GK Chesterton Quote Day!

I don’t know if very many of you know who GK Chesterton is, but please read these quotes. They are very true and/or very funny.

  • Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
  • “My country, right or wrong,” is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, “My mother, drunk or sober.”
  • A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
  • A room without books is like a body without a soul.
  • An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
  • Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
  • By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.
  • Don’t ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
  • Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.
  • I believe in getting into hot water; it keeps you clean.
  • I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
  • I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.
  • If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.
  • It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.
  • Journalism largely consists of saying ‘Lord Jones is Dead’ to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
  • Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
  • The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
  • The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion.
  • There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.
  • To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
  • There are no wise few. Every aristocracy that has ever existed has behaved, in all essential points, exactly like a small mob. -G. K. Chesterton, “Heretics”, 1905
  • All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. -G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)
  • Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity. -G. K. Chesterton, Defendant (1901)
  • The rich are the scum of the earth in every country. -G. K. Chesterton, Flying Inn (1914)
  • There is no such thing on earth as an uninteresting subject; the only thing that can exist is an uninterested person. -G. K. Chesterton, Heretics (1905)
  • Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about. -G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
  • The men who really believe in themselves are all in lunatic asylums. -G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy; p. 14
  • It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem. -G. K. Chesterton, Scandal of Father Brown (1935)
  • He may be mad, but there’s method in his madness. There nearly always is method in madness. It’s what drives men mad, being methodical. -G. K. Chesterton, The Fad of the Fisherman (1922)
  • But a somewhat more liberal and sympathetic examination of mankind will convince us that the cross is even older than the gibbet, that voluntary suffering was before and independent of compulsory; and in short that in most important matters a man has always been free to ruin himself if he chose. -G. K. Chesterton, What’s Wrong With the World; p. 118

Little Rascals

Darla and AlfalfaDear Darla,
I hate your stinking guts.
You make me vomit.
You’re scuuuuuuuuuum between my toes!
Love, Alfalfa.

Vin Diesel Jokes

Vin DieselAround the same time that Chuck Norris jokes became popular, Vin Diesel jokes were also spreading. I think Chuck Norris is one of those celebrities that’s in that strange spot between famous and in-famous, because of the cheesy nature of the shows and roles that he takes part in. Here are a few jokes about Vin Diesel.

The crater in the Yucatan Penninsula was created when Vin Diesel’s spaceship ran out of fuel and crashed into the face of the earth.

Vin often eats seven burning tires for a midnight snack.

Vin Diesel discovered his name is an anagram for “The perfect human”. Those who were skeptical attempted it and found it was indeed true.

Vin Diesel got so angry at a mountain blocking his path that he punched it as hard as he could. Some of the pieces came back down and are now called Stonehenge. The part that didn’t became the moon.

Homestar Runner

Homestar RunnerA shout out to my old friend the Homestar Runner for being consistantly funny and the source of much of my comic-relief material for the last 3 or 4 years. I can’t believe I’ve been watching the stuff on that site every week since Strong Bad E-mail #29! Anyway, look at that one, and more! I just wanted to mention it because it’s been getting funnier and funnier.

Features to look for:
Marzipan’s Answering Machine: Chaos ensues with every new message that she gets!
Teen Girl Squad!: A hilarious look back at the girls from your class. Seriously..every class had these girls.
Strong Bad E-mails: Strong Bad answers a REAL e-mail almost every monday. Hilarity ensues.
Toons, Shorts, Holiday, Puppet Stuff, Powered by The Cheat: The genius continues as the characters are expanded with spinoffs and other things!

It’s hard to believe this is all the brainchild of Mike and Matt Chapman, aka the Brothers Chaps. One animates, and the other does all of the voices except for Marzipan, and The Cheat’s cartoon voices.

Not only that, but the site is clean, and the animation is better than a lot of what we see on TV these days.

Lord of the Rings indeed

My friend Kathy sent me this. Too hilarious not to put up here!