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#601:Order is maintained in a society not by actual justice but by the perception and illusion of justice.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 20:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#602:The imposing appearance of court buildings contributes as much to the perception of justice as anything that goes on inside.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 20:53 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#603:See my earlier essay: "The Fallacy of Justice" http://bit.ly/BYcA0 (Kilroy Cafe #46)
— Wed Jun 10 2009 22:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#604:The downside of love is the loss of control over your own destiny.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 23:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#605:Every object you acquire has its cost: not just the purchase price but the long-term cost of maintenance, storage, protection and disposal.
— Wed Jun 10 2009 23:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#606:The least interesting musical genre is Country: cloying, conventional sentiments for those who are trapped in the sticks.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 00:16 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#607:In Country music, life is superficial: Love is good, breaking up bad, traditions wholesome, broken hearts tragic... BOR-ing!
— Thu Jun 11 2009 00:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#608:It is usually claimed that Elvis was the greatest musical artist of the 20th Century. Bull! It was the Beatles! No question.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 00:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#609:The Beatles invented musical irony. Before that, popular songs expressed only bland, conventional emotions.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 00:54 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#610:Pity the autistic male whose only knowledge of human culture is related to the following of sports teams. Also pity his wife.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 01:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#611:My old essay on the tragedy of "Male Sports Addiction" http://bit.ly/d5ks7 (Kilroy Cafe #10, June 08)
— Thu Jun 11 2009 01:42 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#612:There are two ways to look at couples who have been married for decades: 1) How sweet! 2) What a tragic loss of potential!
— Thu Jun 11 2009 02:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#613:The early days of romance are fun - the exploratory phase when anything seems possible. Then new defenses are erected and you see it's not.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 02:37 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#614:Never trust a country music singer who tells you how faithful he's going to be. Them good 'ole boys got a poor track record.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 12:47 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#615:Nothing mobilizes a community like responding to a tragedy after it has happened, but few will unite to prevent one.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 12:49 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#616:"Note to damsels: stay away from men with handlebar moustaches; I am so sick of having to untie you from railroad tracks." @michaelianblack
— Thu Jun 11 2009 13:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#617:If UFOs exist, you got to give them credit for obeying the Prime Directive. That's the most you can ask of any alien race.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 13:13 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#618:When aliens abduct hysterical women from their beds, they always bring them back - sadly.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 13:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#619:The muumuu is the refuge of overweight women.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 13:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#620:Millions of U.S. households aren't ready for the switch to digital television. It's a HUMANITARIAN CRISIS!
— Thu Jun 11 2009 14:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#621:Whenever I clip my fingernails I think of the San Andreas Fault, which is moving at about the same rate, building tension. Gonna snap soon!
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:10 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#622:The poverty of American culture is that its social policy relies almost entirely on punishment, not prevention.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#623:Another dead child found in a dumpster. Oh, the wailing, the memorials, the calls for justice. But was anything done for her when alive?
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:33 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#624:The thing that keeps most lawyers from truly understanding the law is their unquestioning faith in it.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#625:Orangutans are skeptical of changes in their cages. Also homeowners.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#626:The hallmark of intelligence is curiosity.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 15:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#627:Curiosity is detecting what doesn't fit with your current knowledge and exploring it until it is understood.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 16:05 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#628:Homeowners have a greater stake in their community than renters. Society needs more people who are totally trapped.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 16:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#629:Statistically, married people and pet owners live longer. Also: people in prison live longer, due to lowered risks. Analysis?
— Thu Jun 11 2009 16:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#630:If a million dollars would make you happy, would 2 million make you twice as happy? No! There is no personal benefit in excess.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 17:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#631:Just because a nutrient is essential for your health doesn't mean taking massive quantities of it will do anything for you.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 17:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#632:"Packratting" is the human tendency to stockpile resources even when they are not realistically needed. With mental illness, it gets worse.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 17:25 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#633:People are attached to their possessions like a spider to its web. "Don't touch that!" they say if you try to change anything.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 17:31 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#634:"Family" - a shared delusional system by which dysfunctions are handed down from one generation to the next.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 17:42 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#635:Call me naïve, but where does McDonalds™ get all the square fish for its Fillet-o-Fish™ sandwiches?
