Ragged Claws

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Some quotes are better out of context

"The senate discussed the disturbance, and it was moved that the praetors should be empowered to have ballet-dancers flogged."

-Tacitus, The Annals of Imperial Rome, 1.77.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Approximately 2/3 of the conversations on Lost take this form

Person 1: You need to do (x) right now! I can't explain why!

Person 2: No way am I trusting you! You're the person who lied to me/manipulated me/shot me/tortured me/drowned me/drugged me/tricked me/assaulted me/kidnapped me/led me into an ambush/stole my stuff/stole my child/locked me in a polar bear cage/locked me in a shark tank/murdered someone I loved/murdered me.

Person 1: It's really, really, important that you do (x).

Person 2: Okay, (x) it is!

Friday, March 19, 2010

And to think that I saw it on Bancroft Street

A man riding uphill on a unicycle, holding a paperback copy of Guns, Germs, and Steel. Not quite as good as the girl who was unsuccessfully trying to walk a cat on a leash, but close.