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#201:No First Class seat can match the comfort of 2 or 3 seats to yourself in coach.
— Thu May 14 2009 19:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#202:Report from the air: The whole Northern Hemisphere is socked in. For best results, choose another hemisphere.
— Thu May 14 2009 19:17 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#203:OXYMORON ALERT: The fine print on the bottom of the ad says, "Drink Responsibly." Yeah, like when has that ever happened?
— Thu May 14 2009 20:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#204:Big Brother is watching us, with video cameras everywhere. Trouble is: humans have to monitor those cameras, so BB is still blind.
— Thu May 14 2009 21:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#205:Flight attendant hands paper towels to passenger: "You can clean up that mess yourself. I am not your keeper." Bravo, I say!
— Thu May 14 2009 21:11 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#206:Fruit is a plant's seed distribution system. Animals eat the fruit and sh*t the seeds.... So how do you explain the avocado?
— Thu May 14 2009 22:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#207:Your choice: Buy "Duty Free" merchandise at a foreign airport and haul it home, or buy the same product for less at Costco.
— Thu May 14 2009 23:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#208:The highest standard of honor is to be consistent with yourself.
— Fri May 15 2009 00:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#209:A sociopath is incapable of empathizing with others. He may detect & exploit others' feelings, but he doesn't identify with them.
— Fri May 15 2009 10:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#210:Famous sociopaths: Hitler, Saddam, Ted Bundy, Bernie Madoff. Many are in jail, but most are not. They live among us!
— Fri May 15 2009 10:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#211:James Bond, if he existed, would probably be a sociopath. Licensed to kill, to consume the chicks. No conscience. That's why it's so easy.
— Fri May 15 2009 10:30 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#212:"Puffery" is exaggerating the claims for a product without technically lying. The advertising industry is based on it!
— Fri May 15 2009 14:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#213:The absence of lies should not be confused with honesty.
— Fri May 15 2009 14:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#214:"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." (Via @linkibol)
- #existentialism — Fri May 15 2009 16:06 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#215:I am a citizen of Walmartania. Born and raised here. I'm not always proud of it, but it's my country.
— Fri May 15 2009 18:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#216:Just published a new blog report on Free Sleeping in Frankfurt, Germany. http://ow.ly/77YG - The camping is primo near the airport.
— Fri May 15 2009 19:16 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#217:Call me conservative, but I still think they should be called "freedom fries." It's time we recognized our national cuisine.
— Fri May 15 2009 20:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#218:Religion, like other addictions, is the enemy of self-responsibility.
— Fri May 15 2009 21:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#219:All conspiracy theories are confounded by human politics, in that it's hard to get evil conspirators to agree on anything.
— Fri May 15 2009 22:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#220:#followfriday - @Andy__Rooney I don't know if this is the "real" Andy Rooney, but it's irrelevant: He's got the A.R. shtick down pat!
— Fri May 15 2009 23:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#221:Looking for a buyer for 10,000 pounds of none of your beeswax. Care to make an offer?
— Sat May 16 2009 00:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#222:Photo Archive: My photos from the Obama Inauguration in Washington in January. http://roamingphotos.com/a?obama - in 3 albums
— Sat May 16 2009 01:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#223:Congrats to the Northern Hemisphere for being rated the No. 1 hemisphere, May to October, 50,000 years in a row!
— Sat May 16 2009 02:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#224:What you think our relationship is and what I think it is are usually two different things.
— Sat May 16 2009 04:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#225:It amazes me how two people can have an animated conversation without a clue what each other is saying.
— Sat May 16 2009 06:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#226:MRT @johnroderick Without the narrative talents Wilford Brimley, how would big corporations convey when they were "handcrafting" something?
— Sat May 16 2009 08:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#227:I am always terrified of spelling "incompetent" wrong. ("incompetant?") It would be a brutal irony if I messed up.
— Sat May 16 2009 10:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#228:I have revised the mission statement in my "Homeless by Choice" blog: http://freesleeping.blogspot.com - I'm just a dude....
— Sat May 16 2009 13:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#229:Modern audio-visual entertainment overloads the emotional system, making people numb and passive. My old essay: http://bit.ly/mztcx
— Sat May 16 2009 15:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#230:The airport security level is ALWAYS orange. Yellow or green would promote complacency, while red would encourage panic, so orange it is.
— Sat May 16 2009 17:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#231:After you have been off caffeine for a long time, Coca-Cola reveals its true flavor: Gross!
— Sat May 16 2009 18:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#232:My new blog entry on budget travel: "Speaking the Local Language: Not Required" http://bit.ly/F3JMd - Just speak English, slowly, clearly.
— Sat May 16 2009 19:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#233:Prediction: The airport alert level will go to Red only AFTER an attack has already occurred, to give the impression of gov't action.