— Thu Jun 11 2009 19:04 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#636:Living well and happily has little to do with what you own. It has everything to do with how well you spend your time.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 20:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#637:"KilroyCafe is a twitter maniac!" @Skylorde - My reply: I yam what I yam.
— Thu Jun 11 2009 21:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#638:You don't realize how boring sex can be until you've seen "Real Sex" on HBO.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 03:27 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#639:A radically subversive counter-cultural idea: Sex is meaningless! See my essay "Sex Fraud" http://bit.ly/vq1xO (Kilroy Cafe #3)
— Fri Jun 12 2009 03:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#640:People become so invested in sex that they'll come up with no end of absurd ways to make it seem interesting.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 09:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#641:How many fetishes can there be? All become tiresome after a while. They don't change the waning appeal of the underlying product.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 09:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#642:Sex is like chocolate cake. It's enticing from afar and when you take your first bite, but taste fades when surrounded by it.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 09:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#643:With sex, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence - with another partner or beyond some forbidden barrier.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 09:30 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#644:People would rather improve their lives through product acquisition than make real effective changes.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 11:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#645:"BlackBerry™ anxiety" - The pathological fear of not knowing where your BlackBerry™ is when it isn't directly in your hand.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 17:29 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#646:If you look too closely at show biz you'll see it's all fake. Real life, with all its warts, is far more entertaining.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 17:38 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#647:Early sailors visiting Florida saw the manatee and thought they were seeing the mythical Mermaid. "Boy, is this lady ugly!"
— Fri Jun 12 2009 17:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#648:Convertibles are ridiculous. Do you really want the wind in your face and the sun beating down on your head?
— Fri Jun 12 2009 18:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#649:"Organic" is something that grows from within, at its own pace according to its own rules, vs. forced from the outside.
— Fri Jun 12 2009 21:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#650:Naïveté can be defined as anything prior to ones current state of development.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 05:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#651:Why are sweat glands unique to humans? They seem like such a handy cooling mechanism.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 05:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#652:Thank God for the breeders, people willing to put their lives on hold for 20 years to propagate our species. Without them where would we be?
— Sat Jun 13 2009 06:18 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#653:I looked around me and said, Is THIS what I want to be doing for the rest of my life?
— Sat Jun 13 2009 11:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#654:If you like mountains, cool breezes, crisp air, babbling brooks and charming local culture... Florida ain't the place.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 13:02 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#655:In most marriages, one is the "parent" and the other the "child". These roles are self-reinforcing and exaggerate over time.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 13:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#656:In a relationship, one party doesn't become more helpless and dependent without the other in some way enabling it.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 13:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#657:Divorce is an accumulation of unpaid bills all come due at the same time.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 13:46 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#658:My spy photos from the Adam & Eve™ Romance Superstore, St. Augustine, Florida (taken an hour ago) http://bit.ly/AwbNN - So this is romance?
— Sat Jun 13 2009 15:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#659:Can you say "Georgia"? Round heeyah it's "JAW-jah".
— Sat Jun 13 2009 16:30 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#660:You can't really tell the truth until you learn to lie.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 19:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#661:With music, all that matters is the quality of the sound that comes out of the speakers. Everything else is musical bullshit.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 21:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#662:A great song is great after only a single recorded performance. Once it's been nailed, there's no creative purpose in performing it again.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 21:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#663:There is only one reason an artist would perform the same song over and over: money. Otherwise, they should be creating new songs.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 21:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#664:Most people who perform music are incapable of writing it.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 21:57 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#665:The main creative problem in music is the same as any other medium: having something to say.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 22:36 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#666:Zahavi's "Handicap Principle" says that animals (and humans) will ostentatiously waste resources to signal their fitness. It's everywhere!
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:14 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#667:The best example of the Handicap Principle is the plumage of the peacock, which is costly and useless but somehow impresses the female.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#668:The female figures, "Wow, if this guy can waste so much on his fancy car, he must really be rich and powerful."
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:26 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#669:The Handicap Principle helps explain human breasts, which are far larger than they have to be to give milk. They are a fitness signal.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:32 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#670:The Handicap Principle suggests an inate human tendency to ostentatiously display and waste ones resources. It signals you are powerful.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:39 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#671:Luxury cars and palacial homes are of no practical benefit to the owner. They're only a signal to others: "I can afford to waste resources."
