The Best Practices Park Place Log

you lost the substance by grasping at the shadow.
    — aeon flux (the purge)

you'd assume i'd be numb to it after a while, but no, every time i put on my avalanche speed stick i instinctively cover my head, because it smells just like a huge wall of snow is about to fall on me.

y'know, the worst ain't so bad when it finally happens.  not half as bad as you figure it'll be *before* it's happened.
    — the treasure of the sierra madre

if my password doesn't expire for thirteen days, why would i possibly want to change it *now*?  but ask me again when i immediately log on the next server, just in case i feel otherwise.

if you can't appreciate what you've got, you better get what you can appreciate.
    — my fair lady

the first african american super bowl.  rosa parks would be proud.  on a vaguely related note, from this point forward i will demand redress if i'm not referred to as either czechoslovakian american or carpatho-rusyn american.  your choice.

she's his assistant.  that's a euphenism, though.
    she's kind of young to be a euphenism.
    — the big bounce

having the car ceiling light turn on along with an open door is not a decision you should make lightly.  granted, it could help with close-range attacks by providing a bit of forewarning upon entering the car, but you'll be sending invitations to snipers at both ends of the trip.  now you know, and knowing is half the battle.

party wire.  1935.  beat that.  (it was surprisingly engaging.)

The Formative Years Park Place Log

howdie, hombre.  what in tarnation is a-goin' on?
    — kim possible (showdown at the crooked d)

we landed on the moon in '69.  now that i noticed, i bet i'll remember.

doctor, they've got guns.
    and i haven't, which makes *me* the better person, don't you think?  they can shoot me dead, but the moral high ground is mine.
    — doctor who (army of ghosts)

"be alert to heavy truck traffic"
who saw the need for this sign, and why didn't they also see a need for "yield to glacier" and "road may be molten"?

tell me your heart's desire.  one wish, and it's yours.
just no heads on plates.
    — aeon flux (thanatophobia)

they say a smart person learns something every day.
    ken's response:  see, i think a smart person already *knows* things.
    my response:  well then you must be a very smart person indeed.

it's one of the things i like: how depressing it is.  it's like where dreams go to die.
    — the big bounce

"that being said, however..."
    is there a better transition out there?  maybe, but i make no guarantee.

The Sea Legs Park Place Log

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if i had to replace you it'd probably take me most of the day.
    — the big bounce

you know what i haven't seen for a while?  calvin peeing on something.  have all those vehicles broken down?

are you a man of good character where women are concerned?
    have you ever met a man of good character where women are concerned?
    — my fair lady

it's somewhere between difficult and nigh-impossible to use the word "loathe" correctly, but i can confidently state that i loathe Taboo.

let’s just think about this for a second, shall we?  i am out of your league.  i’m so out of your league that if your league exploded, i wouldn't hear it for three days.  so let us continue in a comfortable silence, shall we?
    — the librarian: quest for the spear

ever notice how you can get away with things that sound like something?  for instance, you can hand someone a drink and say "does it taste like pee?"  at best they'll be confused and at worst rather upset, but you can smooth everything over with "does it fill you with glee?"

i don't know what to say.
    good, because i don't want to hear it.
    — aeon flux (a time for everything)

The Rusty Joints Park Place Log

    you could have left.  why d'you stay up here all these years?
seemed like a good idea at the time.  you know what i mean, kid?
    yeah.  i do.
have you ever spent thirty years in a cabin?
well then you don't know what i mean.
    i mean, metaphorically, i know what you mean.
metaphorically, have you ever spent thirty years in a cabin?
well then *think* before you talk.
    — without a paddle

the word you're looking for is "(re)search", not "google".  every time i hear people use that as a verb i want to 9mm them.

people no longer understand what it means to be considerate - or they just don't think it is worth it anymore.  we have lost our table manners.
    — valkraider

step 1.  find a calendar
step 2.  look at february and march
(sure, it's fairly commonplace, but who noticed?)

just because i don't feel like doing something doesn't mean i'm not capable of doing it.
    i agree.  but i could also say that those who cannot obey themselves needs to be commanded.
    — aeon flux (the purge)

and now, if you'll excuse me, i have to go see if i can still find a good price on some of that cheap offshore viagra.  (just between you and me though, i wish i could score a deal on v1agra, 'cause *that's* the good stuff.)