random quotes ... to amuse, inspire, enrage:
  My friend had come to Chicago straight from the prairies of Oklahoma to attend Bible College. He was waiting for the Ravenswood train at the Chicago Avenue station when he noticed a man sitting next to him holding a new Bible. My friend asked the man if he read the book often.

Staring down, the man responded softly, 'Yes, I read it. I read it all the time. All the time.'

He then looked up at the sky, and his face contorted as he shouted, 'Especially when I'm waiting for the goddamned motherfucking el!'

tagged: public transportation, Chicago
  — Unknown El Passenger, "Reader to Reader", Chicago Reader, 1995 Aug. 8 (v. 24 n. 44, Section 1, page 2).

Archive for August, 2006

Fair Use Revisited talk in DC, Sept. 21

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Judge Alex Kozinski, renowned for his copyright and trademark jurisprudence, will be delivering a lecture on “Fair Use Revisited” Thursday, Sept. 21, 2006, at Washington College of Law, American University, Room 603. Judge Kozinski is always entertaining as well as enlightening, so this is an event not to be missed. More information at


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