Saturday, September 25, 2010

Quips and Quotations

We are always acting on what has just finished happening. It happened at least 1/30th of a second ago. We think we’re in the present, but we aren’t. The present we know is only a movie of the past.

Tom Wolfe, in turn quoting Ken Kesey in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

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  1. Which is why I should not drive.

    Maybe Ram Das should of titled the book "Be Here Then."

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  2. Ram Dass's alter ego, Dr. Richard Alpert, is mentioned in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.

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  3. Robert Klein was famous for his bit on how you can never be in the moment. Oops, there it goes. He was also famous for "I Can't Stop My Leg."

    Sometimes humor is the only answer.

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  4. Today is the Yesterday of Tomorrow :)

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  5. @Kass--Robert Klein is great. I'm going to use a quote from him one of these days.

    @Gabriela--Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today!

    Sorry. Couldn't resist.

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  6. this series of comments would make a good radio show!

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  7. @standing--Let's break for news, traffic, and weather, and then another 13 in a row!

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  8. I'm good with that. In some weird way, it's a little comforting, like the light from stars being millions of years old.

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  9. @Dreamfarm--Every night, the past really does come alive.

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