Monday, December 29, 2008

Quote for the Week #3

"You're born, you take shit, get out in the world, you take more shit, you climb a little higher, you take less shit, 'til one day you're up in the rarefied atmosphere and you've forgotten what shit even looks like. Welcome to the layer cake, son." - Eddie Temple

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Quote(s) for the Week #2

Bonus points will be awarded to the first person to correctly identify the show from which these quotes originated. I was feeling generous, and named the character attributed to each quote. I don't necessarily agree with the quotes, but they are all worth discussion. I just finished watching the complete run of this series this afternoon. It really is a shame that it only ran for two seasons. Phenomenal show. Everyone should check it out. The answer will either appear in the comment section or a follow-up post next week.

"Don't be a fool. All that really counts in this world is what others think of you." - Professor Lodz (via Ruthie)

"Everything's impossible. 'Til it ain't." - Ben Hawkins

"The idea that religion and politics don't mix was created by the devil to keep Christians from running their own country." - Brother Justin Crowe

"The dumbest thing is dyin' when you ain't gotta. Dyin' just cause you're piss poor at livin'. I'll tell you something else that's true. When it comes to livin', dyin' is the easy part." - Samson

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Fun With Facial Hair

The urge to trim down the beard has finally overtaken me. Well, that is, until shortly after I made the first cut. Then I paused in amazement at the sheer awesomeness I had created. Check out the new look. It's going to be a kind of social experiment for a little while. It'll give me something else to blog about in the coming days. Enjoy.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Feng Shui

I watched this season's Top Design on Bravo and decided to try my hand at interior design. How do you like the new layout of my apartment? I personally like the way the coffee table rests against the couch, creating a cozy environment. The lamp on the love seat was a stylistic touch I spent quite some time perfecting. I'd say that I feng shui'd the shit out of it, wouldn't you agree? Now that I'm looking at the photos, maybe I should turn the recliner around so the back is facing the television. Excellent... it is nearing perfection.

On a completely unrelated note - Happy 28th birthday Steven!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not A Sexist

I am not a sexist, but I still find myself laughing at sexist humor. Is that wrong? The answer is... no. Take the exchange that is located at the bottom of this post as an example. It's funny because of Stan is a complete idiot - not because that he is trying to insult Francine. Justification... I think so.

Francine: Stan, we've been wondering around for hours. Klaus' bowl is starting to freeze. It must be ten below out here.
Stan: Fine, if you hate Christmas so much, you can go wait in the car.
Francine: So what are you going to do, spend all night looking for the perfect tree? You'll catch your death out here.
Stan: Honey, just because snow is the same color as our refrigerator doesn't mean you know how it works.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Schrute-ism #4

In the Schrute family we believe in a five fingered intervention. Awareness, education, control, acceptance and punching.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Quote for the Week

"You run a hit TV show. You have very impressive friends. You've found a hairstyle that works for you so long as it's not too humid and you're telling me you don't have the confidence to face a bunch of whittling, jug blowing IHOP monkeys. Lemon, you go and show that Kelsey Winthrop that the ugly ducking has turned into a vaguely ethnic swan." - Jack Donaghy

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


Yesterday, I quoted Robert Frost under the heading of "appropriate". Today I will quote John Oliver under the heading of "hilarity", but one could probably (taking the following quotes entirely out of context) make these quotes relevant to the times as well. Oliver's quotes are much more vulgar than Frost's, however, so consider this your warning.

"When you're a bankrupt ideology, pursuing a bankrupt strategy, the only move you've got is the dick one."

"There have always been motherfuckers, there will always be motherfuckers, but what we can't do is let them control our motherfucking lives."

Monday, December 1, 2008


This seems incredibly appropriate considering the current times.

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost