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January 17th, 2006

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2006.0117.1615::A Series of Quotes and the Guilty Pleasures Meme
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Tell me what books you read, what music you hear, what company you meet, what thoughts you think. Tell me, my beloved, so that I may read those books, and hear that music, meet those folk, and think those thoughts. Tell me, so that I may know you better by knowing what you know, that I may love you better by loving what you love.
-- jae_w in "Boston Marriage"
I encountered the above quote scrawled on the wall of alienpred18's room when aviationwolf and I visited this past Sunday, and it made me think of a similar quote from The Cider House Rules, which, unfortunately is at home. Since I'm posting that, however, I thought I'd go through the old .sig file randomizer and post all the things that used to accompany my Usenet postings:
"This is the most fun I've ever had without being drenched in the blood of my enemies!"
-- Max, Sam & Max: Freelance Police

"Bread! The edible napkin!"
-- No Idea Magazine

"Calm may work for Locutus of the Borg here, but I'm freaked out, and I intend to stay that way."
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"So here I am the victim of my own choices, and I'm just starting."
-- Ally McBeal, Ally McBeal

"You could ask him for coffee some night. It's the non-relationship drink of choice. It's not a date, it's a caffeinated beverage. Okay, sure, it's hot and bitter, like a relationship..."
-- Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Well, 'cause you never know if a girl's gonna say yes or if she's gonna laugh in your face and pull out your still beating heart and crush it into the ground with her heel."
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"The little mercy of divorce is that you're both losers; when the other one moves on, it means they're not a loser anymore, and you still are."
-- Frasier Crane, Frasier

"Buffy, I like you...a lot. I know we're friends and we've had experiences. We've fought some blood sucking fiends and that's all been a good time. But, I want more...I want to dance with you."
-- Xander Harris

"To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due"
-- Neil Gaiman, Sandman

"OBOY! The colorized version of Citizen Kane . . . Oh, my mistake--It's just The Flintstones."
-- Sam, Sam & Max: Freelance Police

"For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases in knowledge increases sorrow" Ecclesiastes 1:18

"Today is gonna be an uh, a less bad day, I can feel it. Sometimes I wake up and I just know that everything is going to be...less bad."
-- Ally McBeal, Ally McBeal

"I'm used to getting dumped. This isn't pain I'm feeling; it's nostalgia."
-- Ally McBeal, Ally McBeal

pro.gres.sive \pr<e>-'gres-iv\ adj (1607)
:of or relating to alternative music before it became mainstream

"I can't think of anything more relaxing than being locked in a moving car with a delusional psychotic like yourself, little pal!"
-- Sam, Sam & Max: Freelance Police

"Ooh, neat! Santa got caught in this bear trap I set! Wow! He gnawed his own foot off to escape!" -- Max, Sam & Max: Freelance Police

"To make you a vampire, they have to suck your blood and then you have to suck their blood. It's like a whole big sucking thing."
-- Buffy Summers, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"The concept of the web is of universal readership. If you publish a document on the web, it is important that anyone who has access to it can read it and link to it."
-- Tim Berners-Lee

"All love is unrequited."
-- Susan Ivanova, Babylon 5

"Do you know what's a good day to break up with somebody? Any day BUT Valentine's Day! I mean, what, were you running low on dramatic irony?"
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Love makes you do the wacky."
-- Willow Rosenberg, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Too much research. Need beverage."
-- Xander Harris, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

"I have had a really bad day, okay? If you have information worth hearing, I am grateful for it. If you're gonna crack jokes, I'm gonna pull out your ribcage and wear it as a hat."
-- Buffy Summers, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

"My whole life just flashed before my eyes. I gotta get me a life."
-- Xander Harris, Buffy, the Vampire Slayer

"You ever think that the world's a giant game of musical chairs, and the music's stopped, and we're the only ones who don't have a chair?"
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"In the morning...everything is going to look...a lot...worse."
-- Sam, The Night We Never Met

"The worst feeling is suddenly realizing that you don't measure up. And that, in the past, when you thought you did, you were a fool."
-- Angela Chase, My So-Called Life

"It's not advisable to drink too much strong liquors while climbing in the Alps. If, however, you are going to fall over a cliff, it's advisable to be thoroughly intoxicated when you do so."
-- Anonymous English Alpinist

"There are literally thousands of women out there just waiting to screw me over."
-- Chandler Bing, Friends

"Breakups are hard enough without being handed...the 'love/not-in-love' distinction. If I had one wish for our society,...it would be to forever wipe that phrase from our lexicon."
-- Courtney Weaver, Unzipped

"Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. And then he'll no longer pester the hell out of you about wanting some damn food."
-- Me

"But he's in your life. He gets to be there when I can't. Take your classes, eat your meals, hear your jokes and complaints. He gets to see you in the sunlight."
-- Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"The inability to run a simple search in a textfile or ten is a crippling disability, what which probably disqualifies one from programming altogether."
-- Tom Christiansen

"I'm just gonna go home, lie down, and listen to country music--the music of pain."
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"I don't handle rejection well. Funny...considering all the practice I've had, huh?"
-- Xander Harris, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"Cornell University biogeneticists...developed a revolutionary new synthetic hormone that retards the human aging process, enabling individuals to extend the churning, meaningless void known as life by upwards of 20 years."
-- The Onion