— Sat May 16 2009 20:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#234:Twitter gives you a chance to see what celebrities are really made of: fluff!
— Sat May 16 2009 21:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#235:A redneck moment: Man and woman walking hand-in-hand into a discount cigarette store. So sweet! (Selma, North Carolina)
— Sat May 16 2009 23:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#236:The most disgusting thing on the planet (my opinion): lipstick-stained cigarette butts. Choose one or the other, lady!
— Sun May 17 2009 00:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#237:Photos du Jour: My album from a 24-hour visit to VENICE, ITALY in Sept. 07. http://roamingphotos.com/a?venice (More than enough time.)
— Sun May 17 2009 01:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#238:Camping a field near the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia. Only a thin layer of fabric saves me from sci-fi death by insects. (Kingsland)
— Sun May 17 2009 02:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#239:Advertising Rule: All financial services ads in airports must feature Tiger Woods in a completely irrelevant golfing scenario.
— Sun May 17 2009 09:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#240:I'd be a very poor motivational speaker. I'd just say: "You don't need me. You have to work it out for yourselves!"
— Sun May 17 2009 10:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#241:Advertising is prostitution with words and images.
— Sun May 17 2009 11:48 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#242:Nearly all advertising is for products you don't need, trying to manipulate you into thinking you do need them.
— Sun May 17 2009 11:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#243:The only "good" advertising is the announcement of a product or service you needed anyway at a price or location you weren't expecting.
— Sun May 17 2009 11:58 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#244:Florida is flatter than Kansas - only a few feet above sea level. The highest hills are trash landfills.
— Sun May 17 2009 14:38 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#245:"Hubris" is the invincibility you feel after some success. Next, you take on more than you can handle and come crashing down.
— Sun May 17 2009 14:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#246:While it isn't technically child abuse, raising a child in wealth and privilege can be just as crippling.
— Sun May 17 2009 18:47 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#247:The ultimate con is Dasani - purified tap water from Coca-Cola. No flavor, no sugar, just pure, refreshing marketing bullshit.
— Sun May 17 2009 23:58 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#248:Interesting that the British rejected Dasani (tap water) but Americans lap it up. The whole beverage industry is a con, so why not?
— Mon May 18 2009 00:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#249:The beverage industry thrives because its markup is huge: 2 cents worth of ingredients become a $2 soft drink. No real food can beat that.
— Mon May 18 2009 00:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#250:What, exactly, are "drinkability", "refreshment" and "thirst-quenching"? Aren't they really masks for alcohol and caffeine addiction?
— Mon May 18 2009 00:23 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#251:What most people interpret as "thirst" is really a craving for caffeine. Your body doesn't need the liquid; your brain just wants the drug.
— Mon May 18 2009 00:28 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#252:A Coca-Cola executive can say, "I never actually killed anyone." Yeah, but you were a parasite on society, stealing from the poor.
— Mon May 18 2009 09:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#253:A Coke executive can live guilt free because guilt is distributed. He has no direct contact with the people he is exploiting.
— Mon May 18 2009 09:38 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#254:The Holocaust and the soft drink industry operate on the same system of distributed responsibility, differing only in scale.
— Mon May 18 2009 09:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#255:If we had a simple gauge in front of us showing body hydration levels (empty/full), thirst would not be so easy to manipulate.
— Mon May 18 2009 10:07 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#256:Some of the best solutions to life's problems are unpublicized, because they wouldn't work if everybody did them.
— Mon May 18 2009 16:01 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#257:The past is irrelevant except for what it teaches us about the future.
— Mon May 18 2009 17:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#258:Poverty could be thought of as "enforced simplicity." If it forces people to become more efficient, it's not necessarily bad.
— Mon May 18 2009 20:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#259:On the whole, technology doesn't really solve problems; it only redistributes them.
— Tue May 19 2009 01:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#260:A buffet is the most existential form of dining. Even if you eat together, you must choose alone.
— Tue May 19 2009 04:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#261:Have you noticed that when you eat a lot, you get hungry QUICKER? I just ate a big buffet, and three hours later I'm starved!
— Tue May 19 2009 08:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#262:Sleep paralysis is the nightly disabling of motor muscles to prevent injury while dreaming. AKA incubus, alien abduction.
— Tue May 19 2009 11:38 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#263:Never get angry. It is a universally destructive emotion. It eats you up inside while getting poor results outside.
— Tue May 19 2009 13:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#264:Romantic advice comes in two flavors: "Trust your feelings" and "Trust no one." Can't there be a middle ground?
— Tue May 19 2009 16:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#265:No prison is more secure than the one we create for ourselves.
— Tue May 19 2009 17:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#266:Photos du Jour: My 2007 visit to LIDO BEACH in VENICE, ITALY, during a film festival. http://www.roamingphotos.com/a?lido - Tim Burton Day!
