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Cleaning off the desktop IV: The usual stuff
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 8:31 AM EDT
May 11 2014

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The Supreme Court says you can pray at public meetings, which you may want to do since the Court is also allowing concealed weapons there.
-Andy Borowitz

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In Landmark Decision, Supreme Court Strikes Down Main Reason Country Was Started.

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In a new interview, Hillary Clinton said her guilty pleasure is eating chocolate. Meanwhile, Bill Clinton said his guilty pleasure is being Bill Clinton.
Conan O'Brien

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Guess who's back? Monica Lewinsky. She did an interview in the upcoming Vanity Fair. This is big news... in 1998. If you are happy that Monica Lewinsky is back in the news that means you're probably an aging writer because it was the golden age of comedy, ladies and gentlemen.
-David Letterman

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On Saturday, Chris Christie tweeted that he had a colonoscopy just hours before he went to the White House Correspondents Dinner. Yeah, that's what you want to see at a dinner- Chris Christie after he wasn't able to eat for 24 hours.
-Jimmy Fallon

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The Supreme Court has ruled that city council meetings may open with a prayer. Especially if the city in question is Detroit.
-Conan O'Brien

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The political scene in Washington one of few places I've seen that's more grasping and desperate than show business. Hollywood and politics are very different, of course. One puts out big-budget crap filled with explosions. And the other one is Hollywood.
-Craig Ferguson

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Where is the future they promised me? The 21st century is just the 20th century all over again, only in high definition.
--Lewis Black

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Last state to legalize same-sex marriage has to take Rick Santorum.
-@LOLGOP

And... the desktop is clean.
-KGB


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Cleaning off the desktop III: A helicopter, the Tamiami, and Girls With Guns
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 8:26 AM EDT
May 11 2014

We were living in Philadelphia in the summer of 1985, and the television was on as background noise. A "Miami Vice" rerun was airing. I'd caught a few minutes of the series earlier in the year and, frankly, it wasn't on my must-see list. Anyway, I was working on something when I heard a car engine gunned, followed by a hard cut to Tommy Shaw's driving "Girls With Guns."

I looked up to see a tracking shot of speeding convertible. After a few seconds, it became obvious the tracking vehicle was a helicopter, perfectly matching the speed of the auto. I slowly became aware that there weren't any edits... this was one long honking aerial shot.

It runs for a total of 79 seconds, an eternity in a filmed television series. I couldn't find many details. The episode, "Glades," was the ninth in the series' first season. It originally aired on November 30, 1984; I apparently caught the rerun on June 21, 1985. The show was directed Stan Lathan (who would later go on to direct 122 episodes of "The Steve Harvey Show"), and the director of photography was Duke Callahan, who was also the D.P. on the motion picture Conan The Barbarian. The helicopter pilot and cameraman were uncredited.

The segment starts on the west side of Miami and continues along the Tamiami Highway. My guess is the director told the stars to drive themselves to the location that day, and he told the DP to grab a camera, get a helicopter, and get him some filler because the episode timed out short.

Or, it could have been a deliberate attempt to create a shot so impressive an old fart like me would remember it nearly 30 years later when he accidentally encountered it on the web.

Here's the link to the full song.


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Cleaning off the desktop II: This week in Fugelsang
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 8:22 AM EDT
May 11 2014

John Fugelsang:

Women in combat, free abortions, gay rights and universal health care- at least the GOP doesn't mind when Israel does it.

Rick Perry reminds us how funny it is when the Governor with most executions in history asks for a Second Chance.

Welcome to America, where you don't need photo ID to buy an election, just to vote in one.

I'd like to wish the GOP best of luck in exploiting four dead Americans in Benghazi for 2014 fundraising because Obamacare worked.

Americans work more, take less vacation, work longer days, and retire later -but at least we're not stuck with socialized health care.

'Scalia Law' is a lot like 'Sharia Law.'

'Church and state are and must remain separate.-Ronald Reagan, freedom-hating RINO.'

'Libertarian' is the Latin term for 'Embarrassed Republican.'


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Cleaning off the desktop I: The Slightly Askew
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 8:19 AM EDT
May 11 2014


I'm really going to miss this guy.


Flaming bagpipes. Everything else is inconsequential.


I have no freaking clue.


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Mom-A-Palooza!
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 1:33 AM EDT
May 11 2014

When motherhood becomes the fruit of a deep yearning, not the result of ignorance or accident, its children will become the foundation of a new race.
-Margaret Sanger

A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.
-Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
-Washington Irving

A mother who is not everything for her children: a friend, a teacher, a confidant, a source of joy and founded pride, inducement and soothing, reconciliator, judge and forgiver, that mother obviously chose the wrong job.
-Joseph Goebbels

A mother, who is really a mother, is never free.
-Honoré de Balzac

A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.
-Peter De Vries

Adorable children are considered to be the general property of the human race. Rude children belong to their mothers.
-Judith Martin

All mothers are working mothers.
-Unattributed

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That is his.
-Oscar Wilde

An ounce of mother is worth a ton of priest. (Spanish Proverb)
-Unattributed

Being a king, emperor, or president is mighty small potatoes compared to being a mother.
-Billy Sunday

Being a mother is a noble status, right? So why does it change when you put 'unwed' or 'welfare' in front of it?
-Florynce Kennedy

Being a mother is an attitude, not a biological relation.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Consult a real expert: call your mother.
-Unattributed

Delusions are often functional. A mother's opinions about her children's beauty, intelligence, goodness, et cetera ad nauseam, keep her from drowning them at birth.
-Robert A. Heinlein

