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Re: Diner Memorable Quotes
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2016, 03:22:57 PM »
Time to resuscitate this thread with some election season quotes from the master:

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“McGovern made some stupid mistakes, but in context they seem almost frivolous compared to the things Richard Nixon does every day of his life, on purpose, as a matter of policy and a perfect expression of everything he stands for.

Jesus! Where will it end? How low do you have to stoop in this country to be President?”

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“At the stroke of midnight in Washington, a drooling red-eyed beast with the legs of a man and a head of a giant hyena crawls out of its bedroom window in the South Wing of the White House and leaps fifty feet down to the lawn...pauses briefly to strangle the Chow watchdog, then races off into the darkness...towards the Watergate, snarling with lust, loping through the alleys behind Pennsylvania Avenue, and trying desperately to remember which one of those four hundred identical balconies is the one outside of Martha Mitchell's apartment....Ah...Nightmares, nightmares. But I was only kidding. The President of the United States would never act that weird. At least not during football season.”

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“I feel The Fear coming on, and the only cure for that is to chew up a fat black wad of blood-opium about the size of a young meatball and then call a cab for a fast run down to that strip of X-film houses on 14th Street… peel back the brain, let the opium take hold, and get locked into serious pornography.”


― Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail '72

Now THAT, my friends, is some inspired prose.
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Re: Diner Memorable Quotes
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2016, 04:08:47 PM »
I need your help, Doc. They're trying to bust me on Sex charges. The snake has come out of the bag, and soon they'll be after you. Your phone will be ringing all night with obscene calls from Radical Lesbian Separatists.

You know how I feel about Victims, Doc, and also how I worship the First Amendment — along with the Fourth, of course....

And all of the others, including our God-given Right to praise the President when he pulls off a Great Victory and rips the nuts off the Enemy. It was wonderful, Doc. We beat them like shit-eating dogs. They came, they failed, and now we will gnaw on their skulls. When the going gets tough, the tough get going, eh? Right! Fuck those people! Death to the Weird! We will march on a road of bones! Sieg Heil!

(Whoops. Strike that.) What I meant to say was Hot Damn! We're back in the Saddle again!


(from Fear and Loathing in Elko, one of the last good Rolling Stone pieces by HST)
What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.

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Re: Diner Memorable Quotes
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2016, 07:49:25 AM »
"We're experiencing cultural collapse. The very same collapse that was experienced by the Plains Indians when their way of life was destroyed and they were herded onto reservations. The very same collapse that was experienced by countless aboriginal peoples overrun by us in Africa, South America, Australia, New Guinea, and elsewhere. It matters not that the circumstances of the collapse were different for them and for us, the results were the same. For both of us, in just a few decades, shocking realities invalidated our vision of the world and made nonsense of a destiny that had always seemed self-evident. For both of us, the song we'd been singing from the beginning of time suddenly died in our throats."

- Daniel Quinn, The Story of B
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Re: Diner Memorable Quotes
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2016, 05:35:17 PM »


"The Epitaph"
Apropos of nothing; just thought it memorable indeed.
"It is difficult to write a paradiso when all the superficial indications are that you ought to write an apocalypse." -Ezra Pound

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Re: Diner Memorable Quotes
« Reply #34 on: June 02, 2016, 05:51:56 PM »
Quote of the Decade:
The New Miranda RightsTM


1- You have the Right to be indefinitely detained in an undisclosed location of our choosing
2- You have the Right to remain silent while we beat the shit out of you.
3- You have the Right to an Attorney, if you can afford one.  If you cannot afford one, the Court will appoint a newly graduated Lawyer from Hacks, Dimwits & Shysters to represent you, if he can find your file under the other 400 he has on his docket.
4- Anything you say can and will be manipulated by our Audio Geeks in the IT Department to say WTF we want it to say no matter what you actually do say.
5- You have the Right to be a Debt Slave, pay Taxes and Vote for the Candidates we choose.
6- You have the Right to read, watch and listen to the Propaganda we pitch out at you every day.
7- You have the Right to drink the waste water from the Fracking company in your neighborhood.
8- You have the Right to enlist in the Military and go over to Afghanistan to make sure our Pipeline goes through.
9- You have the Right to send your kids to substandard schools with underpaid teachers unless you can afford really expensive Private Schools
10-In case we forgot anything, you also have the Right to be FUCKED any other way we can think of.
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Diner Memorable Quotes: The Book of the Diner
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2017, 12:24:36 AM »
The Book of the Diner is well worth preserving. I only wish it had reached a broader audience when it might have mattered more. That is a testament to the blindness of our culture. If there is a future to look back from, one difficult question historians will have to ask is how we let this happen, when so many saw it coming. This site has certainly aggregated enough information and critical thinking to prove that.
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