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Working on the roundup. Please feel free to post more in comments, and please please link me to any other pages with quotes or photos from the Steampunk World's Fair that you would like.

This is a switch!

It's the social singularity! We're going to collapse into a neutron star.

Speaking of spectacular breasts, I'd like you to meet a friend of mine.

Using my powers for good instead of evil, where the definition of "good" is that I'm entertained.

My friend Matt DeBlass, the world's most irreverent bard.

You had to scale Mount Everest, and all you had was a jalopy. And you did it!

I havent' seen any staffers looking like they wanted to cry.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANDY-PAAAANTS!

These are entirely the wrong pants for doing the Charleston.

...you know, they take layaway here.

I have trouble accepting that you're not 18 anymore.

I bring people together. It's what I do.

You are a small god and I love you.

I love you so hard right now.

Hey! You're a SCAdian!

Now, THERE'S the guy they should have cast as Edward Cullen.

Yeah, that arm is awesome. It fell on my leg once.

Going all Matrix style with a Nerf gun.

3rd elimination round is pretty damn good, especially since it wasn't his own weapon.

She's like a pocket-sized Marylin Monroe.

...and I'm pretty sure only one person here wants to stab me.

Of course SCAdians love this! They're on vacation here!

And what period is that, exactly?

Fabric so bright, it kept the dead awake.

It's a grand celebration of "why not?"

Normally, I wear pants.

I didn't have a lighter to hold up during your show, so I waved my sonic screwdriver.
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"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston Churchill 


"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow 


"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway). 
--Have I ever told you that I dislike Faulkner immensely, and have always found him pretentious?--

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading it." - unattributed

"He is not only dull himself; he is the cause of dullness in others." - Samuel Johnson 


"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker 
 


"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" - Mark Twain 


"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go." - Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts... for support rather than illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912) 
--Most people today use statistics in the same manner!

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder 


"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx
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Silent gratitude isn't much use to anyone.
G. B. Stern

Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
Will Rogers

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
W. Edwards Deming

All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions, set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit.
Thomas Paine

We want the facts to fit the preconceptions. When they don't, it is easier to ignore the facts than to change the preconceptions.
Jessamyn West

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
Plato

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils; for time is the greatest innovator.
Francis Bacon
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Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

What is objectionable, what is dangerous, about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents.
Robert Kennedy

To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.
Sun Tzu

The moment we want to believe something, we suddenly see all the arguments for it, and become blind to the arguments against it.
George Bernard Shaw

A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.
Laurens Van der Post , The Lost World of the Kalahari (1958)

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
Frederick Douglass

Seek not to follow in the footsteps of men of old; seek what they sought.
Matsuo Basho
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If you choose not to decide -- you still have made a choice!
Neil Peart

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
Theodor W. Adorno

Civility costs nothing and buys everything.
Lady Mary Wortley Montague

In a war of ideas, it is people who get killed.
Stanislaus J. Lec

Someone's boring me. I think it's me.
Dylan Thomas

Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them.
Walter Kerr

Just because something doesn't do what you planned it to do doesn't mean it's useless.
Thomas A. Edison

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles , The Third Man (1949)
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The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated.
H. L. Mencken

When it's all over, it's not who you were... it's whether you made a difference.
Bob Dole

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

Live dangerously and you live right.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe , Faust (1806)

I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see.
John Burrough

The more opinions you have, the less you see.
Wim Wenders

When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Sir Winston Churchill

A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.
Adlai Stevenson
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The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Paul Fix

A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Sir Winston Churchill

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
Henry Kissinger

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
Cato the Elder

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.
Auguste Rodin

To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e. e. cummings

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; Yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.
Kahlil Gibran

Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.
Napoleon Bonaparte
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That I was at a desert oasis...not a vacation type place, but a stop-and-get-water place. And they had these cabins set up that were wood on 3 sides, and the front wall was a curtain. And my neighbor was Johnny Depp. I was hanging out in this cinderblock, walled picnic area and I saw this white persian kitten. Actually she was white with cream point markings and blue eyes. And there was this massive air strike, but I managed to catch her and get clear of the falling rubble. So I went back to the cabin area and convinced Johnny to adopt her. And he says, "What should I call her?" And I said, "I'm not sure. It seems rather blasphemous to call her Sandy."

I've been wondering all day what caused this dream, since it really doesn't seem relevant to anything going on in my life at the moment. But it just hit me. I took NyQuil last night, and dextromethorphan makes me hallucinate in my sleep.
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Down one irritating coworker. Now I just have to avoid killing anyone till we get a temp to replace her.

"Godsfuck, I do not like this dying!"--dying words of Uther Pendragon, Thomas Berger, Arthur Rex

This book is fucking hilarious.

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