IF YOU BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU SEE IS SPONTANEOUS, YOU’RE A GREAT CANDIDATE FOR WATCHING REALITY TELEVISION. — CORDIALLY, HELEN Continue reading Gullible’s Travels
IF YOU ARE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING THAT IS GOING ON, YOU ARE HOPELESSLY CONFUSED. — WALTER MONDALE Continue reading Walter Mondale Quotation
WISDOM IS NOT WISDOM WHEN IT IS DERIVED FROM BOOKS ALONE. — HORACE, ROMAN POET Continue reading Don’t Overestimate Book Smarts
(Editor’s Note: The source of this quote is in dispute. On some websites, the statement is attributed to Greek historian Thucydides. Others credit William Francis Butler, a senior officer in the British Army during the 19th Century. Well, it’s possible both dudes said it because it’s pretty darned wise.) THE NATION THAT MAKES A GREAT DISTINCTION BETWEEN ITS SCHOLARS AND ITS WARRIORS WILL HAVE ITS THINKING DONE BY COWARDS AND ITS FIGHTING DONE BY FOOLS. — THUCYDIDES Continue reading Averting a Misguided Distinction
MOST PEOPLE, IN FACT, WILL NOT TAKE THE TROUBLE IN FINDING THE TRUTH, BUT ARE MUCH MORE INCLINED TO ACCEPT THE FIRST STORY THEY HEAR. — THUCYDIDES Continue reading Tabloid Journalists Feed on This Crap
I confess. I believed this commercial jingle for years. You can’t imagine how much better I feel after admitting that. The weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. Actually, during my entire childhood and adolescence, I heard adults claim Rice-A-Roni was no more popular in San Francisco than anyplace else. I called bullshit on them. Every one of them. I had graphs, pie charts, statistics, gossip column clippings and cable car advertising to prove them wrong. I don’t recall when I was forced out of my denial state and considered the possibility that the San Francisco Municipal … Continue reading The San Francisco Treat? Whatever.