Archive for April, 2009

Know How

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Because you know how to feel, and knowing how to feel is more important than how you feel.

Stephen Fry


Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Multiple exclamation marks are a sure sign of a diseased mind.


The Glue

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Shortly after 9/11, his piano was confiscated by customs officials at New York’s JFK airport, who thought the glue smelled funny. They subsequently destroyed the instrument.

Andrew Gumbel

Rite Of Spring

Monday, April 27th, 2009


Human Capital

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country … No other country has such human capital.

Dr. Rita Levi-Montalcini


Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Well, what do you talk then? You talk coffees?



Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Simply planning, or engaging in, a protest is not, and should never be, a reason for arrest.

The Independent

Tiny Fir Tree

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

And so to the Urals, where medics are reported to have removed a tiny fir tree from a man’s lung, after he complained of chest pains. Before doctors opened him up, they were convinced he had lung cancer. Now, they’re convinced he inhaled a seed, which sprouted inside him.

Ian Sample

A Mental Party

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

It was all in my head - my father would play the piano and I would have a mental party in the hole in the ground.

Peter Show

The Best

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

How dare you presume to tell me a story, and then not tell me the best possible story?

David Simon