Friday, July 28, 2017

Quotation of the day for July 28, 2017

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Quotation of the Day for July 28, 2017



"For it's not enough to walk the moon, send robots off to Mars
Nor send a lucky handful out to catch a glimpse of stars
We're gonna live and work and space. We're gonna go to stay
And the ones who'll make it happen,
the ones who make it happen,
yes the ones who'll make it happen
are the ones who make it pay"

- Jordin Kare, scientist and musician (b. 1956-10-24, d. 2017-07-19), from his song "Bloody Bastards".

[http://www.songlyrics.com/jordin-kare/bloody-bastards-lyrics/]

Submitted by: Glenn Arthur Jr.
Jul. 22, 2017

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Friday, July 21, 2017

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"I find these days that a wistful form of time travel has become a persistent political theme, both on the right and on the left. On November 10 The New York Times reported that nearly seven in ten Republicans prefer America as it was in the 1950s, a nostalgia of course entirely unavailable to a person like me, for in that period I could not vote, marry my husband, have my children, work in the university I work in, or live in my neighborhood."

- Zadie Smith, from a talk given on receiving the 2016 Welt Literature Prize.

Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Jul. 19, 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Quotation of the day for July 20, 2017

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"I'm so fucking tired of black women always being described by their skin tones! Honey-colored this! Dark-chocolate that! My paternal grandmother was mocha-tinged, cafe-au-lait, graham-fucking-cracker brown! How come they never describe the white characters in relation to foodstuffs and hot liquids? Why aren't there any yogurt-colored, egg-shell-toned, string-cheese-skinned, low-fat-milk white protagonists in these racist, no-third-act-having books? That's why black literature sucks!"

- Paul Beatty, from his novel The Sellout.

Submitted by: Mike Krawchuk
Jul. 19, 2017

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

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"I was asked to do other cartoons because of Mr Benn, including Rupert the Bear, which was the worst thing I've ever done.

"I used to have a couple of pints before recording it, to numb my brain for his terrible rhymes."

- Ray Brooks, actor, on preparing to record the narration for the Rupert the Bear television series.

[http://www.mirror.co.uk/tv/tv-news/rupert-narrator-couldnt-bear-stupid-9983999]

Submitted by: Terry Labach
Jun. 30, 2017

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