|In llinois, there's a law on the books that requires you to
notify the police before
entering any city in an automobile. (The only law that Obummer
was present to vote
for during his term in State Government.) ~
Obama does not have a law license.... as a matter of fact...
neither does his wife.... ~ urbanlegends.about.com
The truth will set you free, but first it will make you
miserable ~ James A. garfield
Limit all politicians to two
terms. One in office and one in prison. Illinois already does
this ~ unknown
Illegal immigration is ruining America, look what it has done to
the white house ~ unknown
'Two Out of Three Ain't Bad' -- Meat Loaf (1977)
The Kiss-Off: "I want you, I need you/But there ain't no way I'm
ever gonna love you"
Writer Jim Steinman wrote this after hearing Elvis' 'I Want You,
I Need You, I Love You' on the radio. "Baby, we can talk all
night," sings the Loaf, rather sweetly, speaking for all men in
relationships. "But that ain't getting us nowhere." - quip from
the VH1 Classic series Classic Albums - Meat Loaf
(End of catching up 04/09/14)
We have the hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the
knowledge around us and the more we
get, the more we desire - Maria Mitchell - First female US
Everything changes, Everything's the same - Prof. Charlie
Eppes portrayed by David Krumholtz
in the TV series NUMB3RS -
"Cause and Effect" episode
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be
seen or even touched. They
must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller
What we have once
enjoyed we can never lose; all that we love deeply - Helen
The above two quotes were obtained from
Sam McCord, III's
Memorial Pamphlet, October 17, 2012
Just a thought….it is interesting to see that DEAF people
can function in the hearing
world very well while hearing people cannot function well in the
- Gil Eastman
I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be
there when it happens - Woody Allen
A new type of thinking is essential if mankind is to survive
and move to higher levels
- Albert Einstein
“First off it’s none of your business. I don’t ask you where
you send your kids to school.
Don’t bother me about where I send mine.” – June 17, 2011, Chris
Christie on not
wanting to discuss where he sends his kids to school
“Man up and say I’m fat.” – Oct. 29, 2009, Chris Christie on
then-Gov. Jon Corzine’s
campaign ad that hinted at Christie’s weight.
Mouse potato - The online generation version of a couch
potato - Keith W.
Microsoft - making stuff that breaks, so us geeks have
something to do - from the
creators of 'F4UBCD Remixed', a band of geeks helping PC
Strangers in the party: Ex-President Bill Clinton
has twice endorsed an Obama challenger.
One of those challengers, if you recall, happened to be
Clinton's wife - Jilian Fama of
Otus News (A division of ABC News) Sept. 5, 2012
Politicians are employees of ours......And when somebody does
not do the job, we got
to let them go - Client Eastwood's speech at RNC 09/28/12
So here's the question: Without a change in leadership, why
would the next four years
be any different from the last four years? - Paul Ryan's stump
speech at RNC 09/28/12
Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun,
Shine on you crazy diamond - Roger Waters, David Gilmore, & Rick
Pink Floyd - from the song "Shine On You Crazy Diamond", from
the album "Wish You
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl,
year after year,
Running over the same old ground
What have we found? The same old fears
How I wish, how I wish you were here - David Gilmore & Roger
Waters of Pink Floyd
- from the song "Wish You Were Here", again, from the album of the same
I had a friend, was a big baseball player back in high school
He could throw that speedball by you
Make you look like a fool boy
Saw him the other night at this roadside bar
I was walking in, he was walking out
We went back inside sat down had a few drinks
but all he kept talking about was....
Glory days, well they'll pass you by
Glory days, yeah goin' back
Glory days, aw he ain't never had
Glory days, glory daaaaayyss - Bruce Springsteen
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation
of ideas which he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical - Thomas Jefferson
Found on a tombstone in England:
Remember man, as you walk by,
As you are now, so once was I.
As I am now, so shall you be,
Remember this and follow me.
to which someone replied by writing on the tombstone:
To follow you, I'll not consent,
Until I know which way you went. ~
Marriage is our last, best chance to grow up - Joseph Barth
The most dangerous food is wedding cake - James Thurber
Men always want to be a woman's first love...Women have a more
What they like is to be a man's last romance - Oscar Wilde
A happy marriage is the union of two forgivers - Ruth Bell
All life is an experiment - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Animals are such agreeable friends---they ask no questions, they
pass no criticisms - George Elliot
I am easily satisfied with the very best - Winston Churchill
If allowed to survive this grass will produce enough oxygen for
2 students to
breathe for 1 semester - Lawn sign, University of Iowa
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of
life bringing peace,
strife - Kahlil Gibran, from the comic strip 'Lio"
begin to end when we become silent about things that matter -
Women. They are a complete mystery - Stephen Hawking -
Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -
an insensitive man
Time for Misquotes:
I invented the internet - Misattributed to Al Gore, what he
actually said was -
"During my service in the United States Congress, I took the
initiative in creating the Internet."
