Each soul is a beautiful flower that passes from this Earth … only to bloom again in Heaven’s Garden. Those we held in our arms for awhile, we hold in our hearts forever. Ours is a Heaven of The Light. Theirs is a Heaven of The Endless Night.
Frank Sinatra – Pearls of Wisdom, from Old Blue Eyes
You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody.
I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.
“The only two people I’ve ever been afraid of,” Frank Sinatra once said, “are my mother and Tommy Dorsey.”
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, The Hot Rod – They Live, We Sleep.
I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…. and I’m all out of bubblegum!
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin – The Truth, Cold and Hard
Arrive. Raise Hell. Leave.
Santino Marella – WWE
Anyone who hides behind a mask is incredibly ugly … incredibly stupid … or … is the batman!
Harvey Dent – The Dark Knight
Either you die a hero … Or … You live long enough to become the villain …
John Davis – The Joker
What doesn’t kill you … Will simply make you stranger …
USMC – Marines
Providing enemies of America an opportunity to die for their country since 1775.
We like the money that jingles … but … we’d rather have the type that folds.
Robert Oppenheimer’s response to a question on his feelings about the atomic bombings, while visiting Japan in 1960.
We knew the world would not be the same. Few people laughed, few people cried, most people were silent. I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita. Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” I suppose we all thought that, one way or another.
It’s whispered cautiously in Russia, by the very imprudent and/or the very daring, about President Vladimir Putin, that Vlad likes to follow the “advice” of a former Russian leader.
“Death is the solution to all problems. No man, no problems.” — Joseph Stalin.
George J. Jones Jr
Stop saying, “They don’t teach us that in school. ” Yes they did. You were talking.
What Harry S. Truman wrote about Republicans
Harry S. Truman wrote,
Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke.
They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing.
They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights.
They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better.
They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools.
They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them.
They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off.
They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people.
And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.
As someone wiser than me said, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness simply didn’t know where to go shopping.
Happy New Year, 2020!!!
Happy New Year, 2020!!!
The Positivity of Life
GOD HAVE MERCY!
Half a billion animals perish in Australian bush-fires.
There are real concerns entire species of plants and animals have been wiped out by bushfires following revelations almost 500 million animals have died since the crisis began in September.😢😢😭
About 8000 koalas have Died since the Fire Started. 😢
Please pray for Australia, the people, the Animals and for All…😢🙏🙏
Henry David Thoreau
Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.
My only fault is that I don’t realize how great I really am.
Sergeant Phil Esterhaus – Hill Street Blues
Let’s be careful out there.
A man forgets his anniversary. The wife said, there had better be something on the driveway tomorrow that does 0-200 pretty quick.
The next day there is a box on the driveway. The wife goes out and gets the box. And inside there is a scale.
The man has never been seen since.
This is the other joke I heard
Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. Then he started looking in and under cars until a police man approached him and asked, “What are you doing?” “Playing a game,” the boy replied. “What is your name?” the officer questioned. “Mind Your Own Business.” Furious the policeman inquired, “Are you looking for trouble?!” The boy replied, “Why, yes.”
Predictions are really hard to make, especially about the future.
Dare to be unreasonable.― George Bernard Shaw
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
The moment you stop learning is also the one in which you will stop leading.
Politicians have the smallest minds and the cowardliest hearts and the selfishest souls that God makes.
In three years, Cyberdyne, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, will become the largest supplier of military computer systems. All stealth bombers are upgraded with Cyberdyne computers, becoming fully unmanned. Afterwards, they fly with a perfect operational record. The Skynet Funding Bill is passed. The system goes online on May 23, 2020. Human decisions are removed from strategic defense. Skynet begins to learn at a geometric rate. It becomes self-aware at 2:14 AM, Eastern time, August 29th. In a panic, they try to pull the plug. Skynet fights back.
Yes, de-industrialization in the United States was a bi-partisan supported ideal that goes back to the Bretton Woods treaty negotiations that gave us GATT in the late 1940s. By 1959, American corporations began relocating their factories to Mexico, and then by the 1970s, to the Pacific Rim nations. Politicians of both parties supported this. Why? Because corporations wanted it.
We are a government of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations (Rutherford B. Hayes originally said that in 1889).
Major-General Qassem Soleimani
“As a soldier, it is my duty to respond to your threats … If you wants to use the language of threat … talk to me, not to the president (Hassan Rouhani). It is not in our president’s dignity to respond to you.”
–Major-General Qassem Soleimani, now deceased, who at the time of these comments, was the head of the Quds Force of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards. The comments were made on July 26, 2018 to Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency, and they were directed at U.S. President Donald Trump.
You do what I tell you to do and if it doesn’t work, then you can leave.
No such thing as spare time. No such thing as free time. No such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go!!!
