I have lots of things I want to write about this morning, but unfortunately I need also to use this time to make some notes for Day 2 of the conference I'm attending...so instead of the profound and insightful comments you were expecting on President Obama's speech and the Republican response, here are a few random things from my overflowing Blog Fodder file...
Have you heard about the new breakfast menu at Denny's honoring Nadya Suleyman, the mother of the California octuplets? The Octo-Slam has 14 eggs, no sausage, and the other diners have to pay your bill.
Mike Peters, editorial cartoonist extraordinaire, identified the intersection between Hollywood and Congress very well this past week...
A few excellent quotes from my I-Wish-I'd-Said-That file...
"But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful!"
- Friedrich Nietzsche
"I went to the store the other day to buy a bolt for our front door, for as I told the storekeeper, the Governor was coming here. Aye, said he, and the Legislature too. Then I will take two bolts, said I."
- Henry David Thoreau
"God is love, but get it in writing."
- Gypsy Rose Lee
"To go to a church expecting to find the Divine is like going to a prostitute to find true affection and love. At best, you'll get an aproximation of what you were seeking, you'll end up having to pay for it in time and money, and will be ridiculed if you're not completely satisfied with the result."
- Jack G. Montgomery
"A sociologist is a scientist who blames crime on everything and everyone, except the person who commits it."
- Laurence J. Peter
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed."
- Sean O'Casey
And finally, here's a marvelous website I stumbled on the other day - AcademicEarth.org. The site features videotaped lectures on many topics from professors at major colleges and universities...and it's FREE. The downside is, of course, that you can't ask questions and don't get any academic credit. The upside is that you get great lectures from great instructors...and it's FREE. And did I mention that it's free? You're already wasting enough time at the computer...why not spend some of that time expanding your mind somewhere else besides Bilbo's place?
That's all for now...gotta do some of that unfortunate work stuff before heading out to slay the day's dragons.
Have a good day. More thoughts tomorrow.