Sunday, December 04, 2005


“And I am sure that I never read any memorable news
in a newspaper. If we read of one man robbed, or
murdered, or killed by accident, or one house
burned, or one vessel wrecked, or one steamboat
blown up, or one cow run over on the Western
Railroad, or one mad dog killed, or one lot of
grasshoppers in the winter, - we need never read
of another. One is enough. If you are acquainted
with the principle, what do you care for a myriad
instances and applications?” - Henry David Thoreau

...or any of the yammerings of the current
politically-encrusted talking heads, in or out of
office and irrespective of institutional affiliation.

I wonder if we'll ever get over it.

Via James P. Wall