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May 1 2012: Sleeping in a car is an acquired skill that takes some training, but it's way easier than how our ancestors slept, pre-Serta.[End of archive. 834 tweets displayed of 15877 archived as of , .] Please give new life to our Ancient Wisdom by retweeting our old tweets. Click on date for the original tweet.
May 1 2012: People like to say "Someday I'm going to..." but they impose so many conditions that someday never happens.
May 1 2012: Mistakes are the building blocks of wisdom.
May 1 2012: The best name for a prison EVER! Reputedly OJ's current residence. (@ Lovelock Correctional Center) http://t.co/JgZR7NhZ
May 1 2012: I-80 in Nevada is very peaceful if you like to meditate. Nothing to break your reverie. http://t.co/6PzchS3d
May 1 2012: @xtinewu LOL! I give that tweet an A+!
May 1 2012: RT @MinnieGupta: Our powers of self-delusion are stronger than anyone else's lies.
May 1 2012: RT @TheBosha: You're just one winning Lotto ticket away from having completely different shit to complain about.
May 1 2012: Every great song or work of art has a mythology the artist didn't put there. The best thing the artist can do is shut up about it.
May 1 2012: Nevada calls itself "Battle Born" but never actually experienced any battles, only an endless series of booms and busts.
May 1 2012: "Facebook's IPO Status Update" http://t.co/QtCy3eYn Some skepticism arises.
May 1 2012: Take away the neon and glitz and gambling is a sordid business of defrauding the gambler by preying on his emotional weaknesses.
May 1 2012: The casinos of West Wendover, Nevada, in the foreground. Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, in the background. http://t.co/nk84wrAt
May 1 2012: Give someone a fresh start in a new environment and he'll usually reconstruct the same dysfunctions he had before.
May 1 2012: Flatland, by A Square. (@ Bonneville Salt Flats) [pic]: http://t.co/BflPv4iz
May 1 2012: Same actor + different stage = same act.
May 1 2012: Past photos from Bonneville Salt Flats http://t.co/eRMoEj8j
May 1 2012: People carry their own enemies inside them and project them onto the world as needed.
May 1 2012: Bonneville Salt Flats from I-80 - 360° panorama http://t.co/qTZvTRf4
May 1 2012: @nilayasabnis Did ya choose ya own lobstah from the tank?
May 1 2012: @nilayasabnis One should always connect with ones lobstah on a personal level before eating him.
May 1 2012: The place for people who really love fire. (@ Fire Science Academy) http://t.co/FxIHITN5
May 1 2012: How many fires are started by firemen? More than you think. Like pedophiles in the clergy.
May 1 2012: Darth Vader's ranch in Nevada. http://t.co/4xtBktn7
May 1 2012: We never see ourselves as delusional at the time. It is only in retrospect that we figure it out.
May 1 2012: Not 90210! (@ Beverly Hills NV) [pic]: http://t.co/vWeYl2c0
May 1 2012: RT @MailOnline: Come into my lair: Inside the Californian space-age home where Bond took a beating http://t.co/wNbA119y
May 2 2012: RT @philo_quotes: There is no such thing as justice in the abstract; it is merely a compact between men. ~ Epicurus
May 2 2012: My spirit animal is a coyote... Wile E. Coyote.
May 2 2012: @MinnieGupta I have provided that service. It would be great to get paid for it!
May 2 2012: RT @Kyoks1: "It is not enough to be busy; so are ants. The question is: what are we busy about?" Henry David Thoreau American Author (18 ...
May 2 2012: There's some Wile E. Coyote in all of us, constructing ever more elaborate schemes to perpetuate a flawed mission.
May 2 2012: Wile E. Coyote lacks insight. Bad results don't change him but only strengthen his resolve. He is clever but not wise.
May 2 2012: Sometimes the most courageous and responsible act is quitting.
May 2 2012: There ought to be a 12-step program for cartoon characters to help them understand how their own behavior brings the dynamite back to them.
May 2 2012: .@dannysainsbury Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle says that once you know where I am I'm not there anymore.
May 2 2012: Group therapy session with Wile E. Coyote, Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam, Daffy Duck, Foghorn Leghorn... Why do you do this to yourselves?
May 2 2012: Bugs Bunny is the best adjusted cartoon character. Calm, unflappable, defends his rights when necessary but never loses his sense of humor.
May 2 2012: RT @vintagedamage: @BadDalaiLama Bugs has a tendency toward psychotic breaks and delusions of granduer
May 2 2012: .@vintagedamage Bugs breaks down sometimes, but mostly it's someone sticking a gun in his rabbit hole and he's just defending himself.
May 2 2012: "What's up, Doc?" That's a great opening line! Nonjudgmental. Nonagressive. Giving the villain a fair chance to explain himself.
May 2 2012: "Live and let live" seems to be Bugs Bunny's motto, but when someone tries to shoot you or steal your brain you have to do something.
May 2 2012: Granted, the private lives of cartoon characters may be more complex than shown on the screen, but we can only judge them on what we know.
May 2 2012: @MinnieGupta Impressive big screen TV you got there!
May 2 2012: RT @WSJ: Facebook has built a $3 billion-a-year ad business. But some advertisers wonder if they're getting their money's worth. http:// ...
May 2 2012: RT @bprabawabr: @BadDalaiLama u realize the difference between bugsie and a psychopath is the 'his rights' part :D psychos can be calm & ...
May 2 2012: Someone in their 20s can have some fantastic skills, but balance real-world wisdom isn't in their portfolio yet. #Zuckerberg
May 2 2012: RT @sciencedaily: Large-scale analysis finds majority of clinical trials don't provide meaningful evidence: The largest comprehens... ht ...
May 2 2012: RT @brainpicker: The secret to creativity? "Carve out time for non-commissioned work, allow failure in." @danielpink #wiredbizcon
May 2 2012: The world is full of endless time-consuming hobbies, but most of them look frivolous when you realize how precious your time really is.
May 2 2012: By asserting one thing you are revealing your belief in its opposite. If you must say, "I am strong!" you fear in your heart it isn't so.
May 2 2012: RT @Kyoks1: Al aseverar algo demostramos q creemos en lo opuesto. Si dices "soy fuerte" en el fondo temes no serlo. via @BadDalaiLama
May 2 2012: RT @MikeBaroudi: @Kyoks1 soy sÃºper fan de @baddalailama
May 2 2012: RT @Kyoks1: "@MikeBaroudi: @Kyoks1 soy sÃºper fan de @baddalailama"â˜‡somos!
May 2 2012: Soy sÃºper fan de @Kyoks1 @MikeBaroudi cuz they're superfans of me! With soy sauce on top!
May 2 2012: If you truly love His Badliness, be sure to star and/or retweet his best wisdom.
May 2 2012: Revisiting the scene of my traumatic Prairie Dog Attack. http://t.co/63GSwDcL None here now. http://t.co/3z4veFLK
May 2 2012: The I-80 rest area prairie dogs were the best thing about Wyoming, but they vanished in 2011, probably exterminated by the state. #genocide
May 2 2012: If you killed all animals that transmit diseases to humans, you'd have to kill humans too because they're the worst offenders.
May 2 2012: Kitchen of an abandoned mobile home near Rock Springs, Wyoming - 360° panorama http://t.co/o7PN7DVR http://t.co/DClhu0ty
May 2 2012: Walmartania, my country! http://t.co/FrfkjG5q
May 2 2012: RT @xtinewu: That doritos display is horrifying! RT @BadDalaiLama Walmartania, my country! http://t.co/C5l5VQ3b
May 2 2012: @xtinewu Indeed, Walmartania can be horrifying at times, but it is MY COUNTRY! I'll defend to the death those Always Low Prices.
May 2 2012: My famous Area 51 Viewer's Guide from the 1990s is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD by any Earthling. http://t.co/PR2IOLTL
May 2 2012: My Groom Lake Desert Rat newsletter, has always been available online at http://t.co/RjMNemKB
May 2 2012: When prairie dogs ATTACK in Wyoming. Our 2010 video. http://t.co/lu40EK8D (2:30) Recommended by @LetsGo2TheBeach
May 2 2012: A tortoise who sticks his head and feet outside his shell risks losing them, but there is no other way to move forward.
