Thursday, April 24, 2014

Quote of the Day

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
- Eric Hoffer

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quote of the Day

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy.
- Oscar Wilde

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Quote of the Day

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
- Robert Frost

Monday, April 21, 2014

Quote of the Day

Since I became motherless on Sunday, this week will be devoted to quotes about mothers and/or parenting.

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
- Mae West

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Quote of the Day

The most detestable wickedness, the most horrid cruelties, and the greatest miseries that have afflicted the human race have had their origin in this thing called revelation, or revealed religion. It has been the most destructive to the peace of man since man began to exist.
- Thomas Paine

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Quote of the Day

I almost shudder at the thought of alluding to the most fatal example of the abuses of grief which the history of mankind has preserved - the Cross. Consider what calamities that engine of grief has produced!
- John Adams

Friday, April 18, 2014

Quote of the Day

The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest amount of feathers with the least amount of hissing.
- Jean-Baptiste Colbert

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Quote of the Day

Pour water on a sportswriter - instant horseshit.
- Ted Williams, American baseball player

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Quote of the Day

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
- Arnold Joseph Toynbee

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Quote of the Day

Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what."
- Harper Lee (from "To Kill A Mockingbird")

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quote of the Day

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself.
- Thomas Browne

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Quote of the Day

There are no sects in geometry.
- Voltaire

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Quote of the Day

If love is the answer, could you rephrase the question?
- Lily Tomlin

Friday, April 11, 2014

Quote of the Day

Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Quote of the Day

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
- Walter Lippmann

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Quote of the Day

The individual is the central, rarest, most precious capital resource of our society.
- Peter Drucker

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quote of the Day

Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
- John Adams

Monday, April 7, 2014

Quote of the Day

Say what bad things you want about sinful living - but it is educatiing.
Hjalmar Bergman

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Quote of the Day

Missionaries are perfect nuisances and leave every place worse than they found it.
- Charles Dickens

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Quote of the Day

One has fear in front of a goat, in back of a mule, and on every side of a fool.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Friday, April 4, 2014

Quote of the Day

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else’s money.
- Carter Glass

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Quote of the Day

A nation is just a society for hating foreigners.
- Olaf Stapledon

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quote of the Day

The trouble with being punctual is that nobody's there to appreciate it.
- Franklin P. Jones

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Quote of the Day

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
- Agnes Repplier

Monday, March 31, 2014

Quote of the Day

Boys will be boys, and so will a lot of middle-aged men.
- Kin Hubbard

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Quote of the Day

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

Games lubricate the body and the mind.
- Benjamin Franklin

Friday, March 28, 2014

Quote of the Day

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
- Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, March 27, 2014

The Nixon Presidential Museum

My last batch of pics this time is from the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum in Yorba Linda, California. Of all the presidential museums I've visited so far, this was the least interesting by far. Then again, how much positive can you say about a man who gave up Taiwan for Red China, turned the US onto permanent deficits by declaring he was a Keynesian and finally had to resign the presidency on account of being too fucking stupid to keep it (my take on the Watergate scandal). Richard Nixon was a cunt of a man and a cunt of a politician; good riddance to him.

His birthplace is on the museum grounds, but was closed that day due to the weather. Like most southern californians they probably shit themselves every time it rains.
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Nice ride.
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The Berlin Wall.
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Quote of the Day

Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
- Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Quote of the Day

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
- Benjamin Franklin

San Simeon

I'd been to San Simeon twice before and taken pictures of Hearst castle and the seal colony down by the beach. This time I didn't bother with Hearst and focused only on the seals.

This lovely photo series shows what happens if you get too close to your buddy's tail.
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Whap!
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Whappety!
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WHAP!
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There's a LOT of screaming and squealing going on down on the beach.
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Though that didn't seem to trouble the mature seals, who were all snoring peacefully in the sun.
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There were also several windswept, little featherballs there.
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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Quote of the Day

Many men die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they are seventy-five.
- Benjamin Franklin