Archive for the ‘philosophy’ Category

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

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.”
- Sun Tzu

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“Scoop the midrange!”
– Karl Allweier

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“Eschew Miserablism”
– Peter Carbonara

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“we’re all bozos on the bus, so might as well sit back and enjoy the ride.”
– Wavy Gravy

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Sure, I could of done it different… put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.”
– Wavy Gravy

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Hell is other people”
– Jean Paul Sartre

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”
- Leonardo da Vinci

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women, they’ll drive you crazy, they’ll drive you in-sane.”
– Red Bogart

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
- Bruce Lee

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“I have affixed to me the dust and dirt of countless ages…who am I to disturb history?”
– Pig-Pen

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Only dead fish go with the flow.”
– Sarah Palin

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

“Everything popular is wrong.”
– Oscar Wilde

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“When you breathe, you inspire, and when you do not breathe, you expire.”
– Confucius

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.”
– Dalai Lama

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.”
– Dalai Lama

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Great ideology creates great times.”
– Kim Jong Il

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.”
– Will Rogers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.”
– Will Rogers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“There is nothing so inefficient as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
– Anon

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“It seems to be a law in American life that whatever enriches us anywhere except in the wallet inevitably becomes uneconomic.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going,
but I’m on my way.”
–Carl Sandburg

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
–Albert Einstein

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
–Henry Ford

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.”
– Xavier Cugat

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“To fix one’s car is not merely to use up time, it is to have a different experience of time, of one’s car, and of oneself.”
– Matthew B. Crawford

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

“We do ‘custom-tailor’ mice. We view them as the canvas upon which we do these genetic transplantations.”
– Howard B. Rosen

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body”
- C.S. Lewis

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

“The faster we’re carried, the less time we have to spare.”
– Orson Welles

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

“The prolonged experience of deprivation and humiliation can radicalize even normal people.”
– Condoleeza Rice

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

“The torch of doubt and chaos is what the sage steers by.”
- Chuang Tzu

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

“The triumph of persuasion over force is the sign of a civilized society.”
– Mark Skousen

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“All who wander are not lost.”
– JRR Tolkein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
– Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”
– Albert Camus

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Conviction is worthless unless it is converted into conduct.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Pride gets no pleasure out of having something, only out of having more of it than the next man.”
– C.S. Lewis

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice.”
– William Shakespeare

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”
– Stephen W. Hawking

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A room should reflect its occupant.”
– James T. Kirk

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”
– Frederick Douglass

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Preparation for war is a constant stimulus to suspicion and ill will.”
– James Monroe

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“However much pride may go before a fall, it may be far more useful after one.”
– Benedict Carey

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.”
– Zen Buddhist Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression.”
– Dick Feagler

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you lose your ability to fail, soon you will lose your ability to succeed.”
– Jeb Hensarling

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics.”
– Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.”
– Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.”
– Herbert Spencer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.”
– Bobby Clarke

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.”
– Bertrand Russell

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”
– Peter Drucker

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
– Frank Loyd Wright

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It’s not where you take things from. It’s where you take things to.”
– Jean-Luc Godard

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Rough work, iconoclasm, but the only way to get at the truth.”
– Oliver Wendell Holmes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
– A. A. Milne

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Men who never get carried away should be.”
– Malcolm Forbes

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When the cup is full, carry it even.”
– Scottish Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
– Winston Churchil

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidentially expect utopia. Both are wrong.”
– Carolyn Heilbrun

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is easier to build two chimneys than to keep one in fuel.”
– Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.”
– P.J. O’Rourke

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“When old age is good, youth is forgotten.”
– Ancient Norse Saying

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices.”
– Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.”
–Carl Gustav Jung

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Movement is tranquility dear boy.”
– Stirling Moss

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.”
– William Shakespeare

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The minimum qualifications for Grace are surrender of ego.”
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
– Native American Proverb

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other.”
– Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.”
– Billy Idol

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Always learn the rules so you can break them properly.”
– Dalai Lama

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.”
– Yannick Noah

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Karma moves in two directions. If we act virtuously, the seed we plant will result in happiness. If we act nonvirtuously, suffering results.”
– Sakyong Mipham

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Rinnick my pinnick.”
– Stephen Beer

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.”
– Oscar Wilde

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“You can’t fatten the pig on market day.”
– John Howard

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?”
– George Carlin

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Robin: “Gosh, Batman, this camel grass juice is great.”
Batman: “Beware of strong stimulants, Robin.”

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

To those who talk and talk and talk,
This adage should appeal;
The steam that blows the whistle
Will never turn the wheel
– Anon

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.”
– Anton Chekhov

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The more they overthink the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain.”
– Scotty

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
– Helen Keller

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”
– Johann Wolfgang von Goeth

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.”
– Eugene V. Debs

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like.”
– George Carlin

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Those that fail to learn from history, are doomed to repeat it.”
- Winston Churchill

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“I do feel it’s really important to depict strong-willed, empowered women.” - Linda Woolverton

Monday, March 1st, 2010

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” – Chinese Proverb

Monday, February 22nd, 2010