"Far from the maddening crowd" is actually the title of a
novel by Thomas Hardy
"Because it's there" - George Mallory on why he wanted to climb
Mount Everest. It may
have been invented by a newspaper reporter.
"Beam me up, Scotty" – was never said during the run of the
original Star Trek series.
However, the quote was uttered in Star Trek: The Animated
Series. James Doohan, the
actor who played Scotty, did choose this phrase as the title of
his 1996 autobiography.
"Damn it, Jim! I'm a doctor not a..." – Leonard McCoy - From the
Star Trek science
fiction television series. McCoy had several lines of this sort,
except that he never said
"Play it again, Sam" - Actual quote: "Play it once, Sam, for old
times' sake, play 'As Time
Goes By'." – Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca)
"Greed is good" - Actual quote: "The point is, ladies and
gentleman, that greed, for lack
of a better word, is good. Greed is right, greed works." –
Michael Douglas (Wall Street)
"Houston, we have a problem" - This phrase, supposedly uttered
by Apollo 13
commander, Jim Lovell was actually reworded for the movie,
"Apollo 13". Actual quote
was "Houston, we've had a problem"
End of misquotes
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for the book most
often stolen from Public
Libraries - Guinness Book of Records
Undertakers report that human bodies do not deteriorate as
quickly as they used to. The
reason for this, many believe, is that the modern diet contains
so many preservatives
that these chemicals tend to prevent the body from decomposing
too rapidly after
death - taken from mindlesscrap.com: Ah ha! Remember the adage
'You are what you
eat"? So true, so true - Lester
Lady Gaga thinks everyday is Halloween...please note that
she calls her fans "Little
Monsters" smart marketing moves if you ask me - Lester
Thanksgiving is America's national chow-down feast, the one
occasion each year when
gluttony becomes a patriotic duty - Michael Dresser
Forever on Thanksgiving Day, the heart will find the pathway
home - Wilbur D. Nesbit
But see, in our open clearings, how golden the melons lie;
Enrich them with sweets and spices, and give us the pumpkin-pie!
- Margaret Junkin Preston
Coexistence: what the farmer does with the turkey - until
Thanksgiving - Mike Connolly
Thanksgiving is possible only for those who take time to
remember; no one can give thanks
who has a short memory - Author
May your stuffing be tasty
Taylor Swift is one smart cookie - Lester after watching her "60
Minutes" interview on 11/20/11
May your turkey plump,
May your potatoes and gravy
Have nary a lump.
May your yams be delicious
And your pies take the prize,
And may your Thanksgiving dinner
Stay off your thighs!
- Author Unknown
As the attacks by the Taliban in Kabul are getting more
brazen and increasingly deadly,
the commander of international forces in Afghanistan, Marine
General John Allen, issued a
statement saying "The enemies of peace are not martyrs, but
murderers".... he continued
"They attack because they are losing territory, support, and the
will to fight." - reported by
Jake Tapper in Afghanistan, ABC
World News Sunday - 10/30/2011
Every new beginning comes from some another beginning's end
- from a UNC-TV ad
"Birth of a Colony: North Carolina"
I hate television. I hate
it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts ~ Orson
Back to grilling:
I've always been fascinated by fire. Ever since I was a kid I
loved fire. And this seems to
be a way to channel that fascination with fire into an act
that's as old as humanity itself,
cooking with fire, and it's completely universal, people grill
all over the world. They do
it differently everywhere, but they're bound together by this
fascination with fire ~
Steak brings out the inner cave man in
all of us. You know, take a slab of red meat and
you throw it on a fire, it's grilling at it's best and it's
primal ~ Steven Raichlen, host of
Primal Grill on PBS primalgrill.org
Webmaster's note: Normally this area is reserved for
quotes. Steve Jobs
passing has made this an exception...he was full of quotes, futuristic,
critical, and critically acclaimed quotes.
Steve Jobs, a modern day Thomas Edison for his technological
innovations and already labeled as a modern day Einstein for his
futuristic thinking. Re-inventing the telephone may have come
read those Dick Tracy
comics? And predicting the future of computing is an
thinking in and of itself.
Already impacting everyday people,
Apple is sure to continue the innovations that he
has started. Mr. Jobs will be looking down and waiting for the
iPhones to replace
wristwatches, iPods to replace the CD and DVD players, the iPads
to replace laptops
and maybe desktop PCs and don't forget Apple TV. This can happen
faster than you
think. Maybe goodbye Microsoft?
