Eclectifying

I talk about things I find interesting. I find a lot of things interesting…

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 29 March 2013

Our nomination for All-Time Champion and Protector of Youthful Morals goes to Representative Clare E. Hoffman of Michigan. During an impassioned House debate over a proposed bill to “expand oyster and clam research,” a sharp-eared informant transcribed the following exchange between our hero and Rep. John D. Dingell, also of Michigan. DINGELL: There are places in the world at […]

Wednesday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Wed 27 March 2013

Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation. — Johnny Hart  

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 25 March 2013

Nobody suffers the pain of birth or the anguish of loving a child in order for presidents to make wars, for governments to feed on the substance of their people, for insurance companies to cheat the young and rob the old. — Lewis H. Lapham

Monday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Mon 18 March 2013

… But if we laugh with derision, we will never understand.  Human intellectual capacity has not altered for thousands of years so far as we can tell. If intelligent people invested intense energy in issues that now seem foolish to us, then the failure lies in our understanding of their world, not in their distorted perceptions. Even the standard example of […]

Friday Quote

by Ken Arnold on Fri 15 March 2013

For we each of us deserve everything, every luxury that was ever piled in the tombs of the dead kings, and we each of us deserve nothing, not a mouthful of bread in hunger. Have we not eaten while another starved? Will you punish us for that? Will you reward us for the virtue of […]