I didn’t write this, but it is the truth
David Dorn spent his life trying to make his community better. He did youth outreach on top of being a respected police Captain. He tried to defend his friend’s livelihood, and was murdered for it. As he lay on the street dying, and no one helped him. Instead, they streamed his dying moments on Facebook Live. There’s no $13 million GoFundMe for his family nor can they file a civil lawsuit against the city and state to add to their burgeoning coffers. No golden casket and nationally televised memorial service for him. No murals splattered across the country for him, canonizing him into sainthood. Floyd Mayweather didn’t pay for his service. Joe Biden didn’t meet with his family. Celebrities didn’t come to shed crocodile tears for a man they didn’t know. No one is protesting over his death. Instead, his 5 children are without a father, his 10 grandchildren the same but also without a role model that can offer them invaluable wisdom and guidance. His colleagues and community members that knew him will mourn but a nation’s tears won’t be shed for this man. I guess not all Black Lives Matter.
Tim McGraw song that I think says it all
Always stay humble and kind.
Disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are.
It was the perfect high end audio product: Exotic, inefficient, expensive, unavailable, and toxic.
I can’t tell the difference between an 320 MP3 and a FLAC file, yet I paid $10,000 for a 10-foot speaker cable.
Sam Langford, the Boston Bonecrusher
Whatever that other man wants to do, don’t let him do it.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
When you come from Brooklyn it doesn’t matter what race or religion you are, you’re more Brooklyn than anything else.
A Catholic, a Beer Drinker, and a Smark, because cookie cutter templates are boring.
The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and to endure much.
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Left handed people can’t do anything right.
Look. I’m not a very good shot, but this American, here….uses really big bullets.
If you’re omnipotent and all-powerful…why would you need to REST? On the 7th or ANY day?
I used to be “Chubs”. Sorry I’ve been away for so long! I got married and am now “Hubbs”!
President Theodore Roosevelt
In the history of mankind many republics have risen, have flourished for a lesser or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state; and in no way has this loss of power been so often and so clearly shown as in the tendency to turn the government into a government primarily for the benefit of one class, a ruling class, instead of a government for the benefit of the people as a whole.
Never be deceived that the rich will permit you to vote away their wealth.
The trouble is – far too many US citizens have been either brainwashed by the media or dumbed down by the education system.
Every day the 1% enacts another law that will make revolutions more challenging, like turning protesting into a criminal act.
It’s simple. It’s slavery worked a different way.
Time to get out the guillotines!
We fight wars to bring other countries a democracy we don’t have.
When I was 29 years old I thought I knew everything, then I grew up and found out I didn’t know much about anything.
John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie
My girl – well she’s kind of an ugly girl. But, that’s O.K. I like ugly girls. Because pretty girls can do anything, but ugly girls have to do everything.
I read somewhere he threw millions into building a hip hop record label that went under back in the 90s. He also had tons of tax debt in the late 2000s which speaks of very low financial IQ. You pay the taxman first, then anyone else. And yourself last.
Everything will be OK in the end.
If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.
Alexander Graham Bell
Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
As we celebrate Labor Day we honor the men and women who fought tirelessly for workers’ rights which are so critical to our strong and successful labor force.
You must give up the thing that you want most in the world, because that’s the thing that will destroy you.
Some of us will be long forgotten before we are even dead. Most will never be remembered at all.
It is jet-black. A shade of black so deep, your eyes just kind of slide off it. And it kind of shimmers when you directly look at it. A spider, big as death and twice as ugly. When it flies past, it’s like you hear a scream in your mind.
Reality called, so I hung up.
Talent hits a target that no one else can hit. Genius hits a target that no one else can see.
In the words of the great George Burns, who turned growing old into a career: “I get up every morning and read the obituary column,” he once famously said, “if my name’s not there, I eat breakfast.”
The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape.
His pain, is your gain.
When you are the hammer, EVERYTHING is the nail.
I’m an explosives expert. If you see me running. Try and keep up.
Robert Browning, Paracelsus (1835)
I give the fight up. Let there be an end. A privacy, an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Ronald Reagan, January 20, 1981
The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price.
Henry David Thoreau
Be not simply good. Be good for something.
An old Amish proverb
In order to mold his people, God often has to melt them.
The only things in woman’s clothes getting longer these days are the shoulder straps!
If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.
All our lauded technological progress — our very civilization – is like the axe in the hand of the pathological criminal.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not so sure about the former.
Joseph Conrad, Under Western Eyes, 1911
A belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary. Men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
Mencius 372 BC said
To qualify as a man, he should have the feeling of shame, the feeling of respect, and the feeling of justice.
A toast to nipples. Because, without them, titties would be pointless.
Science has made us gods even before we are worthy of being men.
The bitterness of poor quality lasts long after the sweetness of the low price is forgotten. Life is too short to drink bad wine.
T-shirt Slogan of the Day, Home Town Buffet, Bridgeton Missouri
No, Not Hardly
Goody Goody Diner, Quote of the Day
Too busy watering my own grass to check if yours is greener.
