Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Three Quickies

I spent an inordinate amount of time surfin' the Web and, being the borderline obsessive-compulsive that I am, archive the bits and pieces I find particularly amusing. Just thought I'd share with the group.

This exchange occurred in a LiveJournal community about Richmond, VA:

Post: Odd question, I know, but does anyone know where I could get a fez in the area? The lazyweb has been fruitless.
It's difficult to explain why I need three of them, but it's for an art project.

One reply: sure, sure.. everything can be explained away as an "art project."
don't be ashamed of your sexual fetishes. it's what makes you special.

And from an article about how gambling casinos (among other places) are intentionally designed to suck you in:

"Slot machines are also designed to deal out a high number of 'near misses' with, for instance, the first two reels set to land on the 'Jackpot' far more often than the third reel, dealing you more false hope than your high school girlfriend (emphasis added and believe me, I am SO stealing that line)."

And finally, a quote from Neil Gaiman to which I deeply relate:

You spend your adolescence dreaming that you'll grow up to be Lou Reed, and then you grow up to be Leonard Cohen.

Which reminds me of That '70s Show episode where the kids (kids? Did I just write "kids"? Geez, I'm getting old!) are trying to come up with quotes for their high school yearbook. At the episode's end we see a montage of their pictures and under Donna's it says Most likely to move to New York and become Lou Reed's reluctant muse.

One can only dream.

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