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If I Only Had a Brain

“I can’t give you a brain, but I can give you a diploma.” ~ Happy Birthday, L. Frank Baum   In related news from FiveThirtyEight: 195,245 public data sets; Number of data sets available on Data.gov three months ago. Last week, that figure was down to less than 156,000. Read more about it at The … Continue reading

Out for Justice

“I asked a man in prison once how he happened to be there and he said he had stolen a pair of shoes. I told him if he had stolen a railroad he would be a United States Senator.”
~Mary Harris “Mother” Jones, born this day in 1837 Continue reading

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it…”

“You’ve got to find some way of saying it without saying it.” Duke Ellington, born this day in 1899

Poetic Logic

“Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” ~Happy Birthday, Robert Frost

Survival of the Wittiest

  “Instead of working for the survival of the fittest, we should be working for the survival of the wittiest – then we can all die laughing.” ~Happy birthday, Lily Tomlin! More fun quotes: No matter how cynical you become, it’s never enough to keep up. I’ve always wanted to be somebody, but I see … Continue reading

The First Feminist in Film?

                “I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.” ~Mae West!         Happy Birthday to a true American original! More of our favorite quotes: “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” “There are no good girls gone wrong – … Continue reading

Oh, the Humanity

“I am not part of the problem. I am a Republican.” ~Dan Quayle Who was picked by George H.W. Bush to be VP on this day in 1988. More of our favorite Dan Quayle wisdom: “I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn’t study … Continue reading

Happy Birthday, Julia Child

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure. In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.” Julia Child August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004 Some of our other favorite quotes: “Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” *** “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re … Continue reading

Chapter and Verse

  “No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means.” ~George Bernard Shaw, born this day in 1856 Yep.           ****

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