Apple's first logo
He changed life. He changes lives. Yours and
Mine. - John Berman, ABC News - Oct. 6, 2011
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever
help me make the big choices in life...No one wants to die. Even people who
go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the
destination we all
share. No one has ever escaped it...Stanford
commencement speech, June 2005
for Apple is not cost-cutting. The cure for Apple is to innovate its way out
its current predicament - Apple Confidential: The Real Story of Apple
Computer Inc., May 1999
Innovation has nothing
to do with how many R&D (Research & Development) dollars you
have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times
R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led,
much you get it - Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998
something this complicated, it’s really hard to design products by focus
groups. A lot
of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them -
BusinessWeek, May 25, 1998
I am saddened, not
by Microsoft’s success — I have no problem with their success.
They’ve earned their success, for the most part. I have a problem with the
they just make really third-rate products - Triumph of the Nerds, 1996
"The desktop computer industry is dead. Innovation has virtually ceased.
dominates with very little innovation....The desktop market has entered the
and it’s going to be in the dark ages for the next 10 years, or certainly
for the rest of
It’s like when IBM drove a lot of innovation out of the computer industry
microprocessor came along. Eventually, Microsoft will crumble because of
and maybe some new things will grow..." - Wired, February 1996
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at
saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me - The Wall
Journal, May 25, 1993
The most compelling
reason for most people to buy a computer for the home will be to
link it to a nationwide communications network. We’re just in the beginning
what will be a truly remarkable breakthrough for most people––as remarkable
telephone - Playboy, Feb. 1, 1985
Steve Jobs - 1955 - 0211
I fear that all I have done is awakened a
sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible
resolve. - Admiral Yamamoto after the Pearl Harbor attack, December 7, 1941
Exerpts from Obama's speech May 1,
"(U.S. troops) killed Osama bin Laden and took custody of his body."
his death does not mark the end of our effort. There’s no doubt that al
Qaeda will continue to pursue
attacks against us. We must –- and we will --
remain vigilant at home and abroad.
United States is not –- and never will be -– at war with Islam. I’ve made
clear, just as President Bush
did shortly after 9/11, that our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not
a Muslim leader; he was
a mass murderer of Muslims. Indeed, al Qaeda has slaughtered scores of
Muslims in many countries,
including our own. So his demise should be welcomed by all who believe in
peace and human dignity.
The American people did not choose this fight. It came to our shores, and
started with the senseless
slaughter of our citizens.
"Americans can do whatever we set our minds to. ... We are one nation, under
god, indivisible for
liberty and justice for all." May 01, 2011 11:44pm
The destruction and planning were on their terms, but the ending will be on
- Tom Brokaw NBC Nightly News 9/11/01
Terrorism against our nation will not stand. - George W. Bush – Remarks at
Booker Elementary School. Sarasota, Florida – delivered 11 September 2001,
Our enemies have made the mistake
that America’s enemies always make. They saw
liberty and thought they saw weakness. And now, they see defeat.
- George W. Bush, President of the United States
More 9/11 Quotes can be found
NASA = Never A Straight Answer. What do you expect them to say? LOL! `
Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall
internet the Earth - Signature line from a technical
Deaf people can do anything except hear!
- I. King Jordon
Comments from folks at a
download/giveaway of the day site, in this case, about
software getting ride of unused (garbage) files on your hard drive:
From their website: “These options are represents whole parts of cleaning
(temporary files, windows internal, third-party application garbage) and you
can turn on
or turn off before running.” The commenter continues by saying "I sometimes
avoid garbage by not installing it".
way to remove junk files is to format your hard drive. Then you have to
format your ISP’s hard drives and then format the whole internet and all the
That way you’re covered. Where is the command for that?
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I saved a girl from being attacked last
night. I controlled myself
- Rodney Dangerfield
I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap - Rodney Dangerfield
I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it
- Rodney Dangerfield
friends I used to run with are gone.
Though I hadn’t planned on livin’
Have to learn to live my life one day at a time.
Walsh, member of the group, Eagles, from the song One Day at a Time
Jesus loves the little children,
the little children of the world.
Red and yellow, black and white,
They are precious in his sight.
Jesus loves the little children of
- Prelude to Ray Stevens, "Everything
is Beautiful", who wrote and recorded this song, was a major departure
for Stevens, as "Everything is Beautiful" is a more serious and
spiritual tune, unlike some of his earlier recordigs, ("Gitarzan" and
Arab") and later ("The Streak") which were more in the style
comedy/novelty songs. Webbyman note: This Ray Stevens quip was
planned to be inserted here in the spring of 2010 to coincide with the 40th
Anniversary release if the song as well our own 40th Anniversary. This
was sidetracked because of my operation and was "rediscovered" during the
site semi-annual maintenance during the Fourth of July, 2011.
