Thursday, September 16, 2010

Big Bang Theory's Sheldon on beverages

Sheldon: I only drink hot chocolate in months an "R" in them.

Howard: Why?

Sheldon: What's life without whimsy?

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Alton Brown at Third Place Book north of Seattle

"Don't go looking for anything on"

"Inspiration is very very closely related to desperation." 

"When I get tired of cooking, I cook eggs, and they make me new again."

"It's about time we cooked the panda...did you ever wonder if they're light and dark meat?"

"Why are you laughing? Parsnips aren't funny."

Sunday, September 13, 2009

On training people on press relations

"The education of the workforce is happening through dramatic events."

-- Career Tools (2009-05-14)

Thursday, November 27, 2008

On Evil

"All of this took time, and for most of it I was completely alone. When you're removed from human society for that long, especially if you're intoxicated, ordinary moral inhibitions begin to lose their grip. It's not that you deny the concept of evil, it's that you begin to find it acceptable, even attractive. You start to wallow in it: you ignore the consequences and concentrate on the fun parts.

Page 181

Matt Ruff
Bad Monkeys

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Penseive

Albus Dumbledore: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: Quotes
I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind... At these times... I use the Pensieve. One simply siphons the excess thoughts from one's mind, pours them into the basin, and examines them at one's leisure.


Friday, December 28, 2007

Dance Dance Dance

By Haruki Murakami:

"So what do I have to do?"

"Dance," said the Sheep Man. "Yougottadance. Aslonasthemusicplays. Yougottadance. Don'teventhinkwhy. Starttothink, yourfeetstop. Yourfeetstop, wegetstuck. Wegetstuck, you'restuck. Son'tpayanymind, nomatterhowdumb. Yougottakeepstep. Yougottalimberup. Yougottaloosenwhatbolteddown. Yougottauseallyougot.
Weknowyour'retired, tiredanscrared. Happenstoeveryone, okay?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Feasting on Asphalt Season 2

The American story is an ode to movement. We’ve never been able to stay put which explains the intricate mesh of highways and byways that connects this country to its inner self. Is it any wonder then that our national cuisine evolved at tarmac's edge? Let’s face it. No matter what sophisticated urban chefs create, deep down what we really crave is what the diner, the cafĂ©, the truck stop can offer. Alas, the modern interstate had rendered our palettes comfortably numb with its rolling miles of paved pabulum. And that is a shame because if we don’t savor the flavor of the road, then our edible heritage will soon become history. So America, it is with a full tank and an empty stomach that I say to you in the words of my forefathers – Let’s Ride.

Alton Brown
Feasting on Asphalt