May 3 2012: I depend on Facebook and respect what it does. I want it to survive, but its greatest peril is unrealistic financial expectations.
May 3 2012: The greatest cost of a lie is not the moral damage or risk of getting caught but the huge psychological energy required to maintain it.
May 3 2012: The hard part of lying is keeping you story straight, maintaining the edges of it so it doesn't clash with known reality.
May 3 2012: Telling the truth has little maintenance cost because you know it will always mesh with reality.
May 3 2012: Between lying and telling the truth is discretion, where you withhold those truths that are destructive.
May 3 2012: Just because you know something doesn't mean you should reveal it. That can be as destructive as any lie.
May 3 2012: Nebraska. The view I'm waking up to. http://t.co/u6DrlAuX
May 3 2012: @cottonmouth1 At the Waffle House.
May 3 2012: What women really want. http://t.co/RfB3FXAe
May 3 2012: Photography is the art of seeing patterns and significant details in a random environment.
May 3 2012: RT @LucianaGdeleon: @BadDalaiLama you must be really popular among the ladies...
May 3 2012: @LucianaGdeleon I seem to be popular among the virtual ladies. They like by baud and bytes.
May 3 2012: People blame "the media" for dysfunctional human behavior. The media, in turn, say they're only giving people what they're eager to buy.
May 3 2012: Blaming "the media" or "society" for human behavior is no more effective than cursing Zeus for the weather.
May 3 2012: Interstate 80 "Scenic Viewpoint" in Nebraska - 360° panorama http://t.co/fQIW4fXy http://t.co/bi0ese9S
May 3 2012: One should be deeply suspicious of any "scenic viewpoint" in Nebraska. (@ Scenic Viewpoint) [pic]: http://t.co/Nnd9GDY5
May 3 2012: Lunch today in Nebraska: cooked, peeled, deveined shrimp hand-dipped in cocktail sauce. http://t.co/4lHZh1o1
May 3 2012: When I need services on the road, I'd love to use small businesses instead of a big ones. Alas, the little guy is more likely to rip me off.
May 3 2012: Facebook IPO insight: I have used FB intensely for 4 years, uploaded 10000 photos but hardly ever clicked on an ad. #FBcrashcoming
May 3 2012: RT @afoolswisdom: The truth is a self-sustaining delusion.
May 3 2012: RT @Schmoodles: Weak minded people have the strongest opinions.
May 3 2012: @piratehook3r Girl Gone Wild... for bacon.
May 3 2012: @piratehook3r Oh no, Dimples, say it ain't so! Next thing, you'll love horses and potpourri.
May 3 2012: "The ship can't be sinking because the band is still playing." — passengers on the Titanic
May 3 2012: RT @TIME: Is Facebook's ad business sustainable? | http://t.co/ZsV5RVxw (via @TIMEBusiness)
May 3 2012: RT @philosophytweet: There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. - Ana ...
May 3 2012: RT @GreatestQuotes: "Never ignore a gut feeling, but never believe that it's enough." - Robert Heller
May 3 2012: RT @philo_quotes: We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality. ~ Seneca
May 3 2012: Billy Joel's "Always a Woman" should be called "Ode to a Sociopath".
May 4 2012: @pixiedintheark You probably know this, but if you just inverted your avi, you'd be @pixelinthedark
May 4 2012: @pixiedintheark How about the twirling of the moustache and the "Bwuhahaha"? Also, tying damsels to train tracks would be helpful.
May 4 2012: @MinnieGupta No rainbows but contains the most effective ingredient for all emotional ailments: Obecalp!
May 4 2012: @xtinewu @alexhonigsberg Like all ethnic humor, only violists are allowed to make violist jokes.
May 4 2012: RT @richr1075: @BadDalaiLama The song was supposedly about his wife at the time. They divorced a few years later.
May 4 2012: @richr1075 VERY shortly thereafter, I would imagine.
May 4 2012: As darkness falls, returning to an abandoned campground and church. http://t.co/OeqZt04P
May 4 2012: Whatever reality is, it has a structure all its own, independent of our wishes. We must adapt to reality because it won't adapt to us.
May 4 2012: Exploring this haunted house. If I don't come out, send @Oren_Peli http://t.co/U5MhpBAs
May 4 2012: Teenagers are perfect in every way. They admit no error and give you no credit. All you can expect from them is a change of behavior.
May 4 2012: Don't ask a kid to change his attitude. He can't. Only his behavior matters.
May 4 2012: RT @brainpicker: We have 2,000 daydreams a day on average and spend â…“ of our entire lives spinning mental stories http://t.co/YsIXQwKn
May 4 2012: Each generation thinks it is much more sophisticated than the last but ends up making most of the same mistakes.
May 4 2012: Nebraska needs me! (@ Community Blood Bank North) [pic]: http://t.co/SSucweig
May 4 2012: My current medical condition. http://t.co/PkP8BEXp
May 4 2012: Bleeding for Nebraska. http://t.co/zrfOlr8s
May 4 2012: @alekanakalea Apheresis.
May 4 2012: @pixiedintheark Ah, cleverly changing ones identity to confound the enemy. Brilliant move, oh Evil One!
May 4 2012: Economic policy makers cannot afford to ignore the core foundation of our economy: selling people shit they don't need.
May 4 2012: I know the jury system is basically sound, but nothing would terrify me so much as having my fate in the hands of twelve average Americans.
May 4 2012: Buffet oxymoron? http://t.co/jeCTe9cz
May 4 2012: 44-second video of a procession I came upon in Tokyo two weeks ago. http://t.co/GK3tos0E What's happening? You tell me!
May 4 2012: Emotional intelligence usually boils down to one question: How much are you willing to pay in the long term for an emotional sensation now?
May 4 2012: A convenience store chain in Iowa—NOT a house of prostitution. (@ Kum & Go) http://t.co/YESprFzI
May 4 2012: Beastie Boys remembrance: I used to sing to my young step-kids: "You gotta FIGHT!... for your RIGHT!... to POT-ty!!!" #RIPMCA
May 4 2012: RT @noahWG: Circadian rhythms manipulate bladder capacity, so you won't have to pee in the middle of the night: http://t.co/KjaDJPk9 via ...
May 4 2012: The sort of people who buy lottery tickets are exactly the kind who will squander the money if they win.
May 4 2012: Alcohol, drugs and impulsive behavior are the ways people punish themselves for the guilt they can't openly acknowledge.
May 5 2012: For $397 and 16 hours of training, you can become a Life Coach! Aren't we setting the bar a bit too high? http://t.co/24iTXrRB
May 5 2012: Stupidity is assuming the world exists for your benefit. Intelligence is recognizing the world's indifference.
May 5 2012: At birth we are the center of the universe. Maturation is the long and painful process of recognizing we are only a peripheral player.
May 5 2012: The main purpose of religion is to permit the believer to retain the childhood delusion that he is the center of the universe.
May 5 2012: Tonight's moon is supposedly 15% bigger than normal, but alas there are no measuring tools in the sky to tell me that. http://t.co/qTXuGDew
May 5 2012: Look up at the moon tonight and you'll see the magical glow of marketing. SuperMoon™ — 15% More At No Additional Charge!
May 5 2012: News media have to fill their channel every day, so when there's no news they take non-news and pretend it's real news, and people buy it.
May 5 2012: Most "news" is disposable filler that doesn't affect your life and that wouldn't be a loss if you didn't hear it.
May 5 2012: Some non-news may become a linguistic idiom that every speaker must know (e.g. Paris Hilton) but Wikipedia alone is sufficient briefing.
May 5 2012: "Transgender woman killed in possible hate crime" <== Doesn't "killed" imply hate? Does it really matter what kind of hate it was?
May 5 2012: RT @bprabawabr: @BadDalaiLama nah, killing can be just business.
May 5 2012: Are racists going to be deterred from hate crimes by tacking a few more years onto the sentences of other racists?
