January 16, 2015

Next time I see you, remind me not to talk to you.
Groucho Marx

"(You should do as I say) Because I have asked you; because your sense of duty to our people should override any personal ambition; and because I have poisoned your drink."
— Ambassador Londo Mollari (Peter Jurasik), "Babylon 5" (1994)

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam

Pygmalion (1938) (part 3 of 4)
  • Although he expressed indifference to the Academy Award he won for writing this movie, his friend Mary Pickford reported that George Bernard Shaw proudly displayed his Oscar in his home, and showed it off to his visitors.
  • The property buyer is manning one of the market stalls at the beginning - Baden Siddall.
  • Wilfrid Lawson was only 38 when he played Eliza Doolittle's father.
  • Charles Laughton was Shaw's first choice to play Professor Henry Higgins.
  • The new character that George Bernard Shaw wrote for the ball scene - the Hungarian Karpathy - was modeled on producer Gabriel Pascal

  • The mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work unless it's open.
    Frank Zappa

  • Victor Hugo's Les Miserables contains one of the longest sentences in the French language—823 words without a period. The largest web-footed bird is the albatross.
  • On July 31, 1994, Simon Sang Sung of Singapore turned a single piece of dough into 8,192 noodles in 59.29 seconds!
  • At 12 years old, an African named Ernest Loftus made his first entry in his diary and continued everyday for 91 years.

  • How long must a person's legs be?

    Ferengi Rules of Acquisition
    239. Never be afraid to mislabel a product

    “We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.”

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