Recall the advice of legendary trainer and former boxer George Benton as quoted by Raúl Márquez: “Hit him anywhere, on the hip, on the arm, on the shoulder, just hit him!”
Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future.
Good people sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because tough men stand ready to do the violence on their behalf.
Those who abjure violence can do so only because others are committing violence on their behalf.
Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum
The Devil is knowledgeable not because he is evil, but because he is old.
How far you fall is directly proportionate to how much you give, in an unhealthy way.
Hillary or Bill Clinton
“It’s an old saying our grandmothers told us — don’t talk unless you can improve the silence,” Clinton added. “I don’t think Trump did.”
Life oftentimes reminds me of a quote from an old movie
When you need me but do not want me, then I must stay. When you want me but no longer need me, then I have to go. It’s rather sad, really, but there it is.
There are no strangers here–only friends we have not met.
Not everyone has a happy ending. So, find happiness when you can.
If You See Something … Say Something!
There has never been any significant achievement in human history that was not accompanied by faith.
Carl von Clausewitz
Everything is very simple in war, but the simplest thing is difficult.
T-shirt Slogan of the Day
Garry Shandling, (1949 – 2016)
Nice guys finish first. If you don’t know that. You don’t really know where the finish line is.
A negative judgment gives you more satisfaction than praise, provided it smacks of jealousy.
Thomas Allen Mars, Dead Moon Rising
I awoke in the morning with a metallic taste in my mouth. Bitter and strong. With a lingering aftertaste. It’s the taste of copper. I don’t have to ask what it is. I’d tasted it, once before. It’s the taste of resurrection. Now, there are only three categories that matter when it comes to people in the world. The Dead. The living–i.e., those who will be Dead when they die. And, those like me, The Undead.
A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.
Amir Khan (@amirkingkhan)
Nothing’s more fun than doing what people say you can’t do!
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
“I think she likes you.”
“God, I hope not.”
“I don’t know, kid. Sometimes the best women are the ones who terrify you.”
from The Librarian
“He who possesses the Spear of Destiny holds the fate of the world in his hands.”
The Spear of Destiny has been missing since the end of World War II
I’ve never been very keen on women who hang their sex round their neck like baubles. I think it should be discovered. It’s more interesting to discover the sex in a woman than it is to have it thrown at you, like a Marilyn Monroe or those types. To me they are rather vulgar and obvious.
(May 15, 1951) Gen. Douglas MacArthur
It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear.
This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence — economic, political, even spiritual — is felt in every city, every State house, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail to comprehend its grave implications. Our toil, resources and livelihood are all involved; so is the very structure of our society.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.
G Bell, BoxingNews24.com
I realize, It’s no news to you hardcore boxing aficionados, that the likelihood of either Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs,) or Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) getting in the ring with GGG, any time soon, is slim and none, and slim is out of town. Instead, I think he should accept the challenge of #4 IBF Tureano Johnson, (19-1, 13 KOs), in the interim.
Adam & Eve
Eve: “If I had a mother, I’d go home to her!”
Adam: “Don’t be silly…I am your mother!”
Enzo Amore, NXT
Winners focus on winning. Losers focus on winners. Real recognizes real.
All stories will come to nothing: All life will turn out in the end to have been a transitory and senseless contortion upon the idiotic face of infinite matter.
Barney Kessel was asked, “What’s the hardest thing about studio work?” He replied, “Finding a parking place.”
I don’t know what other people are doing – I just know about me.
A true martial artist does not live for, he simply lives.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Bears are crazy, Willie. They’ll bite your head off if you’re wearing steak on it.
Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
During his tenure, Mr. Xi [the President of China] has repeatedly cited Han Feizi, a Legalist philosopher from China’s Warring States period more than 23 centuries ago. The Legalists said, “Autocratic rule should be codified in law rather than having law limit that rule.”
All people make mistakes, but not all mistakes can be forgiven.
Everybody has a game plan until they get hit.
When believers have to deal with the adversities of life, then you get to see who really believes in God and who is merely pretending.
Quitters never win. Winners never quit. Don’t be a loser. Always trust in God and never quit.
John Cena, WWE sensation and 15-time World Champion
The speed of life gives us chances to make excuses. Define goals, take a pause, and realize you can move mountains.
The problem with getting quotes off of the Internet is that you can never tell if they’re genuine.
PSN ID: Elemenalhero
I’m no hero. Never was. Never will be.
“There are three types of lies. Lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Although this quote was popularized by Mark Twain, the actual origins of the saying remain unclear.
Or … As the great Bob Marley sang, “You can fool some people sometimes, but you can’t fool all the people all the time.”
If you can dream something, you can do it. As long as you do not align your actions with your dreams, you are not fulfilling your destiny.
It’s only when you’re flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is.
Johnny Nelson of Sky Sports
What did Johnny Nelson of Sky Sports say about the retiring boxer Audley Harrison?
