Highlights – 10/01/2012

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October 2, 2012 by Daniel

Mondays suck.  To make ’em better, here are some of the stand-outs from things I’ve checked out in the past week!

“Angelo: I should call you Lazarus!

Shank: I should call you….FUCKED.” (Shank)

“Nothin’ starts a party better than rap and bruschetta!” (More or Les, “Bruschetta”)

“The game of Snakes and Ladders captures, as no other activity can hope to do, the eternal truth that for every ladder you climb, a snake is just around the corner; and for every snake, a ladder will compensate….implicit in the game is the unchanging twoness of things, the duality of up against down, good against evil; the solid rationality of ladders balances the occult sinuosities of the serpent; in the opposition of staircase and cobra we can see, metaphorically, all conceivable oppositions.” (Midnight’s Children)

“Silence, too, has an echo, hollower and longer-lasting than the reverberation of any sound.” (Midnight’s Children)

“Children get food shelter pocketmoney longholidays and love, all of it apparently free gratis, and most of the little fools think it’s a sort of compensation for having been born. ‘There are no strings on me!’ they sing; but I, Pinocchio, saw the strings.  Parents are impelled by the profit motive – nothing more, nothing less.  For their attentions, they expected, from me, the immense dividend of greatness.” (Midnight’s Children)

“You made the mistake, you judge a man by his race/ you go through life with egg on your face/ you woke up in the morning with a peculiar feeling/ you looked up and saw egg dripping from the ceiling/ families pucks rock the businessman/ I’ll dog anybody with an egg in my hand/ not like the crack that you put in a pipe/ But crack on your forehead here’s a towel now; wipe.” (Beastie Boys, “Egg Man”)

Let me know in the comments if you, yes you, have heard any quotes that you liked last week! And check back next Monday for another serving of delicious quotes!


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