A Time For Quotes

It’s been a bit since I’ve added some top shelf quotes to my site…

"That makes me angry, and when Dr. Evil gets angry Mr. bigglesworth gets upset. And when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, people DIE!" Dr. Evil, Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery

"Good, bad. I’m the guy with the gun." Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness

"If we’re going to be damned, let’s be damned for what we really are" Jean-Luc Picard, Star Trek Next Generation

"My only words of wisdom are just [radio edit]" Kid Rock, Cowboy (Radio Version)

"That’s what I love about high school girls. No matter how old I get, they always stay the same age." Wooderson, Dazed and Confused

"Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries. Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time." French Knight, Monty Python and the Holy Grail

"The meek may inherit the earth but they don’t get in to Harvard." Neil, Dead Poets Society

On Bumperstickers

Here's something that everyone needs to understand:

"No position of value can be boiled down to a bumper sticker." – S. Kuban

Think about it.  The fact that you have to use ten words or less forces over-simplification.  The fact that it has to be witty or rhyme tends to degrade the content further.  The problem is that people often mistake being clever with being intelligent.  I've selected a few bumper stickers to flesh out the problem:

Save The Whales 

  • OK, how?
  • Uh, from what?
  • Why?

Jesus Loves You

  • Thanks.
  • Cool, then he won't send me to "hell",  right?
  • Realize that people "love" their dog, they "love" ice cream – these are not what was meant by "love thy neighbor"

No War In Iraq

  • Uh, yes there is.
  • Yeah, I wish there was no war, but the dang terrorists keep coming over from Syria and murdering civilians.

I could go on, but you get the idea. My real point, however, is beyond the value of the bumper sticker. If you are arguing about politics, life, or whatever – you NEED to do more than simply quoting the bumper sticker slogans from you side.  While they sound clever to you, they will do little to sway anyone to your side.  Furthermore anyone that actually understands the issue will quickly bore of discussing the subject with someone that is displaying their ignorance. Unfortunately, knowledge is not a prerequisite for passion on a subject. Here's a tip: When someone throws up their hands in disgust and walks away from you – you haven't won the argument, you've lost it.

South Park Sounds

I found this cleaning out some old files on the server. I believe I put this together in '98. Thought I would dust it off and link to it on the new site.

Sound Files (.wav)

Cheesy Poofs (16K)   They Killed Kenny! (28K)
South Park Theme (280K)   Y R U So Cool? (69K)
Kick the Baby (16K)   I'm Going Home (23K)
Gayest Dog (21K)   Gun in 'Nam (21K)
Kenny Talks (24K)   It's Comin (26K)
Hippie Indian (40K)   Yeah Hippie (37K)
Beef Cake! (41K)   Hunting Supplies (63K)
Follow Your Dreams (57K)   Don't Be Gay (70K)
I'm Not Fat (149K)   Book Depository (95K)
'Nam Flashback (82K)   Bad Kitty (81K)
Kitty Kitty (74K)   Lookin' Ripped (57K)
Tea Party (132K)   Tea Party 2 (109K)
Whatever (69K)   Da Cheesy Poofs (54K)
Potty Mouth (119K)   Forget (75K)
In The Ghetto (172K)   Snacky Cakes (43K)
Whatever (69K)   Stan & TV (63K)
Sweet (59K)

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C.S. Lewis Narnian Quotes

Time to add a few more quotes to the mix.  And to be fair to both sides we selected the mindless classic Zoolander and the literary writings of C.S. Lewis.

"I call all times soon."
Aslan, The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

"'It's all right! It isn't Her!' This was bad grammar of course, but that is how beavers talk when they are excited; I mean, in Narnia – in our world they usually don't talk at all."
C.S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

"For in Calormen, story-telling (wether the stories are true or made up) is a thing you're taught, just as English boys and girls are taught essay-writing. The difference is that people want to hear the stories, whereas I never heard of anyone who wanted to read the essays."
C.S. Lewis, The Horse and His Boy