Licensed to grill BBQ quotes - just in
time for the 4th - 2011
Kill a cow, Start a fire, The magic begins - Nate's BBQ Magic
Vegetarian is an Indian word meaning "Bad Hunter" - Vegetarian BBQ Apron
From: Amazed Creations
If it ain't barbecue it ain't food - BBQ Apron From: LJBarbeque3
Our team motto: "Cookin' everything from butts to guts -- and sometimes
Steve (not the Steve we know)
"Horrifying Vegetarians Since 1995" ...Boss Hawgs Barbeque & Catering, in
Topeka, KS - Steve in Denver
BBQ Contest: The only place you spend $500.00 for a $2.00 ribbon - VMac
When its brown its cookin', when its black its done - MamaPat
A Forum member from yesteryear (Scott in Carolina) had this one on his web
site...(URL not posted) "if there ain't no wood , it ain't no good!" -
Posted by SaySeeBone
I Love Animals. They Taste Good ~ From a bumper sticker on a beat up old
pickup parked in front of a vegetarian restaurant in Asheville, NC -
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I get no respect. The way my luck is running, if I was a politician I would
be honest - Rodney Dangerfield
If I don't die in a plane crash or something,
this country has a rare opportunity to watch a great talent grow - Eddie
Well, excuuuuuuuuuuuuse me! - Steve Martin
That bin Laden was killed — rather than
captured — was a victory itself for U.S. officials, who had dreaded the
prospect of a long and complicated legal battle if he was taken into U.S.
custody ~ ABC News blogpost
difficult times in the past. We will have difficult times in the future. It
is not the end of violence; it is not the end of lawlessness; it is not the
disorder." ~ Robert F. Kennedy, April 3rd 1968
For about 10 years, I was battling wild
onions growing in a corner piece in my front yard which
had low growing evergreen growing no more than 3 inches high...as well as
two "Christmas trees" which I would sometimes decorate with Christmas lights
as part of the annual Christmas decorations that I would do most years...ew,
ugly green stems, them wild onions. Yes...I tried killing them but if I did,
the trick would have killed the evergreens. After werking for US of A this
year = TAXES, I decided to
google wild onions in lawn WHAAAT!? Them dad gum thangs are
edible! I don't think so, says my mind...I googled and googled some
more....if it don't smell like an onion then it ain't an onion....thus I
found this quote how wild onion tastes....hilarious!
"hot as the fleas in Satan's armpits' HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! from:
Life of a tech-support specialist-
"..Tech Support: "Use the right button to click on the shortcut--"
Customer: "I don't have a right button."
Tech Support: "You should have a right button."
Customer: "I'm sure. I have 'ctrl', 'alt', 'backspace'..."
Never waste any time you could spend
sleeping - Frank Knight
It isn't necessary to
imagine the world ending in fire and ice. There are two other possibilities:
one is paperwork and the other is nostalgia - Frank Zappa
With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the
first thought forbidden,
the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably - Jean-Luc Picard
I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running
from the wounded...
I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed... I have seen
children starving. I
have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war. - Dwight D Eisenhower
Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad
people will find a way
around the laws - Plato
America is returning to the values
Scouting never left - seen on a bumper sticker along with
another Boy Scout emblem sticker
Is the autumn cruel for letting the
flowers die, or is that just nature's way? - Leonard (Johnny
Galecki) in the "The Prestidigitation Approximation" episode of "The Big
Bang Theory" CBS aired
But I have promises to keep and
miles to go before I go to sleep - Robert Frost
It's nice to be important, but it's
important to be nice - Unknown
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis:
- I want to live my life, not record it
- The one thing I do not want to be called is First Lady. It sounds like a
- I'll be a wife and mother first, then First Lady
- Can anyone understand how it is to have lived in the White House and then,
suddenly, to be
living alone as the President's widow? (1974, in McCall's)
- There are two kinds of women: those who want power in the world, and those
power in bed
Her most notable quote: After the president's death, she refused to remove
clothing as she went on board Air Force One and stood next to Johnson when
he took the oath of
office as President. She told Lady Bird Johnson, "I want them to see what
they have done to Jack"
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Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time - from the
song 'Time' by Roger Waters,
Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and David Gilmour of Pink Floyd although David
Gilmour sang the
lyrics on their "Dark Side of the Moon" album which remained in the charts
for 741 weeks from
1973 to 1988, (14 1/4 years) longer than any other album in history
If you have a particular faith or religion, that is good. But you can
survive without it - Dalai Lama
Watson—Come here—I want to see you" - first words spoken to assistant,
Watson, on phone
- Alexander Graham Bell - Believe it or not, in addition to his wife, his
mother was also Deaf and
Mr. Bell was also a private tutor for Helen Keller.
My main purpose in life is to make enough
money to create ever more inventions.... The dove is
my emblem.... I want to save and advance human life, not destroy it.... I am
proud of the fact
that I have never invented weapons to kill.... - Thomas Edison
The best thing in life is doing the
things people say you can't do - unknown
me, myself, I'm happy here, in my own company just 'cause I like me - Matt
Keep your feet on the ground and keep
reaching for the stars - Casey Kasem
I just wanted to say that, as a history teacher, I have been using your page
information on the 1960s ()
for my classes. It's
very useful; thanks for making it! - Ms. Sarah Golding, a history teacher in
somewhere in America.
