Tag: February 2022 Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: ‘Two Weeks in Philadelphia’

 

“The first prize is a week in Philadelphia.  The second prize is two weeks in Philadelphia.” — W.C. Fields

To be perfectly honest, this wasn’t my original post for today’s Quote of the Day.  (I might get that one out the door a bit later.)  But–as sometimes happens–events overtook me while I slept, and I woke up to a headline this morning to the effect that Joe Biden has agreed to a meeting with Vladimir Putin, just as long as Putin meets certain conditions, and doesn’t invade Ukraine beforehand.

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The comedy team of  Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker makes fun of Barbara WaWa, [In the police crime lab, Olsen is showing Drebin a ballistics penetration test by shooting a a row of VHS tapes in boxes on a shelf]Ted Olson: If the holdup man had been where Sally Decker said, the bullet […]

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Quote of the Day: On the Female Brain

 

A well-informed mind is the best security against the contagion of folly and vice. The vacant mind is ever on the watch for relief, and ready to plunge into error, to escape from the languor of idleness. Store it with ideas, teach it the pleasure of thinking; and the temptations of the world without, will be counteracted by the gratifications derived from the world within.  Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho

Ann Radcliffe, known to many as the mistress of the gothic novel, died 199 years ago, on February 7, 1823.  She was 58 years old, and had lived the last couple of decades of her life in seclusion.  Her death, probably from complications of asthma, was as private as most of her life, which remains–like many of her novels–a mystery to this day.

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Hello friends.  I have nothing clever or interesting to say.  I’m sorry that I’ve been in absentia for so many weeks in a year that–much like 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and back through more decades than many of you have been alive–I’d largely like to have returned for a refund during the trial period.  […]

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