Boys are piglets.

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J. Robert Oppenheimer:

No man should escape our universities without knowing how little he knows.

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Marguerite de Valois:

The more hidden the venom, the more dangerous it is.

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Lillian Gish:

You can get through life with bad manners, but it’s easier with good manners.

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Emmeline Pankhurst:

Justice and judgment lie often a world apart.

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Sportswriter extraordinaire Bob Molinaro remembers the San Francisco earthquake of 1989. He was there. A nugget:

A few minutes before the scheduled start of Game 3 between the Oakland A’s and Giants, I was in a media workroom on the mezzanine at Candlestick Park when I heard a rumble from above. At first, we thought it was fans in the upper deck stomping their feet.

Then there came a stranger sound – like 62,000 people taking a collective deep breath – before the room began violently shaking. The lights went out as the shaking continued – for a total of 17 seconds, we would learn.

As this was happening, a feeling of helplessness began in my knees and sent me to the floor. I may have tried to crawl under a table. I remember thinking that I hope the TVs attached to the walls don’t come down.

At the time, my then-in-laws lived in the Bay Area and my father-in-law’s route home included the double-decker freeway that collapsed on itself. He happened to work late that evening.

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Groucho Marx:

There’s one way to find out if a man is honest – ask him. If he says, ‘Yes,’ you know he is a crook.

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Chuck Jones:

The older I get, the more individuality I find in animals and the less I find in humans.

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Gene Fowler:

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when it’s bottled.

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18 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

RIP Tim Hauser, founding member of Manhattan Transfer.

Vocal jazz at its best.

No, he wasn’t actually from New York City, but he might as well have been.

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Al Yankovic:

You fake something until you’re good at it.

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17 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Mike Nichols:

There’s nothing in the American dream about character. It’s a serious flaw.

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Off to drink liberally.

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Hugh Downs:

I’ve always thought that the stereotype of the dirty old man is really the creation of a dirty young man who wants the field to himself.

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Charles de Secondat:

There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.

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New day, new place.

Drinking Liberally is a gathering place for liberals. Socialize and laugh in a friendly atmosphere.

When: 6 p., Thursday, October 16.

Where:
FM Restaurant
320 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA (map)

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Charles Babbage:

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.

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Ben Hecht:

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.

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12 October 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: First Looks

Jeffrey Archer:

Chatterers are a menace.

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