Unbranded; without a registered trademark.

 

I know… I know.
I just wish that this particular one had not.

I know… I know.

I just wish that this particular one had not.

I was screwing around with census figures and I came by this little doo-hickey and thought, “What’s that low water mark for both sexes in the life expectancy graph?” 
"Thirty-seven… hmm, that’s interest—WAIT, I’M THIRTY SEVEN.”

I was screwing around with census figures and I came by this little doo-hickey and thought, “What’s that low water mark for both sexes in the life expectancy graph?” 

"Thirty-seven… hmm, that’s interestWAIT, I’M THIRTY SEVEN.”

jeffmiller:

This is the secret to life.

David Foster Wallace walked out to his patio, bound his own hands with duct tape, and hung himself with his belt. The secret to life was literally the very last thing in the world he had. These are just coping strategies.

The Most Important Legal Philosopher of Our Time Is Dead at 81

“We have an institution that calls some issues from the battleground of power politics to the forum of principle. It holds out the promise that the deepest, most fundamental conflicts between individual and society will once, someplace, finally, become questions of justice. I do not call that religion or prophesy. I call it law.”
 -Ronald Dworkin

The Most Important Legal Philosopher of Our Time Is Dead at 81

“We have an institution that calls some issues from the battleground of power politics to the forum of principle. It holds out the promise that the deepest, most fundamental conflicts between individual and society will once, someplace, finally, become questions of justice. I do not call that religion or prophesy. I call it law.”

 -Ronald Dworkin

..to emphasize the afterlife is to deny life. To concentrate on Heaven is to create hell. In their desperate longing to transcend the disorderliness, friction, and unpredictability that pesters life; in their desire for a fresh start in a tidy habitat, germ-free and secured by angels, religious multitudes are gambling the only life they may ever have on a dark horse in a race that has no finish line.

Tom Robbins (Skinny Legs and All)

California Broadcasting Legend Huell Howser Dead At 67


Q: I heard somewhere that you want to die on the air …
A: I want it to happen at the end of a show. I’m saying my goodbyes to everyone and then suddenly I clutch my heart and fall over. The credits roll as the dust covers me and everyone at home says, ‘Well, Huell had a good run but I think that’s his last episode.’ … I want to be cremated. I’ve made a list of my favorite 20 places in California, and it’s going to be a two-week vacation where [my sister and her husband] come to California and get my urn full of ashes and go to these 20 places, staying in the best hotels, eating at the finest restaurants, and at each place they leave a piece of Huell. I’ve got it exactly mapped out.

California Broadcasting Legend Huell Howser Dead At 67

Q: I heard somewhere that you want to die on the air …

A: I want it to happen at the end of a show. I’m saying my goodbyes to everyone and then suddenly I clutch my heart and fall over. The credits roll as the dust covers me and everyone at home says, ‘Well, Huell had a good run but I think that’s his last episode.’ … I want to be cremated. I’ve made a list of my favorite 20 places in California, and it’s going to be a two-week vacation where [my sister and her husband] come to California and get my urn full of ashes and go to these 20 places, staying in the best hotels, eating at the finest restaurants, and at each place they leave a piece of Huell. I’ve got it exactly mapped out.

Are they called “the Irish sports pages” because the Irish, in our mordant way, enjoy obituaries the way others enjoy sports?
Or do we enjoy them because the Irish life, when memorialized, makes for a better obituary?
Yes.

Are they called “the Irish sports pages” because the Irish, in our mordant way, enjoy obituaries the way others enjoy sports?

Or do we enjoy them because the Irish life, when memorialized, makes for a better obituary?

Yes.

Round 3: WHICH ONE DESERVES TO DIE? (1 & 2)
No question. The alpha female, dead center.
I know some of you younger men will protest. You’ll tell me to train my sights a few inches to the right, maybe thin out the gene pool.
But this isn’t about lust, this is about justice. Show me a Queen Bee who hasn’t left massive piles of chaos and wreckage in her wake and I’ll sell you a golden bridge that goes to Marin. Besides, this bench is deep enough with beauty. The remaining girls will take up the slack. Of course one of them will grab the scepter, but there’s nothing to be done about that. It’s the natural order of things.
This is the right decision. Trust me on this. You’ll understand when you’re older.

Round 3: WHICH ONE DESERVES TO DIE? (1 & 2)

No question. The alpha female, dead center.

I know some of you younger men will protest. You’ll tell me to train my sights a few inches to the right, maybe thin out the gene pool.

But this isn’t about lust, this is about justice. Show me a Queen Bee who hasn’t left massive piles of chaos and wreckage in her wake and I’ll sell you a golden bridge that goes to Marin. Besides, this bench is deep enough with beauty. The remaining girls will take up the slack. Of course one of them will grab the scepter, but there’s nothing to be done about that. It’s the natural order of things.

This is the right decision. Trust me on this. You’ll understand when you’re older.

This is not the 5698127th rant bemoaning how the Internet has hastened the downfall of blah blah blah.
But I think this crosses a line somewhere. How long before the departed’s social networking site turns into a creepy tribute? When is it time to delete the facebook page?
I’m thinking 2 months is more than enough.

This is not the 5698127th rant bemoaning how the Internet has hastened the downfall of blah blah blah.

But I think this crosses a line somewhere. How long before the departed’s social networking site turns into a creepy tribute? When is it time to delete the facebook page?

I’m thinking 2 months is more than enough.