Life's Little Obsessions
Documenting my obsessions, one day at a time.
Commonly found: politics, male objectification, history, nerdisms, TV fanaticism.
Enjoy!
Life's Little Obsessions
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"Remember, being gay is not a choice. But being a Texas Republican is."
Jon Stewart
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"For no good reason, women’s health and contraception gets treated as not a real medical issue."
Emily Bazelon, The Slate Political Gabfest July 4, 2014
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"I never thought of how much I weighed when there was still one piece of cake"
Pippin
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"No more wasted time.
No more standing still."
If/Then the Musical
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"You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant"
Harlan Ellison
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"Without codes of honour, “war is not war - it is no more than slaughter”"
Michael Ignatieff, reprinted in Paul Robinson’s article “‘Ready to Kill but Not to Die’: NATO Strategy in Kosovo”
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"But when the rope is already around the neck of the victim and strangulation is imminent, isn’t the word ‘patience’ an insult to reason and nature?"
Raphael Lemkin, in Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell
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"It takes centuries and sometimes thousands of years to create a national culture but Genocide can destroy a culture instantly, like fire can destroy a building in an hour."
Raphael Lemkin, quoted in Samantha Power’s A Problem From Hell: America and the Age of Genocide
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"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world. The unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
George Bernard Shaw
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"Veni, vidi, vino"
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Christmas DIY 2013
Christmas DIY 2013
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"You’re a woman with a brain and reasonable ability. Stop whining and find something to do."
Dowager Lady Grantham