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“One revolution is like one cocktail, it just gets you organized for the next.” ―Will Rogers


The whirling dervish going round on the inside track is thinking about breaking the record of revolutions per minute held by a mad holy roller on the outside track. He has another think coming.

“Every revolution was first a thought in one man’s mind.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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“If you like Piña Coladas, and getting caught in the rain…” ―Rupert Holmes


During the Cold War, a bartender at the Hilton Caribe Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico, broke the ice for the world’s first Piña Colada, and a quartet of Puerto Rico’s pro-independence hot-heads opened fire on the U.S. Capital.

“The biggest gunfight in Secret Service History was over in 40 seconds. A total of twenty-seven shots had been fired.”

Ronald Kessler

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“I only hope that we don’t lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.” ―Walt Disney


It’s magic, how wearing a mask lets people think they are invulnerable as cartoon characters in a fantasy world sponsored by cheese.

“When people laugh at Mickey Mouse, it’s because he’s so human; and that is the secret of his popularity.”

Walt Disney

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“Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.” ―Robert A. Heinlein


If we were only as smart as our phone, we’d be slim as a supermodel’s thesis.

“There are so many different kinds of stupidity, and cleverness is one of the worst.“

Thomas Mann

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“If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” ―John F. Kennedy


Without candlepower, night is colorless. Only in the light of a flame, flaring within from near or far, are colors striking.

“The whole point is to live life and be – to use all the colors in the crayon box.”

RuPaul

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“Being able to breathe underwater would be sweet.” ―Cameron Bright


Even without the Japanese sound effects, a 17th-century haiku named for an amphibian, makes a big splash.

Old pond! / a frog jumps in / water’s sound

Frog haiku by Matsuo Bashō; English translation by Robert Aitken

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“It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.” ―Arthur C. Clarke


Today’s lesson: The intellect is a classroom and wisdom a playroom.

“Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.”

Joseph Chilton Pearce

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“If there is one place in the world people will want to come back to when they can travel again I honestly believe it will be Venice.” ―Mauro Tochi, Gondolier


Unlocking the sea gate, we slide into the lagoon of a hundred islands.

“…to slip beneath the surface and soar along the silent bottom of the sea agile and shining in water honeycombed with light.”

Ellen Meloy

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“Sometimes I find I’m wearing a divided, split brain in terms of drama and humor.” ―Ridley Scott


A good laugh splits your sides and face. So your guts and brains fall out.

“Humor is by far the most significant activity of the human brain.”

Edward de Bono

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Science Detectives Find Eden Where Adam and Eve Left It


 Ages before scientists traced the biblical Garden to the dark continent, Michelangelo painted “The Creation of Adam,” as if the first anatomically modern person were as pale as Pope Julius II, who paid for the job.

“The old master painter from the faraway hills
Painted the violets and the daffodills”

Haven Gillespie

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