Friday, August 18, 2006

Quotation and Six Random Things Meme

Normally I don't do meme-tag requests, but this one includes a citation to a huge collection of epigrammatic wit and wisdom.

Go here and keep clicking (you may want to check the boxes for expanded quote collections at the bottom) until you find five (or six, I never was good at numeric memes) quotations that represent you.
  1. "Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." -- Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)
  2. "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity." -- Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967), (attributed)
  3. "I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it." -- Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 - 1969)
  4. "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats." -- H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956)
  5. There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the latter ignorance." -- Hippocrates (460 BC - 377 BC)
Second meme: Six random things about me.
  • I often go too long without changing the oil in our car: it's been eight months
  • I had ingrown toenails as a youth
  • I have become very fond of crystallized ginger in dark chocolate
  • Given time to kill (very rare) in a properly equipped bookstore (less rare), I will read graphic novels (i.e. comic books with proper conclusions) at length
  • My sibling and I both eat M&Ms so that the colors come out even in the end (and I'm holding out for Dark Chocolate Mega M&Ms)
  • I like short poems. Writing and reading them, both. Long poems bore me, though there are a few epics which are just plain fun to read. [ed. - tanka, anyone?]

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