Children are the living
messages we send to a time we will not see. ~ Neil Postman
Above quote, an e-mail signature line, also from Ms. Sarah Golding
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In reference to the Egypt protest movement that had succeeded in forcing
President Mubarak to resign, Obama quoted American civil rights icon Martin
"There's something in the soul that cries out for freedom."
Obama went on: "Today belongs to the people of Egypt, and the American
moved by these scenes in Cairo and across Egypt."
Lyrics in my head for the past week or so (02/11/11):
I'm gonna harden my heart....
I'm gonna swallow my tears....
- Quarterflash - from the song "Harden My Heart" - 1981 - Rindy Ross, female
singer who also plays the saxophone and was supposedly a third grade
From "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad"
I want you, I need you but there ain't no way I'm ever gonna love you,
Don't be sad, 'cause two out of three ain't bad
- Marvin Lee Aday, better known as Meat Loaf, an American rock musician and
actor, song released in 1977. Written by Jim Steinman, after hearing Elvis
the words in the song "'I Want You, I Need You, I Love You".
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth -
Sleep is the best meditation - Dalai
I have wondered at times what the Ten
Commandments would have looked like if
Moses had run
them through the U.S. Congress
- Ronald Reagan
The thing in the world I am
most afraid of is fear - Montaigne
I can forgive a mistake once anyway, but God help me if you ever lie to me
- US Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay in a speech to his men during WW II
A collection of eight quotes from Albert
Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.
Race is a fraud. All modern people are a conglomeration of so many ethnic
mixtures that no pure
Before God we are all equally wise and foolish.
We have to do the best we are capable of. This is our sacred human
(On aging [getting old])
I lived in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in
Even (old) age has very beautiful moments.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited.
Imagination encircles the
Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everybody likes me?
We need to stop being indifferent to this planet, earth, as we have nowhere
- Stephen Hawkins
And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in
- Abraham Lincoln
"High school....Best years of your life"....Simon Baker as Patrick Jane in
introduction segment of the "Rose Colored Glasses" episode of the The
rerun, aired on October 16, 2010, 9pm on CBS
October 2010 (Oh, what a night)...with apologies to the Four Seasons -
Now we already seen what
happened.......I got "pied"! - DC
The above two lines references our 40th Anniversary Reunion
night on day 2 of our 3 day event.
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then it's time for my
nap - Bob Hope
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it - W.
Only Irish coffee provides in a
single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol,
caffeine, sugar and fat - Alex Levine
Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem
Mark Twain: I came in with
Halley's Comet in 1835. It is coming again next year,
and I expect to go out with it. It will be the greatest disappointment of my
I don't go out with Halley's Comet. The Almighty has said, no doubt: 'Now
these two unaccountable freaks; they came in together, they must go out
His prediction was accurate – Twain died of a heart attack on April 21, 1910
Redding, Connecticut, one day after the comet's closest approach to Earth -
Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking
independently. Be the chess player, not the
chess piece - source unknown
All Fur One and One Fur All...a play on our
own Class Motto 'All for One & One for All'
from the movie "Cats & Dogs - Revenge of Kitty Galore" which debuted in July
say...a 40th anniversary resurgence?...
Made good decisions from experiences of bad
decisions made - A
Years are fleeing (running away) from us, and
time takes pleasure in mocking us as
we try to find it....from anonymous in response to my e-mail postscript
explaining to him of not having the time to do the projects that I wanted to
Every year is getting shorter, Never seem to find the time - From Pink
'Time' - from the Dark Side of the Moon album, which stayed on the Billboard
charts for 14 years in a row. Now that's a lot of Time!
If there's anything I've learned it is that
we Americans do have a way of rising to
the challenges that confront us, just when it seems we're most divided, we
suddenly show our remarkable solidarity. The 20th century may be
with a host of problems, but I've also noted that it does seem darkest
dawn. There's reason to hope for the 21st century. And that's the way it
- Walter Cronkite taped his thoughts, in 1996, on the amazing century he'd
Godfather of nothing, ancestors of none.
Black glasses and feedback took my sense of fun.
- Originally posted by Carolynanna - a posting in frankblack.net
Ain't no right way to do a wrong thing.
- The Mad Dogtender
"Who can fathom the feminine mind?" -Calvin "I like `em anyway" -Hobbes
- believed to be from the comic strip Calvin
The best and most beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen or touched, they
must be felt with the heart - Helen Keller
can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious
of our treasures - Thornton Wilder
"come on gravity, you were cool once..."
