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#501:We tend to view the past in two opposite ways: Either our ancestors were incredibly wise or incredibly backward. They were jerks like us!
— Thu Jun 04 2009 15:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#502:People bathing in the Ganges believe the water is pure when flowing and impure only when still. It's the same polluted water!
— Thu Jun 04 2009 16:43 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#503:I don't see what's so romantic about the wild horse in America. It was an invasive species brought here by the Spanish!
— Thu Jun 04 2009 16:48 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#504:Mickey, Minnie, Mighty and Jerry - the four famous faces on Mouse Rushmore.
— Thu Jun 04 2009 19:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#505:Making just enough money doing things you believe in is better than making a lot of money doing things you don't.
— Thu Jun 04 2009 22:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#506:What a glorious place to be - the Northern Hemisphere in June!
— Fri Jun 05 2009 02:57 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#507:The ego is usually biggest in those who have done the least to deserve it.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 03:47 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#508:Legalized gambling boosts the local economy only in the same sense that methamphetamine gives you energy. There's always a price to pay.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 03:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#509:You ain't seen nuthin' -- 'til you've driven South Dakota from end to end. Whole lot of nuthin'! (I'm doin' it now!)
— Fri Jun 05 2009 12:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#510:I can think of nothing less romantic than a motorcycle ride across America. That's 2500 miles of shit in your face.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 12:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#511:Humans have a primal need for "witnesses" - beings more powerful than themselves acknowledging what they are doing.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#512:A child's first witnesses are his parents. They are the audience for his performance. "Mommy, look at me!"
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#513:Adults seek an audience in friends, co workers, romance. When that's not enough acknowledgment, they seek fame, power.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#514:Sadists and serial killers are seeking acknowledgment. People WILL pay attention to you if you're killing them!
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:28 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#515:The need for witnesses is more powerful than the need for love. Being noticed for the bad things you're doing is better than no notice.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#516:When people don't have adequate witnesses, they invent them. God is one. Conspiracies are another.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#517:It is certainly frightening to have the CIA following your every move, but that's better than no one watching you at all.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:43 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#518:For a witness to be emotionally satisfying he must be superhuman to us. We feel alive only when acknowledged by someone higher.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 13:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#519:We tend to idealize our witnesses. We want them to be more powerful than they are so their acknowledgment of us has more value.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 14:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#520:Romance is a conundrum. We seek the perfect witness, so we idolize potential partners, but this delusion is bound to crash with experience.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 14:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#521:Our need for witnesses arises from our human nature. We are followers, even when we lead. We are always hooked in to our social environment.
— Fri Jun 05 2009 15:16 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#522:Humans are unique in the animal world for their ability to take instruction. They are programmed to want approval, to be "witnessed."
— Fri Jun 05 2009 17:44 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#523:Here are some photos from my brief visit yesterday to DEVIL'S TOWER, Wyoming. http://bit.ly/V8Fvn
— Fri Jun 05 2009 18:11 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#524:Some people know how to bake a good pie while others know how to serve it. Sadly, the servers usually get all the glory.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 00:55 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#525:Everyone worships the singer who sang the song and the actor who starred in the movie, while the person who wrote their words is forgotten.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 01:06 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#526:True creators will always be the abused underclass, while promoters, performers and poseurs with no creative skill reap the benefits.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 01:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#527:In commerce there is little incentive for quality, since a low-quality product, slickly marketed, can sell just as well.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 01:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#528:The main incentive for quality comes from outside of commerce, simply because it is more satisfying to produce.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 02:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#529:"Quality" can be defined as that which best fulfills the original purpose of the product. E.g. the original purpose of food is nutrition.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 02:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#530:As soon as you depart from the original purpose of a product, you invite marketing to sell you crap you don't need.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 02:24 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#531:See my old essay: "Quality vs. Crap: The Enduring Struggle of Life" (Kilroy Cafe #35) http://bit.ly/1470Tk
— Sat Jun 06 2009 02:51 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#532:Just as you start getting good at life, it's time to think about dying.
- #existentialism — Sat Jun 06 2009 06:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#533:There are two kinds of people in the world: those who can generate content and those who can't.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 11:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#534:"There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people and those who don't." - Unknown
— Sat Jun 06 2009 11:34 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#535:Wherever you go, your caffeine addiction will be served. In the middle of nowhere, the first thing you'll find is a Coke machine!
