G C Lichtenberg: “It is as if our languages were confounded: when we want a thought, they bring us a word; when we ask for a word, they give us a dash; and when we expect a dash, there comes a piece of bawdy.”
H. P. Lovecraft: "What a man does for pay is of little significance. What he is, as a sensitive instrument responsive to the world's beauty, is everything!"
Werner Herzog: “We are surrounded by worn-out, banal, useless and exhausted images, limping and dragging themselves behind the rest of our cultural evolution.”
John Gray: "Unlike Schopenhauer, who lamented the human lot, Leopardi believed that the best response to life is laughter. What fascinated Schopenhauer, along with many later writers, was Leopardi’s insistence that illusion is necessary to human happiness."
Chris Ware: "Being a cartoonist means you don’t consider yourself too fancy."
Justin E.H. Smith: “One should of course take seriously serious efforts to improve society. But when these efforts fail, in whole or in part, it is only humor that offers redemption. So far, human expectations have always been strained, and have always come, give or take a bit, to nothing. In this respect reality itself has the form of a joke, and humor the force of truth.”
विलास सारंग: "संदर्भ कुठलेही असोत, संस्कृत, इंग्रजी, बुद्धिवादी, तांत्रिक, इतिहासाचे, खगोलशास्त्राचे, आधुनिक पदार्थविज्ञानाचे, शिवकालीन व पेशवाईतील बखरीचे, अगणित ज्ञानक्षेत्रांचे, अशा वैविध्यपूर्ण ज्ञानावर लेखन- विशेषत: कवितालेखन- उभं राहत."
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Artist: Leo Cullum The New Yorker 14 July 2008 Caption Contest #153
My proposed caption:
'Why no bidders, even from India? With Olympics so close and almost no prospect of any medal, they could have considered fielding this team in Synchronised Swimming.'
'Shouldn't we be including a clause "buyer bears tit tax and other anatomical levies, if any applicable" ?'
(Times of India reported on July 14, 2007 with a suitable picture: "Now, 'tit tax' on plus-size bras"
"Being busty sure comes with a heavy price, and it's not just restricted to ogling eyes, for even bras' prices increase with the growing size, that's what international clothing line 'Marks & Spencer' has to say in defense of its 2 pounds surcharge on women's innerwear.
The chain has slapped 2 pounds as surcharge on bra sizes from 30DD to 42G, saying they needed "more engineering and construction work"." )