Wednesday, May 25, 2016

This Week's Quote

Peter Marshall: Paul, why do Hells Angels wear leather?
Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Exchange during "Hollywood Squares"


Thursday, May 19, 2016

So Reliable

The mailman recently delivered to my house a piece of unsolicited mail.  Very unsolicited.  It was a slim paperback whose cover warned of a "stupendous crisis."

I opened it.  Cheap paper.  Published in Oklahoma.  Much talk of "the beast."  Must be a Christian mass mailing.

I flipped through the pages, realizing that I was steeling myself for the inevitable anti-gay invective.  I clenched my jaw and scanned through to the end.  But wait.  This was clearly a Christian manifesto of some sort, but I didn't see any anti-gay tirades.  How could that be?

It couldn't, I told myself.  I leafed through the volume more slowly this time. Oh, there it was, right on page 5.  I'd simply missed this sentence:  "Prostitutes, homosexuals, and drug addicts share AIDS with the innocent."

Phew.  All was right with the world.  For a second there I thought ultra-conservative Christians had let me down.  Oh ye of little faith.

Addendum:  I looked up this book, called "National Sunday Law."  It's by A. Jan Marcussen, a Seventh-day Adventist minister, who argues that "the beast" is the papacy.  According to Wikipedia, Marcussen aims to mass-mail his book to every major city in America.  My copy is proof that he's hit Seattle--and fertile ground for his claptrap the Emerald City is not.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

This Week's Quote

I've been on every diet in the world. I've been on SlimFast. For breakfast you have a shake. For lunch, you have a shake. For dinner, you kill anyone with food on their plate.

Rosie O'Donnell


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

This Week's Quote

Donald Trump said something un-Trumpy this morning. He was on "The Today Show" and Matt Lauer asked him about the transgender law, and whether Caitlyn Jenner would be welcome to use the bathroom at Trump Tower, and Trump said she should be able to use whatever bathroom she wants. Ted Cruz believes that transgender people should hold it in.

Jimmy Kimmel

Source:  Political

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

This Week's Quote

Travel seems not just a way of having a good time, but something that every self-respecting citizen ought to undertake, like a high-fiber diet, say, or a deodorant.

Jan Morris

Source:  And I Quote