Found Words – Phillipp Genschel

November 30, 2008

“For only one thing is worse than being exploited by capital, and that is not being exploited by it.”

 – Globalization and the welfare state: a retrospective


Found Words – Jerry Seinfeld

November 30, 2008

“You know I tell ya, I gotta say, I’m enjoying adulthood. For a lot of reasons and I’ll tell you reason #1. If I want a cookie, I have a cookie, OK. I have 3 cookies or 4 cookies or 11 cookies if I want. Many times I will intentionally ruin my entire appetite. Just ruin it. And then I call my mother up right after to tell her that I did it. Hello, Mom, yeah I just ruined my entire appetite. Cookies!”
-Jerry Seinfeld

Found Words – IC

November 29, 2008


“It’s never a good time to get married.”

Found Music – Stars

November 29, 2008

I think it’s pretty cool when music you used to love (but got tied up in a girl) can come back around with new meaning. Ian, you’re the man for bringing this back like its in style. Here’s the jam that got me hooked. And here’s the myspace.

And they were awesome live.

Found Words — Let Them Chirp Awhile

November 29, 2008

“How do I strike a balance between hating myself enough to be artistic while loving myself enough to believe I make anything?”

Written Words – Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008

So last year for NIM I wrote a thanksgiving poem for our service about how we shouldn’t just thank God for the good things, but also everything else. I called it my new Thanksgiving day tradition. Still trying to figure out a way to get that audio up, but here’s my thank yous:

  • For not feeling well (and having friends around to pick me up)
  • For the latest basketball loss (and the way my teammates rallied)
  • For the headache from the Skype glare (and for keeping in touch with so many important people – and even getting a hand of pinochle in)
  • For the back surgery I had a year and a half ago (and the fact that I’m pain free now)
  • For being out of the country for Thanksgiving (and getting to share in other people’s Thanksgiving traditions)
  • For not having the day off (and the other awesome academic opportunities here every day)
  • For being behind in my work (and being blessed with a mind that will allow me to make it up)
  • For a best friend who “couldn’t organize a piss up in a brewery” (and the fact that despite it all he’s still coming to visit me)

And, of course, a special thanks to my friends and family.

(feel free to add your own)

Found Words – Showbizzle

November 24, 2008

“I think I might sleep for an entire week. Is it possible to sleep for an entire week? If you don’t hear from me by Friday – call my cell phone.” 

 – Showbizzle (Nathan part 6)