— Sat Jun 06 2009 12:48 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#536:Up here in the northern latitudes, you got to get your biological activity done real quick before winter closes in again.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 14:04 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#537:The whole "winter" concept remains a mystery to me. Why would people willingly live where the weather sucks half the year?
— Sat Jun 06 2009 14:17 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#538:People in the north claim they love the "four seasons." Bull! It's only because they live in a climate-controlled bubble.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 14:33 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#539:It's easy to say you love winter when you rarely have to experience it directly. Try it as Mother Nature intended: freezing your butt off!
— Sat Jun 06 2009 14:35 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#540:Here's a Thing You Don't Need: SNOW - http://bit.ly/132Hid (my blog entry, Jan. 09) On the uselessness of winter.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 15:24 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#541:Fishing - the sport for guys with nothing else to do.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 16:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#542:Suggested medically based rock band names: Scar Tissue, Lethal Injection, Bloody Mass, Cadaver, Necroscopy, Brain Tumor, Stat!
— Sat Jun 06 2009 16:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#543:The perfect name for a rock band on Martha's Vineyard: Chappaquiddick Bridge.
— Sat Jun 06 2009 16:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#544:Here are some photos from my visit to MT. RUSHMORE two days ago: http://bit.ly/r21PB
— Sun Jun 07 2009 01:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#545:The rarest of all human abilities is to question ones own position in life.
— Sun Jun 07 2009 10:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#546:The same people who buy expensive exercise equipment also refuse to walk a short distance when a taxi is available.
— Sun Jun 07 2009 10:48 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#547:"Lifestyle exercise" is when you take advantage of whatever opportunities life gives you for physical activity.
— Sun Jun 07 2009 10:52 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#548:At the airport in Milwaukee, I encountered my first-ever "Recombobulation Area" Photo: http://bit.ly/mNvtW - I thought they were extinct!
— Sun Jun 07 2009 12:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#549:If not for casinos, where would all the has-been bands and singers be playing?
— Sun Jun 07 2009 18:16 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#550:Britney, Cher, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow - They're all has beens, guys! Haven't done anything creative in years!
— Sun Jun 07 2009 18:23 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#551:I know I may be a little late, but what's so damn wrong about the South seceding from the Union? The main issue was self-rule, not slavery.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 01:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#552:"Pointless, redundant tautologies are an unnecessary waste of time." @aedison
— Mon Jun 08 2009 03:11 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#553:"Dark in time machine. Read to-do list wrong. Killed Einstein. Hung out with Hitler." @aedison
— Mon Jun 08 2009 03:13 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#554:Narcissism isn't self-love as much as self-centeredness, where you cannot grasp the needs of others.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 15:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#555:My new philosophy essay: "Escape from Narcissism" http://bit.ly/zK9Ul (Kilroy Cafe #48)
— Mon Jun 08 2009 17:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#556:What happens to most people after marriage? They gain weight! Symbolic of the changes in the relationship, there's no incentive to be thin.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 19:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#557:Human life does not thrive under law or commerce, only in the hidden places that law and commerce ignore.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#558:Governments are incompetent at raising children because they cannot make the creative compromises that real parents make every day.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#559:Government is a world of inflexible rules where lives in the present are held hostage to the hysterias of the past.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:19 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#560:The function of law is to punish the guilty and bankrupt the not guilty. The only winners are the lawyers.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 22:52 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#561:Society has a right to rule of law, but the individual has the right to seek the hidden nooks and crevices the law can't see.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:01 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#562:Today you will probably break a dozen laws. Can you list them? You drove over the speed limit, walked on private property, etc.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#563:It is okay to quietly break the law as long as a "threshhold of damage" is not crossed where you hurt someone or run the risk of doing so.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#564:In practice, police don't ticket drivers for 1 mph above the speed limit, only 10+ mph. This is the unwritten leniency the law must have.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#565:A healthy life can be lived only in the peripheral vision of the law, not under its direct gaze.
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#566:When people feel they have been wronged, they don't just want justice; they want Judge Judy justice. It ain't gonna happen!
