Archive for November, 2008

Saul Bass

November 27, 2008



“Design is thinking made visual.” – Saul Bass

Daniel C. Dennett

November 25, 2008



“I think many people are terribly afraid of being demoted by the Darwinian scheme from the role of authors and creators in their own right into being just places where things happen in the universe.”  – Daniel C. Dennett

James Randi

November 21, 2008


Andy Sipowicz

November 20, 2008



Lt. Arthur Fancy: I just got a call from the Federal Marshals’ office. What the hell were you doing at Giardella’s hotel? 

Det. Andy Sipowicz: I was in the neighborhood. 

Lt. Arthur Fancy: I don’t get you, Sipowicz. You know you’re on probation, and you still go over there and put on a Bozo act!

Allen Ginsberg

November 19, 2008




I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by 
madness, starving hysterical naked, 
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn 
looking for an angry fix, 
angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly 
connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night, 
who poverty and tatters and hollow-eyed and high sat 
up smoking in the supernatural darkness of 
cold-water flats floating across the tops of cities 
contemplating jazz,

Simon Day

November 18, 2008


Grant McLennan

November 18, 2008




“Round and round, up and down
Through the streets of your town
Everyday I make my way
Through the streets of your town
Don’t the sun look good today?
But the rain is on its way
Watch the butcher shine his knives
And this town is full of battered wives.” – Grant McLennan

Paul Kelly

November 18, 2008



“Before too long
The one that you’re loving
Will wish that he’d never met you
Before too long
He who is nothing
Will suddenly come into view
So let the time keep rolling on
It’s on my side” – Paul Kelly

Tim Flannery

November 18, 2008



“I was trying to get people to see that you can’t just grow for ever and hope that the environment will take care of itself.” – Tim Flannery

Andre Agassi

November 18, 2008



“You don’t cheat anybody out of their experience, whatever it is.” – Andre Agassi

Ray Kappe

November 17, 2008



“Always be willing to explore, experiment and invent. Do not accept the status quo;” and “Maintain good moral and social values.” – Ray Kappe

Yul Brynner

November 17, 2008



“Girls have an unfair advantage over men: if they can’t get what they want by being smart, they can get it by being dumb.” – Yul Brynner

Steven Wright

November 17, 2008



Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… it pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say ‘What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’ – Steven Wright

Charles Darwin

November 17, 2008



“I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created parasitic wasps with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars.” – Charles Darwin

Pier Oddone

November 17, 2008




Fundamental science is where new ideas and methods begin that later become commonplace – from the electric light, which originated in 19-century curiosity about electricity, to the World Wide Web, invented at CERN to allow international teams of particle physicists to communicate more easily. No amount of applied research on the candle would have brought us the electric light; no amount of R&D on the telephone would have brought about the Web. Science needs the space for curiosity and imagination.

Jackson Pollock

November 17, 2008



“It doesn’t make much difference how the paint is put on as long as something has been said. Technique is just a means of arriving at a statement.” – Jackson Pollock

Captain Joshua Slocum

November 17, 2008



“And now, without having wearied my friends, I hope, with detailed scientific accounts, theories, or deductions, I will only say that I have endeavoured to tell just the story of the adventure itself.” – Captain Joshua Slocum

Arvo Part

November 17, 2008



“I could compare my music to white light which contains all colours. Only a prism can divide the colours and make them appear; this prism could be the spirit of the listener.” – Arvo Part

Sheldon Brown

November 16, 2008




George Eastman

November 16, 2008



“You push the button, we do the rest.” – George Eastman

Alfred Hitchcock

November 16, 2008



“Seeing a murder on television can help work off one’s antagonisms. And if you haven’t any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.” – Alfred Hitchcock

Will Oldham

November 16, 2008



“There’s a black tinted sunset with the prettiest of skies
Lay back,lay back, rest your head on my thighs
There is some awful action that just breathes from my hand
Just breaths from a deed so exquisetly grand

And you are always on my mind x4” – Will Oldham 2004

Rem Koolhaas

November 16, 2008



“Influence is a very unpleasant subject and I deal with it in a maybe irresponsible way, which is to really ignore it. It would be a nightmare if we started to really think about it; it would tie our hands, it would tie everyone else’s hands.” – Rem Koolhaas

Michael Stipe

November 16, 2008



“Life is bigger
It’s bigger than you
And you are not me
The lengths that I will go to
The distance in your eyes
Oh no I’ve said too much
I set it up” – REM 1992

Buckminster Fuller

November 16, 2008

Buckminster Fuller


“For the first time in history it is now possible to take care of everybody at a higher standard of living than any have ever known. Only ten years ago the ‘more with less’ technology reached the point where this could be done. All humanity now has the option of becoming enduringly successful.” – Buckminster Fuller, 1980.