“Make it so.”

“Make it so.” Who: Jean Luc Picard Where: TV Series Star Trek When: 28 September 1987 More Info: https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Jean-Luc_Picard

Happy median or happy medium?

Which is it? Happy median or happy medium? http://grammarist.com/eggcorns/happy-median-or-happy-medium/

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again!

Awww, man! They gave me broccoli again! I found a Catch Phrase Creator on a website and had to try it out. Doesn’t make much sense but I like it! Try it yourself (and don’t forget to send me any good ones). http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=whats-your-random-catch-phrase  

“Live long and prosper.”

“Live long and prosper.”

Beer

The world’s oldest and most popular alcoholic beverage, beer is recorded in the written history of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia and may have been brewed as early as the 6th millennium BCE. Today, approximately 35 billion gallons of beer are sold each year throughout the world. It is produced by fermenting sugars derived from starch-based […]

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

“In the first place, God made idiots. That was for practice. Then He made school boards.” – Mark Twain

abridgment

Definition: (noun) A shortened version of a written work. Synonyms: condensation, capsule. Usage: In a word, I gave him an abridgment of this whole history; I gave him a picture of my conduct for fifty years in miniature. Discuss …read more

Codex Seraphinianus

Written and illustrated by Italian architect and industrial designer Luigi Serafini over a 30-month period from 1976 to 1978, Codex Seraphinianus is a visual encyclopedia of an unknown world. Each of the book’s 11 chapters uses an incomprehensible alphabetic language and colorful textbook-style illustrations to describe the world’s nature and various aspects of life, including […]

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey

If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.Kevin Spacey Source: If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down. – Kevin Spacey at BrainyQuote

Tragedy of the commons

The tragedy of the commons is an economic theory of a situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.   Source: Tragedy of the commons – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Audiences are always better pleased with a smart retort, some joke or epigram, than with any amount of reasoning. Discuss …read more

I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one.

I refuse to believe that corporations are people until Texas executes one. – A Tagline from somewhere sometime back.

“Luke. I am your father!”

Project Excelsior

As jets began flying higher and faster, the US Air Force became increasingly worried about the safety of its flight crew. Project Excelsior was initiated in 1958 to design a multi-stage parachute system that would allow a safe, controlled descent after a high-altitude ejection. In 1959 and 1960, Captain Joseph Kittinger made a series of […]

Testing 1 2 3 4…..

Yeah this is a test. How we doing so far?

Double Entendre

double entendre is a figure of speech or a particular way of wording that is devised to be understood in either of two ways, having a double meaning. Typically one of the meanings is obvious, given the context whereas the other may require more thought. The innuendo may convey a message that would be socially awkward, sexually […]

apologue

Definition: (noun) A moral fable, especially one having animals or inanimate objects as characters. Synonyms: allegory, parable, fable. Usage: The minister liked to incorporate apologues into his sermons, thinking the moral tales about sly foxes and witty rabbits would appeal to the children in the congregation. Discuss …read more

glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

The Russian word glasnost, translated as “openness,” refers to the Soviet policy of open discussion of political and social issues. The policy was instituted by Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in the late 1980s and began the democratization of the Soviet Union. Source: glasnost | Soviet government policy | Britannica.com

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham

“You can be ornery when you’re Scotty, but not when you’re Kirk.” – Paul Graham   While reading a long but very interesting article from 2013 by Paul Graham I found this jewel there. Talking about the ‘people handling’ style of engineers vs. sales people. Mostly differences in Customer Service orientation. I don’t think I’m […]

Washington Irving

Every desire bears its death in its very gratification. Curiosity languishes under repeated stimulants, and novelties cease to excite and surprise, until at length we cannot wonder even at a miracle. Discuss …read more

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