierce

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It is what it is.” – USA Today’s #1 cliche of 2004

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Being is. Being is in-itself. Being is what it is.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A man is known by the company he organizes.” – Ambrose Bierce

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Arthur

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Hobson: Thrilling to meet you, Gloria
Gloria: Hi
Hobson: Yes…You obviously have a wonderful economy with words, Gloria. I look forward to your next syllable with great eagerness

“Alas, after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.” – Albert Camus

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” – Albert Einstein

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If your wife wants to learn to drive, don’t stand in her way.” – Sam Levenson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Sing out loud in the car even, or especially, if it embarrasses your children.” – Marilyn Penland

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” – Vince Lombardi

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“In less enlightened times, the best way to impress women was to own a hot car. But women wised up and realized it was better to buy their own hot cars so they wouldn’t have to ride around with jerks.” – Scott Adams

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that’s bad for you!” – Tommy Smothers

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If what you have done is unjust, you have not succeeded.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I do not believe in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A person who is gifted sees the essential point and leaves the rest as surplus.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A man lives by believing something: not by debating and arguing about many things.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If your parents never had children, chances are… neither will you.” – Dick Cavett

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Weak eyes are fondest of glittering objects.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The cut of a garment speaks of intellect and talent and the color of temperament and heart.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Originality is a thing we constantly clamour for, and constantly quarrel with.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Nothing is more terrible than activity without insight.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“No pressure, no diamonds.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Necessity dispenseth with decorum.” – Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.” – Dick Cavett

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It contributes greatly towards a man’s moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it.” – Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The ingredients of health and long life, are great temperance, open air, easy labor, and little care.” – Sir Philip Sidney

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Men with bald spots should not have mohawks.” – TFLN

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Ignorance, apathy, and indifference pave the road to tyranny. He who would sacrifice freedom for security will end up with neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

casablanca

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Ugarte: You despise me, don’t you?”
Rick: “If I gave you any thought I probably would.”

“We can’t stop here, this is bat country!” – Hunter S. Thompson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, come sit over here by me.”
– Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand.” – Kurt Vonnegut

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman.” – Arnold Schwarzanegger

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I’m full of dust and guitars.” – Syd Barrett

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Writing is thinking. It is more than living, for it is being conscious of living.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Theodor Geisel

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.” – Sir Winston Churchill

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“When things become peculiar, frustrating and strange, I think it’s a good time to start painting.” – James Rosenquist

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Turn it left, and steer it right Straighten up girl now, you’re doing just fine. Just a little valley by the river where we’d ride. But I was high on a mountain When Daddy let me drive.” – Alan Jackson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.” – Lewis Carroll

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.” – Paul Gauguin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A successful lawsuit is the one worn by a policeman.” – Robert Frost

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A great man is always willing to be little.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Excuse me while I kiss the sky.” – Jimi Hendrix

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“To the victor belong the responsibilities.” – Al Bernstein

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Just think of all the evil uses of zinc.” – Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirz

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Pop culture is a thinner soup today. It used to be a thick porridge.” – Hugh Hefner

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I’d like to think a car is designed to be as good as it can be – not to fill a gap in the market.” – Jeremy Clarkson

Monday, March 15th, 2010

vulcans

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Sarek: Speak your mind, Spock.
Spock: That would be unwise.
Sarek:
What is necessary is never unwise.

“It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.” – C. S. Lewis

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.” – H.L. Mencken

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it.” – Albert Einstein

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.” – John Hay

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I am planning to live forever and, so far, the plan is working perfectly.” – Steven Wright

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Squares? I see no squares in my pictures.” – Piet Mondrian

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.” – Sidney Goff

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“A basic template website with great art elements and a good logo are more effective than a super-custom website with less than great graphics.” – Grumpus Wombat

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I once took our vicar to tea; It was just as I thought it would be: His rumblings abdominal Were simply phenomenal, And everyone thought it was me” – Anon

Monday, March 15th, 2010

limerick

Monday, March 15th, 2010
“A limerick’s easy to make,
If you’re careful with words that you take,
If you start with Nantucket
You have to use bucket
There’s no telling where you will end.”
– Leon Blum

“The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” – Lily Tomlin

Monday, March 15th, 2010

trainspotting

Monday, March 15th, 2010
Renton: Sick Boy’s always been lacking in moral fiber
Swanny: He knows a lot about Sean Connery
Renton: That’s hardly a subsitute

“If there’s one thing I won’t stand for, it’s loose vowels!” – Great Aunt Adelaide

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Tipsy and thinking of you. Talk tomorrow. My alliteration is awesome.” – TFLN

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The first time I saw an XJ6 was on a family holiday in Edinburgh as a child. I learned everything I know about design from that car.” – Ian Callum

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Diane, you ended that proposition with a preposition.” – Sam Malone

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.” – C. S. Lewis

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Art hurts. Art urges voyages – and it is easier to stay at home.” – Gwendolyn Brooks

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The balance of private good and general welfare is at the bottom of civilized morals; but the morals of the Heroic Age are founded on individuality, and on nothing else.” – Lascelles Abercrombie

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.” – William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.” – William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.” – William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Knowing how things work is the basis for appreciation, and is thus a source of civilized delight.” – William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Is sloppiness in speech caused by ignorance or apathy? I don’t know and I don’t care.” – William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“People who are afraid to make fools of themselves never make anything of themselves.”
– John Knowles

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Stan: “Dude, dolphins are intelligent and friendly.”
Cartman: “Intelligent and friendly on rye bread with some mayonnaise.”

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Half of the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They do not mean to do harm. They are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.”
Em>– T.S. Eliot

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Ignition

Monday, February 8th, 2010

First post. WordPress is loaded with a basic theme. Will edit header, modify an existing theme and make this look acceptable. Seat belt fastened.