— Wed May 20 2009 01:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#267:"Moderate consumption of cola drinks is completely safe," says British Soft Drinks Association, but http://bit.ly/lXWlD (BBC via @linkibol)
— Wed May 20 2009 02:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#268:Cap'n Crunch can be a healthy part of a nutritious breakfast, according to the Cap'n's spokesperson.
— Wed May 20 2009 02:23 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#269:Everyone has a philosophy of life. Even if they can't put it into words, it is guiding their actions.
- #existentialism — Wed May 20 2009 04:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#270:“Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.” -- Bertrand Russell (via @linkibol)
— Wed May 20 2009 07:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#271:The essential element of any artistic medium is restriction. You are forced to condense your message into a small package.
— Wed May 20 2009 10:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#272:The restriction on Twitter is 140 characters. On songs, it is 3-4 minutes. That's your message space.
— Wed May 20 2009 10:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#273:When you break the restrictions of an artistic medium, the product goes to hell. You're just talking then. It's not art.
— Wed May 20 2009 10:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#274:The true art of music lies in its creation, not its performance.
— Wed May 20 2009 12:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#275:Going to see Cher in concert is essentially the same as watching a good Cher impersonator. Both are faking it.
— Wed May 20 2009 14:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#276:You can't sing the same song over and over with real feeling. Only the first few times are genuine; it's acting after that.
— Wed May 20 2009 15:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#277:Why do singer-songwriters perform at all? They need the money! Committed artists would be creating new material, not rehashing the old.
— Wed May 20 2009 16:46 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#278:"Information consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention." http://bit.ly/rj2JK
— Wed May 20 2009 17:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#279:"Information obesity" is the constant intake of new data and experiences before digesting what one has already consumed.
— Wed May 20 2009 18:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#280:Information obesity results in passivity and shallowness of feeling. You do only the minimum required of you, little more.
— Wed May 20 2009 18:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#281:My essay on data overload: "INVASION OF THE MIND PARASITES" http://bit.ly/IgsU4 (Kilroy Cafe #11)
— Wed May 20 2009 19:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#282:To remain healthy in the modern world, you must restrict your information input to what you can reasonably process.
— Wed May 20 2009 21:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#283:If you never get to the end of your To-Do list, then you have accumulated too many commitments. Some of them have to go!
— Wed May 20 2009 22:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#284:It is noble to commit yourself to worthy causes, but not if it creates an obligation you cannot fulfill.
— Wed May 20 2009 23:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#285:If you are committed beyond your resources and fail to reduce your obligations on your own, catastrophe will make the choices for you.
— Thu May 21 2009 00:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#286:Photos du Jour: High school car wash I stumbled upon in Irvine, California in 2006. http://roamingphotos.com/a?carwash
— Thu May 21 2009 01:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#287:I've just released a new original song, "BLOOD ON THE WINDSHIELD" http://bit.ly/196LYg Concerns a miscarriage of justice in Louisiana.
— Thu May 21 2009 03:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#288:The cost of security is imprisonment.
— Thu May 21 2009 09:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#289:The #1 risk of romantic commitment is that your mate becomes a perpetual child addicted to your protection.
— Thu May 21 2009 09:35 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#290:Most forms of mutual protection become unequal over time, with one party giving far more than he is getting.
— Thu May 21 2009 09:42 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#291:Given the choice, lonely is better than suffocated.
— Thu May 21 2009 09:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#292:The choice of a romantic partner should never be made out of sympathy.
— Thu May 21 2009 09:46 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#293:There are plenty of time travel devices to carry you forward in time with nothing to show for it. Just press the button and you're there!
— Thu May 21 2009 10:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#294:Boredom is an attitude, not a real emotion. It reflects your own refusal to make creative use of the time available to you.
— Thu May 21 2009 10:13 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#295:Cats and dogs have an amazing psychic ability. They can open doors by staring at them and whimpering.
— Thu May 21 2009 10:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#296:My favorite song you've probably never heard: "Houdini's Box" by Jill Sobule http://bit.ly/hutQJ - Simple and haunting.
— Thu May 21 2009 12:43 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#297:"It's not a bug; it's a feature." (old programmer saying) i.e. an apparent defect can turn out to be an advantage.
— Thu May 21 2009 12:48 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#298:#1 best existential song: "Desperado" by the Eagles. Lyrics: http://bit.ly/yY6j6
— Thu May 21 2009 17:35 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#299:#2 best existential song: "Let It Be" by the Beatles. The philosophy can be misused, but still a powerful three words.
— Thu May 21 2009 17:42 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#300:#3 best existential song: "The Sound of Silence" by Simon & Garfunkel. Lyrics: http://bit.ly/1nsD9k One of many "emptiness" songs by Simon.
— Thu May 21 2009 17:52 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar

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