"You know sometimes when I'm really hungry, I think I'd pay a million dollars just for a really good burrito, if'n I had a million dollars to pay for a really good burrito."
-- El Goob (Gary W. Smith) in rec.sport.football.college

"When I speak as a current and former student, I speak as an extremely hungry current and former student who more than anything wants to be chomping on a good burrito right now!!!!"
-- El Goob in rec.sport.football.college

"Damn, I wish I had a burrito right now. 'Cause if I had a burrito, maybe I'd stop typing all this crap and my fingers wouldn't be hurting and instead I would be enjoying my burrito."
-- El Goob in rec.sport.football.college

"Bouldering is the ideal sport for a person with a short attention span"
-- Nancy Pritchard

"I may be Love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."
-- Spike, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"I encourage you to always challenge me when you feel it's appropriate. You must never be cowed by authority. Except, of course, in this instance when I am clearly right, and you are clearly wrong."
-- Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"If you want to criticize my methods, fine. But you can keep your snide remarks to yourself. And while you're at it, don't criticize my methods."
-- Giles, Buffy the Vampire Slayer

"No, I'm not afraid of heights at all; maybe I have a small brain."
-- Hidetaka Suzuki, on rock climbing

"It's amazing that movies can still make people who sit on their asses in front of a computer seem like they're doing something cool and dangerous."
-- Andrew O'Hehir, Salon's review of The Matrix

"Video games, not parents, are to blame for many of these teenage crimes. I'm certain it was Frogger that taught my son to jaywalk."
-- The Onion

"Who's trying to kill you, Mr. Donut Man? I dunno, but you better not...OH NO! THAT'S NOT GOOD! I'M NOT HAPPY!"
-- Garth Algar, Wayne's World

'Where do these people come from? Is there an agency out there that reads the Net and says "oops, not enough morons on this newsgroup" and then assigns some slack-jawed inbred grit-eatin' stooge to gum up the works?'
-- Scowling Jim Cowling, in rec.arts.comics.misc

"OK, I'm having a Grateful Dead moment here, but I'm saying, 'Bootleg the puppy.' "
-- Joss Whedon, on distribution of Buffy Season Finale "Graduation 2"

"Now, get the popcorn ready and don't call me between 8 and 9 o'clock."
-- Joyce Millman, Salon TV critic on the Buffy season finale.

And then, as tagged by whedonite, 5 Guilty Pleasures
The first player of this game starts with the topic of "5 Guilty Pleasures" and people who get tagged need to write an LJ entry about 5 Guilty Pleasures as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names.
  1. Guitar Hero
  2. Dance Dance Revolution
  3. Reading Livejournal at work.
  4. LJ memes
  5. Spending too much time watching TiVo.
Note: Porn is not on here because I feel no guilt about looking at porn.

I hereby tag the following people to do the same: batnandu ludditerobot and whoever else wants to do this.

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glueandglitter::2006.01.17.09:47 pm
[User Picture]Holy crap, I am guilty of all 5 of those! I somehow justify #5 to myself by making jewelry or sewing while watching all that Tivo, but it's still happening.
thepeopleseason::2006.01.17.09:51 pm
[User Picture]Well, I'd venture to say that you don't feel guilty about enjoying DDR and GH, though. I'm enough of a big dork that participating in those particular activities just makes me feel like I'm sliding back on adulthood.
glueandglitter::2006.01.17.09:55 pm
[User Picture]Haha fair enough. Tho I should feel bad for the downstairs neighbors when playing DDR!
fyrdrakken::2006.01.17.10:13 pm
[User Picture]One or both of the Giles quotes you used were also on my own sig files list at some point, and possibly one or two of the Xander lines as well.

And once again I'm having a, "I wish I'd made that icon I had the idea for a while back, because then I could post this comment using it" moment.
thepeopleseason::2006.01.17.10:15 pm
[User Picture]Great minds...

Heh. Userpics: the new .sig file.
fyrdrakken::2006.01.18.09:50 pm
[User Picture]Except that when adding a new quote to the future sig files collection, I just had to bookmark the page or write it down and then take a moment to type it in when the opportunity presented. Making a new icon can take hours, especially if it's something like one of the moving-wing bits from Constantine that I've been dying to do since I saw the movie. (At least the icon I'm thinking of that I wanted to use here will be pretty simple -- grab a Giles-with-books shot out of one of my pics folders and crop it and caption it, "The library, where Giles and the books live." Simple.)
whedonite::2006.01.18.06:42 am
[User Picture]I haven't seen The Cider House Rules in forever.
thepeopleseason::2006.01.18.02:26 pm
[User Picture]I was talking specifically about the book. There's a line in there about how when you love someone, you want to love what they love, and vice versa. I had it jot down somewhere.

I'm not really prepared to go hunting around the book itself given that I know the general visual vicinity where the quote is in the mass market paperback, but I now own the trade paperback.
fiyero2005::2006.01.18.04:29 pm
Porn is the greatest creation on God's green Earth.
thepeopleseason::2006.01.18.04:32 pm
[User Picture]And while we may differ on the kinds of porn we would respectively enjoy, I'll wholeheartedly agree with you.
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