May 5 2012: Should society go easier on people who kill for non-racial reasons?
May 5 2012: @xtinewu Absolutely not! Walmart is the world's largest operators of slave labor camps.
May 5 2012: @xtinewu Correction: "Sponsor" of slave labor camps. Walmart doesn't actually run them.
May 5 2012: People build their own Invisible Fence around their yard. When they reach the perimeter, a jolt of anxiety keeps them from going farther.
May 5 2012: If one finds oneself bouncing from one bad relationship to another, it is easy to to blame the opposite gender, but what if it isn't them?
May 5 2012: Nice people are those you can speak freely to without fear of retribution. Mean people you have to tiptoe around so you don't set them off.
May 5 2012: RT @LadyFriday: @BadDalaiLama Truth! Nicely said, BDL
May 5 2012: RT @Nut_Basket: @BadDalaiLama I had to follow you . You look more like Vincent Price than the Dalai Lama , but I consider this a good ...
May 5 2012: "The karma of fucking over a good girl is the bitch you end up with." <== "guy" too! http://t.co/1mTqDUXI via @torieannesalt
May 5 2012: Paranoia justifies whatever you have already committed yourself to.
May 5 2012: @Kyoks1 Do you know what this is all about? http://t.co/uQVu85xt
May 5 2012: "@KelleyLPhoto: LOVE THIS: http://t.co/XVT67gHu
May 5 2012: "There is no such thing as truth in photography. It never existed—it doesn't exist—it can't exist." http://t.co/XVT67gHu via @KelleyLPhoto
May 5 2012: RT @KelleyLPhoto: @BadDalaiLama I've heard it said:"The one common denominator of all your dysfunctional relationships, is you." http:// ...
May 5 2012: The passive-aggressive way to abuse others is to accuse them of abuse.
May 5 2012: Romance is powered by the need to believe, which can sweep all sorts of disturbing evidence under the carpet. Alas, it always comes back.
May 5 2012: The most valuable lesson from the past is how inept we are at predicting the future.
May 6 2012: When we finally acknowledge that Dr. Jekyll is Mr. Hyde, we usually see, too, that Jekyll gave out ample clues we should have noticed.
May 6 2012: @MinnieGupta LOL! False advertising! I want to see the sunset and the Hollywood Hills. You're in the way! #cheesecake
May 6 2012: Some take preemptive action at the earliest hint of a problem. Others must experience extraordinary pain first. Still others never change.
May 6 2012: It's pretty easy to die of inertia. Keep doing what you're doing and fate will pick you off.
May 6 2012: People want to accomplish great things, but they aren't willing to give up any of their prior investments, so those things never happen.
May 6 2012: After an extended period of furious bailing, you may finally realize that you must let the ship sink.
May 6 2012: @TrekkieGirls You better pray they have Diet Coke in the 25th Century, else you're gonna die as soon as they reanimate you.
May 6 2012: The paradox of personality: People can change, but you can't change them.
May 6 2012: .@piratehook3r Drugs SHOULD scare people because they mess with your brain. Your most valuable instrument and you're throwing sand in it.
May 6 2012: SuperMoon™ is the rare conjunction of an routine astronomical phenomenon and a slow news day.
May 6 2012: I trust in Zuck and pray to Zuck every day. Sometimes He answers my prayers and sometimes it seems like He just doesn't care. #FB
May 6 2012: Reality can be anything you want as long as you sit at home and don't test it.
May 6 2012: Gravity is only a theory until you go out and test it, at which point it becomes a solid and potentially painful reality.
May 6 2012: Ideally we should realize what a jerk we have been before we burn all our bridges. Alas, burning our bridges is usually part of the process.
May 6 2012: Criticism is useful only when it is specific and actionable. If you only harangue someone for their character flaws, you'll change nothing.
May 6 2012: Legacy of the BP oil spill. http://t.co/w9b70Oat
May 6 2012: RT @latimes: How a wild ride ended for American Airlines lifetime pass holders http://t.co/Xy08pMeT <== Like my ride for 3 years!
May 6 2012: Safety is a balance between sensible vigilance and destructive paranoia.
May 6 2012: @JaxxDarkwood Why can't you download the reading copy?
May 6 2012: RT @piratehook3r: @BadDalaiLama I think that's true for most, but not all drugs. As trite as it may sound, some really are able to expan ...
May 6 2012: .@piratehook3r Drugs can give you endless new sensations, but they do it by breaking things—like opening your TV and playing with the wires.
May 6 2012: .@piratehook3r In the end "expanding consciousness" isn't important. What matters is how accurately you perceive and process the real world.
May 6 2012: New tinted sunglasses make you say, "Oh, wow! I see in a whole new way!" 20 min. later the sensation fades and you've gained nothing. #drugs
May 6 2012: .@piratehook3r At your peril! You'll void the warrantee.
May 6 2012: On My Bucket List: Pull some bonehead stunt at Niagara Falls... cuz its my bucket list and I don't care. [pic]: http://t.co/uVrSORtX [See Full Bucket List]
May 6 2012: Standing in South Walmartania looking across the DMZ at the oppressive Communist regime of North Walmartania. http://t.co/PTNz1VkW
May 6 2012: Twitter is a conservative environment where if you speak AGAINST drugs, alcohol or casual sex you must be some kind of hippie commie freak.
May 6 2012: Niagara Falls - 360° panorama http://t.co/WKXRENjO http://t.co/MqHFIy7r
May 6 2012: Trying to decipher the Cave of the Winds. "There Is No Cave"? (Sounds like "cheese food product"—no actual cheese.) http://t.co/y8MaOS9t
May 6 2012: RT @CM721F: @BadDalaiLama The cave is, like, inside YOU MAN. Don't you get it man?!
May 6 2012: .@CM721F Man, those must be some powerful 'shrooms if you see a cave there, man!
May 6 2012: Niagara Falls glamor shot. (Taken just now with ProHDR on iPhone.) http://t.co/ZSRHPuVP
May 7 2012: Niagara Falls has one of the highest LNBC concentrations I've ever seen! (Lovers, Newlyweds and Baby Carriages) Falling water draws 'em in!
May 7 2012: @xtinewu "Don't carrot me, please!" It's euphemistic and metaphorical, of course.
May 7 2012: Humor is the glue that holds together the universe. When that goes, entropy quickly takes over.
May 7 2012: Where the rainbow ends, Cheyenne, Wyoming. (4 days ago) http://t.co/aNs53tnA
May 7 2012: Package Liquors, Cheyenne, Wyoming. (4 days ago) http://t.co/EMeZIZ6J
May 7 2012: If you're lonely in Omaha, there's a website. http://t.co/fL5l6UuF
May 7 2012: Niagara Falls: surreal photos added to album http://t.co/3gupoDAO (today)
May 7 2012: Processing connected logic is easy in math class, not so easy when emotions are involved.
May 7 2012: Loneliness is different than being alone. It has more to do with a lack of direction than a lack of people.
May 7 2012: Humor is damaging if you're laughing at dysfunctional aspects of your life instead of changing them.
May 7 2012: As a photographer, I see the world like The Six-Million Dollar Man: Everywhere I look I zoom, crop and enhance, all within my own eyes!
May 7 2012: @notatooter Thanks! I follow-back all sentient humans who follow me (but I don't actually read all those tweets).
May 7 2012: @Kyoks1 I wonder if you are looking at the right video. This is some kind of religious procession in Ueno Park, Toyko. http://t.co/GK3tos0E
May 7 2012: "Facebook IPO: A Bet on King Zuck" http://t.co/z4F6TKhh <== I'm predicting a stock-price collapse.
May 7 2012: There's nothing more dangerous than good intentions untested by reality.
May 7 2012: On My Bucket List: Work for a big corporation where every employee is a "cast member". [See Full Bucket List]
May 7 2012: There is no innocent word or act that can't be interpreted as a threat by someone in a paranoid state of mind.
May 7 2012: @xtinewu It's all there, Wu! Your subconscious is sending you a message.
May 7 2012: Paranoia, if not braked by the intellect, tends to feed upon itself until it is unstoppable by anything but exhaustion.
