Thursday, 26 December 2013


"Then God looked over all he had made, and he saw that it was very good!"
Genesis 1:31 

i.e. When our imaginary friend looked over his handiwork,
a world in which beings that feel pain and terror are eaten alive, 
his judgement was "very good!"

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Conditions May Apply

The large print giveth, 
and the small print taketh away.
 — Tom Waits

Monday, 23 December 2013


If ignorance is bliss, 
why aren't there more happy people?

Sunday, 22 December 2013


The fact that an opinion has been widely held 
is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; 
indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, 
a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
 — Bertrand Russell

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Market Forces

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, 
the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
 — PJ O'Rourke

Friday, 20 December 2013

Mute Point

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
 — Tom Lehrer

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Generosity Of The Rich

I have long been of the opinion 
that if work were such a splendid thing 
the rich would have kept more of it for themselves.
 — Bruce Grocott

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Compare And Contrast

Nice people have to be bastards every once in a while 
so that others can fully appreciate their gentle, loving nature.
 — Dionisio

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Monday, 16 December 2013

Scientific American

Study finds that psychologists are hard-wired to think in terms of computer metaphors.

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Schoolteacher Syndrome

The smugness that arises from not being smart enough to know you're not smart.

(cf morosoph:  a fool who thinks he’s cleverer than he is.)

Friday, 13 December 2013

Holiday Traffic

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
 — Noelie Altito

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Fear And Laughing

Never be afraid to laugh at yourself, after all, 
you could be missing out on the joke of the century.
 — Dame Edna Everage

Wednesday, 11 December 2013


Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Lab Rats

Experience is what enables you to recognise a mistake when you make it again.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Memento Mori

The United States has made serious mistakes in the conduct of its foreign affairs, 
which have had unfortunate repercussions long after the decisions were taken.
 — Nelson Mandela

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Lest We Forget

I should tie myself to no particular system of society other than of socialism.
 — Nelson Mandela

Saturday, 7 December 2013


If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, 
it is the United States of America.
 — Nelson Mandela

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Why Ethics Committees Attract Bullies

Ethicists issue the commands that they insist other people must obey.