Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28th, 2014


  Grelb's Reminder:
        Eighty percent of all people
        consider themselves to be above average drivers.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Just because you do not take an
                interest in politics doesn't mean
                politics won't take an interest
                in you!

                         -Pericles (430 B.C.)
                          Submitted by one who previously
                          wished to remain anonymous.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24th, 2014

Golden Oldie

       Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
       but most of them pick themselves up
       and hurry off as if nothing happened.

                 -Winston Churchill

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

I contend that for a nation to try to
    tax itself into prosperity is like a
    man standing in a bucket and
    trying to lift himself up by the

                -Winston Churchill
                 Submitted by one who previously
                 wished to remain anonymous.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Vail's Second Axiom:
        The amount of work to be done increases in proportion to the
amount of work already completed.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The ultimate result of shielding
      men from the effects of folly is
      to fill the world with fools.

            -Herbert Spencer , English
             Philosopher (1820-1903)
             Submitted by one who previously
             wished to remain anonymous.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Golden Oldie

     The next meeting of "Who did it?, A Grammatically
     Correct Mystery Book Club" will be ....

                       -Meeting notice in the
                        Moby Dickens Bookstore
                        Taos, New Mexico

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14th, 2014

If you don't read the newspaper
    you are uninformed, if you do
    read the newspaper you are

              -Mark Twain
               Submitted by one who previously
               wished to remain anonymous.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
    You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

                         -Naguib Mahfouz,
                          writer, Nobel laureate
                          Quoted in A.Word.A.Day
                          12 August 2013

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Everything you've learned in school as "obvious" becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe.  For example, there are no solids in the universe.  There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums.  There are no surfaces.  There are no straight lines.
                -- R. Buckminster Fuller

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014


      If you think the United States has stood still,
      who built the largest shopping center in the world?

                            -Richard M. Nixon

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10th, 2014

Glib's Fourth Law of Unreliability:
        Investment in reliability will increase until it exceeds the
probable cost of errors, or until someone insists on getting some
useful work done.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7th, 2014

 In my many years I have come to the conclusion
   that one useless man is a shame. two is a law firm,
   and three or more is a congress.

                       -John Adams
                        Submitted by one who previously
                        wished to remain anonymous.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

O'Toole's Commentary on Murphy's Law:
        Murphy was an optimist.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014


      The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

                         -Andy Warhol

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

  Golden Oldie

   Ever notice....

        ... that what is sometimes said in an aside
                      is really an affront?

              -Marguertie Whitley May in
                _The Wall Street Journal_