Gotta love it…
It’s downright beautiful…
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one’s safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be grounded. All he had to do was ask; and as soon as he did, he would no longer be crazy and would have to fly more missions. Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he were sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; but if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to. Yossarian was moved very deeply by the absolute simplicity of this clause of Catch-22 and let out a respectful whistle.
Joseph Heller, Catch-22, 1961.
I think the public is getting suspicious…
Colbert tells it like it is…
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Words of wisdom from my wife:
“Teenager – it’s like a toddler – just a different flavor of toddler…”
This week it is my happy duty to be directing actors in a scene from Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal. The scene in question, Scene I from ACT II, is between the rather late middle aged Sir Peter Teazle and his young wife Lady Teazle:
SIR PETER. Lady Teazle, Lady Teazle, I’ll not bear it!
LADY TEAZLE. Sir Peter, Sir Peter, you may bear it or not, as you please; but I ought to have my own way in everything, and what’s more, I will, too. What! though I was educated in the country, I know very well that women of fashion in London are accountable to nobody after they are married.
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May I introduce you to an interesting website, Letters of Note? Sometimes I’m so overwhelmed in my day to day that I have not much to say when I sit down to write. This very cool entry at Letters of Note, All of this is nonsense, (do click on the link, it’s worth a look) brilliantly and perversely embodies such a situation – a situation where the writer simply has to write something…
Mr. Ward Cleaver
485 Mapleton Drive
My Dear Mr. Cleaver:
This paragraph has absolutely nothing to do with anything.
It is here merely to fill up space. Still, it is words,
rather than repeated letters, since the latter might not
give the proper appearance, namely, that of an actual note.
For that matter, all of this is nonsense, and the only
part of this that is to be read is the last paragraph,
which part is the inspired creation of the producers of
this very fine series…
Mel Blanc is amazing.