Thursday, January 03, 2008

Movie Quote of the Week

Well, if you must insult me, you might at least do it in English!
--Bonita Granville, Nancy Drew: Detective (1938)

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TV Quote of the Week

I may be vain but I'm not stupid.
--Rebecca De Mornay, ER, “Greene with Envy”

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008

So Where the Hell Are the Flying Cars?

Yes, it's nice to be living in the year 2008. However, when I was a teenager back in the 1970s, I kinda imagined it to be quite different than it is today.

On the other hand, a lot of people expected World War III to have happened by now.

So perhaps I should not be too disappointed....

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Thoughts on a Winter Day

Thoughts that occurred to me when I went to get my annual eye exam last week:

1. Going to the hospital on a day with 30- or 40-degree weather kinda defeats the purpose of going to the hospital. Especially if it's for something as simple as an eye exam.

2. Anyone who has ever waited outdoors for a bus or train in late December or early August and still wonders why more people don't use public transportation must have serious empathy issues.

3. One can tell a light rail station is not really all that well-designed when the one warm spot to escape the wind on a winter day is within the elevators.

4. Southerners are constantly being amazed by how cold it gets in the wintertime and Northerners are constantly being astonished by how hot it gets in the summertime. One would think that those of us who are over ten years old would know better by now.

5. Next time I am most definitely scheduling my annual eye exam for September...

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