Thursday, June 02, 2005

Meme With A Theme



Not so random quotes:


I propose to fight it out on this line, if it takes all summer.
-Gen. U.S. Grant- Dispatch to the Washington before the battle of Spotsylvania Court House, May 11, 1864

The humblest citizen of all the land,when clad in the armour of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.
-William Jennings Bryan, Speech at the National Democratic Convention, 1896

History will absolve me.
-Fidel Castro At his trial for his raid on the Moncada military barracks, 1953

I am simply a human being, more or less.
-Saul Bellow, Herzog, 1964

Hope I die before I get old.
Pete Townshend, My Generation

The trial transcript quotes Ms. Hayden as saying Murphy called
her a snitch bitch “hoe.” A “hoe,” of course, is a tool used for
weeding and gardening. We think the court reporter, unfamiliar
with rap music (perhaps thankfully so), misunderstood Hayden’s
response. We have taken the liberty of changing “hoe” to “ho,” a
staple of rap music vernacular as, for example, when Ludacris
raps “You doin’ ho activities with ho tendencies.”
- United States v. Murphy, Nos. 04-2032, 04-2293 & 04-2309 at 2, n.1.


Usual suspects: Give me six.
Everybody else, have a party.

22 comments:

KJ said...

OK, but give me the weekend.

Pile On® said...

Quotes?

spd rdr said...

Quotes are the vernacular, but bring what you've got.

Jehane said...

Of course you realize this means war.

portia said...

Hey Spd, what about "Rejoice, rejoice, we have no choice but to carry on?" Hmmm? Good enough for the yearbook but not for your blog? :)

spd rdr said...

Um...if you haven't yet figured it out, Portia and I have known each other for about 100 years. But she is still older than me.

portia said...

And it would seem 18 days smarter too, Spd: Correct grammar is "she is still older than I"
You are dead now:) All those who want to see a picture of Spd circa 1972, raise your hands.

Pile On® said...

Hand up.

spd rdr said...

There will be a devil to pay, Claudia.

portia said...

And a handsome devil at that with those shoulder-length locks you sported.... Bring it on.

Pile On® said...

I do love peoples pics from the seventies.

portia said...
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spd rdr said...

*drumming fingers on table*

portia said...

All right, all right, I got carried away. I don't have a picture of Spd Rdr in knickers but I promise you that the yearbook picture I have is right up there with one of those "ya gotta see this" moments. I'm thinking it might be a good addition to round out Heigh-Ho's profile so that it pops up every time Spd Rdr comments...sort of like what happens when that "Lucy" person posts. Cass, you're the resident tech wench, can you help me figure out how do that? If so, we can make good on the "paybacks" you've been promising. At least, one of them:)

spd rdr said...

I have no objection.
I was a handsome devil, lo those many years ago.

portia said...

Excellent news, Spd. Does that mean you'll be posting the picture without our help? I hope so... because after all these years/moves, I'm not sure I even have a copy of our yearbook!

*running away again...quickly*

Jehane said...

Dear Lord, I'm flabbergasted. If I was gutsy enough to post my own high school pics (they were absolutely awful - I had to laugh when I saw them - I guess I should have found something more flattering but since it was a post on how dorky 70s clothes were I figured I could afford to look like a fool :) the least mr rdr could do would be to reciprocate. He might not want them to come up every time he comments, though. Up to him.

I'm not sure I could hack his profile (and I won't do that, at any rate) so I couldn't help you post it against his will. He'd have to agree to do it.

portia said...

Nor was I serious in my suggestion, Cass. I was just trying to have some fun with Spd after his snarky comment about my age.

But if I ever get my hands on that yearbook....

spd rdr said...

There exists such a temptation....

portia said...

In the words of the late great Mae West: I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it:)

Jehane said...

I knew you weren't serious Portia - I couldn't imagine you doing such a thing.

But even so, I can never stand the sight of blood, nor could I let mr rdr twist in the wind, thinking two females were about to gang up on him, when we all know that one of us alone would be daunting enough...

*running away*

That is why I always lose these battles. I lack the necessary degree of bloodthirstiness and in the end, I always relent.

portia said...

Fair enough Cass, though I suspect "two females about to gang up on him" is not unfamiliar territory for Mr. Rdr.