Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan

“If you can make a woman laugh, you’re seeing the most beautiful thing on God’s earth.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “I concentrated on fish, the Dutch are working on pork, and other people have made some attempts at beef” … “We had better treat them well just in case they should wake up and remind us of all they’ve done for us—or could do to us” … “Not only are we not No. 1—we are among the worst of the worst” … “I knew this was the perfect solution for me” … “Looks like this place has been abandoned for quite some time” … “There’s no shame in enjoying the quiet life” … “Obama is now on the verge of injecting what until recently was the politically toxic and unattainable dream of Wall Street and the American right into the heart and soul of the Democratic party’s platform” … “Coming out about being gay seemed less daunting than coming out about my legal status“/”I want to do it because I don’t want to live in fear any longer” … “From an audio standpoint it’s got everything you need” … “He couldn’t help that music comin’ out; it just came out, he couldn’t have stopped it if he tried” … “It is Jeter’s misfortune to have done all this at a time when exceptional performances are subject to deep suspicion” … “Are you completely erasing us from so essential a part as to how this whole thing came about?” … “This might be the last breath that I can take” … “I have lived long enough to know that problems are far easier to define than solutions” … “The most reliable friends are the ones who know they owe it all to you” … “His heart missed a beat when he caught sight of a stunning tableau of a woman in a pink muslin evening dress” … “Why would anyone exchange their hard-won dollars for Bitcoins?” … “People watch Fox because they want to be lied to” … “As our financial system has increasingly and more overtly dominated the very structure of the country, freedom itself is being commoditized” … “He’s a poet who made a living as an actor” … “WARNING” … “The implications of this discovery are profound” … “We knew we were being watched” … “Investors from the United States believe they have found an exotic new prospect” … “We do not watch bad graphics of two-dimensional characters doing these things” … “I miss perverts in the real world” … “Fran Lebowitz still owns a Checker” … “AUGH YOU OAF” … “No more movies starring Brad Pitt or Bruce Willis, The Rock or that werewolf from the ‘Twilight’ movies” … “I spit on the News of the World‘s grave” … “I’m talking about something that people might shun me for” … “Einstein survives” … “For all his teasing, Del Boy would have died for Rodney” … “I grew up a global orphan” … “Thus began my obsession with bingo” … “One amusing thing is the most competitive, combative bunch I know are poets” … “For a handful of summers, I got to watch the greatest athlete in the world for free” … “What greater meaning, if any, are we to derive from the human journey?” … “Seriously, if you lived in a village called Blubberhouses, or Uckinghall, or—I swear—Wetwang, wouldn’t you change it?” … “The age of Obama has fallen tragically short of fulfilling King’s prophetic legacy” … “All the devils united against me” … “Other images evoked the sadness and uncertainty of what is left behind at the end
of an era
“/”Atlantis is towed into its hangar at Kennedy Space Center after it landed several hours earlier, ending its final flight for the space shuttle program” … “I got the rare opportunity to view the city from a tiny outdoor ledge that only a handful of people each year are granted access to”/”When people hear this story—they call me crazy“/”It’s good to take a break and look around while you rest”/”It certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted, but this is a totally unique experience“/”Can you imagine what kind of adrenaline is in your blood right now?” … “Doug and his team created thousands of acid-etched brass miniatures lit from below with hundreds of bundles of fiber-optic lights, shot in forced-perspective through layers of smoke to create layers of light refraction, creating depth” … This issue’s quote was from Keanu Reeves (source) … And finally, “His worst crime is that he confused respect with popularity.” ∞

2 comments on “Nota Bene #120: Crazy Ivan

  1. It will take me awhile to work through all this, but let me take a quick moment to say that lab-grown beef is hardly new. ARA Food Services, which had the contract for the cafeteria at Wake Forest back in the early ’80s, used to serve this stuff every Friday.

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