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““The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.” —Randall Jarrell

Cutting thro’ the rye,
like a whirling samurai,
never say goodbye!

You just never know when you’re living in a golden age

—Alexander Payne

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“On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” —George Orwell

Yes, wee people,
the Elf Sat is cool,
unlike that beater
of Big Brother’s.
Brainchild of three
Twee elves from Thule,
unobserved by Cruel
Stepmother.

Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards

—George Orwell

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“Man can never expect to start from scratch; he must start from ready-made things, like even his own mother and father.” —Marcel Duchamp

Audition Demo 1

READER: “Mack was hauling an oversize load, bumping over a hump in the road, when he saw, on an old commode, a word scrawled in paint, bold, not faint: ‘Dump’

DIRECTOR: Superbe! j’adore! continue…

In French, there is an old expression, la patte, meaning the artist’s touch, his personal style, his ‘paw’. I wanted to get away from la patte and from all that retinal painting

—Marcel Duchamp

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“If you are writing about baloney, don’t try and make it Cornish hen, because that’s the worst kind of baloney there is. Just make it darn good baloney.” —Leo Burnett

Cut the Baloney 1

Grill ice-cold cuts on low heat:
subdue spitting blistering fat,
like stinging zingers in a spat.
Thaw if frozen. Warm for treats.

No matter how you slice it, it’s still baloney.

—Rube Goldberg

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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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A poem with puns in praise of a lucky lamb in a pastoral picture, and words a good shepherd lives by


 A Lamb in Chic Clothing

Branded on a range not on a grill / Cooler in a pen than a pan

“It is the duty of a good shepherd to shear his sheep, not to skin them.” Tiberius

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“Stand a little less between me and the sun.” ―Diogenes


From the ceiling beneath our feet, the skies seem frayed as faith at the end of days.

“If you’re looking down at Earth, you’re looking through an atmosphere that has a bit of haze in many places and not just occasional clouds.”

Buzz Aldrin

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“In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty.” ―Phil Ochs


When a Peacemaker was a lawman’s six-shooter, trigger fingers made peace signs.

“And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun.”

Josephine Baker

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“We have escapist fiction, so why not escapist biography?” ―John Kenneth Galbraith


Amazing science stories let us explore worlds far, far away, and discover strange life forms.

“Science fiction frees you to go anyplace and examine anything.”

Octavia E. Butler

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