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Posted in Snippet, Uncategorized with tags , , on October 5, 2016 by sethdellinger

“What if you slept, and what if in your sleep you dreamed, and what if in your dreams you went to a perfect garden and there you plucked a strange and beautiful flower, and what if when you awoke you had the flower in your hand?  Ah, what then?”

–Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1817

Posted in Snippet with tags , , , on March 31, 2012 by sethdellinger

More proof that the New York Times is better than your newspaper:  the lead-in to their article on the winners of the stupid-huge lottery thing that just happened:

“What is $640 million divided by three? More math than jackpot winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland will ever have to do again.”


Posted in Snippet with tags , , , , , , on February 14, 2012 by sethdellinger

From this week’s TIME magazine:

$25:  cost of purchasing Plan B., the morning-after pill, from a vending machine at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania;  it’s the only known such machine in the U.S.

OK, I thought it was cool when we made Saturday Night Live, but TIME magazine!  And last year, Carlisle High School was in TIME!  (remember, for having sheep mow their grass?)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 30, 2012 by sethdellinger

Son:  “Did you always want to be a jeweler, Dad?”

Father:  “I might have wanted to be an artist.  I don’t know.”

Son:  “Why not?”

Father:  “Because I’m a jeweler.”

—from Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

(quote appears in both the film and the novel by Jonathan Safron Foer)

Posted in Rant/ Rave with tags , , , , , , on February 13, 2011 by sethdellinger

I’m going to once again sing the praises of the New York Times.  It really does make a difference what newspaper you read.  The NYT treats it’s articles like small pieces of literature.  I was just reading their review of the current season of “American Idol” (the article is written by Jon Caramanica) when I was blown away by this description of Steven Tyler—a description other media outlets would not have even bothered to attempt:

“Mr. Tyler’s face alone is worthy of a weekly show, loose skin slippery over a distant skeleton.  He’s a Claymation figure come to life, all elasticity and wrinkle.  He dresses like a shaman, a time-traveling dandy or a runaway hippie teen.  His grin is wide, like the Joker’s, and when he’s laughing, really he’s braying.”

Something Ron Said Once

Posted in Snippet, Uncategorized with tags , on November 14, 2010 by sethdellinger

  “I used to wear those cone bras like Madonna did.  Except they weren’t cones, or like Madonna’s.”

Something Ron Said Once

Posted in Snippet, Uncategorized with tags , on October 30, 2010 by sethdellinger

   “I was sharting before sharting was cool.”

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