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Instead of being fragile, marginal flyers, they say, pterosaurs could flap their wings to reach speeds of 120 kilometres per hour for a couple of minutes, then glide at 90 kilometres per hour, covering thousands of kilometres

Did giant pterosaurs vault aloft like vampire bats? – life – 15 November 2010 – New Scientist

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— Whoa, grandma, look out!
— What is it??
— A big, big spider! Wait here, I’ll get something to kill it.
— No! No, please, Bobby, don’t! It isn’t a spider, that’s Alfredo!
— Grandma. It’s a spider.
— No, no! It’s a very small kitten! Stop! Bobby! Stop!!!

Wipe Your Feet | The Doubtful Guest

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Churchill gave the signal to attack by cutting down the enemy Feldwebel (sergeant) with his barbed arrows, becoming the only known British soldier to have felled an enemy with a longbow in the course of [WWII]

Jack Churchill – Wikipedia

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The air was crisp; it was autumn now; soon they would select a lucky man or woman for the Thanksgiving feast and have them fitted for bacon pants—somewhat loose around the waist, for they would shrink in the oven.

hate the future

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Seriously, broadcasters, journalists: just give up now. Because either you’re making things worse, or no one’s paying attention anyway. May as well knock back a few Jagermeisters, unplug the autocue, and just sit there dumbly repeating whichever reality-warping meme the far right wants to go viral this week. What’s that? Obama is Gargamel and he’s killing all the Smurfs? Sod it. Whatever. Roll titles.

Charlie Brooker

‘Ground Zero mosque’? The reality is less provocative

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I wanna do it in surround sound.It’ll have to be in surround sound for Saturn to work.

Dr. Dre on his new concept album The Planets

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This was really a nothing post, except it kind of illustrates how boringly most comics are put together. It should really be a sort of Paul Schraderesque “well, we did a pile of cocaine the size of Sally Field, and then it turned out it was actually just Sally Field covered in cocaine, so we all did her, even Robert Towne’s dog, and then we ramraided a store and stole twelve typewriters, and then Peter Boyle beat us all unconscious and shoved peyote down our throats, and when we came to he was gone and there was just the typewriters and a loaded gun, so we menaced all the typewriters with the gun until one of them shat out the script we wanted, and somehow three weeks had gone by, and John Milius came by with a surfboard and a harpoon gun and said ‘let’s find us an artist’ and…”

Sigh.

Warren Ellis » Part Of The Process

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Disallow: /harming/humans
Disallow: /ignoring/human/orders
Disallow: /harm/to/self

http://www.last.fm/robots.txt

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Senate to NASA: Build massive rocket now!

New Scientist

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Yeah. It costs a lot. But here’s the thing: You won’t drink as much. Which leaves you more money to spend stocking up on the cheap stuff. Which you can drink more of. Because you shouldn’t.

Drinking is complicated.

American Drink | You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Month