And with good reason!
PS - thanks for the <RP> of I Like Monkeys.
Near the end, there is a typo, "I tried to throw way...," or similar, and should be "away" I believe. I did not reply there, in case you wish to edit.
I guess my sense of humor is warped. Dave posted a story about a co-worker who was fired for being snotty. Literally. I was using a rented computer in a game store and had all I could do to not to draw attention.
The Monkey one must be an acquired taste,although Tim Cavanaugh's 99 Dead Baboons worked for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9Lt1rwj6R8
In many ways, the work of a critic is easy. We risk very little yet enjoy a position over those who offer up their work and their selves to our judgment. We thrive on negative criticism, which is fun to write and to read. But the bitter truth we critics must face, is that in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is probably more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defense of the new. The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations, the new needs friends. Last night, I experienced something new, an extraordinary meal from a singularly unexpected source. To say that both the meal and its maker have challenged my preconceptions about fine cooking is a gross understatement. They have rocked me to my core. In the past, I have made no secret of my disdain for Chef Gusteau's famous motto: Anyone can cook. But I realize, only now do I truly understand what he meant. Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere. It is difficult to imagine more humble origins than those of the genius now cooking at Gusteau's, who is, in this critic's opinion, nothing less than the finest chef in France. I will be returning to Gusteau's soon, hungry for more.
Anton Ego (Ratatouille (2007))
Kami Bambiraptor wrote:
"Critics at a play are like eunuchs in a harem: they're there every night, they know how it should be done every night, but they are unable to do it themselves."
Of course they are. Their job is to report on what harem does it best without having a personal "stake" in the business.
Google knows all...... google sees all.... just not right away!
This quote, posted at 7:06 local time, is a test of Google's amazing awesomity.
And by 8:53 this morning, this quote had been indexed by google.
Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.
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