Saturday, September 20, 2008

Quotes From Around Yon Blogosphere

Having sex is a very, very easy thing to do.

I know many of you would disagree, but if you're an entertaining, healthy, funny man, who's good company, knows a bit about the world and knows how to shag, you'll have offers raining down on you from all quarters for sex if you understand one thing. It's not about you.

If you want to be a man who is spoken well of by women who have slept with you, who gets good 'references', so to speak, I reckon this is what you need to keep first and foremost in your mind: it's not about you.

It's not about you shoving your penis in a woman, moving it around, getting a shot off and bolting down the pub. So what is it about, then?

It's about her.


In America we have a gentlemen's agreement that magic will not be used to gain an advantage in pro sporting events (although Belichick may be cheating). But not so in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where they're casting spells all over the place to try and win soccer games. And suddenly Terrell Owens' end zone antics seem so quaint and harmless.


Social networking sites are the hottest attraction on the Internet, dethroning pornography and highlighting a major change in how people communicate, according to a web guru.


There is some evidence that "How’s My Driving?" stickers are associated with reduced accidents among fleets of trucks.


As the temporary ability to pay increases, restraint recedes and a culture of feeding and exciting appetites grows. As virtue is the moderation or even denial of appetites, moral integrity in society as a whole weakens as this culture gains ground. When limits to our consumption seem to fall away, the desire for acquisition and domination becomes stronger and it begins to be expressed in our relations with the rest of the world. We begin to define our interests to satisfy unbounded desire, and so the scope of what we believe is rightfully ours expands until it encircles most, if not all, of the globe, and we are then violently offended when our claims are challenged. Coupled with this desire is the fantasy that technology will gradually overcome or address every limitation, so that every barrier to growth will fall sooner or later. The expectation of progress makes us impatient when our excesses lead to collapses, and when those collapses happen responsibility is deferred again and pinned on useful scapegoats whose punishment will allow us to return to our previous unrestrained habits.


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