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You can what you can —

What you can’t can, you put in a jar up on the shelf.” — Groucho Marx



A chief event of life is the day in which we have encountered a mind that startled us.”

–Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where did Google go?

Wikipedia Blackout: 11 Huge Sites Protest SOPA, PIPA On January 18:

Huffington Post on the Black Out

Don’t let politics take away our freedom.

On Simplicity:

“You can’t have too much simplicity in your life…” — Pop Haydn

“Some people think they are invisible…

…when they are merely transparent.”  — Pop Haydn


Henry David Thoreau:

“All voting is a sort of gaming, like chequers or backgammon, with a slight moral twinge to it, a playing with right and wrong, with moral questions, and betting naturally accompanies it.”

Henry David Thoreau, Civil Disobedience, 1849

The motto of the GACP:

“In Sanity We Trust!”

A Bit of Sanity from T. S. Elliot:

To communicate with Mars, converse with spirits,
To report the behaviour of the sea monster,
Describe the horoscope, haruspicate or scry,
Observe disease in signatures, evoke
Biography from the wrinkles of the palm
And tragedy from fingers; release omens
By sortilege, or tea leaves, riddle the inevitable
With playing cards, fiddle with pentagrams
Or barbituric acids, or dissect
The recurrent image into pre-conscious terrors—
To explore the womb, or tomb, or dreams; all these are usual
Pastimes and drugs, and features of the press:
And always will be, some of them especially
When there is distress of nations and perplexity
Whether on the shores of Asia, or in the Edgware Road.
— T. S. Elliot “Dry Salvages,” Four Quartets

Hoorah in Pool Hustling:

“Sometimes the best way to get up a game is to walk in from nowhere and make a preposterous claim about how good you are and aggravate people into challenging you for high stakes. That’s called hoorah. You hoorah someone into playing.”

— John Gollehon, From: A Gambler’s Little Instruction Book

The Intelligent Gambler:

“An intelligent man gambles because this is a means of surrendering himself and his fortunes to the fates before tasting his wits and nerve. He does this because it improves the flavor of living. Unless he can do this happily, and with grace, he is a loser whether he leaves the game a richer man or a poorer. Unless he can do this, he should not gamble at all.”

–Nick “The Greek” Dandalos

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