Friday, April 19, 2013

Some of my favorite quotes this week

Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.
Bill Gates

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
Martin Luther King Jr.

The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.
Julia Child

Any compulsion tries to justify itself.
Joan Didion

Time is really the only capital that any human being has and the thing that he can least afford to waste or lose. Thomas Edison

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Only in America from "The Week" magazine

-A Florida homeowners association has decided to ban all outdoor play to keep neighborhood children safe. No skateboards, roller blades, or bicycles are allowed on the complex’s roads or common grounds. Even ball playing is prohibited. “They wanted to play when they were kids,” didn’t they?” said a local 9-year-old. “These people don’t know what freedom is!”

-A Kentucky teen was charged with disorderly conduct for falsely yelling “bingo” in a bingo hall. District Judge Douglas Grothaus likened 18-year-old Austin Whaley’s prank to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater, and ordered the teen not to say the word “bingo” for six months. “People take their bingo very seriously,” the judge said.