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Friday, September 28, 2012

Fitzy and the New Look

New look?  Yes?  No?  I demand more color?  It makes me feel like W.A.W. is TRUTH.  Kill it with fire?  I want your babies?  (Be sure and let me know about that last one.  I have Thursdays free.)

I figured it was time to get rid over those birds.  Those birds were poseurs.  I asked them last week what kind of books they liked to read, and they told me that they watched a lot of HBO shows and indie movies, but didn't actually read much.

Stupid birds.

Anyway, I'm going to leave this template up for a bit to let people's initial reaction to change wear off, but I'd love input at this point or even an up or down vote on first impressions.  Then I might try something new.  Unfortunately my skill with HTML and blogger limits me to a few preset templates, and they seem to all have their own issues--some have entire subscriptions.

After punching F. Scott Fitzgerald in the nose, Leela Bruce said she felt a lot better and suggested that I remind everyone of some of the good things Fitzgerald has said, and the fact that Gatsby really is one of the best books "evah."  (Her words, not mine.)

So...Fitzgerald quotes:

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function. 

No grand idea was ever born in a conference, but a lot of foolish ideas have died there. 

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. 

Life is essentially a cheat and its conditions are those of defeat; the redeeming things are not happiness and pleasure but the deeper satisfactions that come out of struggle. 

What'll we do with ourselves this afternoon? And the day after that, and the next thirty years? 

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. 


  1. I'm actually rather fond of old Fitzgerald. Then again, I enjoy reading books about hopelessness on occasion. ;)

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    2. I'm pretty sure Leela is fond of him too, and even says so. Honestly, I think she feels a little bad about yesterday. But she insists that all her reasons for her violent outburst were absolutely legit.