Thursday, June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

It is much easier to suggest solutions
when you know nothing about the problem.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Nothing is really work
unless you would rather
be doing something else.

-Sir James M. Barrie
Submitted by Daryl Gibson

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Light travels faster than sound. This is why some
people appear bright until you hear them speak.

-From the Internet
Submitted by Herr Kemper

Monday, June 27, 2011

Monday, June 27th, 2011

"He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both
eyes ..."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Friday, June 24th, 2011

"All my friends and I are crazy. That's the only thing that keeps us

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Golden Oldie

If this (Superbowl) is the ultimate game,
why are they playing it again next year?

-Duane Thomas
1972 Superbowl VI

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Time is a versatile performer.
It flies, marches on, heals all
wounds, runs out, and will tell.

-Franklin P. Jones
Bits & Pieces
February, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Monday, June 20th, 2011

Golden Oldie

Remember 'manure' was originally a French word.

-Heard on the Radio

Friday, June 17, 2011

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Bradley's Bromide:
If computers get too powerful, we can organize them into a
committee -- that will do them in.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Barth's Distinction:
There are two types of people: those who divide people into two
types, and those who don't.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

The winds and waves are always on
the side of the ablest navigators.

-Edward Gibbon
Bits & Pieces
February 2011

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Golden Oldie

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the year.

-Spanish Proverb
PAX Proverbs Plus - 03-10-04

Monday, June 13, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Because I forgot to post on Thursday, I'm posting the one for that day here as well.

Golden Oldie

If you don't have time to do it right
when will you have time to do it over?

-Old Photocopy Wisdom

Lewis's Law of Travel:
The first piece of luggage out of the chute doesn't belong to
anyone, ever.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Golden Oldie

We can't make the documentation idiot-proof,
but we CAN make it idiot-resistant!

-John W. Hockert, PhD
As reported by Penny Pennington

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

Golden Oldie

Everyone should be quick to listen,
slow to speak and slow to become angry.


Monday, June 6, 2011

Monday, June 6th, 2011

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the
shoulders of giants.
-- Isaac Newton

In the sciences, we are now uniquely privileged to sit side by side

with the giants on whose shoulders we stand.
-- Gerald Holton

If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing

on my shoulders.
-- Hal Abelson

In computer science, we stand on each other's feet.

-- Brian K. Reid

Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Golden Oldie

How often could things be remedied by a word.
How often is it left unspoken.

- Norman Douglas (1868-1952)
Novelist and essayist
Bits and Pieces Febreuary 200

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Golden Oldie

Knowing how time can be on an awards show,
I prepared two speeches. A short one and a long one.
I guess I'll give the short one, "Thank you."
Ah, it appears I have time for the long one,
"Thank you very much."

-Harrison Ford on accepting the Cecil B. DeMille award
at the Golden Globes on 01/20/02 as reported in
Penny Pennington's Today's Thought 2002/01/23

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2011

Golden Oldie

Life moves pretty fast.
Ya don't stop and look
around once in a while,
ya gonna miss it!

-Ferris Bueller (on his day off)

(Penny Pennington's TodaysThought 2001/06/06)