Happy Monday, Beatdowners.
The Holiday Season kicks off officially in 3 days...make sure you remember what the Season is about. Be thankful for all that you have, and worry a little less about what you don't. More importantly, do your part - spread good tidings, festivus maximus, and awesome merriment!
A quick one tonight...
I've been reading a ton the past year...and listening to tunes and watching flicks...and listening to and/or seeing way too many political speeches during the past few months.
And man, oh man...what a collection of quotes I've gotten from all sources! Some are epic, some are fun, and some make me scratch me head...and some even make me wonder to myself if that person has any clue what's going on in the real world!
Here's some of my favorites, for varying reasons...enjoy. And maybe apply some of them to your daily life...you never know it may make you just a tad more awesome!
"The best way to serve the age is to betray it" - from Brendan Kennelly's The Book of Judas.
"Trajectory is everything. One inch out as the rocket launches and you miss Mars and end up on Venus. If you're lucky - and I have been - you discover it was always where you wanted to go" - Bono, from U2BYU2.
"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a zombie in possession of brains must be in want of more brains" - from Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith's Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
"I get excessively drunk at inappropriate times, disregard social norms, indulge every whim, ignore the consequences of my actions, mock idiots and posers, sleep with more women than is safe or reasonable, and just generally act like a raging d*ckhead. But I do contribute to humanity in one very important way: I share my adventures with the world" - from Tucker Max's I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell
"But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of controversy" - FORMER House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a March, 2010 speech during the Legislative Conference for the National Association of Counties.
RELAX MY LEFT LEANING BEATDOWNERS - MY 2 FAVORITE W-isms TO FOLLOW...
"Families is where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream" - President George W. Bush in a speech he made in October, 2000, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
"There’s an old saying in Tennessee - I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee - that says, fool me once, shame on, shame on you. Fool me - you can’t get fooled again" - President George W. Bush in a speech he made in September, 2002, Nashville, Tennessee.
"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re going to punish our enemies and we’re going to reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us’, if they don’t see what kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s going to be harder, and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November 2" - President Obama during a radio interview on Latino station Univision, October, 2010.
"But joy is a very hard thing to conjure and happiness won't do" - Bono, from U2BYU2.
"Supermodels are beautiful girls, Will. A beautiful girl can make you dizzy, like you've been drinking Jack and Coke all morning. She can make you feel high full of the single greatest commodity known to man - promise. Promise of a better day. Promise of a greater hope. Promise of a new tomorrow. This particular aura can be found in the gait of a beautiful girl. In her smile, in her soul, the way she makes every rotten little thing about life seem like it's going to be okay. The supermodels, Willy? That's all they are. Bottled promise. Scenes from a brand new day. Hope dancing in stiletto heels" - Michael Rapaport in Beautiful Girls.
And a perfect one to end this rambling and set the table for the upcoming Season...
"There's no naughty kids, Nick. Every kid deserves a present on Christmas" - Vince Vaughn in Fred Claus.
Until next time...