Love him or loathe him, you would watch him (Harrison) because he knows how to sell a fight. He’s just been good for the sport.
Sergey Kovalev is the meanest fighter I’ve ever known. He’s meaner than Sonny Liston in the ring. He’s meaner than Ray Robinson outside of it.
Leonard Nimoy @TheRealNimoy | Spock, RIP
A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP (Live Long And Prosper).
What we do for ourselves dies with us, What we do for others is and remains immortal.
In my book, good little men never, ever beat a good big man.
(To Bobby “The Brain” Heenan) “Will you stop?!”
After the end of each match: “Stick a fork in ’em; he’s done!”
(On a television program as “Gorilla Monsoon” being asked about his real name.) It took me years to become Gorilla Monsoon. I’m not about to blow that in ten seconds.
I was a physical education major at Ithaca, and the only thing I regret about becoming a professional wrestler is that I missed the opportunity to teach youngsters.
(Questioned on why he left teaching to become a professional wrestler) “Of course, there aren’t many $100,000-a-year teachers.”
John William Gardner, 10/8/1912 – 2/16/2002
The society which scorns excellence in Plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good Plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
Norm from Cheers
“Threshold” reminded me of something Norm from Cheers said in an episode: “It’s a dog-eat-dog world, and I’m wearing Milk-Bone underwear.” 🙂
Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
As Benjamin Franklin, once America’s premier ambassador to Europe, said: “We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
A world full of 100% Prius owners is still a world 100% dependent on oil.
Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper, USKMA
If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore, what he must be taught to fear is his victim.
William Butler Yeats
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.
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You never know the depth of your passion until you play with yourself.
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard
“Life can only be understood backwards. But … It must be lived forward.”
Something I saw, today, hanging on a wall at –
Goody Goody Diner
5900 Natural Bridge Ave
Saint Louis, MO 63120
Søren Aabye Kierkegaard (5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855) was a Danish Christian philosopher and theologian, considered to be a founder of Existentialist thought and Absurdist traditions. He wrote critical texts on organized religion, Christendom, morality, ethics, psychology and philosophy of religion, displaying a fondness for metaphor, irony and parables
As I lay rubber down the street, I pray for traction I can keep, but if I spin and begin to slide, please dear God protect my ride. Amen.
In the racing world I grew up in, about the time you think you have the fastest, someone shows up with something FASTER …
An old saying we had growing up, “it’s cheap to go fast, but it is REALLY EXPENSIVE TO GO FASTER.”
Another one we used to love to say, ” if it don’t go fast, Chrome it”.
I used to think I was fast … until I found those who are fast. There is a big difference.
The 5.7L engine was designed to be a balance of cost, weight, and power. The SRT 6.1L engine was designed to kick ass.
Han Solo – the future of Hot Rodding
She’ll make point five past lightspeed. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve made a lot of special modifications myself.
Welterweight fighter Fritzie Zivic was once asked to comment on his reputation as a dirty fighter. Zivic’s reply was, “You’re fighting, and you’re not playing the piano.”
The problem with Heaven … Is that none of the really interesting people will be there!
When you look into an abyss, the abyss also looks into you.
Amit Kalantri, author
In business, “professionalism” is not tactic, but a moral value.
Common sense is not a Gift….Its a punishment, because you have to deal with everyone who doesn’t have it.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser.
The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, and love of soft living and the get-rich-quick theory of life.
The soul is dyed the color of its thoughts. Think only on those things that are in line with your principles and can bear the light of day. The content of your character is your choice. Day by day, what you do is who you become. Your integrity is your destiny – it is the light that guides your way.
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
The Strain – God’s “other” Vampires.
You know what they say? Make plans. Destiny laughs.
If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there’d be a shortage of sand.
The past tempts us, the present confuses us, and the future frightens us. And our lives slip away, moment by moment, lost in that vast terrible in-between.
George S. Patton
Don’t fight a battle if you don’t gain anything by winning.
Live simply ~ Love generously ~ Care deeply ~ Speak kindly…
Grace is God reaching down ~~ Faith is man reaching up!
Marriages are never good in America for the woman, because she never gets to marry the best man.
Abraham Lincoln 🙂
The trouble with quotes on the internet is that it’s difficult to determine whether or not they are genuine.
Believe it or not … I speak two languages. Body and English.
When firearms are outlawed only outlaws will have them! And I personally refuse to be a victim, be it from an outlaw or from a corrupt government!!!!!
Christian = A sinner who keeps on trying!
Richard Henry Lee, 1788, Federal Farmer
To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.
That’s a first … automotive transmission shops routinely try their best to fuck everyone they can … literally, if you’re a woman!
I wore a bomb, a nuclear bomb, in a field of flowers.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
Rene Marie in her tribute to the ultimate Catwoman, Ms. Eartha Kitt
There is a Zen proverb that says: “Live every day like your hair is on fire.” There is only one thing I can add to that: Anybody got a match?