May 7 2012: A house consists of systems built upon systems. Owning and maintaining one can get so complex that it consumes ones entire life.
May 7 2012: Paddle-to-the-Sea is a children's book about a toy Indian who travels the Great Lakes. I remember that now, as he would be passing this way.
May 7 2012: Paddle-to-the-Sea http://t.co/rcjxyFPN
May 7 2012: Dock on the Niagara River. http://t.co/4wiFAaCj
May 7 2012: I judge all Canadians by their geese: big, poopy birds that live on golf courses and occasionally bring down American aircraft. #evilcanada
May 7 2012: In a $130 hotel room instead of my usual $30 version. What does $100 more buy? Nicer furniture. Bigger TV. http://t.co/JLSnDV5j
May 7 2012: @notatooter If I was the Good @DalaiLama I would follow no one.
May 7 2012: @notatooter I like that! I'm the Good Enough Dalai Lama (GEDL).
May 7 2012: Things you get for $100: microwave oven, free shampoo and the right to buy bottled water for $3. #holidayinn http://t.co/XJkkJnWF
May 7 2012: You show your respect for those less fortunate than you by not wasting the resources and opportunities given to you.
May 7 2012: "Insight" is grasping the real reasons for your own behavior, which are usually different than the reasons you initially claim.
May 7 2012: People use "cover stories" to hide the real reasons for their behavior. These stories sound plausible but were invented after the fact.
May 7 2012: There is no sin in having money in the bank, only in spending it frivolously.
May 7 2012: Why is it that in the most expensive hotel rooms they try to sock you with an additional charge for every conceivable thing?
May 7 2012: RT @dunebat: @BadDalaiLama "If they can afford the room, they can afford the extras." Money-grubbing logic.
May 7 2012: The Veblen principle: If you charge more for something people will think it is more valuable and will want it more.
May 7 2012: I'm a real "supper star". http://t.co/h6kIYoKf
May 7 2012: "La Migra" hiding in the bushes along the cold, hard border with Canada. (this morning) http://t.co/JB7Y4A2Z
May 7 2012: When an American says, "How are you?" the only proper response is, "Good, thanks!" No one really wants to hear your problems.
May 7 2012: Darwinian future: Stupid people will continue to mate and propagate uncontrollably, while smart people become more insular. Duel societies!
May 7 2012: RT @dunebat: @BadDalaiLama Just like Wells predicted in "The Time Machine". Smashing.
May 7 2012: RT @SRQ2U: Some people you can't wait to get out of your house, others leave and then you can't get them out of your mind.
May 7 2012: RT @TheBosha: I actually like the smell of moth balls, but it's so hard to hold them still without hurting their little wings.
May 7 2012: RT @SlayerSays: Learned I have quite possibly the WORST vetting process since Team McCain.
May 7 2012: If you're married and you give your love an expensive gift, legally it's coming out of a common pot and they're paying half. #somegift
May 7 2012: Love is all about buying your loved one the most expensive jewelry you can afford (say the jewelers of America).
May 7 2012: If you rely on a hotel's wakeup service to get you up for a flight, you're a damn fool. Why would you outsource something so critical?
May 7 2012: Much of what is called "luxury" is the outsourcing of responsibilities you can handle far more efficiently yourself.
May 7 2012: Pricey hotels can be so mean. They supply free shampoo, conditioner, shower cap, hair dryer. Only trouble? I AIN'T GOT NO HAIR! #rubitin
May 7 2012: It's downright creepy how so many married couples look genetically alike. There must be a certain comfort level most people go for.
May 7 2012: Don't let your life become a bunch of "It seemed like a good idea at that time" strung together. (MRT @DalyaElMaghraby)
May 8 2012: @ThatsWright Let it be! Being stiffed by the BBC sounds quite prestigious!
May 8 2012: .@heartlessX0 Nieces and nephews are awesome! All you have to do is babysit a few times and you're a god!
May 8 2012: RT @TheEconomist: Even the most sophisticated economic models rarely account for politics, and almost never account for ideology http:// ...
May 8 2012: I'm aboard the Fat Bus in Orlando. Seems like everyone aboard is over 200 pounds, including the driver (right). http://t.co/FdewOvKh
May 8 2012: Reconnecting with the romance of travel (Eastern European style). (@ Greyhound Orlando) [pic]: http://t.co/0V6R9hVA
May 8 2012: Discretion is knowing when to keep your mouth shut about what you know.
May 8 2012: Human society is, by nature, a culture of secrets. There can be no business, diplomacy, competition or social order without them.
May 8 2012: Business idea: Rent-a-Kitten™—rent out cute kittens by the hour! Don't know what to do the adult cats, tho. Same place models go, I guess.
May 8 2012: It is the role of the bank president, knowing his bank is failing, to say, "I have complete confidence in the bank," to prevent a run.
May 8 2012: "Backpacking" is fun, but an actual backpack is awkward. Way easier: knapsack and small rolling suitcase. #traveltips #studentsdoitwrong
May 8 2012: You need a jacket in Florida mainly to protect you from overcranked air conditioning.
May 8 2012: When a corporation says, "Help us save the environment," they really mean, "Help us save money so we can make more profit."
May 8 2012: â™« Pack your bags it's time to go... That's all folks, end of show... Find your god and make it right... Cuz soon your planet's outta sight!â™«
May 8 2012: (Jingle of the Apocalypse.)
May 8 2012: Call me old fashioned, but I just can't see "The Avengers" without Mrs. Peel in it.
May 8 2012: RT @washingtonpost: Greece at new risk of being pushed off euro http://t.co/iSh6Zy7f
May 8 2012: A person's emotional maturity is inversely related to the density of "fuck" in their speech.
May 9 2012: The paradox of prosperity: In modern times, it is the poor people who are fattest and have the most children.
May 9 2012: @xtinewu C'est vrai, Ã§a!
May 9 2012: @xtinewu What is a "steel cut oat"? Isn't oatmeal essentially mush? How does it matter by which metal it is cut? #justwondering
May 9 2012: There is no love without music, but music alone cannot sustain love. There also has to be a common mission.
May 9 2012: The debtors prisons of Dubai must be overflowing these days.
May 9 2012: Chick-Fil-A billboards are creepy. One form of meat trying desperately to get you to consume another. Ronald McDonald is a lot cleaner.
May 9 2012: The role of government is to provide regulation (boundaries on behavior). It fails when it tries to find solutions to people's problems.
May 9 2012: RT @TheBosha: The Civil War didn't end in 1865, it just went passive aggressive.
May 9 2012: RT @TheLastVirgo: Don't disguise your cruelty, with your mask of honesty.
May 9 2012: A stimulant like caffeine can be useful at times. The problem is preserving its potency, which diminishes with habitual use.
May 9 2012: I resorted to caffeine today to get through a long drive. Happens about once a week. More than that and it becomes an addiction again.
May 9 2012: @xtinewu Google is great for telling you the "how" but not the "why".
May 9 2012: Food Marketing 101: The more prestigious adjectives you can add to a product, the higher price you can get for it.
May 9 2012: Observing animals of the same species interact, it can be hard to tell love from aggression. Are those birds fighting or playing?
May 9 2012: Let's get over the delusion that a diet soft drink is "food". There's no food in it. It's a flavored drug delivery system.
May 9 2012: As science comes up with ever more expensive ways to keep people alive, the cost to treat everyone becomes unsupportable by any society.
May 9 2012: "Universal Health Care" is an impossible myth. It would be supportable only if mortality and medical technology were held at a 1960s level.
May 9 2012: If a ship is taking on more water than is being pumped out of the bilge, it will sink. That it may takes years doesn't change the math.
May 9 2012: If your gas gauge shows "Empty" your car will stop. That you don't know exactly when or where doesn't change its certainty.
May 9 2012: .@Kyoks1 Liberal delusion: more government regulation can make health care more efficient. It has never happened in the past.
May 9 2012: Once upon a time, when someone had a heart attack or cancer, they died. Now we keep them alive at huge cost.
May 9 2012: Economic realities can be brutal and unfair, but there is a limit to how much protection government can provide without succumbing itself.
