Sunday, July 24, 2005

Insults about occupation

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
- - - Oscar Wilde

A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping rabbits.
- - - Edith Sitwell

A sophisticated rhetorician, inebriated with the exuberance of his own verbosity.
- - - Benjamin Disraeli

Abstract art? A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
- - - Al Capp

An editor should have a pimp for a brother so he'd have someone to look up to.
- - - Gene Fowler

God made the Idiot for practice, and then He made the School Board.
- - - Mark Twain

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
- - - Fred Allen

I didn't like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions - the curtain was up.
- - - Groucho Marx

I know of nothing more despicable and pathetic than a man who devotes all of the hours of the waking day to the making of money for money's sake.
- - - John D. Rockefeller

If all the girls who attended the Harvard-Yale game were laid end to end, I wouldn't be surprised.
- - - Dorothy Parker

If there's anything disgusting about the movie business, it's the whoredom of my peers.
- - - Sean Penn

In the United States today, we have more than our share of the nattering nabobs of negativism. They have formed their own 4-H Club - the 'hopeless, hysterical hypochondriacs of history.
- - - Spiro T. Agnew (about the press, 1970)

Jazz: Music invented for the torture of imbeciles.
- - - Henry VanDyke

Modesty is the artifice of actors, similar to passion in call girls.
- - - Jackie Gleason

Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him with the ability to write.
- - - A. E. Housman

Reader, suppose you were an idiot; and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.
- - - Mark Twain

Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time reading it.
- - - -Moses Hadas

The fact that a man is a newspaper reporter is evidence of some flaw of character.
- - - Lyndon Johnson

This is not a book that should be tossed lightly aside. It should be hurled with great force.
- - - Dorothy Parker

This is one of those big, fat paperbacks, intended to while away a monsoon or two, which, if thrown with a good overarm action, will bring a water buffalo to its knees.
- - - Nancy Banks-Smith (review of M.M. Kaye's "The Far Pavillions")

What is art? Prostitution.
Charles Baudelaire

Writers are interesting people, but often mean and petty.
- - - Lillian Hellman

You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice, bad breeding, and a vulgar manner.
- - - Aristophanes

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Cursor Mouse


way cool --



Mus computer mouse via GMSV

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Restoring Honor and Integrity to the White House

Ben Sargent on Honor and Integrity:


via Yahoo!

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Flickr photos tagged "Mansion"

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Very cool Flickr photos tagged "Mansion"

via Thought Mechanics

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Stones anti-Bush Album?

Img_bigtongueLegendary rockers The Rolling Stones are releasing their first studio album since 1997 later this year - and its title is believed to be critical of President George W. Bush.

'Neo-Con' is due for an early September release and is the Mick Jagger-fronted band's first new material since 'Bridges to Babylon' eight years ago.

The album was recorded in France in late 2004 and early 2005.

"Oh No, Not You Again" is thought likely to be the lead single from the record.

The Stones - Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood - recently announced a world tour, which kicks off in Boston on August 21.



New Rolling Stones Album in Eight Years Confirmed

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

seven words you can't say in kindergarten

Monday, July 18, 2005

Prepping the bottles of bubbly

Long Island Wineries getting into Champagne in a big way:

It's another muggy morning in Peconic, but Eric Fry moves through the cool back rooms of Lenz Winery with the quick step and eager narrative of a man on a mission: It's time to cork the bubbly.

Just outside Lenz's back-lot processing room, more than 800 dew-laced green bottles have been chilling upside-down in a 28-degree cooler for the past three days, the end of a five-year journey that infused them with effervescence and a taste prescribed in a centuries-old process.

"The equipment is ridiculously expensive, and it's very time-consuming," says Fry, a winemaker since 1976 with a secret passion for sparkling wines, "but it's worth it."

Only seven of Long Island's 38 wineries make sparkling wines, but those that do are similarly passionate about it, and have developed equally passionate followings.

"We sell a lot of it, especially around the holidays," says Patricia Pugliese, owner of Pugliese Vineyards in Cutchogue, whose Blanc de Blanc was a double gold medal winner at the Los Angeles County Fair. It also offers rare sparkling Merlot.

A brand new name to the East End wine scene, Sparkling Pointe, will produce and sell only sparkling wines when it opens a tasting room next year.

Interesting article -- check it out


Prepping the bottles of bubbly
It's corking time for Eric Fry and other East End winemakers developing a market for sparkling wines
Newsday, July 18, 2005,0,102246.story

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Sunday, July 17, 2005


He's had a great career so far -- too bad the celebrity machine eats its own . . .


The Devil and Miss Holmes via Gallery of the Absurd

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The Divine Feminine's Re-emergence?

"You want incredibly obvious proof of the divine feminine's re-emergence? That's easy. Just look at the current sociopolitical climate, the raging right-wing intolerance and sexual dread, the desperate clinging of the GOP to old, stagnant, misogynist roles. Notice the frantic machinations, the fear of nipples and dildos and gender fluctuations, the uptight homophobia of the Christian evangelical sects, the frantic refusal to let go of sexist, prehistoric '50s mentalities. This is the biggest sign of all. When the most morally rigid among us get scared, something divinely juicy is always afoot."

-Mark Morford
SF Gate Columnist
Beer & Porn & Guns & Manicures:  How can marketers sell crap to the new, elusive modern male? And just who is he, exactly?
Wednesday, July 13, 2005

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

More Spectacular Trompe L'Oeil Murals

We last looked at some gorgeous Trompe L'Oeil Murals in June.

Here's some more spectacular outdoor Trump L'Oeil paintings, from the same artist:  Eric Grohe.
(These were circulating via email without any artist credit).

Here's a before and after photo of a mall exterior wall:
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Detail (center left)


Detail (far left)


Detail (as seen from right)

Be sure to see what he did in downtown Bucyrus, as well as his work at the Miller Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Oh, and the before and after photos of an outdoor parking garage

Way cool!


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