Don't mess with Cops

The recent Harvard Professor vs. Cambridge Policeman brouhaha sure has sparked debate.

I can see both sides.

As for my own potential behavior in that situation, I think the Neely Tucker sums it up best in the Washington Post: “One of the common-sense rules of life can be summed up this way: "Don’t Mess With Cops.

"It doesn’t matter if you are right, wrong, at home or on the street, or if you are white, black, Hispanic, Jewish, Muslim or whatever. When an armed law enforcement officer tells you to cease and desist, the wise person (a) ceases and (b) desists.

The End."!

"Ok, girls, today's lesson is makeup.

First, we start with the eyes.

The eyes are the nipples of the face."

~ from The House Bunny

If only...

"Everything I do is more fun when you are doing it with me."

- Jordan to Perry (Dr. Cox) on Scrubs
“I really don't think life is about the I-could-have-beens. Life is only about the I-tried-to-do.

I don't mind the failure but I can't imagine that I'd forgive myself if I didn't try.”

~ Nikki Giovanni

Makes some things a bit clearer...

"Good people will do good things, and bad people will do bad things. But for good people to do bad things—that takes religion."

~ Steven Weinberg

To which Freeman Dyson adds:

"Weinberg's statement is true as far as it goes, but it is not the whole truth. To make it the whole truth, we must add an additional clause: 'And for bad people to do good things—that takes religion.'

" The main point of Christianity is that it is a religion for sinners. Jesus made that very clear. When the Pharisees asked his disciples, "Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners?" he said, "I come to call not the righteous but sinners to repentance."

Only a small fraction of sinners repent and do good things, but only a small fraction of good people are led by their religion to do bad things.


1st hiker: "Is that a Hobbit over there?"

2nd hiker: "No, it's a hobo and a rabbit, but they're making a hobbit."

The first rule of traveling...

If, in a given situation, you have a choice between having a good time and having your dignity and you can't have both...go for the good time.

Based on rigorous research...


To put this discussion into perspective, let’s review the characteristics of strong, stable, and satisfying marriages. While it is understood that there is not one way to have a stable and satisfying marriage, there are some common factors worth highlighting. Research states these characteristics as: investment in the well-being of the beloved; respect; admiration; sexual desire; intimacy; commitment; exclusivity; and understanding.

Oh, man...I'm hosed.