May 9 2012: "Conservative" is an umbrella for a lot of nasty things, but one core principle is sound: The best government is the least government.
May 9 2012: Liberals seem more compassionate, but if left in charge of government, they would cripple society with utopian schemes that don't work.
May 9 2012: Whenever you provide people with a "safety net" they inevitably start to rely on it instead of helping themselves.
May 9 2012: The conservative agenda, carried to the extreme, would be a totalitarian regime. Alas, the liberal agenda would lead to the same.
May 9 2012: Liberals and conservatives exist mainly to fight each other.
May 9 2012: There's a name for a government that tries to do everything for everybody and provide services in excess of its resources: Greece.
May 9 2012: Gays battling for the right to marry is like men fighting for the right to wear corsets.
May 9 2012: The gay marriage fight is based on the assumption that a private relationship isn't legitimate until it is acknowledged by the government.
May 9 2012: The dueling agendas of gay rights are "Government must stay out of our bedroom," and "Government must sanction our relationship."
May 9 2012: They fought for years for the right to marry, finally won it and divorced shortly thereafter—because marriage wasn't the problem after all.
May 9 2012: Gays and heteros fall into the same trap: If the relationship doesn't feel quite right, marriage must be the missing piece.
May 9 2012: Marriage is a RELIGIOUS institution that government ought to stay clear of. The issue isn't gay rights but separation of church and state.
May 9 2012: Most of the legal benefits conferred by marriage can be obtained by other means. Those that can't are usually dubious anyway.
May 9 2012: Marriage, under the law, has nothing to do with love. It is an economic incorporation that most relationships are much healthier without.
May 9 2012: You probably won't grasp the legal definition of marriage until you get divorced. Then you may discover that it's something quite scary.
May 9 2012: "The Case Against Marriage" - my 7-chapter unfinished book from 2007 http://t.co/SAU4mnQF
May 9 2012: His Badliness lecturing against marriage at Daytona College in 2008 http://t.co/EBSQrzyJ (audio files)
May 9 2012: "BAN GAY MARRIAGE (heterosexual marriage, too!)" - My case against marriage in a single page (2008). http://t.co/siPSj7oc
May 9 2012: RT @MGLeet: @BadDalaiLama That was the first piece of yours that I read. It solidified my opinions on the subject.
May 9 2012: An earlier Twitter rant on marriage (10/28/11) http://t.co/TlPoyYGb - All our archived tweets mentioning marriage http://t.co/IlQdz1mz
May 9 2012: Discrimination can be real, but it can also be a convenient excuse for your own failings. ("They fired me because I'm _____.")
May 9 2012: RT @TheViewFromHell: @BadDalaiLama Illusion of permanence is an important feature of things humans find meaningful. Marriage and tattoos ...
May 9 2012: RT @SlayerSays: Whenever I clear my caches I do it dramatically like I'm using a defibrillator.
May 9 2012: Comments about the weather, in casual conversation, say more about the person making the comment than about the weather itself.
May 10 2012: It's unfair to judge someone on their race, gender, age or sexual orientation. But capacity of their little pea brain? That's fair game!
May 10 2012: West Virginny. (@ Norfolk Southern Bluefield Yard) [pic]: http://t.co/XCQBbtfT
May 10 2012: Norfolk Southern rail yards, Bluefield, West Virginia - 360° panorama http://t.co/NSdob2RX http://t.co/qH2YfRQQ
May 10 2012: "Fool me once, that's your fault. Fool me twice, that's my fault. Fool me 17 times, that's the fault of the people who raised me wrong."
May 10 2012: Life should be a long-term simplification project, where you get rid of all the useless shit and find the essence.
May 10 2012: "Anything worth doing is worth overdoing"—Mick Jagger <== At which point you'll lose your taste for doing it.
May 10 2012: Much of what we call "pleasure" is just going through the motions of something that used to be pleasurable.
May 10 2012: Rich food is porn for the mouth.
May 10 2012: In Pittsburgh, the honeymoon is SO over. http://t.co/jA9iFkMT
May 10 2012: Downtown Pittsburgh: Bus stop at Wood and Liberty - 360° panorama http://t.co/roSGMi6R http://t.co/gLdFxRos
May 10 2012: Making just enough money doing things you believe in is better than making a lot of money doing things you don't.
May 10 2012: @xtinewu iTechnology should be iEasy and iFun, else you may be doing it iWrong and maybe shouldn't do it iAtAll.
May 10 2012: Real prosperity is different than bubble prosperity, which lasts only a few years and is funded by liens on the future.
May 10 2012: Pittsburgh glamour shot (this morning). More in album: http://t.co/iSq1SFQL http://t.co/thlaA10P
May 11 2012: "Dark Shadows" opens today. You know where I'll be!
May 11 2012: @ZPAwoman Alas, once you know where I am I'm not there anymore.
May 11 2012: RT @TheBosha: When all is lost, suck it up and get a new all (and don't cheap-out on the insurance this time).
May 11 2012: RT @cottonmouth1: @BadDalaiLama .....i'ma comin' with u, Bad!! ....i wanna see it, too! :-)
May 11 2012: "When in _____, you simply must visit _____ and try their _____." #adviceiusuallyignore
May 11 2012: American Eagle, Pittsburgh Airport (yesterday). More airport photos: http://t.co/v3aFyEbi http://t.co/zvxrxTcL
May 11 2012: Florida blueberries—or are they grapes? http://t.co/TCPtb8q2
May 11 2012: Morning in Miami (just now!). More photos from Miami and South Florida: http://t.co/K5cnMeCM http://t.co/G9aPtyae
May 11 2012: "I Just Want Your Money" - My new original song. A tragic story of a man without a country. Video: http://t.co/KsvWLEmh http://t.co/saRagFdk
May 11 2012: Celebrating Miami. http://t.co/tFNKHAVO
May 11 2012: Miami de la Futura! (@ MIA Mover To Rental Car Center) [pic]: http://t.co/3dNcVkia
May 11 2012: Speaking a lot of languages doesn't make you a great storyteller. Technical skills are not the same as holistic ones.
May 11 2012: Bonneville Salt Flats (May 1). More in Utah album: http://t.co/ekkTlvex http://t.co/epTx2Meq
May 11 2012: My annual Tim Burton fix has been administered. I'm good til 2013. #darkshadows
May 12 2012: When trying to help someone out of their own predicament, the most you can do is offer them a bridge. It's up to them to cross it.
May 12 2012: An "upgrade" to luxury is usually a downgrade in functionality.
May 12 2012: RT @afoolswisdom: @BadDalaiLama That's actually the whole point: "I'm so rich I can afford forgoing practicality."
May 12 2012: An emblem of luxury is the $10,000 wristwatch. Doesn't tell time any better than a $10 model, except now you have to protect it.
May 12 2012: There are two kinds of people: those with the courage to taste the milk to see if it's bad and the wusses who can't.
May 12 2012: Howard Hughes: a man with all the money and power in the world, crippled by his own impulses.
May 12 2012: Money is necessary, but it can't make you free. Only victory over your own impulses can do that.
May 12 2012: Humans have a "psychological immune system"—an instinctive fear of "germs" that may have saved our ancestors but can cripple us today.
May 12 2012: There's never an excuse for a temper tantrum. At best you'll get fearful compliance but at the cost of loyalty and goodwill.
May 12 2012: We must be tolerant of different styles of parenting. Here's one: "Bohemian Rhapsody On The Way To School" http://t.co/Fm5LUGAL
May 12 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Biology is not destiny; it just provides a set of strengths and weaknesses. You can ignore them or work with them.
May 12 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: When the Edmund Fitzgerald set sail, the crew could never have imagined their journey would result in one of the longest ...
May 12 2012: It is healthy to acknowledge your own feelings and impulses. It is not always healthy to act on them.
May 12 2012: Listen to your feelings, but letting them dictate your actions is no more responsible than letting your children do whatever they want.
May 12 2012: Renting a "non-smoking" car and it smells of marijuana—kinda like ordering a vegetarian meal and there's big hunks of meat in it.