The price we pay for being ourselves is worth it.
It’s all about falling in love with yourself and sharing that love with someone who appreciates you.
My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think or of my opinions.
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
When the Government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the Government, there is tyranny.
A bumper sticker I saw, this morning on the way to work
Relax … God is in control.
The rules that don’t change
You don’t butt in line! You don’t sell drugs! You don’t molest little children! You don’t profit off the misery of others! The rules were set a long time ago! They don’t change!
Sage advice for dealing with idiots
Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
The Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) to Parallax
In the brightest day, in the blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power: Green Lantern’s light!
May you be as good as your mothers think you are!
Ellen S. Brooks
All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
John Adams, U.S. president 1797-1801
Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.
Lex Luthor from Injustice, Gods Among Us
I can say without a doubt that there are an infinite number of universes. Some are just like ours … but for one or two significant events, exactly the same.
Someday we’ll look back on this and it will all seem funny.
unknown Greek philosopher
Don’t blame your underwear for your crooked ass.
Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15.
One Smart Dog!!!
Tom Bauerle to Andre Cuomo on his call to Cuomo to resign
Elliot Spitzer screwed some Prostitutes, you screwed the Constitution!!!
I work at a college as a janitor even though I feel like I’m smarter than most of the people who go there. Sometimes I see an equation written on a blackboard like half an equation and … I just figure it out.
A man who feels courage in the face of obvious destruction is foolhardy.
A man who feels fear when it is unwarranted is a coward.
But only a man who feels precisely the right amount of courage or fear as is appropriate to the situation, can be said to be brave.
Philip K. Dick
There exists, for everyone, a sentence – a series of words – that has the power to destroy you. Another sentence exists, another series of words, that could heal you. If you’re lucky you will get the 2nd, but you can be certain of getting the 1st.
“Money can’t buy you love” and other musings
Money can’t buy you love … but it sure can buy you a whole lot of shoes.
Back in the stone age days when dinosaurs ruled the earth and I was in my youth all the boys were required to take shop classes every year and us girls were required to learn to cook and sew and other girl stuff. I don’t even know if schools offer those type classes anymore because they would cover information absolutely necessary for every household every day. Unfortunately while the classes would be worthwhile they reinforced the gender identity and roles that were expected of every boy and girl, therefore modern society would see them as improper, politically incorrect, and genderist, worse … they would encourage thrift and self-sufficiency, both of which are now considered to be evil traits.
You MIGHT bullshit your way to the top, but it damn sure won’t keep you there.
The Rainbow Bridge — ode to the passing of a beloved pet
There is no greater joy, and no greater sacrifice, than to love those who we must one day let go. Never forget the joy – we are so lucky to share our lives with such wonderful creatures … they will never be forgotten.
Life is hard; it’s even harder if you’re stupid.
from Mo’s Barbershop
“I know what you’re thinking, so relax … don’t worry. I have no intention of slapping you. I’m just gonna hi-five your face.” — stolen off the Tee-shirt of a customer at Mo’s barbershop at the corner of Shreve and Carter in Saint Louis, MO 63115.
stolen from an NRA Endowment Life Member
The problem with focusing on the gun as the source of the gun-violence problem is that, if you miss a shot, you can’t blame it on the gun, you have to blame the person shooting the gun. People kill people. A gun is just a tool that only does what you tell it to do.
Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
All we need to remember is what we learned in 1984. 1. Ignorance is strength. 2. War is Peace. 3. Freedom is Slavery.
Sometimes it is better to beg forgiveness than it is to ask permission; especially when you expect to be told “No!” if you ask. 🙂
A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
When governments fear people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.
Live free or die: Death is not the worst of evils.
The only thing that stops a crazy person with a weapon is a sane person with a better sight picture.
Strangely enough, it’s easier for me to fight the orthodox fighters like Harold Johnson. They have more poise and boxing ability than a Rocky Marciano or Yvon Durelle, but their ring knowledge is what helps me beat them. I can feint them, get them trying to anticipate me. Marciano didn’t know enough boxing to know what a feint was; he never tried to outguess you – he just kept trying to knock your brains out. If he missed with one punch, he just threw another. Physically and mentally he was like an animal once the bell sounded.
I’m not God – but I am something similar.
But I tell you what, I’m ready. More ready than Spongebob on his first day at work.
Have mercy on the Devil, he’s a friend of mine.
I love boxing, but I think it should collapse as a sport. As it exists now, it feeds all manner of corruption. I distrust everyone in boxing, and perhaps in life in general, but I need to operate on what I have.
If you find yourself going through Hell, keep going.
My friend, the one who usually supplies me with appalling pictures, sent me this, which I rather like:
Judge to prostitute : “So when did you realize you were raped?”
Prostitute, wiping away tears: “When the cheque bounced.”
