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"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess."~Oscar Wilde
Moderation in all things.
"Moderation in all things, especially moderation.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
I see a skull. Chilling. Get it? Chilling! I kill myself!
I wonder if Althouse makes her students read and comment on 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge'. In my community college career, I think I've done it about eleventy-billion times.One of the joys of graduating is never having to read 'An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge' ever again.
Can we talk about how Woody Allen is apparently even creepier and crazier than we thought he was?
There's nothing on television, and I mean nothing. Or at the least, a monotonous sameness that's overwhelming. "Nay!..." you say? Well, believe me, I tried watching Breaking Bad but the best I could give was three minutes. But to be fair, maybe it's the real-life distractions looming large in the foreground. Television as entertainment doesn't make much sense in the context of Hope and Change. Anyway, as I was leaving the house earlier tonight, I saw a neighbor across the way as she and her teenage daughter approached the family car - the daughter's face illuminated only by her iPhone. A subtle show of white light against the darkness, within which the girl was totally absorbed. And I thought, that's the kind of television I want, totally absorbing... so I can forget what's going on - in the foreground - for longer than three minutes.
Can we talk about how Woody Allen is apparently even creepier and crazier than we already thought he was?
You know, Ayn Rand thought Aristotle was the greatest philosopher who ever lived. Practically worshipped the ground he walked on. Perhaps Rand gives more credit to his thoughts on moderation than you would think, Ann?
Moderation in pursuit of virtue is no justice. - Barry Goldwater
Broomhandle said...I see a skull. Chilling. Get it? Chilling! I kill myself!I see something that looks like some sort of afterbirth.Unless it's whisky it can't be good for you.
No kidding Ann.What kind of uncultured cretin puts ice in scotch? Do you people all live in trailer parks?
The "And then there was one." strategy. Every time the president makes a stink out of some cut, the Republicans offer to fund it. The Democrats are forced to vote it down, because that gives the Republicans a way to dictate spending using their power of the purse. Ideally, there will be one item left to be funded at the end of this process.Of course the Dems see this coming, so they keep voting for the shutdown to continue, because they do not want to get anywhere near such an endgame.This is where the plan falls apart, no matter how many times the Dems refuse to end the shutdown on one issue or another, the press will blame the Republicans anyway.
Moderation in all things.Easier said than done.
"What kind of uncultured cretin puts ice in scotch?"This is actually a mixed drink with the ironic name "Expensive Scotch"... so, I have to say that you are the one not keeping up with the culture. The concoction is an intentional and comical performance.
Consumed — in duplicate — at a hipster place that some people here probably can recognize.
WestVirginia, you are accepting Mia Farrow as an accurate witness. That is quite an assumption! Now Woody has besmirched his own reputation quite well, and I do not mean to articulate for his sanity or moral correctness. I am just much more skeptical of his former wife's ability to relate facts with her own strong emotional spin on reality.Trey
Moderation is a wonderful thing, as long as you get enough.
There once was a fellow from WisconsinWho would walk from Madison to DublinAlways so irrigatedAnd never too irritatedWhen the pubs all closed before eleven.
I used up my personal quota of scotch (and all other alcohol) some years ago, but my probable response back then would have not so polite as yours. Anyone who shows such disrespect to others on a matter of taste is more barbarian than cultured.
One should not let people get away with such bullying.
Moderating comments on the Internet is hard. --Abraham Lincoln
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