Category Archives: current events

Twitter is Dead (a foreshadowing)

Quote of the Day: “There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.”     -Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President In all the TBU, there are only … Continue reading

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Oh, Mama, Could This Really Be the End?

Quote of the Day: “We don’t need to talk about it anymore…The world has been warned – my it has been warned. We have done our share and the media picked it up. The world has been warned that it … Continue reading

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Reflecting Upon a Bloated Carcass

Quote of the Day: And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda. Even as we … Continue reading

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Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution (this is what we’ve come to, America)

Quote of the Day: “Here we are in the land of the free and I can’t even talk to a child about what he eats everyday. …As Americans, that should make you furious.”     —Jamie Oliver, at the conclusion … Continue reading

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Go Forth, Exonerated

Quote of the Day: “Everybody blames the Jews for killing Christ, and the Jews try to pass it off on the Romans. I’m one of the few people who believes it was the blacks.” –Sarah Silverman (who you really ought … Continue reading

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A List of Places Where TB Would Pay $200 to Stand Outside

Quote of the Day: “The real fun in living wisely is that you get to be smug about it.” –Bill Watterson, creator of Calvin and Hobbes A jail cell, assuming the other choice was standing inside it Kate Beckinsale’s shower … Continue reading

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The Cam Newton Debacle

Quote of the Day: “It’s Auburn.” –Cecil Newton Rumors that Cam Newton, or rather his father Cecil Newton, received $200,000.00 to play football at Auburn have been swirling since December of 2009. As anyone who follows college football knows, the … Continue reading

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American Democracy in Action (a conversation)

Quote of the Day: As societies grow decadent, the language grows decadent, too. Words are used to disguise, not to illuminate, action: you liberate a city by destroying it. Words are to confuse, so that at election time people will … Continue reading

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Things Not Amplified Upon

Quote of the Day: “The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job … Continue reading

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The Only Thing We Have to Fear

Quote of the Day: “Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts…perhaps the fear of a loss of power.”     John Steinbeck TB read this article yesterday and I found it enlightening. It caught my eye because it referenced Stephen Colbert’s Rally to … Continue reading

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