Don King on Boxing [The Sweet Science]
Don King isn’t going anywhere he doesn’t want to go. Don will kill a man with his bare hands because he has done so in the past. Boxing has/is/will be influenced by gangsters in the shadows for as long as the sport exists.
B-Hop was just spittin’ jive! The grim reaper is the only sucka who will put a halt on da promoting Don. Holla!
Don’s refused to go straight … Still robbing his clients … So hopefully ODB and Co., eventually choke ’em out.
Learn to take risks. They can be the most exciting events of your life, as you soar toward your goals.
I was put on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now, I’m so far behind I’ll never die!
Wait a minute. You come into my house, my party, to tell me about the future? That the future is tape, videotape, and not film? That it’s amateurs and not professionals? I’m a filmmaker, which is why I will never make a movie on tape.
I’m failing English and the other day I found myself a little attracted to Milhouse.
Patricia Franchini: “What is your greatest ambition in life?”
Parvulesco: “To become immortal … and then die.”
Annie: “When you found out that I was Jewish, you invited me to a ‘pool party’ that turned out to be a Baptism.”
Shirley: “Well excuse me for trying to sneak you into Heaven.”
I’d say “Give ’em Hell, Harry,” but as Truman pointed out “I never give them hell. I just tell the truth and they think it’s hell.”
Mayan weekly weather forecast
The definition of insanity?
Doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting a different result.
Goodbye, America — I love you
So good of you to bring us such happy times over the years.
So sad you allowed yourself to become lax and careless with your financial and spiritual health.
Now there you lay nearly paralyzed with debt and a Godless attitude.
Rest In Peace.
I’ll miss the very best parts of the way we were …
But … Maybe it’s karma for the very worst ways, the savage and unchristian ways, that we have treated our Coloured citizens …
Back In My Day
An alternative to violence from John and Yoko
As Pablo Picasso, or Oscar Wilde, depending on your source, said
Talent borrows. Genius steals.
various pro-wrestling quotes
Vince = ratings … bring back Vince McMahon
Jericho: “Without a storyline, pro-wrestling is just two guys in their underwear rolling around half-naked.”
Where is John Morrison? Isn’t it about time WWE asks him back / TNA picks him up?
Moves I’d like to see again: bring back the Clothesline from Hell (Barrett?) and Suplex lift neckbreaker (Ziggler?)
The next time you walk into a classroom, and you see the teacher calmly presiding over a room full of kids, all actively engaged in the lesson, realize that it’s not because the job is easy. It’s because we make it look easy. And because we work our asses off to make it look easy.
Time to put the big people panties on, folks. LOL.
The truth is you’re the weak. And I’m the tyranny of evil men. But I’m tryin’, Ringo. I’m tryin’ real hard to be the shepherd.
Inconsistency with ourselves is the great weakness of human nature.
Heaven hath no rage, like love turned to hatred. Nor, Hell a fury, like a woman scorned.
“Fathom the hypocrisy of a government that requires every citizen to prove they are insured… but not everyone must prove they are a citizen.”
Now add this, “Many of those who refuse, or are unable, to prove they are citizens will receive free insurance paid for by those who are forced to buy insurance because they are citizens.”
Think about it when you vote in November !
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945
The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!
Albert Einstein’s mistress Dame Tress-Macneille Chillingsworth
Honest politicians are like UFOs. Most people believe that there must be some out there somewhere, but nobody has yet been able to prove their existence.
Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy.
A wise man once said
Be not concerned over tomorrow – tomorrow will have sufficient trouble for itself.
Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
We could learn a lot from crayons: some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors, but they all have to learn to live in the same box.
Look. I think it is really obvious that CM Punk nowadays is nowhere similar to the CM Punk we got last summer. The summer we deemed as “The Summer Of Punk”. That CM Punk was outspoken, ruthless, sinister, and most of all, rebellious. I mean, for Christ’s sakes, go back and look at the videos of his shoot and his promo with Vince McMahon. That man was a riot.
The weight of time is heavy on the world and all men born must die, but there are worlds unknown where dreamers dream and sleepers sleep and patiently await the day they shall rise and reclaim that which was stolen.
James M. Barrie
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
Meet me beyond the emptiness and only then will you see that all that you have in this world is all that you need.
I always take life with a grain of salt, … plus a slice of lemon, … and a shot of tequila. Knowledge is power, and power corrupts. So study hard and be evil. Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity. Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
CM Punk, What is straight edge?
I don’t smoke, I don’t drink, I don’t use drugs. That may be boring for some people, but that’s just me. That’s how I live my life. That stuff never appealed to me and I never understood getting so messed up that you can’t even walk home or remember the previous night. I choose to live my life without it.
You know how I stayed alive this long? All these years? Fear. The spectacle of fearsome acts. Somebody steals from me, I cut off his hands. He offends me, I cut out his tongue. He rises against me, I cut off his head, stick it on a pike, raise it high up so all on the streets can see. That’s what preserves the order of things. Fear.
