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Going to trial with a lawyer who considers your whole life-style a Crime in Progress is not a happy prospect.  Hunter S. Thompson

Counterculture icon Hunter S. Thompson was an American journalist best known for writing 1971’s ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’ and creating ‘Gonzo journalism.’


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If a patron buys from an artist who needs money, the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.   Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, and a major figure in the early modernist movement. His contribution to poetry began with his development of Imagism, a movement derived from classical Chinese and Japanese poetry, stressing clarity, precision and economy of language. His best-known works include Ripostes (1912), Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and the unfinished 120-section epic, The Cantos (1917–69).



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I’m 100 percent sure I’m becoming a really good helicopter pilot.   Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner  is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper. He is best known for his participation in the Red Bull Stratosproject, in which he jumped to Earth from a helium balloon in the stratosphere on October 14, 2012. Doing so, he set world records for skydiving an estimated 39 km (24 mi), reaching an estimated top speed of 1,357.64 km/h (843.6 mph), or Mach 1.25, . He became the first person to break the sound barrier without vehicular power relative to the surface on his descent.[12][13] He broke skydiving records for exit altitude, vertical freefall distance without drogue, and vertical speed without drogue. Though he still holds the latter records, the first was broken two years later, when on 24 October 2014, Alan Eustace jumped from 135,890 feet – or, 41.42 km (25.74 mi) with a drogue.

Pretty funny quote from a man who reached Mach 1.25 without a vehicle.  


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You’re safer in the race car than you are in cars going to and from the track.   Mario Andretti

Mario Gabriele Andretti (born February 28, 1940) is an Italian American former racing driver, one of the most successful Americans in the history of the sport. He is one of only two drivers to win races in Formula One, IndyCar, World Sportscar Championship and NASCAR (the other being Dan Gurney). He also won races in midget cars, and sprint cars. During his career, Andretti won the 1978 Formula One World Championship, four IndyCar titles (three under USAC-sanctioning, one under CART), and IROC VI. To date, he remains the only driver ever to win the Indianapolis 500 (1969), Daytona 500 (1967) and the Formula One World Championship, and, along with Juan Pablo Montoya, the only driver to have won a race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Formula One, and an Indianapolis 500. No American has won a Formula One race since Andretti’s victory at the1978 Dutch Grand Prix.  Andretti had 109 career wins on major circuits.


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Selling Fear- Speech


Professor Ned Brainard’s, (Fred MacMurray) discovery of flubber hasn’t quite brought him – or his college – the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of flubbergas, which can change the weather. It also helps Medfield College’s football team to win a game. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend.

Professor Ned BrainardWell, it seems to me that a lot of people are going around these days selling fear.   All kinds of fear.  Fear of bombs, bugs, smog, surpluses, fallout, falling hair, even fear of Mr. Hawk.
We find ourselves apologizing, Hiding our heads, or jumping at shadows.
I can remember when groundhog day only came once a year in this country.
Now, I see a lot of students from my science class here in the courtroom. They may not be the most studious
group of young people in college today, But Ill say this for them:
so far they are unafraid. 
They have good will, enthusiasm, and an infinite capacity for making mistakes.
I have high hopes for them.

Prosecutor:  Am I to understand,  professor,You actually encourage mistakes in your class?

Professor Ned Brainard: Mr. Prosecutor, the road to genius is paved with fumble-Footing and bumbling.  Anyone who falls flat on his
face is at least moving in the right direction:  forward.
And the fellow who makes the most mistakes…
may be the one who will save the neck of the whole world someday.

This speech is at 1:27:00 mark in the movie.

A Disney movie with a Court Scene. 

In 1961 when he took his family to Disneyland, a woman came up to him and asked “Are you Fred MacMurray?”, and when he answered he was, she hit him with her purse and told him she had taken her children to see him in “The Apartment” and was furious because “That was not a Disney movie”, he responded, “No ma’am, it wasn’t.” He then turned to his wife and announced he was done playing bad guys in movies.