May 12 2012: Even the marijuana bots are lazy dumbasses. https://t.co/LvkOKhn4
May 12 2012: The 1960s was the dawning of Age of Aquarius, a new era of peace, love and freedom. So what ever happened with that?
May 12 2012: Sometimes, when the stupidity becomes massive, you can only stand by in awe and say, "Wow! Darwin was right!"
May 12 2012: Only in the beer industry is a new kind of container or opening spout worth 10,000 billboards.
May 12 2012: Beer drinkers are young, fit, active and good-looking... according to beer advertising.
May 12 2012: "Please Drink Responsibly" — The sort of warning that has no effect on behavior but that allows the industry to claim it is responsible.
May 12 2012: My spirit animal is the mammal, because they're all adorable at birth with mothers who truly care for them. Then life gets harder.
May 12 2012: Living on this planet, you see some of the amazing ways people screw up their own lives. The main thing, though, is that you don't.
May 12 2012: Retire at 65, enjoy a leisurely lifestyle and unlimited medical care until 95 — You can't expect the rest of us to support that shit!
May 12 2012: Social Work 101: What seems like a dysfunctional relationship to you may be, for these people, the best option realistically possible.
May 12 2012: The role of the social worker is to provide options and enforce specific mandates. You can't tell the client how to lead his life.
May 12 2012: Success comes in two steps: (1) Having the balls to try, and (2) Having the talent to pull it off... So (1) may be overrated for some.
May 12 2012: Adult Cafe in Georgia — Daily Home Cooked Specials... for adults!.. And it's For Sale! http://t.co/dngbSLKA
May 12 2012: Naturally, I explored the facility inside and out. A fascinating anthropological journey! Photo album soon! http://t.co/yjOEufet
May 12 2012: An ancient Twentieth Century stripper pole! I've read about these things but never actually seen one before. http://t.co/qBSbdsCg
May 12 2012: I took only one thing from the facility: a stripper's contract, which I intend to make public in its entirety. http://t.co/BVcsNBrE
May 12 2012: Abandoned house near the strip club - 360° panorama http://t.co/DR7r20hG http://t.co/JB0iS7Ey
May 12 2012: Abandoned strip club in Georgia: new photo album shot today http://t.co/KdxNa6yh (95+ photos) An anthropological investigation.
May 13 2012: "Gentlemen, Please Consider This" - Sign from the abandoned strip club yesterday. Full album: http://t.co/KdxNa6yh http://t.co/7OzZNjuw
May 13 2012: RT @DeanNoblett: There will always be a "lie" in believe, "over" in lover, "end" in friends, "us" in trust, & "if" in life. - Unknown
May 13 2012: Someone sticks a bowl of tasty but unhealthy snacks in front of you. Can you resist? That is one of the major recurring challenges of life.
May 13 2012: A billion dollars isn't cool. You know what's cool? A million dollars!... Seriously, you get more freedom from "enough" money than too much.
May 13 2012: Nothing saddens me so much as the way cheap internet porn has decimated the adult entertainment industry. Have we lost our values?
May 13 2012: If one is in the mood to be offended, one will find something to be offended about.
May 13 2012: Right now, all over the South, everyone of substance is taking their mother to Golden Corral for lunch.
May 13 2012: Life is like rising a slow roller coaster backwards. You see a trend behind you—up or down—but you can't anticipate the twists ahead.
May 13 2012: People predict the future by taking the current trend and extrapolating it in a straight line. Alas, history rarely turns out that way.
May 13 2012: "I'll let you go." — What you say to people when you're talking on the phone and they won't shut up.
May 13 2012: The romance of travel in the Great Smoky Mountains. (@ Greyhound Bus Station) [pic]: http://t.co/Z453ndzF
May 13 2012: Asheville, North Carolina. Right now! http://t.co/60kq6Eac
May 13 2012: If you're truly impassioned about some creative skill, you'll find a way to do it. If you're not impassioned, no opportunity will save you.
May 13 2012: "Abandoned Places" - My new index album of all my past ghost investigations http://t.co/WT7h9Lr8
May 14 2012: RT @Schmoodles: Hate is a sign of weakness.
May 14 2012: RT @DalyaElMaghraby: Remember when they told us not to talk to strangers online? Haha..Hahaha...
May 14 2012: RT @Smethanie: I'd rather stare in the mirror and wonder why I'm single than stare at some dude and wonder why I'm married.
May 14 2012: RT @pixiedintheark: Bees function in base 6. If you ask them how many legs they have they say 10.
May 14 2012: If you think gay marriage, pro or con, is worth even two minutes of your attention, the terrorists have won.
May 14 2012: 3am. Houdini couldn't have filled this box any fuller than it is. (@ Megabus Christiansburg, VA) [pic]: http://t.co/iuiQ1gxL
May 14 2012: Life is like riding a roller coaster backwards. You see a trend behind you—up or down—but you can't anticipate the twists ahead.
May 14 2012: Getting a ridiculously low bus fare is less fun when every seat is full. Fortunately, I was trained in Tibet in the art of sleeping upright.
May 14 2012: .@Schmoodles Every time you tweet something meaningful instead of sex jokes, you lose followers, but think of it as "killing germs".
May 14 2012: Evangelical suspicion of Mormonism has already killed Romney. Now we're just watching the train wreck unfold.
May 14 2012: All tweets by models, actresses and singers must begin with "I'm so excited about..."
May 14 2012: Morning in Washington. http://t.co/wCPoeMZJ
May 14 2012: Capitol of Blah. http://t.co/dvbRhrJr
May 14 2012: Awkward creativity: "l have an idea. Let's find the resources." Graceful creativity: "These are my resources. Let's find an idea."
May 14 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Each of us has an emotional immune system that attacks and destroys any new ideas that conflict with what we have alread ...
May 14 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The opposite of religion is not atheism but existentialism, the theory that all meaning derives from what you can see an ...
May 14 2012: America's best train station. It's almost European! (Your tax dollars at work.) (@ Union Station w/ 30 others) [pic]: http://t.co/UcTHYUyT
May 14 2012: Overheard from a 5-year-old: "Johnny Depp is a vampire but he's a good vampire." (Tell that to the hippies and construction workers.)
May 14 2012: RT @enkrates: I wonder what lessons I'll learn from the mistakes I haven't yet noticed I'm making. #tryingToOutsmartMyself
May 14 2012: RT @DalyaElMaghraby: Observant people who notice small details > anyone else.
May 14 2012: RT @Schmoodles: If U have 2 write all of yr tweets like this coz yr incapable of fitting yr thoughts in2 140 characters, maybe Twitter i ...
May 14 2012: Took my seat on Amtrak, could tell in 30 seconds woman beside me was an addict. Her phone calls confirmed it. http://t.co/FlVPxP8e
May 14 2012: @nilayasabnis He obviously appreciates your work. POTUS is watching YOU!
May 14 2012: (First clues: ruddy complexion, anxious manner, hardly any response to my greeting and a smell I can only describe as "addict breath.)
May 14 2012: (I will be sitting next to her for the next 15 hours. No conversation expected. Guarding my valuables!)
May 14 2012: If your fellow human acts like a caveman, just accept it. A short time ago we were all cavemen, and many aren't suited for the transition.
May 14 2012: The only legitimate grounds for judging someone is their personality—their persistent attitudes and patterns of behavior.
May 15 2012: My traveling companion just asked me for food. Says she lost all her money at the Phila. train station. Why am I not surprised? #addict
May 15 2012: RT @domesticH: we all agree that we hate backstabbing. but have you tried stabbing in the front? it's hard! they fight back!
May 15 2012: Making jokes about your addiction that allow you to continue it is just sad.
May 15 2012: I wish I could passive aggressively FF all the people I follow for occasional insight but whose addiction frightens me, @lexxieviolin
May 15 2012: Addicts are always losing things—money, ID, jobs, relationships. You feel sorry for them only at first.
May 15 2012: Beauty is complicated, but ugly is easy. It's an absence of self-respect.
May 15 2012: (Like my traveling companion.)
