On this day …



  • 00:00 UTC Robert Benchley
    “Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.”

  • 00:00 UTC Henry Morgan
    “A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can’t help himself.”

  • 00:00 UTC Malcolm Forbes
    “Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.”

  • 00:00 UTC Evan Esar
    “It takes hundreds of nuts to hold a car together, but it takes only one of them to scatter it all over the highway.”


  • 00:00 UTC Samuel Butler
    “All progress is based upon a universal innate desire on the part of every organism to live beyond its income.”

  • 00:00 UTC Hermann Hesse
    “When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.”

  • 00:00 UTC Alice James
    “One has a greater sense of intellectual degradation after an interview with a doctor than from any human experience.”

  • 00:00 UTC James F. Byrnes
    “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.”


  • 00:00 UTC Oscar Wilde
    “The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.”

  • 00:00 UTC C. E. Montague
    “To be amused by what you read–that is the great spring of happy quotations.”

  • 00:00 UTC Samuel Johnson
    “There will always be a part, and always a very large part of every community, that have no care but for themselves, and whose care for themselves reaches little further than impatience of immediate pain, and eagerness for the nearest good.”

  • 00:00 UTC Michael Fry and T. Lewis
    “The more things change, the more they remain… insane.”


Urban Legends


  • 15:00 UTC Taken for GraniteWarning about some granite countertops emitting radon and radiation.


  • 15:00 UTC Starbucks CouponInternet-distributed Starbucks coupons — valid or not?



  • 15:00 UTC An American TailBarack Obama’s campaign plane: a tale of two tails.


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