Archive for the ‘communication’ 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

“You can’t be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.”
– Wendell Berry

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

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

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“You’re overwhelming me with logic.”
– Joe Deangelis

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“If you have to argue your science by using fraud, your science is not valid”
– Professor Ian Plimer

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Music is much too important to leave to the professionals.”
– Pete Seeger

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.”
– Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“It’s amazing that the amount of news that happens in the world every day always just exactly fits the newspaper.”
– Jerry Seinfeld

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.”
– A. J. Liebling

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”
– Will Rogers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“Sadly we don’t speak bird.”
– Kurt Cobain

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“One must regard the hyphen as a blemish to be avoided whenever possible.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Reporters thrive on the world’s misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“First of all I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”
– Mary Poppins

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.”
– Charles Darwin

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

“Apple you guys were the rebels man, the underdogs. People believed in you. But now, are you becoming The Man? Remember back in 1984, you had those awesome ads about overthrowing Big Brother? Look in the mirror, man!”
– Jon Stewart

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

“We needed the sort of facilities where we could have a cup of tea and wander around the garden and go in and do what we had to do.”
– Jimmy Page

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

“Glib fluency in front of the camera might win over TV viewers, but it is not an indicator of a politician’s genuine stature.”
– Leo McKinstry

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

“she has one of those unplaceable accents that mark out a specific quintile of the upper-lower-upper class”
– Simon Carr

Monday, May 3rd, 2010

“PowerPoint makes us stupid.”
– Gen. James N. Mattis

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

“Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.”
- HAL

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- Mark Twain

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has been accomplished.”
– George Bernard Shaw

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“If the head doesn’t work it’s bad news for the legs.”
– Yiddish Proverb

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“There’s a great power in words, if you don’t hitch too many of them together.”
– Josh Billings

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Because if you don’t entertain, nobody’s listening.”
– Bud Schulberg

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.”
– Will Durant

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

“The less we know, the longer the explanation.”
– B.G.

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.”
– George Eliot

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.”
– Captain Jean Luc Picard

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Human bonding rituals often involve a great deal of talking, and dancing, and crying.”
– Worf

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Try not to speak.”
– Hobson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr Seuss

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never take ‘no’ for an answer from someone not authorized to say ‘yes’.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.”
– David Ogilvy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.”
– Katharine Hepburn

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Linux: The OS people choose without $200,000,000 of persuasion.”
– Mike Coleman

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don’t need to be done.”
– Andy Rooney

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”
– David Ogilvy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.”br>– Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A man’s character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Ah, the first rule of public speaking – always start with a joke.”
– Jon Stewart

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“As God once said, and I think rightly…”
– Margaret Thatcher<

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.”
– Mae West

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You have delighted us long enough.”
- Jane Austen

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Committee – a group of men who keep minutes and waste hours.”
– Milton Berle

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next.”
– E. W. Howe

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I want you to WANT to do the dishes.”
– Jennifer Aniston

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“One should not lose one’s temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.”
– William Butler Yeats

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The secret of being tiresome is to tell everything.”
– Voltaire

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Do not laugh too loud or too much at any publick spectacle.”
– George Washington

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Shift not yourself in the sight of others nor gnaw your nails.”
– George Washington

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Do not let a small dispute injure a great relationship.”
– Dalai Lama

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“You’re part of their strategies. You are partisan, what do you call it, hacks.”
– Jon Stewart

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.”
– Randy Pausch

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“It ain’t what they call you, it’s what you answer to.”
– W. C. Fields

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily?”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“You are like a baby. Making noise, don’t know what to do.”
– Neytiri

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

“The nations of the West hope that by means of steam communication all the world will become as one family.”
– Townsend Harris

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Oh oh! Lucy’s got her mad face on! No matter what I do or say today I’m going to get slugged. I might as well get it over with. (He walks to Lucy. And gets slugged.) Now I have the rest of the day to myself!”
– Linus VanPelt

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Laddie…don’t you think you should…rephrase that?”
– Montgomery Scott

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Silence isn’t golden.”
– Pip

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“A good listener is usually thinking about something else.”
– Kin Hubbard

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“I decided a long time ago that it’s easier to spontaneously say what you think.”
– Charlotte Rampling

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“A word to the wise is infuriating.”
– Hunter S. Thompson

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Two people can’t talk at the same time. When my mouth is moving, it means that you need to be quiet.”
– Judge Judy

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

“Questions are a burden to others; answers are a prison for oneself.”
- Patrick McGoohan

Sunday, February 28th, 2010

“The gestures of the body must be suited to the discourse you are upon.”
– George Washington

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

“In the presence of others sing not to yourself with a humming noise, nor drum with your fingers or feet.”
– George Washington

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

“It is not necessary to understand things to argue about them.” – Pierre de Beaumarchais

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

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

Friday, February 19th, 2010

“Ending a sentence in a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.” – Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, February 18th, 2010