May 15 2012: No matter how pretty one may be on the surface, the ugliness inside shines through.
May 15 2012: Smoking break. (@ Jacksonville Amtrak Station w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/VpBAaKd8
May 15 2012: Those who get bored on a long journey have only themselves to blame.
May 15 2012: Boredom is a disease of boring people.
May 15 2012: Everybody makes mistakes but not everyone learns from them.
May 15 2012: House of the Mouse. (@ Amtrak Station Orlando) [pic]: http://t.co/QWinK4rQ
May 15 2012: RT @falafail: People only go to weddings because of the food. If your wedding doesn't have good food, spare us and just live together ou ...
May 15 2012: RT @falafail: Relationships go sour when you start feeling like the only reason you're even talking to the other person is out of obliga ...
May 15 2012: Money is essential but not as important as managing your freedom well.
May 15 2012: Addiction is a disease, but unlike cancer, only the patient himself can cure it. There is little you can do without enabling him.
May 15 2012: catastrophology — n. the study of how human systems collapse and the stupid things people do to hasten it.
May 15 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The desperate problem of the rich is finding ways to spend their money. Fortunately, plenty of marketers will help them ...
May 16 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The art of photography (and the art of life) lies in seeing what is actually there in front of you, not what you want to ...
May 16 2012: Independent Strippers Contract - complete 17-page document I lifted from a defunct strip club 3 days ago. http://t.co/dsTHLCj7 (9 images)
May 16 2012: The health care crisis comes down to this: How much can society afford to spend to keep everyone alive as long as possible?
May 16 2012: Stupid often goes viral. Intelligence rarely does.
May 16 2012: "Don't worry, be happy!" — famous last words.
May 16 2012: Never underestimate an individual's ability to create unnecessary obstacles between himself and whatever he claims to want.
May 16 2012: "Reach out and take it" is sometimes the hardest thing in the world.
May 16 2012: Amtrak Jacksonville (yesterday) http://t.co/SHNxPpUO
May 16 2012: Stupidity isn't a lack of intellectual capacity but a willingness to let emotional impulses overrule reason.
May 16 2012: Tirana to Dubrovnik by bus http://t.co/FpxPLgI8 #traveldreams
May 16 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Avoid making decisions until you have to act on them. A delayed decision is usually a better informed one.
May 16 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Instead of making one grand decision based on faith, you should make many small decisions based on knowledge.
May 16 2012: The euphoria of youth sets us up for the inevitable crash that follows.
May 16 2012: Inaccessible romantic partners are the most attractive because you don't have reality messing up the fantasy.
May 16 2012: Alimony. (Yes, that's her real name!) http://t.co/e5n6p3ya
May 16 2012: Patriotism is your unquestioning faith in whatever country you happen to be born in.
May 16 2012: RT @Schmoodles: If I won a golden ticket I'd eat the wrong thing so quickly the Oompa-Loompas would be singing my song before I'd taken ...
May 16 2012: RT @MailOnline: General Motors removes all Facebook advertising 'because no-one clicks on ads on the social network' http://t.co/uGBijtUq
May 16 2012: Fly across the Atlantic in June for $147 r/t*. Impossible? I just nabbed it at http://t.co/lmYn0abL! (*plus tax) http://t.co/Jo77zAig
May 16 2012: On My Bucket List: Release a breeding pair of piranhas into the lower Mississippi just to see what will happen. [See Full Bucket List]
May 16 2012: If you pass a sinking ship and try to take all the survivors onto your small boat, yours could sink too and you'd save no one.
May 17 2012: @xtinewu Travel agentry isn't for wimps. One must focus intensely and block out all distractions. Try to find The Zone.
May 17 2012: The calamities of nations are little different that those of individuals: a bad marriage, too much debt, good intentions gone awry, hubris.
May 17 2012: "I invested in Facebook" is the new "I have an account with Bernie Madoff."
May 17 2012: @LadyFriday Actually, anyone holding past Monday is the sucker. #FacebookIPO
May 17 2012: You see someone careening toward a cliff, and you say, "There's a cliff!" and they say, "Selfish liar!" and then they go over it usually.
May 17 2012: "I told you so" is a weak reward.
May 17 2012: You can't save someone who won't save themselves.
May 17 2012: Ever wonder what all those tax codes mean on your airline ticket? Here is a complete list: http://t.co/H72lIpSg
May 17 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: You could argue the life is an illusion. Existentialism says, "So what?" It's the best illusion we have, so we have to r ...
May 17 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Under existentialism, there's no giving up. Fortune or misfortune, you soldier on, because life is all you've got, and y ...
May 17 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Bad faith, practiced over time, eats you up inside and twists you into a scheming villain in a black hat with a cackling ...
May 17 2012: Poverty has to be painful or no one would want to get out of it.
May 17 2012: The paradox of addiction treatment is that gives the addict another excuse for not addressing the problem himself.
May 17 2012: Addiction treatment lets the addict say: "It's not my problem. It's their problem."
May 17 2012: Addiction treatment does not work! In controlled studies, rarely any long term advantage over placebo.
May 17 2012: Addiction treatment does not work. — Understand why and you'll have powerful insight into human behavior.
May 17 2012: At what point does compassion become enabling?
May 17 2012: RT @JennyKens: @BadDalaiLama That's not what I saw supervising visits w moms n kids at treatment centers. They know they fucked up.
May 17 2012: .@JennyKens Taking ones kids away CAN change addiction, as can other hard consequences. It's the actual treatment that's ineffective.
May 17 2012: Once someone is in the mood to change, beaten down by the consequences, a forestry program would be as effective as AA. #addiction
May 17 2012: Addiction is not just drugs. You can be addicted to self-destructive patterns of behavior. Not talk will change them. Only results can.
May 17 2012: If you have ever loved someone, you have tried to change them but with mixed success at best.
May 17 2012: Things that DO help cure addiction: getting arrested for DUI, losing your kids, losing your job, etc... Better success than treatment!
May 17 2012: Only parents have a modest chance of changing someone's personality. The rest of us can only enforce boundaries.
May 17 2012: Lecturing drivers on the dangers of speeding won't change their behavior. Only a speeding ticket works. #addictionlesson
May 17 2012: RT @Schmoodles: How come people smart enough to sign a prenup are still dumb enough to get married?
May 17 2012: @DalyaElMaghraby Don't understand a word, but it sounds scandalous!
May 17 2012: RT @MJMcKean: There is nothing, natural or man-made, as elastic as the ethics of a zealot.
May 17 2012: So this guy's out buying mulch at Walmart for his marijuana plants when he gets bit by a rattlesnake. #onlyinamerica http://t.co/L6haBy9n
May 17 2012: RT @aedison: New Commercial Establishes Surprising Link Between Product, Sex.
May 17 2012: @DalyaElMaghraby No need to hate your country or love it. It just **IS** — like your family, gene pool and planet.
May 17 2012: RT @nainysahani: "Life is pain, your highness. Anyone who says differently is trying to sell something". - Princess Bride, 1987
May 17 2012: RT @DalaiLama: HHDL on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight originally broadcast on April 25, 2012. http://t.co/PhHUsG0g
May 17 2012: What sort of devious things can I do with these? http://t.co/mTv0fEN7
May 17 2012: Coffee drinkers, please stop gloating ==> What that study on the health benefits of coffee actually found: http://t.co/uiB2LSDW
May 18 2012: @xtinewu As long as you take your coffee black and bathe in it... and are willing to be a grumposaur when you don't have it.
May 18 2012: Full Service in New Jersey, one of two states where you still can't pump your own gas. http://t.co/E4i04oCQ
May 18 2012: Manhattan and the George Washington Bridge from Palisades Parkway just before dawn (just now!) http://t.co/IW1vxSQF
May 18 2012: What you did in the past doesn't matter. How defensive you are about it does.
May 18 2012: Many will complain about their current circumstances. Few will step out of those circumstances when the opportunity arises.
May 18 2012: RT @nainysahani: @BadDalaiLama and who will take responsibility for being in these circumstances?
May 18 2012: The main reason people shop at Target is it's not Walmart.