- Homer Simpson
Outstanding job on the Raleigh school on the
COS website (COS - Class of Seventy).....- Anonymous
01/16/10 - Yes, this page has not been
updated since the first of December of 2009 'cause Ye Ole
wearing many, many hats...although I'll have to admit that this website is
favorite webby project, I think
the following quote sent by Mr.
Anonyman sums up time, that
we...or I never seem to have:
"Like sands through
the hourglass, so are the days of our lives..."
- original quotor is unknown
Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at
waking you up in the morning. You
burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television - Source unknown
Richard Millhouse Nixon was the first U.S. president whose name contains
letters from the word "criminal." The second? William Jefferson Clinton.
not surprised are you?) - Source unknown
Procrastination is the mother of desperation
Mo quotes from
When we get piled upon
one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall
become as corrupt
Democracy will cease to exist when you take away from
those who are willing to
work and give to
those who would not.
It is incumbent on every
generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle
acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
My reading of history
convinces me that most bad government results from too
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of
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.
tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
End of this section of Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson (b-1824 - d-1863) quotes
Frankly, I don't mind not
being President. I just mind that someone else is.
- Edward Kennedy
The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives and
the dreams shall never die.
- Edward Kennedy
I predict future happiness for
Americans if they can prevent the Government from wasting the labors of the
people under the pretense of taking care of them.
- Thomas Jefferson
I dream for a living.
Background info: Website
work is a lot of work, obtaining permissions to post, waiting for
answers, there's a lot of hurry up and wait and some hassling are
involved...so some humor is injected in my communications with the helping
parties...parts of which I'm enjoying....er....sharing here..hee,
hee, and well yes, wonderfully learnt from Creative Writing class during
our last year in school: The following is asking of a posting date of an
article that I was working on which will remain unidentified in order to
keep the informant anonymous: The informant was worried that I was
"pushing" for an OK, but I told him/her I was really flexible:
care to learn me about the special date & the day it falls on?"
here was my response:
Oohkayee, I'll hold off...
Don't make me
It's a very important date
Whatever you find,
I'm sure it
would be fine.
As soon as you let me know,
A publishing I will go.
Later on, he/she responded in kind:
Now it's fine
can bide the time
To go a' publishin'
Hear the sighs
The time is fine
As webmiester a rushin'
And soon there'll be
Cats are like Potato Chips....
You Can't Have Just One!
- Anonymous, from Taswell, Indiana
Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize
a mistake when you make it again.
- F. P. Jones
If your parents never had
children, chances are... neither will you.
- Dick Cavett
Life is not all lovely thorns and singing vultures, you know.
- Morticia, The Addams Family
I believe that banking
institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If
the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their
currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations
that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property
until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers
- Thomas Jefferson in 1802 (was he looking into a crystal
'If you don't read the newspaper
you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.'
...thank you for Buildings Then and Now and
Memories in your web site (that puts
us to be loyal to our alma mater)
- Jim Gibbs
All ya gotta do is put your
mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down do it, do it, do it
- Roger Miller, singer, songwriter, from the 1966 song 'You Can't Roller
Skate in a Buffalo Herd'
If man evolved from monkeys
and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?
- George Carlin
...thank you for putting aerial view of NCSD campus from Clock Tower
- Jim Gibbs
I was a vegetarian until I
started leaning toward the sunlight
- Rita Rudner
Well good Old Microsoft, they do it to us all the time. Just when they get
things nearly right and we get used to it, they abandon it
- author unknown - Australia
They say I'm lazy but it takes all my time
- Joe Walsh, a member of the group, Eagles, a line from his song 'Life's
In the 1980's, Michael Jackson's music videos
were not just music videos, not only did they had stories in them...they
- Jim Sheaer, VH1 Classic video jockey in-between videos during the weekend
music video retrospective after MJ's death
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right
Just beat it, beat it
- chorus from one of Michael Jackson's runaway hits, "Beat It"
Billie Jean is not my lover
She's just a girl who claims that I am the one
But the kid is not my son
She says I am the one, but the kid is not my son
- chorus from the second of Michael Jackson's runaway hits, "Billie Jean"
You and I must make a pact
We must bring salvation back
Where there is love, I'll be there
- opening lyrics to MJ's 1970 hit "I'll Be There"
We are the world, we are the children
We are the ones who make a brighter day
so let's start giving
- "We are the World" - written along with Lionel Richie and recorded by a
supergroup of popular musicians billed as USA for Africa (United Support of
Artists for Africa). The recording session in January 1985 was held during
and after the American Music Awards
am afraid that I am going to end up like him, the way he did."
