Moving Lines

2011.09.18
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“FOR GOD’S SAKE LET US sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings.”
– Wm. Shakspere, Richard II

“Are you a dream, Merlin?”
“A dream, to some. A NIGHTMARE TO OTHERS.”
– Excalibur

“Well, it’s easy if you know all the notes!”
– Moosie Weinberger, a”h, on playing the piano with her nose

“Never give up. Never surrender.”
— Cmdr. Peter Quincy Taggart

“Are we having fun, yet?”
– Zippy the Pinhead

“Many days you have lingered around my cabin door
Oh! hard times come again no more.”
– Folk song

“In former dreams he had seen quaint lumbering buopoths come shyly out of that wood to drink, but now he could not glimpse any.”
– H. P. Lovecraft, The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

“We have heard the chimes at midnight, Master Shallow.”
– Wm. Shakespear, King Henry IV pt. II

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2 Responses to Moving Lines

  1. Kathryn on 2011.09.18 at 1210

    Do you mean to say that horrendously overused phrase, the bane of all my existence as an office “temp,” the one that nearly evokes violent behavior in me and is forbidden to be uttered in my home, and which of course was quite humorous the first time it was said, traces its roots to dear Zippy the Pinhead?

    • Neal Ross Attinson on 2011.09.18 at 1223

      Prezisely. I have the same relationship to it (almost) as you, but it’s important to remember that it was uttered by The Master. Which is the sole reason I put it in here. Thank you for justifying my existence. (As for my relationship with Zippy, there was a time late one night in 1981, when my two buddies Ralfh and Sputnik and I were going to rude-raid Griffy (wake him up to par-tay and tell him how cool he was). But we didn’t.

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