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"In spite of the fact that I am very far from understanding myself, I have... revered the unknown God."

- Kirkegaard -
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Conversation heard between two crazy people on the el. The guy says, "I was sexually assaulted twice in a hospital by a male nurse - once he called me 'Sexy', and once he called me 'The Sperminator'". The woman says, "You may be shrimp and grits, but that don't do no good when someone wants a taco".
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A strange thing happened to me last week. I got a letter from my brother Wayne, who has been dead almost a year now. It was a note he sent me in March, 2008, but must have gotten lost in the system and just delivered. The odd thing about it was on the front of the card was a picture of a child going into a dark tunnel, and the caption read, "There is light at the end of the tunnel". A message of reassurance from my brother from the Beyond? I'm not usually terribly superstitious, but I took it as a message from him and was comforted. I cried on and off all that day, and seldom cry.

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What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Northern. Whether you have the world famous Inland North accent of the Great Lakes area, or the radio-friendly sound of upstate NY and western New England, your accent is what used to set the standard for American English pronunciation (not much anymore now that the Inland North sounds like it does).

If you are not from the North, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Southerner who hates Southern accents and tries really hard to "talk right"; or
(b) A New Yorker or New Jerseyan who doesn't have the full accent

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

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"One man's religion is another man's belly laugh."

- Robert Heinlein -
"Time Enough for Love"
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"It is not enough to conquer; one must learn to seduce."

- Voltaire -
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"Alles hat ein Ende, nur die Wurst hat zwei."

(translation: "All things have an end, except a sausage which has two.")
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"I do not want to be the leader. I refuse to be the leader. I want to live darkly and richly in my femaleness. I want a man lying over me, always over me. His will, his pleasure, his desire, his life, his work, his sexuality the touchstone, the command, my pivot. I don’t mind working, holding my ground intellectually, artistically; but as a woman, oh, God, as a woman I want to be dominated. I don’t mind being told to stand on my own feet, not to cling, be all that I am capable of doing, but I am going to be pursued, fucked, possessed by the will of a male at his time, his bidding."

- Anais Nin -
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"That woman speaks eighteen languages, and can't say No in any of them."

- Dorothy Parker -
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In 2011, nightwitch resolves to...
Cut down to ten new orleans a day.
Drink four glasses of sloth every day.
Go to chicago every Sunday.
Give up fallen angels.
Give some tattoos to charity.
Take evening classes in halloween.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:
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‎"You cannot save people. You can only love them."

- Anaïs Nin -
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"It's very interesting sharing a house with a group of people who obviously see things, hear things, think about things in a vastly different way."

- Edward Gorey -
(on living with cats)
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"I warn you, if you bore me, I shall take my revenge."

— J.R.R. Tolkien -
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"Good artists copy, great artists steal."

- Pablo Picasso -
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If you're in Chicago, there's a great event this Saturday and Sunday down in the Little Village area called Meeting of Styles, which is a group of graffiti artists who have had some buildings donated to them on which to practice their craft.

It's neat because these are really talented artists, but their craft is considered illegal, so they usually have to practice their craft in the dead of night. Here though, they have these buildings set aside for them so they can paint in the open, and let others of their trade see their work as well. Graffiti artists come from all over the world to tag and to view other tagger's work. Here's a link with more info about the event:

And here's my pics on Flickr I took last's a great place to take pictures. Check it out if you possible can.
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"To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people, that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones, why no one else's heart was wild with the breeze stirred by the sighs of her veils, why everyone did not go mad with the movements of her braid, the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter. He had not missed a single one of her gestures, not one of the indications of her character, but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell."

- Gabriel Garcia Marquez -
"Love in the Time of Cholera"
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"Every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time."

- Joseph Campbell -
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"We must move into the universe. Mankind must save itself. We must escape the danger of war and politics. We must become astronauts and go out into the universe and discover the God in ourselves."

- Ray Bradbury -
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Another tragic thing happening to New Orleans. It's like a slow one-two punch....the hurricane that crippled the city 5 years ago, and now all that oil leaking into their water. It's so sad.
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"If one really wishes to be master of an art, technical knowledge is not enough. One has to transcend technique so that the art becomes an "artless art" growing out of the Unconscious."

- D.T. Suzuki -
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