Monday, December 20, 2004

Quotes and opinions

I usually hate putting quote on the Internet. For one thing, there's too many of them. For another, there doesn't see to be an easy way to attribute them correctly.

I can center them, but that looks dumb.

I can right justify them, but that's not really correct.

I can leave them left justified, as I shall, because that's the laziest form of wrongness. But they're supposed to be kind of 2/3 of the way to the right.

Fuckin' HTML!

"Think of how stupid the average person is and realize that half of everybody is stupider than that."
- George Carlin

"Everybody has opinions: I have them, you have them. And we are all told from the moment we open our eyes, that everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Well, that's horsepuckey, of course. We are not entitled to our opinions; we are entitled to our informed opinions. Without research, without background, without understanding, it's nothing. It's just bibble-babble..."
- Harlan Ellison

Of course, the real question there is skipped. Of course everyone is entitled to his or her opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion like everyone is entitled to skin. You just sort of have it.

What everyone isn't necessarily entitled to is to express whatever uniformed opinion they may naturally have acquired. And while legally they are obviously entitled to vote based on their uninformed opinion, as the last election painfully demonstrated, they aren't actually morally entitled to.

The world's quirky.

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