Don't get me wrong. Being a mom is no picnic. Raising the kids is the mother's responsibility. It's a thankless, solitary job, like sheriff or Pope.
-Stephen Colbert

Every mother is like Moses. She does not enter the promised land. She prepares a world she will not see.
-Pope Paul VI

God invented mothers because he couldn't be everywhere at once. Then he invented guilt, because mothers couldn't be everywhere at once.
-Unattributed

I have always admired the Esquimaux. One fine day a delicious meal is cooked for dear old mother, and then she goes walking away over the ice, and doesn't come back.
-Agatha Christie

I would have gone home to my mother, but I'm not that crazy about my mother.
-Cher

I'd never do anything vulgar before an audience. My mother wouldn't permit it.
-Elvis Presley

If nothing is going well, call your grandmother.
-Unattributed

If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
-Charles Pierce

Just about the time a woman thinks her job is done, she becomes a grandmother.
-Edward H. Dreschnack

Mother is a verb, not a noun.
-Shonda Rhimes

Motherhood is the strangest thing, it can be like being one's own Trojan horse.
-Rebecca West

Mothers are all slightly insane.
-J.D. Salinger

Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young. (T-shirt)
-Unattributed

My mother didn't try to stab my father until I was six.
-Alan Alda

My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son of a bitch.
-Jack Nicholson

My mother said, 'You won't amount to anything because you procrastinate.' I said, 'Just wait.'
-Judy Tenuta

My mother used to say that there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet. She's now in a maximum security twilight home in Australia.
-Barry Humphries

My mother wanted us to understand that the tragedies of your life one day have to potential to be the comic stories the next.
-Nora Ephron

My mother was an ex-nun, and my father was a Franciscan brother, so I grew up believing in Jesus the way anyone would believe in Mom's first husband.
-John Fugelsang

My mother's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
-Buddy Hackett

My mother's obsession with the good scissors always scared me a bit. It implied that somewhere in the house there lurked: the evil scissors.
-Tony Martin

No state can be strong which excludes from its expressed wisdom, the knowledge possessed by mothers, wives and daughters.
-W.E.B. DuBois

Sometimes you need a B-2 bomber and sometimes you need your mother.
-P.J. O'Rourke

The art of motherhood involves much silent, unobtrusive self-denial, an hourly devotion which finds no detail too minute.
-Honoré de Balzac

The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
-Honoré de Balzac

The key to living a moral life is this: Do nothing in private that you would be ashamed to discuss openly with your mother.
-J.P. Morgan

The love of a mother is never exhausted; it never changes, it never tires. A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands: but a mother's love endures through all; in good repute, in bad repute, in the face of the world's condemnation, a mother still loves on, and still hopes that her child may turn from his evil ways, and repent; still she remembers the infant smiles that once filled her bosom with rapture, the merry laugh, the joyful shout of his childhood, the opening promise of his youth; and she can never be brought to think him all unworthy.
-Washington Irving

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
-Calvin Trillin

The only thing that seems eternal and natural in motherhood is ambivalence.
-Jane Lazarre

There are more quarrels smothered by just shutting your mouth, and holding it shut, than by all the wisdom in the world.
-Henry Ward Beecher

There are only two things a child will share willingly- communicable diseases and his mother's age.
-Dr. Benjamin Spock

There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
-Billy Sunday

This is the reason why mothers are more devoted to their children than fathers: it is that they suffer more in giving them birth and are more certain that they are their own.
-Aristotle

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother's love is not.
-James Joyce

When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of capless shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States.
-Erma Bombeck

You never get over being a child, long as you have a mother to go to.
-Sarah Orne Jewett

Your mother knows how to push your buttons because she installed them.
-Unattributed


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Quotes of the day: Henri Frédéric Amiel
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Published Sunday, May 11, 2014 @ 12:00 AM EDT
May 11 2014

Henri Frédéric Amiel (September 27, 1821 - May 11, 1881) was a Swiss philosopher, poet and critic. (Click here for full Wikipedia article)

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A man without passion is only a latent force, only a possibility, like a stone waiting for the blow from the iron to give forth sparks.

A thousand things advance; nine hundred and ninety-nine retreat: that is progress.

An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth it contains.

Analysis kills spontaneity. The grain once ground into flour springs and germinates no more.

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction.

Common sense is the measure of the possible; it is composed of experience and prevision; it is calculation applied to life.

Destiny has two ways of crushing us- by refusing our wishes and by fulfilling them.

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.

Dreams are excursions into the limbo of things, a semi-deliverance from the human prison.

If man was what he ought to be he would be adored by the animals.

If nationality is consent, the state is compulsion.

It is truth alone- scientific, established, proved, and rational truth- which is capable of satisfying nowadays the awakened minds of all classes. We may still say perhaps, 'faith governs the world,'- but the faith of the present is no longer in revelation or in the priest- it is in reason and in science.

Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh be swift to love, make haste to be kind.

Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life?

Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires, but according to our powers.

Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion.

Society lives by faith, develops by science.

The great artist is the simplifier.

The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit. To know how to suggest is the art of teaching.

The man who has no inner life is the slave of his surroundings.

The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.

The stationary condition is the beginning of the end.

The test of every religious, political, or educational system, is the man which it forms. If a system injures the intelligence it is bad. If it injures the character it is vicious. If it injures the conscience it is criminal.

There is no curing a sick man who believes himself to be in health.

To know how to grow old is the master-work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.

To shun one's cross is to make it heavier.

Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be outraged by silence.

Will localizes us, thought universalizes us.

Women wish to be loved not because they are pretty, or good, or well bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves.


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