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Nota Bene #107: Zzzzzzzzzzzzz

“I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “They have been attacked by thugs trying to force them out of their studios to make way for real-estate developments” … “2010 marks the 30th anniversary of quintessential Los Angeles punk rock pioneers Bad Religion” … “I didn’t like it when a certain former president made my life miserable” … “Results like this make Enceladus one of the most exciting places we’ve found in the solar system” … “Even conservatives are struggling to figure out a way to address the issue of immigration reform so they can start repairing their relationship with Latinos, the fastest-growing electorate in the country” … “Are they con artists or do they know the most effective medicine could be in your head?”/”From healing faster to controlling pain to losing weight, some believe we can think ourselves healthy” … “Guinness World Records says Giant George is the tallest dog ever on record” … “I’m a spokesperson for forces far greater than myself” … “After two centuries of neutrality, Switzerland has found itself facing a would-be ‘holy war‘ announced by Libya’s Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi” … “Anyone can become homeless at any point in time, so I want to pump up some dollars and pump up the volume” … “Who I was at 18, 19, 20 is not who I was at 40 or 41, and it’s a little ridiculous to assume people don’t change” … “They’re furious that officials shut down the program without warning and with little explanation” … “The age of gas guzzlers is over, and a team of local students wants to make sure they stay in the grave” … “It could even help answer questions about why there is more matter than anti-matter in the universe” … “The International Skating Union has taken the risk out of figure skating and it makes me sick” … “The government is telling people what’s good for them and what’s not, but that should be a choice made by us, not those in power” … “Officials for NASCAR have announced plans to ban the circuit’s drivers from texting during races” … “Eric Schmidt has shown a penchant for making enemies lately, but no former associate has publicly broken with the Google CEO as vehemently as the former Sun manager who fantasized about putting Schmidt’s ‘teeth down his throat‘” … “I can remember kind of being looked upon as a freak, because I didn’t dress like everybody else” … “Police in at least two states are increasingly using a DNA crime-solving technique that some legal experts say amounts to guilt by association” … “This report is yet another indication that when it comes to the global threat of nuclear weapons, this is one president who understands the urgency and is trying to do something about it” … “There are still a few thousand Klan members around the country, 50 of whom decided to hold a rally at the same time that the ‘dreamwalkers’ were passing through the area” … “Washington is owning up to Project Azorian, a brazen mission from the days of high-stakes Cold War rivalry” … “Leonardo da Vinci took them, as did Napoleon Bonaparte, Johannes Brahms and Winston Churchill” … “A journey from Earth to Mars could in the future take just 39 days” … “This is why I have to admire the Republicans” … “The middle class is the only part of America adhering to standards of personal financial responsibility” … “What would an ad made by a drug-fueled Stanley Kubrick featuring dogs jumping in slow motion look like?” … This issue’s quote was from Winston Churchill … And finally, “It is nice to be reminded that the human spirit can always triumph, and that this world, which is too much to bear, can still be lived in with dignity and wonder.” ∞

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  1. Wow – 30 years? It’s just about impossible to imagine that Bad Religion kicked off that long ago. I had Recipe for Hate as one of my 20 most important CDs of the 1990s, and even at that I was probably selling Graffin and Gurewitz short.

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