May 1998
The only difference between a rut and a grave
is the depth.

--More Anonymous Web Humor

"In this Palace of Lies a truth or two will not hurt you.
Your friends are the dullest dogs I know. They are not beautiful: they are only decorated. They are not clean: they are only shaved and starched. They are not dignified: they are only fashionably dressed. They are not educated: they are only college passmen. They are not religious: they are only pewrenters. They are not moral: they are only conventional. They are not virtuous: they are only cowardly. They are not even viscious: they are only 'frail'. They are not artistic: they are only lascivious. They are not prosperous: they are only rich. They are not loyal, they are only servile; not dutiful, only sheepish; not public spirited, only patriotic; not courageous, only quarrelsome; not determined, only obstinate; not masterful, only domineering; not self-controlled, only obtuse; not self representing, only vain; not kind, only sentimental; not social, only gregarious; not considerate, only polite; not intelligent, only opinionated; not progressive, only factious; not imaninative, only superstitious; not just, only vindictive; not generous, only propitiatory; not disciplined, only cowed; and not truthful at all: liars every one of them, to the very backbone of their souls."

-- Bernard Shaw Man and Superman

"Believing oneself to be perfect is often the sign of a delusional mind."

-- Data, Star Trek NextGen

"If you're going to have delusions, you may as well go for the really satisfying ones."

-- Marcus Cole, Babylon 5

"Most Spices go stale 5-6 months after opening."

-- from a Spice Girls Pop-Up Video on VH1