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Recursive plunge of the day

Published Saturday, September 07, 2013 @ 6:15 PM EDT
Sep 07 2013

"On August 15, a resident from the 6300 Block of Crestview Drive found a chameleon in his front yard. If any resident has lost a chameleon, please call the South Park Police Department..."
-Park News, September 6, 2013

South Park Police.
Hi, I'm calling about that lost chameleon.
Yes, sir. Can you describe it?
Excuse me?
Can you describe it? You know, like what color is it?"

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Quotes of the day: Taylor Caldwell

Published Saturday, September 07, 2013 @ 2:51 AM EDT
Sep 07 2013

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell (September 7, 1900 – August 30, 1985) was an Anglo-American novelist and prolific author of popular fiction, also known by the pen names Marcus Holland and Max Reiner, and by her married name of J. Miriam Reback. In her fiction, she often used real historical events or persons. Taylor Caldwell's best-known works include Dynasty of Death, Dear and Glorious Physician (about Saint Luke), and The Captains and the Kings. Her last major novel, Answer as a Man, appeared in 1980 (Click here for full Wikipedia article)


A man who feels, views life as a tragedy. A man who thinks, views life as a comedy.

A statement that is repugnant to one's beliefs can be as true as one that is pleasurable.

A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.

Are we not all desperate one way or another?

Corrupt citizens breed corrupt rulers, and it is the mob who finally decides when virtue shall die.

Despair is sometimes the great energizer of the mind, though sometimes its flowering may be sterile.

Even the most malignant gods would not continue to inflict life upon humanity, time without end.

Giving a phenomenon a label does not explain it.

Honest men live on charity in their age; the almshouses are full of men who never stole a copper penny. Honest men are the fools and the saints.

I gratefully look forward to oblivion, but I must be sure of it.

I have had four happy days in my life, and three of them turned out to be illusions.

I like animals because they are not consciously cruel and don't betray each other.

I've always enjoyed poor health.

If they can't do it in California, it can't be done anywhere.

In sleep, you are safe from the revolting mechanics of living and being a prey to outrageous fortune.

It is a stern fact of history that no nation that rushed to the abyss ever turned back. Not ever, in the long history of the world. We are now on the edge of the abyss. Can we, for the first time in history, turn back? It is up to you.

It is human nature to instinctively rebel at obscurity or ordinariness.

It is inevitable, that eventually the people will demand absolute security from the state... And absolute security is absolute slavery.

It is not always wise to appear singular.

It's a funny thing about love: you don't need to have it returned to love somebody. Loving's enough.

Obscurity can be a fire of ambition in those who have stalwart souls.

Reading, not just an escape, but an exercise in living...

The American insanity for Loving Everybody is ruining my good temper and delivering my stomach to enormous bouts with acidity.

The more wants a man has, the less freedom.

The world is a penal institution.

You can be happy with money and you can be wretched with it. It depends on what kind of person you are.

Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned.

Men who retain irony are not to be trusted. They can't always resist an impulse to tickle themselves.

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