Quotes23 Jan 2012 10:07 am

According to the garden writer in Appleton, Wisconsin the succulent trend has reached home.

One of the most popular trends in wedding arrangements is the use of succulents.
Garden Talk with Rob Zimmer

OK, go to it, all you cheeseheads.

Quotes10 Jan 2012 11:59 am

(O)ur inexorable path toward robot domination becomes ever more clear. LG has announced a series of smart appliances that will be “controlled” by your Smart Phone and can do things like… even suggest recipes based on what is in the fridge.

Now that is awesome! What’s for dinner? Let’s ask the fridge. I love you LG.

Quotes26 Dec 2011 07:24 am

Newt Gingrich, in the 80s, wrote this:

“The third-generation shuttle of the year 2020 should offer… a typical couple… a honeymoon trip into space for around $15,000.”

To the moon!

Quotes28 Nov 2011 10:06 am

“Neither reasonable, nor fair, nor adequate, nor in the public interest.” Federal court judge Jed Rakoff on a proposed Citibank settlement.

Judges can make things really clear!

Quotes&Videos - Instructional24 Nov 2011 10:33 am

Comedy gold!

“What is this ‘mac and cheese’?”

Quotes23 Nov 2011 03:30 pm

If you have to deep fry the turkey tomorrow, please do it at least 25 feet from a flammable structure.

Words to the wise, indeed.

Quotes16 Nov 2011 09:24 am

A Phoenix native living in Franklin, Mass., or thereabouts, schools you on your cactusey language.

The general public would (be) more surprised to learn that cactuses is an acceptable plural form of cactus, not just cacti.

So true. Also, cactus is both a singular and a plural form and cacticularies is an archaic plural. I just made up that last one.

Quotes16 Jun 2011 09:32 am

I don’t do these very often any more, but sometimes politicians get pretty bizarre. From Mitt Romney we find out the startling truth:

‘I’m Also Unemployed’

Wow! An extremely wealthy man running for President is now “Unemployed”. Does that mean he’s sending out resumes and checking craigslist?

Quotes27 Apr 2011 03:31 pm

“I literally could not care less if I were in a coma.”
David Rakoff in Salon

Quotes01 Mar 2011 04:30 pm

A unionized public employee, a teabagger, and a CEO are sitting at a table. In the middle of the table is a plate with a dozen cookies on it. The CEO reaches across and takes 11 cookies, then looks at the teabagger and says “Watch out for that union guy—he wants a piece of your cookie!”

This version via Balloon Juice, although I’ve seen it elsewhere too.

Quotes30 Oct 2010 08:43 am

But the last group of Moscow’s dogs is by far the most amazing. They are the beggars, for obvious reasons. In these packs, the alpha isn’t the best hunter or strongest, it’s the smartest. The most impressive beggars, however, get their own title: ‘metro dogs’. They rely on scraps of food from the daily commuters who travel the public transportation system. To do so, the dogs have learned to navigate the subway. They know stops by name, and integrate a number of specific stations into their territories.


Blogs&Quotes28 Sep 2010 10:56 pm

Forty-five percent of Catholics did not know that their church teaches that the consecrated bread and wine in holy communion are not merely symbols, but actually become the body and blood of Christ.

via Atrios

Quotes20 Aug 2010 12:20 pm

(C)entral bankers, finance ministers, politicians who pose as defenders of fiscal virtue — are acting like the priests of some ancient cult, demanding that we engage in human sacrifices to appease the anger of (the) invisible (bond) gods.

UPDATE: Aztec ritual sacrifice, via Digby

Quotes19 Jan 2010 05:22 pm

What the heck, another video today because of the rain. It’s been all over the Senator Stevens Memorial Inter-Tubes today.

And the quote of the day is towards the end of this lovely middle class jewish video,

Cute m-f-ing baby.

Thank you and good night!

Quotes18 Jan 2010 11:31 am

What Digby says.

Yes, the Democrats are corrupt and inept. But the other side is batshit insane.

Quotes03 Jan 2010 03:25 pm

The New York Times makes stuff up again.

What so many liberal critics really want in a Democratic president now is someone who will denounce the wealthy and punish the barons of industry (and insurance).
Matt Bai, NY Times

Name them. No, what we liberal critics want is not to denounce and punish, but actual policy progress in the form of a new regulatory regime to prevent this kind of financial meltdown from happening again.

If a company, and especially a bank, is too big to fail then it should not be allowed to get that big, and if it is that big and must be bailed out, it should also be broken apart at the same time – not to punish anyone, but to prevent it from happening again.

If a company fails and must be bailed out, then the executives should not be getting multimillion dollar bonuses – not because we want to punish them, but because they are now receiving taxpayer dollars and nobody on government welfare should be receiving such sums, least of all the individuals most responsible for the global financial meltdown.

The only way to stop this kind of looting is to reregulate and enforce the antitrust laws that were put in place 100 years ago to prevent exactly this kind of meltdown from happening after the experience of the 19th century’s series of meltdowns.

Quotes12 Aug 2009 03:36 pm

Kathleen and Don have been applying Pendulum to the Chinle Cactus and Succulent Society xeric garden at The Arboretum for several years. …

I don’t know what that means, or where that is, but I like the poetry of the line. If you click through and figure out the details, let me know in comments, OK? I don’t have time to read the whole article right now, what with a retail nursery business to run…

Quotes17 Jul 2009 10:04 am

Photography&Quotes07 Jul 2009 08:05 am

I’ve avoided using any of the many fine recent quotes from Gov. Sanford of SC, and Gov. Palin of AK, until today.

I think on a national level your department of law there in the White House would look at some of the things that we’ve been charged with and automatically throw them out,” (Palin) said.

(via Atrios.)

Here, have a picture of a cactus flower:


Opuntia subulata

Quotes06 Jul 2009 10:17 am

I think this qualifies as a quote of the day

The Botanic Garden in Balchik, Bulgaria… is famous for its collection of succulents and cacti.

There is so much more I want to know, but I know not.

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