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Steven Wright
“It was the first time I was ever in love, and I learned a lot. Before that I'd never even thought about killing myself.”
Steven Wright

Aeschylus
“Wisdom comes through suffering.
Trouble, with its memories of pain,
Drips in our hearts as we try to sleep,
So men against their will
Learn to practice moderation.
Favours come to us from gods.”
Aeschylus, Agamemnon

Dwight D. Eisenhower
“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Mark Twain
“How often we recall with regret that Napoleon once shot at a magazine editor and missed him and killed a publisher. But we remember with charity that his intentions were good.”
Mark Twain

Kingsley Amis
“Laziness has become the chief characteristic of journalism, displacing incompetence. ”
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My Criteria for Obama's VP Choice (Humor)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:35PM
Description: A response to a bitter PUMA associate who entered the "Obama Vice Presidential Speculation" Listserve to declare that 18 million Hillary supporters would not vote for Obama if Hillary wasn't his VP candidate.
How to Spot Nathan's Former Lovers or Catherine Knows Full Well I'm no Emo (Reference)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: A guide to recognizing my former lovers on Good Reads who may take issue with my genius.
Either or Orr: A Unanimous Declaration of Personal Solidarity with Myself (Nonfiction)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM
Description: Run away to Sweden, Yossarian. And I'll stay here and persevere.
10 Requirements You Must Meet Before I Will Accept Your "Friend"ship (Nonfiction)
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James Jesus Angleton, Edward Jay Epstein, and People I'm Not Interested In (History)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 29, 2010 04:32PM
Description: If you're going to be pretentious, please include the proper modifiers.
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