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Postby Malia » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:12 pm

Saturn wrote: Roddy Woomble [yes that's a real name]


I love that name! No offense to Roddy at all, but that would be a perfect cat name. Well, maybe just "Woomble" ;)
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Postby Saturn » Thu Jun 01, 2006 10:32 pm

"Oh what a misery it is to have an intellect in splints".
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:21 am

"We are prone to judge success by the index of our salaries or the size of our automobiles, rather than by the quality of our service relationship to humanity."
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.~
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Postby dks » Fri Jun 02, 2006 4:32 pm

I'm a HUGE fan of MLK...I have books with his speeches...they are poetry... :shock:
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Postby Saturn » Fri Jun 02, 2006 9:31 pm

He was a very wise human being.
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Postby dks » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:55 am

He was a voice--an unbelievable voice... :shock:
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Postby Saturn » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:06 pm

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."
~Mark Twain~
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Postby Malia » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:22 pm

Found this one in the Sunday crossword puzzle :)

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." ---Woody Allen
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Postby Saturn » Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:33 pm

Malia wrote:Found this one in the Sunday crossword puzzle :)

"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying." ---Woody Allen


That's great - heard that one before - classic Woody :lol:
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Postby dks » Sun Jun 04, 2006 10:01 pm

:lol: :lol:

Yes, that Woody Allen--crazy ass. :lol:
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Postby Saturn » Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:46 pm

"If you twist and turn away
If you tear yourself in two again
If I could, yes I would
If I could, I would
Let it go
Surrender
Dislocate

If I could throw this
Lifeless lifeline to the wind
Leave this heart of clay
See you walk, walk away
Into the night
And through the rain
Into the half-light
And through the flame

If I could through myself
Set your spirit free
I'd lead your heart away
See you break, break away
Into the light
And to the day

To let it go
And so to fade away
To let it go
And so fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no

If you should ask then maybe they'd
Tell you what I would say
True colors fly in blue and black
Blue silken sky and burning flag
Colors crash, collide in blood shot eyes

If I could, you know I would
If I could, I would
Let it go...

This desperation
Dislocation
Separation
Condemnation
Revelation
In temptation
Isolation
Desolation
Let it go

And so fade away
To let it go
And so fade away
To let it go
And so to fade away

I'm wide awake
I'm wide awake
Wide awake
I'm not sleeping
Oh, no, no, no"

~U2 - Bad~

I'm not even sure about what these lyrics mean but I just love them and the music isn't too bad either - my favourite band since I was 11 yrs old.
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Postby Saturn » Sat Jun 10, 2006 10:54 pm

A particularly pertinent quote for these times of extreme religious fanaticism.

"It is the test of a good religion whether you can joke about it".
~G K. Chesterton~
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Postby dks » Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:33 pm

Ahh, Chesterton--great quote, Saturn!

His critical work on Shakespeare is pretty brilliant. His poems are great, too--Chesterton is perhaps one of the only critics who is also a poet. :wink:
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Postby Saturn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:21 pm

He can also be very humurous too :D

What? a poet, novelist, critic and a wit?

Surely not... :wink:
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Postby dks » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:50 pm

Yes...he was great in many aspects...I know a young man (goes to St. Thomas--he's an undergrad) who is obsessed with him--went looking for his grave when we all went to London in January--can't say I don't understand his "purple riot"--I've that for Keats...an understatement, to be sure. :wink:
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