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All the Trouble in the World All the Trouble in the World by P.J. O'Rourke
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“Everybody wants to save the Earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“When are the world's political parties going to get appropriate symbols: snake, louse, jackal, ... trash can, clown face, ... dollar bill with bat wings on it?”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“Being gloomy is easier than being cheerful. Anybody can say "I've got cancer" and get a rise out of a crowd. But how many of us can do five minutes of good stand-up comedy?
And worrying is less work than doing something to fix the worry. This is especially true if we're careful to pick the biggest possible problems to worry about. Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“The bullying of citizens by means of dreads and fights has been going on since paleolithic times. Greenpeace fund-raisers on the subject of global warming are not much different than the tribal Wizards on the subject of lunar eclipses. 'Oh no, Night Wolf is eating the Moon Virgin. Give me silver and I will make him spit her out.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“We are endowed with a moral capacity that animals, plants, rocks-and many fervent ecologists-lack. We should not be dirty, wasteful or cruel. To do so harms others. That's wrong. Therefore we don't disembowel Bambi like the way coyotes do, we shoot him first.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“Nature will get rights as soon as it gets duties. The minute we see birds, trees, bugs, squirrels picking up litter, giving money to charity, and keeping an eye on our kids at the park, we'll let them vote.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“Schneider has made a career of telling the public that the climate is going to change drastically, and indeed every spring and fall he's been right.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“A walk through an old graveyard shows our ancestors often had more dead children than we have live ones.”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World
“Fretting makes us important. Say you're an adult male and you're skipping down the street whistling "Last Train to Clarksville." People will call you a fool. But lean over to the person next to you on a subway and say, "How can you smile when innocents are dying in Tibet?" You'll acquire a reputation for great seriousness and also more room to sit down.
...Being gloomy is easier than being cheerful. Anybody can say "I've got cancer" and get a rise out of a crowd. But how many of us can do five minutes of good stand-up comedy?”
P.J. O'Rourke, All the Trouble in the World