— Mon Jun 08 2009 23:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#567:Half of life is knowing the rules. The other half is knowing when to break them.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 02:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#568:The ingrown toenail is the bread-and-butter of the podiatry business. (If people knew their own toes better, most business would go away.)
— Tue Jun 09 2009 08:00 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#569:In the desert you can usually camp without a tent. No mosquitoes! In summer, temps are perfect at night. The sun is your alarm clock!
— Tue Jun 09 2009 10:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#570:For camping in desert, you need only sleeping bag, tarp, air mattress, air pump. You can camp almost anywhere. No real dangers.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 10:37 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#571:The apple doesn't fall very far from the tree. It relies on animals eating the apple for seed distribution. (There's a metaphor there.)
— Tue Jun 09 2009 11:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#572:Old age is not a physical problem but existential one. People get so trapped by their past investments that they can't change.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 12:28 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#573:If you eat raw, uncooked vegetables, you might as well be eating sand. Very little of it digests.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 13:06 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#574:Humans evolved to eat cooked foods. Cooking is part of our digestive process, like the four stomachs of a cow.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 13:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#575:The goal of the Capitalist system is to get people addicted to things they don't need, so they can be milked for profit.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 15:27 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#576:My position on the paranormal: Who cares! If it's not reproducible, then you have to rely on your traditional five senses.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 18:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#577:Death is inevitable, but "old" is a choice.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 19:37 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#578:The JFK assassination: Just let it go!
— Tue Jun 09 2009 19:44 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#579:Let's be honest here: The bear shape has no real relevance to the flavor of the Gummi Bear.
— Tue Jun 09 2009 21:44 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#580:"Retirement" is only for people who have spent their lives in meaningless careers.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 01:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#581:"Paranoia" is a strategy of defending the self by inventing outside threats. They may be scary, but not as scary as living without them.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 03:12 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#582:"Paranoid aggression" is an outwardly aggressive act (assault, etc) that is seen as purely defensive by the person taking it.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 03:46 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#583:A "paranoid panic" is when paranoia triggers a catastropic collapse of self-esteem which causes even worse paranoia.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 03:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#584:In a panic, mild paranoia can become extreme, often leading to highly aggressive acts far outside the norms of society.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:04 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#585:Crime sprees are usually the result of paranoid panic, as are workplace killings by just-fired workers.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:13 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#586:If you have just failed or been rejected, it is easier to believe in an evil conspiracy than accept your own responsibility.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#587:Paranoia thrives in those with low native self-esteem, and it is easier to sustain when these people are isolated from others.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#588:A paranoiac with too many resources tends to become even more paranoid, because he has the power to further isolate himself. (Howard Hughes)
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#589:Classic paranoiacs: Ted Kaczynski, Howard Hughes, Richard Nixon, Hitler, Saddam, conspiracists, cult leaders, you, me...
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:54 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#590:Anyone can get paranoid when their world is collapsing around them. It takes great intellectual discipline to retain perspective.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 04:58 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#591:See my old essay: "Paranoia: Our Enemy Within" http://bit.ly/Ik29m (Kilroy Cafe #26, Jan 09)
— Wed Jun 10 2009 16:03 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#592:From May to September, the whole eastern half of the U.S. is essentially a tropical rainforest. Rich with greenery, bugs, rain & humidity.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 18:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#593:In a traffic stop, officers can search a car if a drug dog "hits" on it - which means they can search ANY car with a poorly trained dog.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 18:51 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#594:You can train a dog to find drugs, but you can't train him not to find other things. The "hits" may be high but also the false positives.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 18:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#595:Why you need civil rights: because law enforcement will always be a flawed human operation with a built-in bias toward guilt.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 18:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#596:Just by interacting with law enforcement you run the risk of being accused of a crime, so you want to limit that interaction.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 19:04 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#597:Passing a cop car beside the road, it is natural to think, "What will I be accused of?" even if you know you've done nothing.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 19:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#598:Police owe their existence - and ego - to crime. If they don't find it they are nobody. Find it, and they become powerful.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 20:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#599:Police can always find more or less crime by adjusting their tolerance. "Speeding" can start at 5 mph above the limit or 15. They choose.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 20:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#600:Bored cops are the most dangerous. They will detect more crime than busy ones - not necessarily to the benefit of society.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 20:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar

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