- Michael Jackson, refering to Elvis Presley, during conversations with Lisa
Marie Presley as mentioned in her blog over the weekend
The trouble with most folks isn't so much
their ignorance, as knowing so many things that ain't so
- Josh Billings
Government will not fail to employ education to strengthen its hands and
perpetuate its institutions
- William Godwin (1756 - 1836)
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where
there is no river
- Nikita Khrushchev
Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad
- Aldous Huxley
It's hard to beat somebody when they don't give up
- Babe Ruth
I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
- Clarence Darrow
...that's the way you do it
- partial line from song "Money for Nothing" from the Classic Rock group,
The NCSD Class of 1970's own quote aka our
motto, One for All, All for One, so
far has been quoted in one TV program, Star Trek: Enterprise, in episode
"Porthos' Gaffe" quoted in Archer's dream sequence 38 minutes into the
In the same week, the same motto was mentioned 7 times in the movie "Man in
the Iron Mask".
really just organized lightning.
- George Carlin
We have plenty of freedom in this country but
not a great deal of independence
- John W. Raper
I make myself rich by
making my wants few
- Henry David Thoreau
between a politician and a pickpocket is that the pickpocket doesn't get
indignant when you tell him to keep his hands to himself
- Joseph Sobran
It wouldn't take much to seriously damage the
space station or the space shuttle. Orbital debris is considered the biggest
threat to each shuttle mission, and every orbiter comes back with a number
of small dings.
- abcnews.com - News From Space and Beyond section
Mission Control has had to move the space station several times during the
years to keep it from colliding with floating debris.
- abcnews.com - News From Space and Beyond section
ABC News - Where more Americans get their news from ABC News than from any
- Advertising slogan of ABC News in the '80s.
I have promises to keep; and miles to go....
- "Immortal lines from" Robert Frost - sent in by Mr. A~
"A government without newspapers, a
government without a tough and vibrant
media of all sorts is not an option for the United States of America"
- President Barack Obama in reference to the financially struggling media
at the end of his speech during the annual White House Correspondents'
Association dinner, May 9, 2009.
“Actors don’t retire! People who HATE their jobs retire!”
- Bea Arthur - part of an interview during a CBS Sunday Morning tribute -
15 hours of videos is uploaded every single minute of everyday
- Leslie Stohl, CBS Sunday Morning segment celebrating youtube's 4th year
"There are two things you will never escape
in your life, TAXES, and death!"
- Jane Taylor, Upper School history teacher; her favorite quote around tax
- Ann Starret, Upper School English teacher, when flustered by a student
- Albert Mehl, printing instructor, when trying to get a student to
understand a task being taught to him
"Always be prepared...."
- Paul Crutchfield, Scoutmaster, in one of his lectures to a group of
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave
safely in a well preserved body, but
rather to skid in.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned in life; it goes on.
- Robert Frost
We are what we think. All that we are arises from our thoughts. With our
thoughts, we make the world.
Your website is always greatly entertaining and informational ! Keep up with
your wonderful work !
- Marion and Jeannie Parris
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was
the one who asked why.
- Bernard Baruch
The beauty of chainsaw is: you don't usually
have to start'em up or anything… just showing up with one is all it takes.
– Joe Walsh - 2005.5.17: 01:16, Late Late Show with Craig Furguson, CBS
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we
– Carl Sagan, PBS
Gosh...what an editor you are! Or is it webmeister????
- Mr. A~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office.
– Aesop - 620-550 BC
Ahhhhh Les, Les,
You are good! Even Machiavelli would be proud of your cunning slyness of
deflecting responsibilities or blame for whatever you did.
You re good!
(Shaking my head) you're goooood!
- DC in reference to the Ross
Freedom is the opportunity to improvise life infinitely within the boundary
– Mark Smollin - 2001.11.17, one sentence of a book I never finished
Wanna to say many thanks for what you have done over the years. In face
(sic) the 1970 (website) is one of my few sources in keeping up with the
- Mr. Anonyman
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.
- Peter F. Drucker
Time keeps on
slippin, slippin, slippin into the future
- Steve Miller (Fly Like an Eagle)
The high destiny of
the individual is to serve rather than to rule.
- Albert Einstein
Fish and visitors smell in three days.
– Benjamin Franklin - 1736
...and you're..a great guy is puttin it mildly...hard to find the right
descriptive words at the moment, but
this will do.
- Mr. A~
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
- Robert Half
Stand up wherever you are, go to the
nearest window and yell as loud as you can, 'I'm mad as hell, and I'm not
going to take it anymore.'
- Howard Beale (Peter Finch) in the 1976 movie 'Network'
Frankly my dear, I
don't give a damn.
Rhett (Clark Gable) speaking to Scarlett (Vivien Leigh) in 'Gone
With The Wind'
Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light
to burn brighter.
– Bono - U2 lead singer
you did a great
job on the pixs on the "new" upper school. a regular Jimmy Olsen you are!
;-) [if you know who he is, I'll "put" a gold star on your forehead]...
