Friday, January 19, 2007

This Week in Miscellany V

This Week's Anthems: The Dresden Dolls' "Delilah", "Coin-operated Boy" and "Good Day"

Miscellaneous Miscellany:


"You can't overestimate the value of low standards." -- Scott Adams

"We've 'tried everything,' by which we mean we've tried a few things that everybody else has done as long as they didn't involve doing anything differently from what we normally do." -- Scott (via Seth Godin)


Flight attendant: ... We don't expect a change in cabin pressure, but if it does occur, a designer oxygen mask will be released in front of you. Secure the mask on yourself first, then, if you are traveling with children, put a mask on the child with the most potential, then put a mask on the other one...

Mother passenger: [Gasps, horrified.]

Flight attendant: ... This is a non-smoking flight, but if you do decide to smoke, we will have you reseated on the wing of the plane where you can watch our feature presentation of Bye Bye Birdie or Gone with the Wind...
Designer: You shot the Rubik's Cube contest?

Photographer: Yeah. It was like watching fat, naked men greased up in butter sumo wrestling. You don't want to watch, but you can't look away.

Designer: ... You know, most people use the metaphor, 'It was like watching a train wreck,' but you took it to a really dark place.

Old Miscellany:

This Week in Miscelleny I
This Week in Miscellany II
This Week in Miscellany III
This Week in Miscellany IV