-Volume 11, 1 March, 1998 -

-contributions of Lt. Peregrine [Morale Officer]-


"Only death cures a fool."

Heaven exists as our most powerful temptation. What exactly, hasn't been done to gain entrance into God's kingdom...?

--Anne Rice, Gothic Magazine January 1996--

The only perfect love is mercy.

--Tang Suan Chang/Tripitaka; Journey To The West--

n. In an English court a man named Home was tried for slander in having accused his neighbour of murder. His exact words were: "Sir Thomas Holt hath taken a cleaver and stricken his cook upon the head, so that one side of the head fell upon one shoulder and the other side upon the other shoulder." The defendant was acquitted by instruction of the court, the learned judges holding that the words did not charge murder, for they did not affirm the death of the cook, that being only an inference.

--Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary--


When I was young and full of grace
and spirited--a rattlesnake.
When I was young and fever fell
My spirit, I will not tell
You're on your honor not to tell

I believe in coyotes and time as an abstract
Explain the change, the difference between
What you want and what you need, there's the key,
Your adventure for today, what do you do
Between the horns of the day?

I believe my shirt is wearing thin
And change is what I believe in

When I was young and give and take
And foolish said my fool awake
When I was young and fever fell
My spirit, I will not tell
You're on your honor, on your honor

Trust in your calling, make sure your calling's true
Think of others, the others think of you
Silly rule golden words make, practice, practice makes perfect,
Perfect is a fault, and fault lines change

I believe my humor's wearing thin
And change is what I believe in

I believe my shirt is wearing thin
And change is what I believe in

When I was young and full of grace
As spirited a rattlesnake
When I was young and fever fell
My spirit, I will not tell
You're on your honor, on your honor
I believe in example
I believe my throat hurts
Example is the checker to the key

I believe my humor's wearing thin
And I believe the poles are shifting

I believe my shirt is wearing thin
And change is what I believe in

--REM, "I Believe" from Life's Rich Pageant--

Standing at the door of the Pink Flamingo
Crying in the rain
It was a kind of so-so love
And I'm gonna make sure it doesnt happen again
You and I
It had to be the standing joke of the year
You were a 'sleep around', a lost and found
And not for me I fear.

I tried to make it work
You in a cocktail skirt
And me in a suit
Well it just wasnt me
You're used to wearing less
And now your life's a mess
So insecure you see
I put up with all the scenes
This is one scene that's going my way

Take off me
I dont belong to you
You see

Take a look at my face for the last time
I never knew you
You never knew me
Say hello goodbye

Say hello, wave goodbye

Under the deep red light
I can see the make up sliding down
Hey little girl you will always make up
So take off that unbecoming frown

What about me?
Well I'll find
Someone who's not going cheap at the sales
A nice little housewife
Who'll give me a happy life
And wont keep going off the rails

We've been involved for quite a while now
And keeping it secret has been hell
We're strangers meeting for the first time, okay?
Just smile and say hello

Say hello, and wave goodbye

--Soft Cell, Say Hello Wave Goodbye--

Listen here my sister and my brother
what would you care if you lost the other?
I always wonder why did we bother,
distanced from one, deaf to the other.

Oh, oh, but sweetness follows.

It's these little things, they can pull you under.
Live your life filled with joy and wonder.
I always knew this altogether thunder
was lost in our little lives.

Oh, oh, but sweetness follows.
Oh, oh, but sweetness follows.

--REM, Sweetness Follows--

"Listen as the wind blows
>From across the great divide
Voices trapped in yearning,
Memories trapped in time.
The night is my companion,
Solitude my guide.
Would I spend forever here,
And not be satisfied.

And I would be the one,
To hold you down,
Kiss you so hard.
I'll take your breath away.
And after I'd wipe the tears away
Just close your eyes."

--Sarah MacLachlan, Possession--


That's the one thing common between the most powerful and the most stupid: they don't alter themselves to fit the facts; they alter the facts to fit themselves.

--Doctor Who--

The major problem---one of the major problems, for there are several--one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it, or rather of whom manages to get people to let them do it to them.

To summarize: it is a well known fact, that those people who most want to rule people are ipso facto those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do so. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.

--Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.



Latin: Ira furor brevis est
English: Anger is a short madness


Zaphod: He's a very stupid man who wants to meet with the man who rules the Universe.
Trillian: Ah. A social climber.

--Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy--

Sandburg: Man, I thought we were over with all that!
Ellison: We were never over it. We just took a brief turn into the Sandburg zone. <sic>

--The Sentinel--

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