- Mr. Anonyman
I am only one,
but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something;
and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I
- Helen Keller
You may say that I'm a
but I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us and the world will be as one
- John Lennon (Imagine)
Every time we open our hearts, we create the space for a global alternative.
– Marianne Williamson
I sure learned quite a bit about "webtasking". Sure didn't realize how much
time is involved! Humbly, my hat s off to you!
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones who need advice.
– Bill Cosby
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do
what he wants done, and self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while
they do it.
- Theodore Roosevelt
- Randy Caines
from the past, Live for today, Look for tomorrow, take a nap this afternoon.
- Lester Latkowski
Hey Lester, when are you
gonna get VRS?
- Lee McDaniel
I visit our C70 website everyday!
- Cathy Cooper
- Jimmy Gibbs and Lester Latkowski
- Louise Isenhour Luther
- Don Crump
Hot damn, Lester....
- John Smith
I miss NCSD...
Brenda Davis Proctor
- Joy (Jaime Pressly) in 'My Name Is Earl", NBC
Just do it to it
- Lester Latkowski
on the flip flop....
- David Latkowski
eye no it!
- Kim Latkowski
... *** ...
- Bert Latkowski
I'm getting too old for this s**t.
Adults are obsolete children.
– Dr. Seuss
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
– Derek Bok
You're not really drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
– Dean Martin
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
- Albert Einstein
When we put enough effort into being beautiful – we all shine more brightly
– Mark Smollin
Never thought I'll be going down the memory
lane. ;-) ahh! friends are like antiques....you appreciate them as time goes
There are four basic food groups: milk
chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate, and chocolate truffles.
I never met a chocolate I
- Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) in Star Trek: The Next Generation
Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) in Quantum Leap, NBC
How come anything you buy will go on sale next week?
- Erma Bombeck
Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of it's troubles, it empties today of it's
Peace, remember peace is how
we make it
- Ringo Starr (It Don't Come Easy)
Mama always said life was like a box a
chocolates, never know what you're gonna get.
- Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) in Forrest Gump (1994)
I can't understand why I flunked American
history. When I was a kid there was so little of it.
- George Burns
The Sixties, of course,
was the worst time in the world to try and bring up a child. They were
exposed to all these crazy things going on.
- Nancy Reagan
...damn you all to hell!
George Taylor (Charlton Heston) at the end of the first movie of the series Planet of
I believe in human dignity as the source of national purpose, human liberty
as the source of national action, the human heart as the source of national
compassion, and in the human mind as the source of our invention and our
– John F. Kennedy
Be who you are and
say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter
mind. - Dr. Seuss
At the height of laughter, the universe is flung into a kaleidoscope of new
– Jean Houston
Be careful about reading
health books. You may die of a misprint.
- Mark Twain
I can't remmy all what I
did at NCSD! Bomb my brain!
- Randy Caines
Madam, there's no such thing as a tough child -- if you parboil them first
for seven hours, they always come out tender.
– W. C. Fields
People have got to know whether or not
their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook. I've earned everything
- Richard M. Nixon, November 17, 1973
My fellow Americans,
our long national nightmare is over. Our Constitution works; our great
Republic is a government of laws and not of men. Here the people rule.
- President Gerald Ford on Taking the Oath Of Office As President, August 9,
Mr. Gorbachev, tear down
President Ronald Reagan to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, June 12, 1987,
shortly after 2pm.
Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be
– Samuel Johnson
Never been a sinner, I
never sinned...a line from the song, "Spirit in the Sky"
- Norman Greenbaum - a
Jewish writer and
singer of the song
An anonymous member of the Debris Team paid us a visit today and wanted to
see us at work so we created
4 pages inspired by
"Mind boggling" says
- As posted on the front page of this website on 03/06/06
Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternatives.
– Maurice Chevalier
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving
safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in
sideways, champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly
used up, totally worn out and screaming: WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE!
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find
that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes (Town of Wendell in North Carolina is named after
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge
There is no such thing as something alien within this Cosmos.
– Nillmos Kram - 2002
Patriotic Quotes #1
... ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your
- John F. Kennedy
Favorite Patriotic Quotes #2
A politician will do anything to keep his job -- even become a patriot.
- William Randolph Hearst
I think more people would be
alive today if there were a death penalty.
- Nancy Reagan
You only have to do a very few
things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
- Warren Buffett
Success is the ability
to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
- Sir Winston Churchill
I don't know
the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby
And thank you for your
- Frank Bartles (David Joseph Rufkahr) at the end of each Bartles & Jaymes
Wine Cooler commercials from 1985-91.
One Small Misstep:
And perhaps the most scrutinized quote in history: Neil Armstrong's first step on
"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"... Neil maintains
to this day he said -
"That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind".
about it, it remains one of the worlds's most famous sentences.