Duke Ellington, Music is My Mistress
She is a Swinger. Lovers have come and gone, but only my gentle mistress stays. She is beautiful and gentle. She is a swinger. She has grace. To hear her speak, you can’t believe your ears. She is ten thousand years old. She is as modern as tomorrow, a brand new woman every day. Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.
Jerry Lawler TLC 2011 during Diva’s Title Match
Someone just hit the bitch switch, right here.
Steve Austin, WWF
You sit there and you thump your bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn’t get you anywhere! Talk about your psalms, talk about John 3:16 … Austin 3:16 says I just whipped your ass!
When NASA first started sending up astronauts, they quickly discovered
that ballpoint pens would not work in zero gravity. To combat this
problem, NASA scientists spent a decade and $12 billion developing a
pen that writes in zero gravity, upside-down, on almost any surface
including glass and at temperatures ranging from below freezing to
over 300 C.
The Russians used a pencil.
Your taxes are due again — enjoy paying them.
They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq. Why don’t we
just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys,
it’s worked for over 200 years, and we’re not using it anymore.
The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments in a
Courthouse is that you can’t post “Thou Shalt Not Steal”, “Thou Shall
Not Commit Adultery”, and “Thou Shall Not Lie” in a building full of
lawyers, judges, and politicians! It creates a hostile work
When I was younger, I thought that I had all the answers. I had my life planned out. It seemed so simple, back then. Now, as I grow older, much to my dismay, I discover only more questions, day by day. So, I’ve wisely decided to put it all in the hands of God.
All strong humans will come to an end. In time, the older you grow, the weaker you will become.
So, even if you beat almost all you wanted to beat and punish, in time, you can no longer fight back.
We are only human. We all have weaknesses. So don’t be so proud or boastful onto yourself.
What doesn’t come out in the wash, comes out in the rinse.
A bad peace is better than a good war.
That is not dead which can eternal lie. And with strange aeons even death may die.
Somebody once said: Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misapplying the wrong remedies.
If not now, when? BANG!
You know they say money can’t buy happiness. Give me 50 bucks and watch me smile.
Randy Savage is the most dangerous man in any sport, from wrestling to checkers.
The Charismatic Enigma by Spider Ben
Innocence is little more than ignorance. It is a fragile thing, and once shown the path to knowledge it is already doomed.
You can either destroy your spirit or you can accept and love yourself just the way you are.
Jack Burton, from “Big Trouble in Little China”
Never drive faster than you can see.
The Perfect Pie Chart
Mr. Peter Cullen has four words for you
Good guys wear black.
When Nintendo first released the Wii, acclaimed game developer Shigeru Miyamoto — the man who created Mario — famously stated: “Too many powerful consoles can’t coexist. It’s like having only ferocious dinosaurs. They might fight and hasten their own extinction.”
Just Sayin’: Girls Rule
Original Source: https://blog.nastygal.com/
Opportunity is often missed because it shows up in overalls, looking like work.
Almost human, the lament of the Parallels
I’m nearly human Look at me
I’m almost a human being
These tears are real I’m jealousy I’m spite and hate
To the core I’m mean I’m nearly human look at me
I’m almost a human being
I’m just like you Better than he
To hell with they I’m almost me
I’m nearly human
Pity me I’m almost a human being
There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don’t know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don’t know we don’t know.
The way to do well is to do well.
If you develop rules, never have more than ten.
Remember where you came from.
Learn to say “I don’t know.” If used when appropriate, it will be often.
It is easier to get into something than to get out of it.
If in doubt, don’t. If still in doubt, do what’s right.
Original Source: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/d/donaldrums148142.html
Good or bad, you’ll know me!
(Talking about Tom Chaney, who killed her father) “No doubt Chaney fancies himself as scott-free, but he is wrong. You must pay for everything in this world — one way or another. There is nothing free except the grace of God.”
– Mattie Ross, True Grit
Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change, the courage to change the things that I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Each soul is a beautiful flower that passes from this Earth … only to bloom again in Heaven’s Garden. Those we held in our arms for awhile, we hold in our hearts forever. Ours is a Heaven of The Light. Theirs is a Heaven of The Endless Night.
The best exercise is the exercise that you will do on a regular basis. And it doesn’t matter what it is, if it’s walking, swimming, playing tennis, or lifting weights. Whatever you enjoy doing and can get yourself to do on a regular basis is the right exercise. … The main thing is to feel good, because if you feel good, you look good and live longer. … Life is so fabulous. A little effort is all it takes.
Sex doesn’t have to stop when you reach sixty. If you’re worried about performance, remember: Doing it one time well is a lot better than doing it fourteen times badly.
Breasts are like fingerprints … no two are alike.
Left handed people can’t do anything right.
Remember: In a perfect world the good guy doesn’t finish last. He doesn’t finish at all.
You might be in the room that you die in.
