Tom Ramcigam (magicmarmot) wrote,
Tom Ramcigam

Running about today to go get lunch, and REM was on the radio. It reminded me of a time when I really liked REM way back when they were fairly unknown and their music was cool and edgy instead of mainstream.

I pretty much despise the radio anymore. I keep bopping back and forth between Drive105 and TheEdge. TheEdge is a bit rougher and rockin' which fits my mood as of late, but it's also pretty corporate. Drive105 is less Clear Channel, but they play Green Day waaay too much.

What I need is internet radio in my car.

I don't even listen to CDs at home anymore. I have the laptop pretty much continually tuned between a couple of Ambient stations (SOMA FM and Drone Zone) and alternative (Energy X), which play a lot of stuff I've never heard before. And a lot of it is really, really good.

Is it so much to ask?

"Nothing has more retarded the advancement of learning than the disposition
of vulgar minds to ridicule and vilify what they cannot comprehend. - Samuel
Johnson: Rambler #117

"A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults." - Louis Nizer (1902 - 1994)
English lawyer

"Fine words! I wonder where you stole them." - Jonathon Swift

"What's on your mind? If you'll forgive the overstatement." - Fred Allen

"You have all the characteristics of a popular politician: a horrible voice,
bad breeding, and a vulgar manner." - Aristophanes

"The Gods too are fond of a joke." - Aristotle

"She was a large woman who seemed not so much dressed as upholstered." -
James Matthew Barrie

"Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings?" - Milton

"I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here." -
Stephen Bishop

"He is a self-made man & worships his creator." - John Bright

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Winston

"A modest little person, with much to be modest about." - Winston Churchill

"Atlee is a very modest man. And with reason." - Winston Churchill

"I may be drunk madame, but in the morning I will be sober, and you will be
just as ugly." - Winston Churchill (when asked if he was drunk)

"I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." -
Irvin S. Cobb

"I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great
pleasure." - Clarence Darrow

"She has been kissed as often as a police-court Bible, and by much the same
class of people." - Robertson Davies

"He was distinguished for ignorance; for he had only one idea and that was
wrong." - Benjamin Disraeli

"He was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met." - William Faulkner

"He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the
dictionary." - William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

"He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul." - David
Lloyd George

"He has every attribute of a dog except loyalty." - Thomas P. Gore

"Thank you for sending me a copy of your book; I'll waste no time reading
it." - Moses Hadas

"Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?" -
Ernest Hemingway (about William Faulkner)

"Nature not content with denying him the ability to think, has endowed him
with the ability to write." - A.E. Housman

"His ears made him look like a taxicab with both doors open." - Howard Hughes
(about Clark Gable)

"God was bored by him." - Victor Hugo

"He's a nice guy, but he played too much football with his helmet off." -
Lyndon Baines Johnson (about Gerald Ford)

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others." -
Samuel Johnson

"He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up." - Paul Keating

"Her only flair is in her nostrils." - Pauline Kael

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure." - Jack E.

"I wish I'd known you when you were alive." - Leonard Louis Levinson

"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know." -
Abraham Lincoln

"His speeches left the impression of an army of pompous phrases moving over
the landscape in search of an idea." - William McAdoo (about Warren Harding)

"You've got the brain of a four-year-old boy, and I bet he was glad to get
rid of it." - Groucho Marx

"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception." - Groucho

"From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed
with laughter. Some day I intend reading it." - Groucho Marx

"I've had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasn't it." - Groucho Marx

"Don't be're not that great." - Golda Meir

"He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death." - H.
H. Munro

"It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy,
proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt." - Thomas Paine (about John

"A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead." - Alexander Pope

"A cherub's face, a reptile all the rest." - Alexanger Pope

"He has the attention span of a lightning bolt." - Robert Redford

"They never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human
knowledge." - Thomas Brackett Reed

"He inherited some good instincts from his Quaker forebears, but by diligent
hard work, he overcame them." - James Reston (about Richard Nixon)

"He never said a foolish thing nor never did a wise one." - Earl of Rochester

"He has no more backbone than a chocolate eclair." - Theodore Roosevelt

"A little emasculated mass of inanity." - Theodore Roosevelt (about Henry

"You're a good example of why some animals eat their young." - Jim Samuels

"The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation, but not
the power of speech." - George Bernard Shaw

"A woman whose face looked as if it had been made of sugar and someone had
licked it." - George Bernard Shaw

"Gee, what a terrific party. Later on we'll get some fluid and embalm each
other." - Neil Simon

"I regard you with an indifference bordering on aversion." - Robert Louis

"In order to avoid being called a flirt, she always yielded easily." -
Charles, Count Talleyrand

"He was as great as a man can be without morality." - Alexis de Tocqueville

"He loves nature in spite of what it did to him." - Forrest Tucker

"His ignorance covers the world like a blanket, and there's scarcely a hole
in it anywhere." - Mark Twain

"Why do you sit there looking like an envelope without any address on it?" -
Mark Twain

"A solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was
waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity." - Mark Twain

"Had double chins all the way down to his stomach." - Mark Twain

"I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of
it." - Mark Twain

"His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork." - Mae West

"She is a peacock in everything but beauty." - Oscar Wilde

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go." - Oscar

"He has no enemies, but is intensely disliked by his friends." - Oscar Wilde

"He has Van Gogh's ear for music." - Billy Wilder

"Ignorance is never out of style. It was in fashion yesterday, it is the rage
today, and it will set the pace tomorrow." - Franklin K. Dane

"Why was I born with such contemporaries?" - Oscar Wilde

"He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts for support rather than
illumination." - Andrew Lang (1844-1912)

"A great many people now reading and writing would be better employed keeping
rabbits." - Edith Sitwell


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