Posted in Quotes

Thanksgiving

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My cooking is so bad my kids thought Thanksgiving was to commemorate Pearl Harbor.  Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Ada Driver (July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012), better known as Phyllis Diller, was an American stand-up comedian, actress, singer, dancer, and voice artist, best known for her eccentric stage persona, her self-deprecating humor, her wild hair and clothes, and her exaggerated, cackling laugh.  Diller’s voice acting roles included the Queen in A Bug’s Life, Granny Neutron in The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, Thelma Griffin in Family Guy, and various characters on Robot Chicken.

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Thanksgiving- Language warning

warrenellis“Here in Britain, of course, it’s Thank Fuck We Got Those Weird Jesus Bastards On The Boat Day”Warren Ellis

Warren Girard Ellis (born 16 February 1968) is an English author of comics, novels, and television, who is well known for sociocultural commentary, both through his online presence and through his writing, which covers transhumanist themes (most notably nanotechnology, cryonics, mind transfer, and human enhancement). He is a resident of Southend-on-Sea, England.

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Posted in Movie Speeches

To Be – Speech

From the great Bard Shakespeare:

In the speech, a despondent or feigning Prince Hamlet contemplates death and suicide. He bemoans the pains and unfairness of life but acknowledges the alternative might be still worse. The speech functions within the play to explain Hamlet’s hesitation to directly and immediately avenge his father‘s murder (discovered in Act I) on his uncle, stepfather, and new king Claudius. Claudius and his minister Polonius are preparing to eavesdrop on Hamlet’s interaction with Ophelia.

To be, or not to be, that is the question—
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles,
And by opposing, end them? To die, to sleep—
No more; and by a sleep, to say we end
The Heart-ache, and the thousand Natural shocks
That Flesh is heir to? ‘Tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to Dream; Aye, there’s the rub,
For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes Calamity of so long life:
For who would bear the Whips and Scorns of time,
The Oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s Contumely,
The pangs of despised Love, the Law’s delay,
The insolence of Office, and the Spurns
That patient merit of the unworthy takes,
When he himself might his Quietus make
With a bare Bodkin? Who would these Fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered Country, from whose bourn
No Traveller returns, Puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have,
Than fly to others that we know not of.
Thus Conscience does make Cowards of us all,
And thus the Native hue of Resolution
Is sicklied o’er, with the pale cast of Thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment,
With this regard their Currents turn awry,
And lose the name of Action.

 

Duplicated in multiple movies, by multiple actors, in multiple settings, below is a  small but diverse sampling.  

And now for something completely different.  

Posted in My Views On The Real World, Travel and Diversions

Good Bye it was good.

Leaving Philadelphia tomorrow, which means ending relationships.

I just ended one that was wonderful, she provided me with many exciting times and adventures and was always ready to give me more. She had similar relationships with others but I felt ours was one that would have lasted until my dying day if I stayed close. She was so giving asking very little in return, just that I respect her things and give them back when I was done. I just returned the last thing she loaned me and like the gracious partner she was, she allowed me to keep a memento of our relationship.

Good bye Free Library of Philadelphia I will miss you, my library card will take a place of honor on my cork board.

Man Reading Book and Sitting on Bookshelf in Library --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis
Not me.