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#672:Evolution teaches us, "If you got it flaunt it!" A costly theatrical show of power may avoid an actual fight, which is even costlier.
— Sat Jun 13 2009 23:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#673:Unless it's your job, you should never install or "fix" anything on someone else's computer, even if they ask you to. It's a boundary issue.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 03:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#674:That's not the national deficit. That's the money you could be saving by switching to Geico. The deficit is over THERE.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 05:20 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#675:My new philosophy essay: "The Handicap Principle" http://bit.ly/uW4oj (Kilroy #49) - Ostentatiously wasting resources may be in our genes.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 13:21 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#676:If you want to take the joy out of travel, buy an RV. Now you're hauling a huge unnecessary infrastructure and can't travel light anymore.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 16:40 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#677:It's absurd to call RV parks "campgrounds". Nobody camps there any more than they camp in hotel rooms. They only "plug in".
— Sun Jun 14 2009 16:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#678:People think they need RVs only because they can't bear to leave behind all their unnecessary stuff.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 16:56 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#679:Dear Northerners: Please enjoy your Dagobah summer before the closing in of the Hoth winter.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 20:09 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#680:Most of the things adults call their "toys" - motorcycles, etc - are used as often as kids use theirs: once or twice then stored forever.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 20:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#681:Did I hear you dissing Walmartania again? This is my country! We didn't fight those wars with K-Mart and Sears for nothing!
— Sun Jun 14 2009 21:01 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#682:I have so many people to thank for this great honor: my mom, my dad, my lovely wife and above all my Wal-Mart for its Low Prices... Always!
— Sun Jun 14 2009 21:43 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#683:Let us never forget those millions of men and women who gave their lives, at starvation wages, to defend our Always Low Prices.
— Sun Jun 14 2009 21:53 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#684:When not just any caffeine delivery system will do, you need Pepsi Max "The first diet cola for men." Alas, it's totally gay!
— Sun Jun 14 2009 22:47 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#685:There's only one reason a mega music star goes on tour: for the money. If they truly loved music they'd be making it, not repeating it.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 10:45 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#686:For the price of an RV, you can buy a lot of motel rooms and a lot of airline travel to places an RV can't reach.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 10:46 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#687:A Thing You Don't Need: Recreational Vehicles (RVs) http://bit.ly/9b5D1 (April 09)
— Mon Jun 15 2009 11:07 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#688:The art of music is polluted by its performance.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 11:08 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#689:"Had an epiphany last week and canceled the cable TV - *they* should be paying *me* a monthly fee to watch that sh*t!" MRT @netdudette
— Mon Jun 15 2009 11:15 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#690:Do you know where your data is? "Data Center Overload" in the NY Times (6/14) http://bit.ly/gTb7t - It's in the cloud.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 11:49 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#691:My speeding rules: No more than 9 mph above limit, except when traffic is faster, but don't be the fastest. In small towns, 4 mph faster.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 13:50 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#692:The needless risk-taking of youth is usually replaced by pathological risk aversion in the old.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 19:23 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#693:Most of the things you see as essential are imaginary barriers you have created for yourself to make change seem impossible.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 21:06 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#694:It is amazing what we can comfortably do without when forced to, but we are loathe to make such decisions on our own.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 21:12 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#695:Your body has amazing heating and cooling capabilities, but if you live in climate-controlled comfort these systems will never activate.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 21:22 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#696:"Old" is an accumulation of restrictions about certain ways things must be done. It has little to do with age.
— Mon Jun 15 2009 23:43 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#697:As a former airline baggage handler I can report that you're damn lucky to get your bags at all!
— Tue Jun 16 2009 10:42 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#698:It is a form of child abuse to raise a child in conditions of wealth and privilege he can never reasonably attain himself.
— Tue Jun 16 2009 10:59 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#699:No one cries for the "poor little rich kids" but their adjustment to real life can be difficult and traumatic.
— Tue Jun 16 2009 11:11 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar
#700:Rich kids can feel trapped: The only way to retain the privileges they are used to is to take up Daddy's business.
— Tue Jun 16 2009 11:17 GMT — view/retweet - FavStar

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