“There ought to be limits to freedom.” Who said it? The answer is at the end of this post. Now on to the links! … “Combine them all in one power-packed meal to gain superpowers!” … “This thing that’s going on with our political process is so destructive, so contrary to what I’m sure the founders intended, that we’ve got to find a solution” … “He’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits—including teeth, tails, and even hands—to make a ‘Chickenosaurus'” … “A robber breaks into a bank safe and returns home, where he activates a device that conceals his earlier burglary, making it look like he never entered the bank in the first place” … “I you like” … “One can from this postulate that Hitler was related to people whom he despised” … “Courtesy of your friendly neighborhood black hole” … “They all laughed and pointed to their own scars” … “The revolving door between the Fed and the private financial sector is quite significant” … “At this kind of intensity we start to get into unexplored territory as it is an area of physics that we have never been before” … “Have you ever had a bad dream about being chained up in the bottom of a ship?” … “I wonder if in a year I’ll be able to play my guitar very well” … “Maybe the reason the Bleeder can’t act a lick is because he’s been living like a movie character for 35 years” … “The question is not whether the United States will lose its unchallenged global power, but just how precipitous and wrenching the decline will be” … “Vinyl is the people, a CD is The Man” … “It’s very easy for me to see hate in someone’s eyes, and I’ve never seen it here” … “As we gazed into each other’s eyes, Athena encircled my arms with hers, latching on with first dozens, then hundreds of her sensitive, dexterous suckers” … “It is absolutely a feat of engineering, and it will bring science like nobody’s ever expected” … “Just how long has the world’s oldest living thing been on this planet?” … “Hilarious stuff is EVERYWHERE” … “Never a tourist crowd” … “If you want to be a successful advertising exec in a deeply unequal America, start studying up on 20-somethings making over $100,000 a year” … “I wish this would have happened 25 years ago” … “Where did we come from, what are we, and where are we going?” … “They make a living off of our children” … “Have some more champagne, boy” … This issue’s quote was from George Walker Bush (source) … And finally, “You’re far more akin to a whirlpool, a brief, ever-shifting concentration of energy in a vast river that’s been flowing for billions of years.” ∞
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