Category Archives: big idea

thank you for being a friend

Each and every one of the five guys in this video, including Andrew Gold who I assume is the responsible party, had to try to find something in himself that would make doing this alright. And I think they succeeded. … Continue reading

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A Given

It is the Lord’s will that you not remain sober all the days of your lives. It pleases Him that you do not.

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Who are the adults of the adult world? Lawyers. That’s why everybody hates them, and nobody can do without them.

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salute to progress

We die more complicatedly and with more nuance than ever before. In comparison, the ways our fathers and mothers died were larks, pieces of cake. Smug, but as citizens of the 21st century, the best century, we’re entitled to be smug. I … Continue reading

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My God, she’s beautiful

Application: 1. Greta Scacchi 2. Jennifer Connelly 3. the girl in the ATT commercials 4. Donna Reed 5. Milla Jovovich 6. Rashida Jones

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Brontosaurus

Biggest dinosaur ever discovered does not have a name yet. Come on, you assholes! Brontosaurus! BRONTOSAURUS! BRONTOSAURUS!

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last of the manatees

manatees! Late season manatees? Early season manatees? Beats me. Y’all are supposed to be up in the Everglades right now.

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Christ of the Abyss, Dry Rocks, N 25 07, W 080 17

  Close, closer, closest. Shot with my I-phone, encased in a thing!

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Gentlemen, place your bets

Pope Paul VII; Italian.

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24 51.10N 080 37.10W

Carole at Alligator Reef. Barracuda, nurse sharks, sea turtles, sundry colorful fish n a lighthouse!

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It has been said that my new bumper sticker “How’s my drinking & driving? Call 555-1234” could be improved by adding “Hail, Satan” to the bottom.

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Campsite in a can

This is the first step toward my idea of setting up camp by spraying it out of an aerosol can. Click the pic to follow the link.

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those lying, lying liars

You know how scientists and historians are liable to liken the total time civilization has existed versus the total time the earth has existed to “the blink of an eye?” At the drop of a hat? I’ve always taken their … Continue reading

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The Depression to end all depressions

So when do you think the people who keep calling World Depression I “The Great Depression” will be considered old-fashioned and quaint? I’m thinking ’12 or ’13.

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the perfect time

This is the perfect time to get rid of pennies and phase out the dollar bill. I mean, if you can’t do something so fiscally sensible in the worst of times, when can you do it?

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“I’ve changed my mind”

The World Question Center 2008 A collection of essays from people who know things about things they thought they knew but later figured out they didn’t. For instance, I like Martin Seligman’s essay about the probability of ET because he … Continue reading

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We will not survive

There are constraints written into the fabric of the world which we do not see but are nevertheless there. It’s fun to talk about planetary, stellar, and galactic civilizations as if we will inevitably progress to them; it’s fun. But … Continue reading

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We’ve agreed to bury it here

We establish the importance of an event or idea by mashing and smashing it, kicking it around, to see where it ends up in the community’s Big Ball of History and Importance. “9/11 goes here; pet rocks go here.” After … Continue reading

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the Saint of Traffic By-laws

Nobody in the United States is untouchable by the law. Everyone has done something that could have resulted in fines or imprisonment. Everyone. It almost goes without saying, except that I had to say it in order for the next … Continue reading

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