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May 2017

qotd, related to a certain healthcare plan in a certain deliberative federal body

“But the plans were on display…”
“On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.”
“That’s the display department.”
“With a flashlight.”
“Ah, well, the lights had probably gone.”
“So had the stairs.”
“But look, you found the notice, didn’t you?”
“Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard.”

-- A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams. a tip of the hat goes to one Julie Powell, however, who pointed it out.


qotd, blunt force trauma

"I join my family on Emerald Isle for Thanksgiving and have a great screaming fight with my Republican father, who yells at one point, “Donald Trump is not an asshole!” I find this funny but at the same time surprising. Regardless of whether or not you voted for him, I thought the president-elect’s identity as a despicable human being was something we could all agree on. I mean, he pretty much ran on it."

-- David Sedaris in the Paris Review, "A Number of Reasons I've Been Depressed Lately"