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It is late at night and still I am losing,
But still I am steady and unaccusing.
As long as the Declaration guards
My right to be equal in number of cards,
It is nothing to me who runs the Dive.
Let's have a look at another five.
So... I'd decided to keep my thoughts to myself, but as my fiancee knows all too well, that is easier said than done. Instead, I'll just put pithy sayings that I find relevent on here and try to keep most of my opinions to myself.
After all, as I was reminded the other day:
Getting into an argument on the web is like being in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you're still retarded.
I'm sure that statement is equally valid without the "on the web" phrase.
I should try to remember to think of the following whenever I see anything deliberately hurtful or stupid. It took me a while to truly understand this.
From "Life, the Universe, and Everything," by Douglas Adams:
"Oh well," he said with resignation, "I was just hoping there
would be some sort of reason."
"Do you know," said Prak, "the story of the Reason?"
Arthur said that he didn't, and Prak said that he knew that he
He told it.
One night, he said, a spaceship appeared in the sky of a planet
which had never seen one before. The planet was Dalforsas, the
ship was this one. It appeared as a brilliant new star moving
silently across the heavens.
Primitive tribesmen who were sitting huddled on the Cold
Hillsides looked up from their steaming night-drinks and pointed
with trembling fingers, swearing that they had seen a sign, a
sign from their gods which meant that they must now arise at last
and go and slay the evil Princes of the Plains.
In the high turrets of their palaces, the Princes of the Plains
looked up and saw the shining star, and received it unmistakably
as a sign from their gods that they must now go and set about the
accursed Tribesmen of the Cold Hillsides.
And between them, the Dwellers in the Forest looked up into the
sky and saw the sigh of the new star, and saw it with fear and
apprehension, for though they had never seen anything like it
before, they too knew precisely what it foreshadowed, and the
I sometimes think blogging is for egomaniacs, or for people who desire attention, so why am I writing one? I guess because its as good as any place to record things so as not to forget them so easily. Or, maybe I was right, and those descriptors apply to me as well.