Monday, May 31, 2004
circus, it should be made clear that the circus was already there, and that
TV has merely demonstrated that not all the performers are well
-- Edward R. Murrow
-- Henry David Thoreau
Sunday, May 30, 2004
seem more afraid of life than death.
-- James F. Byrnes
I awoke and saw that life was service,
I acted and behold, service was joy."
Thursday, May 27, 2004
phone calls taper off.
-- Johnny Carson
Saturday, May 22, 2004
General George Patton
Friday, May 21, 2004
see it tried on him personally. -- Abraham Lincoln
see it tried on him personally.
-- Abraham Lincoln
Monday, May 17, 2004
world; the humorist makes fun of himself.
-- James Thurber, in Edward R. Murrow television interview
Saturday, May 15, 2004
the roof and gets stuck.
-- George Carlin
Friday, May 14, 2004
residents on this planet, we're citizens. The difference in both cases is
Rusty Schweickart, Apollo 9 astronaut
Wednesday, May 12, 2004
nations and epochs, it is the rule.
-- Friedrich Nietzsche
Thursday, May 06, 2004
and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
-- Alvin Toffler
with logic. It is a frontal assault, a slam dunk, a cluster bomb.
Journalism is about fairness, objectivity, factuality; cartoons use unfairness,
subjectivity, and the distortion of facts to get at truths that are
greater than the sum of the facts. Good cartoonists are also the point men
for the First Amendment, testing the boundaries of free speech. If they
are doing their job, their hate mail runneth over.
Doug Marlette. In Your Face: a Cartoonist at Work. Houghton-Mifflin,
Wednesday, May 05, 2004
always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things
to worry about.
-- Albert Einstein, The World as I See It.
Sunday, May 02, 2004
others are threatened or wounded.
-- Elie Wiesel (Parade Magazine, October 2001)
Universe." Here is a brief quote:
'Many theists will say that morality must come from God, but Edis shows
that there is a much more sensible origin for our morality. Norms of
morality or any other kind make no sense apart from the purposes that
serve. Our interests set those purposes, and those interests in turn
determined by our biology and our culture. Different social and
environments will have different moral standards. We learn through
examples - what will serve our interests and what won't. Moral
draws on our ability to envision different actions and their
-- it is an imaginative activity....Science dispels the religious myths
that would impose moral order on an accidental world.
'Edis ends his book on a hopeful note. Our gods do not belong in our
explanations or even in our hopes, but they should be at home in our
stories and our songs. We can appreciate the stories of gods regardless
whether they are remotely true, morally uplifting, or practically