I saw Ken Burns speak the other day and he read several quotes from Yogi Berra that made me laugh pretty good. I thought I’d share on this lovely afternoon. I hope you are taking it easy today, chilling and enjoying whatever you like to enjoy. Peace,
Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours.
Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.
Half the lies they tell about me aren’t true.
I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.
If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ‘em.
If you come to a fork in the road, take it.
It gets late early out there.
It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
The future ain’t what it used to be.
The towels were so thick there I could hardly close my suitcase.
We made too many wrong mistakes.
You can observe a lot by just watching.
You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.
I never said most of the things I said.
Courtesy of BrainyQuote.
Because he comes up with posts like this one. If you don’t have Steve Benen at The Washington Monthly bookmarked on your toolbar, you really need to do that right now. I’ll paste a bit from his post below and add the clip from the Monty Python skit that he refers to below that. How on earth could the Monty Python troupe know how Republicans would act 30 years later. It’s amazing. From Steve…
BUDGET FACTS ARE STUBBORN THINGS…. Many of you are no doubt familiar with the classic Monty Python sketch from 1972 called the “Argument Clinic,” which, as regular readers know, is one of my favorites. It goes like this: a man who enjoys a good, substantive debate goes to a business that ostensibly provides one, but after paying his fee, he quickly discovers that the man on the other side of the desk simply contradicts literally everything he says.
A little too often, the “Argument Clinic” sketch reminds me of efforts to engage conservative Republicans in any kind of discourse. Take the debate over the House budget plan, approved last week.
Reasonable observers note that the plan privatizes Medicare. “No, it doesn’t,” the right responds. Those relying on reality add that Medicare would be replaced with vouchers. “No, it wouldn’t,” conservative reply.
And now for something completely different…
You may have already seen this, but I liked it so much, I’ve watched it about 4 times. It cracks me up.
This is the first video I’ve posted of my 11 month old granddaughter. The first time I held her in my arms and she looked up at me with wonder, innocence and purity – my life was changed. I have always been passionate about trying to make the world a better place. This little girl deserves a world worth living in.
Look at this video and imagine what kind of world we will have in 17 years when she becomes an adult and goes off to college. If the Republicans continue to destroy our country, will she even be able to go to college, will the wealthy be hiding behind their gated communities with armed security – keeping the rest of us out? I have to wonder, do none of these Republicans have grandchildren. And if they do, are they so confident that their grandchild will be behind those gates in the future?
Please enjoy my smart, talented and purely innocent granddaughter dancing like crazy and learning a little spanish. She knows some sign language already too. You can hear me, my wife and Lennie Elizabeth’s mom laughing in the background. This is why I care so much what happens to our country.
If you haven’t seen this movie, you really should. It is a damn near perfect movie, Albert Brooks, Meryl Streep & Rip Torn. It looks like Youtube has the entire movie up in 13 clips that play pretty seamless. Go watch it! Here is a great clip but it does kind of reveal a lot, if you are going to watch it and I highly recommend you do, then skip the clip and go here and watch the whole thing. WARNING: There are some really funny scenes.
I’m not turning this blog into a clip site, really. Just been surfing around Youtube a lot lately and finding cool stuff.
I did this political quiz at About.com. It was pretty fun. Here are my results, which they give you code for to paste into your blog.
If I need to laugh, I go for Richard Pryor. Warning, put the kids to bed before watching with the speakers on.
And here is a really old clip…a young Richard Pryor
I have to admit that the first time I heard this rant, I thought it was pretty wild. I thought of it tonight as I was thinking about the incredible power of earthquakes and tsunamis and how we mere humans are defenseless in a lot of natural disasters.
I certainly don’t agree with George on all or maybe most of what he says, but he sure presents his case well. He was one of my favorite comedians growing up. I’m sure this will provoke a discussion or two. Have a great weekend, I’m sure I’ll do some posting this weekend, especially if I procrastinate on the other things I should be doing.