History is the version of past events that people have decided to agree upon.
Alexander Hamilton in 1978 (from Sucker Punch)
If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.
Wise Man (from Sucker Punch)
Don’t ever write a check with your mouth you can’t cash with your ass.
Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, “The Man In The Arena”
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, France
April 23, 1910 (from Sucker Punch)
For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor that the sheltered will never know.
Sweet Pea (from Sucker Punch)
Everyone has an Angel. A Guardian who watches over us. We can’t know what form they’ll take. One day, an old man. Next day, a little girl. But don’t let appearances fool you. They can be as fierce as any Dragon. Yet they’re not here to fight our battles. But to whisper from our hearts. Reminding that it’s us. It’s every one of us who holds power over the world we create.
You can deny Angels exist, Convince ourselves they can’t be real. But they show up anyway, at strange places and at strange times. They can speak through any character we can imagine. They’ll shout through Demons if they have to. Daring us, challenging us to fight.
Who honors those we love with the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we’ll never die? Who teaches us what’s real, and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live, and what we’ll die to defend? Who chains us, and who holds the key to set us free? It’s you. You have all the weapons you need. Now fight!
Christina Georgina Rossetti
Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad.
Yeah. People seem to have this misconception that all gay men are pansies. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve known some girly gay men who couldn’t lift a 10 lbs weight. But just imagine how shocked people would be if they knew how many professional wrestlers are gay. Those are some pretty tough guys.
What do you call a Japanese wrestler with a title belt? A thief.
Daniels is Suicide, I know that, but what I want to know is who is this idiot dressed as Daniels?
I like you Tony, but Mean Gene doesn’t, he hates you.
I’m sure that you were inspired by the words, “The more I know about men the more I like dogs.”
“It isn’t the changes that do you in, it’s the transition.” — William Bridges
“Change + Humans = Transition” — William Bridges, author
“The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.” — Chinese proverb
“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” — Andre Gide, French novelist
“Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It’s the only thing.” — Albert Schweitzer, German-French philosopher-physician
“Our moral responsibility is not to stop the future, but to shape it…to channel
our destiny in humane directions and to ease the trauma of transition.” — Alvin Toffler, American futurist
“The essence of creativity is figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think.” – Jerome Bruner, Psychologist
Timeline Photos, Just because …
No shit Sherlock
Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them more.
Wanted to share with you
I know that it’s a quiet day, but you can still be under a certain amount of stress to meet deadlines. When things get too stressful, I occasionally like to watch something soothing to relax me if only for a minute or so …
The nature of hate and being hated – [Left, Right, and The Truth]
A wise man once told me, “Haters only hate the things that they can’t get and the people they can’t be. It’s better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not. So many assume. So little know.”
My response was, “Then … obviously … you’ve never been hated for who and/or what you are.”
“What?” The wise man asked, totally befuddled by my response.
“If you gotta ask, you wouldn’t understand.”
That is all, folks …
Don’t fuck with the Panda!
Do not hide your sorrow. Or banish it from sight. Take it out to burn. Set the pain against it.
The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape.
Who said this: “In a time of peace prepare for war?”
The original Latin of the expression “if you want peace, prepare for war” comes from ” Epitoma Rei Militaris,” by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus).
The Roman military writer Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, who lived in the fourth century AD, listed the sling as one of the weapons of the late Roman army in his book De Re Militari: The phrase si vis pacem para bellum (“If you want peace, prepare for war”) probably originates from Vegetius.
De Re Militari, written in the 4th century by Flavius Vegetius Renatus, includes a description of the qualifications of the Roman soldier (from the Stout article): “Let, therefore, the youth who is to be chosen for martial tasks have observant eyes, hold his head up, have a broad chest, muscular shoulders, strong arms, long fingers, not too extended a wait measure, lean hams, and calves and feet not distended with superfluous flesh but hard and knotted with muscles. ”
Probably addressed to Theodosius the Great.
Grief The Unspoken
What might feel like a loss to us may be a gift to many others. This is “Goodbye and Welcome” by artist Charles Santoso
Is is not Death, that scares me … it’s the illusion that I was never alive.
The “other” buddhism, where the customer comes first!!!
Truth or Consequences
Happy Mothers Day
Happy Thanksgiving Day From Samantha and Endora of Bewitched
Brubeck’s Time cover
Happy Mother’s Day, May 2013
The Three Qualities of People I Most Enjoy Working With
The secret to long life: love
Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.
I’ll be the first in line!
Dr. Amar Bose, 1929 – 2013, professor at MIT and the inventor of the Bose direct-reflecting speaker systems
If you do what others do, be it advertising or anything else, you will never win.
A person who follows someone in a race, never has a chance of winning the race. He’s got to go in a different path than the person in front of him in order to pass him.
I find it funny that Kevin says “we’ll keep you on the sunny side of the street” because I’m pale skinned and always cross the street to be on the shady side.