“I don’t believe in this fairy tale of staying together for ever. Ten years with somebody is enough.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Nothing has terrified conservatives so much as efficient, effective, activist government” … “Clearly some thinker in the past has been sitting down in the bush, watching an eclipse and trying to figure out how it works” … “It never came to pass, and yet, we have surviving glimpses of what could have been” … “They’re kind of extraordinary” … “There are always things that the scientists don’t fully understand” … “I was unrecognizable by lunch, and not much better after three showers” … “Rocks may have been the matchmakers that helped lonely amino acids find each other” … “We’re trying to find the Dr. Seuss of Cambodia” … “Here are the best of the bunch, which involve collapsing stages, piles of shit, the world’s largest chair, and other subjects” … “We should go directly to Enceladus, we should not pass Go, we should not collect $200″ … “I don’t think there’ll be many people getting that prize in the near future”/”The scientists say that the T-ray scanner and detector could provide part of the functionality of a tricorder” … “I showed it to all of them and they said, ‘No‘” … “From now on, you can be sure that every time a stranger shows up on our doorstep, we’ll be counting their legs before we let them inside” … “Mazda Taiki, 2007″ … “No good deed he’s done for Wall Street has gone unpunished” … “Unfortunately we’re very good at starting things but not finishing them, so there’s just a variety of things that have been recorded in his shed that are all unfinished” … “Water in bathrooms was brown, when available” … “While the U.S. higher-education system still enjoys the competitive advantage of a sterling international reputation, in recent decades it has been increasingly surpassed in terms of quantity, and its quality is coming under increasing scrutiny” … “The vehicle will rely on pure sunlight for propulsion” … “I have this feeling I went to a party last night” … “Modern genomics has run into a Mendelian wall” … “The saga includes a monastery in the Judaean desert, a Jewish book dealer trying to flee Paris as the Nazis closed in, a French freedom fighter and an anonymous billionaire collector” … “There were so many times when I was reporting that I would just come home and cry, because I didn’t think that I was going to be able to bring the stories to the page in a way that would make other people care” … “All debris should be treated with a great reverence and respect” … “It’s a fascinating development in a long-running debate” … “It was obvious the vibes around there were kind of good” … This issue’s quote was from Jim Carrey (source) … And finally, “He once pranked his old pal Jack Nicholson by firing live rounds off outside his house, blasting sounds of screaming animals through loud speakers and leaving a bloody elk’s heart on his doorstep.” ∞
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