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 November, 2012

Tweet: greatly enjoy seeing geese fly by at eye-level out…

Friday, November 30th, 2012

greatly enjoy seeing geese fly by at eye-level outside of windows at the #umass amherst library.

Tweet: Seriously, wtf is happening in Syria. Where is the…

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Seriously, wtf is happening in Syria. Where is the #NYT and other major press on this? #SyriaBlackout

Tweet: worried about #syria : http://t.co/fwJGfRBS

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

worried about #syria : salon.com/2012/11/29/syr…

Tweet: i am really irritated by all the complex “print” b…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

i am really irritated by all the complex “print” buttons engineered by slate, salon, et al. ferchrissakes, why gum up something so simple?

Tweet: #lesbianmooncolonylibrary Some #UrsulaLeGuin, #Oct…

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

#lesbianmooncolonylibrary Some #UrsulaLeGuin, #OctaviaButler, #NicolaGriffith.

Tweet: good news in the UCLA v. AIME opinion http://t.co/…

Monday, November 26th, 2012

good news in the UCLA v. AIME opinion scribd.com/doc/114021241/…

UCLA v. AIME – more good news

Monday, November 26th, 2012

The court finally issued its order dismissing the case in the AIME v. UCLA case. (The second amended complaint, in case you’re counting.) In short, it was another big victory for libraries. The court affirmed all its earlier reasoning, and deepened its reasoning in a few key areas. Here’s a quick summary — more discussion […]

Tweet: yikes. i am really glad that a person with this at…

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

yikes. i am really glad that a person with this attitude is not in a position of political power. thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/rom…

Tweet: hmm. just thinking: ALA midwinter 2013 seattle. ne…

Friday, November 9th, 2012

hmm. just thinking: ALA midwinter 2013 seattle. new legal climate for recreational marijuana. a fun convention!

Tweet: http://t.co/ys2Xg5wL I want 30 more women in the U…

Friday, November 9th, 2012

campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/08/mor… I want 30 more women in the US Senate and another 175 in the House.

Tweet: So, the increase in Latino vote for Obama was ALL…

Friday, November 9th, 2012

So, the increase in Latino vote for Obama was ALL WOMEN. abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics… . Latino men were 1% LESS obama than in 2008. GENDER GAP.

Tweet: http://t.co/RktPwbs9 Rather big caveats render the…

Friday, November 9th, 2012

thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/1… Rather big caveats render the numbers suspect, but the real point is valid: Gerrymandering sucks and is antidemocratic.

Tweet: mary eliz wms: romney speech was NOT gracious. htt…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

mary eliz wms: romney speech was NOT gracious. salon.com/2012/11/07/rom… I agree. Best part was it was short.

Tweet: Republicans: “You have to ignore reality not to de…

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Republicans: “You have to ignore reality not to deal with [demographics]“. nytimes.com/2012/11/08/us/… . Ahem: Climate change? Evolution?


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