January 26, 2004

* "It means this War was never political at all, the politics was all theatre, all just to keep the people distracted…secretly, it was being dictated instead by the needs of technology…by a conspiracy between human beings and techniques, by something that needed the energy-burst of war, crying, 'Money be damned, the very life of [insert name of Nation] is at stake,' but meaning, most likely, dawn is nearly here, I need my night's blood, my funding, funding, ahh more, more.…The real crises were crises of allocation and priority, not among firms—it was only staged to look that way—but among the different Technologies, Plastics, Electronics, Aircraft, and their needs which are understood only by the ruling elite…"
–Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow

* "If it all seems too much, just remember that Kant never got laid. Ever." –Andrew Butler

* "Shall I tell you something? That much-repeated quote was said after 14 Pernods, in one of those kind of fits of beautiful drunken bravado when you didn't throw up and you didn't fall down and you suddenly had a moment of clarity that you thought was like the most original thought."
–Elvis Costello


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