May 18 2012: For your safety, please do not climb on the big noodle sculpture. (@ Faneuil Hall Marketplace w/ 8 others) [pic]: http://t.co/QvCcUMRh
May 18 2012: Ordinary prostitutes get special access to the Mass. legislature. (@ Massachusetts State House w/ 3 others) [pic]: http://t.co/xhaqQ63a
May 18 2012: Mitt in his native environment. http://t.co/BBVfrKjS
May 18 2012: Liberal a bit? In the Massachusetts Senate, there are 4 Republicans and 36 Democrats. http://t.co/SsJMhfkI
May 18 2012: The Massachusetts Constitution is the oldest active constitution in the world. http://t.co/tVY0ZRVo
May 18 2012: RT @girlweena: When TV psychics channel kids they hear "Ring Around the Rosy". When I channel kids I hear "Jingle bells, Batman smells, ...
May 18 2012: RT @HumanBeam: "My life is better than yours." — Everybody on Facebook
May 18 2012: RT @TIME: Bankers wage epic battle to prop up Facebook stock at $38 just before market close, ends just 23 cents up | http://t.co/jWj1KyoP
May 18 2012: The key to dealing with jerks is early jerk detection then not dealing with them at all.
May 19 2012: Princess sighting upon arrival in Orlando (just now). More Orlando photos: http://t.co/5wRFKjZ3 http://t.co/sQCMTal5
May 19 2012: What would you do with your life if you knew you had only 5-10 years to live? Welcome to the world of old people!
May 19 2012: (The answer in most cases: complain about how the world has gone to hell, fret about your health, repeat the same familiar activities.)
May 19 2012: West Maui (newly uploaded album from 2009) http://t.co/fpp08TKp Sample: http://t.co/gLfgj9Eg
May 19 2012: Hawaii: Newly uploaded photos from 2007: Maui http://t.co/eWAJ4rUT Oahu http://t.co/m5YURXSm Kauai http://t.co/uvYvJLyX
May 19 2012: @xtinewu One can only assume he's having children with the dumbest women in Tennessee. Not good for the gene pool!
May 19 2012: If I were Dictator producers, I'd run with it: BANNED IN TAJIKISTAN! http://t.co/gGidDdQK
May 19 2012: The most powerful factor in human behavior is inertia—the tendency to keep doing what you are doing now regardless of its results.
May 19 2012: RT @AncientProverbs: One cannot refuse to eat just because there is a chance of being choked. -Chinese Proverb
May 19 2012: RT @AncientProverbs: Beware the barrenness of a busy life. -Socrates
May 19 2012: The rarest individuals are those who can say, "Wait, this isn't good for me," THEN STOP DOING IT.
May 20 2012: Facebook IPO soon to be followed by Facebook VUI. (Very Unhappy Investors)
May 20 2012: (May even Facebook ISTS — Investors Shitting Them Selves)
May 20 2012: Where's Waldo? Right here! (@ Waldo's Farmer and Flea Market w/ 2 others) [pic]: http://t.co/ctKMgSsm
May 20 2012: Walmart may have decimated small town merchants, but in countless ways it has IMPROVED the quality of rural life.
May 20 2012: The greatest alliance of superheroes ever assembled! http://t.co/HsPqrTqU
May 20 2012: Cute chick, but how did she get hooked up with this clown? ... More flea market: http://t.co/5wRFKjZ3 (end of album) http://t.co/smb1QB5s
May 20 2012: @annieology That sounds like the ordinary course of love. Borderline is a rapid cycling from one extreme to the other.
May 20 2012: On My Bucket List: Buy ALL the As Seen On TV merchandise at Bed, Bath & Beyond. http://t.co/hpkIPPxF [See Full Bucket List]
May 20 2012: @annieology Fair enough. Dr. Bad grants the diagnosis.
May 20 2012: If someone can see only black and white, prepare for Borderline Disorder. Expect to be adored then demonized.
May 20 2012: Of all the mental disorders, Borderline is the most important to understand—and the most difficult. It's inside YOU!
May 20 2012: Success lets us hide our demons for a while, but they'll be back.
May 20 2012: Massachusetts State House - Memorial Hall - 360° panorama http://t.co/jdDmanYN (2 days ago) http://t.co/9AWJCKti
May 20 2012: Boston - new photos added to album http://t.co/IPyuqefL (2 days ago) Sample: http://t.co/nAhUjTis
May 20 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The progress of technology: Low-definition crap becomes high-definition crap becomes high-definition 3-D crap.
May 20 2012: Tokyo - new photos added to albums (1 month ago): Day 4-8 http://t.co/bK93tGw0 Capsule Hotel http://t.co/yZvXhwFi http://t.co/l7AItRtT
May 20 2012: Every good thing has its dark side. You can't make wise decisions unless you understand how the good can go bad.
May 20 2012: pottery — n. marijuana dispensary
May 20 2012: Need a giant Atlas for your front yard? This is the place! (@ Barberville Aluminum and Iron Works) [pic]: http://t.co/qu4Rzqjf
May 20 2012: Intelligence is a philosophy and a lifestyle choice. It is not something you are born with but something you choose to be.
May 20 2012: RT @(private) @BadDalaiLama My mother is borderline. I love her, but she exhausts me. It's like she's 49 stuck in a 16 year olds mindset.
May 20 2012: Life's greatest tragedy and hypocrisy: "I know it's not good for me, but I can't stop."
May 20 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Humans are creatures of inertia. Whatever they are doing they are likely to keep doing until forced into another path.
May 21 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: histrionic — given to overly dramatic emotional behavior. Usually exhibited by only one romantic partner, the other bein ...
May 21 2012: Today is the day Facebook starts trading for real, not propped up by its investment banks.
May 21 2012: RT @TheBosha: As you brag about not using dope or alcohol I'm trying to ascertain how you managed to hit bottom without them.
May 21 2012: RT @TheBosha: A good mind, like a good dog, requires an assignment.
May 21 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Attention inventors, artists, dreamers: An idea is useless without means to execute it. True creativity is building with ...
May 21 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The biggest mistake people make is treating time as a renewable resource, when in fact it's rapidly running out.
May 21 2012: Never underestimate an individual's ability to change when forced to—and his resistance to it otherwise.
May 21 2012: Glenn's Best Photos from around the world. New "meta-index" of FB albums: http://t.co/WCcUV0A5
May 21 2012: True fact: Spanish moss was invented by the Disney Corporation to make the South seem more moody and "Southern". http://t.co/TXhRUGBy
May 21 2012: Attention white chicks: Tan today, prune tomorrow. You have been warned. #PSA
May 21 2012: Learning to sleep in a rental car opens up endless cheap vacations. Why pay for lodging?
May 21 2012: You build your castle thinking the walls will protect you, but they also imprison you and cut you off from the world.
May 21 2012: RT @TIME: Does organic food turn you into a jerk? | http://t.co/gwQXwyV6 (via @TIMENewsFeed)
May 21 2012: RT @TIME: If you ever needed a reason not to eat red meat or butter, here it is | http://t.co/heWs8O0X (via @TIMEHealthland)
May 21 2012: Crystal Meth Barbie. (yesterday) http://t.co/WojTJi16
May 21 2012: The Greek Apocalypse may become, in practice, the Greek Diaspora, where everyone with the means leaves the country.
May 21 2012: My fondest memory of Athens is stumbling on a concert of Beatles music in Syntagma Square. Today, it is Protest Square. http://t.co/NF03npl1
May 21 2012: @xtinewu 80 < 10,507
May 21 2012: In fairness to Zuck, he never said $FB was worth 100x earnings. The market said that. He just wants to build his new toy.
May 21 2012: @xtinewu Duh! Don't you read the Federal Register? 70 FR 9877 exempts cartridge razors. http://t.co/NhYsgrYB Also scissor with blades < 4"
May 21 2012: @xtinewu Depends on the screener, but them's the rules. FWIW: TSA is way more consistent than overseas screeners.
May 21 2012: So here's the plan re $FB: Stock will stabilize @ $20; late-investing idiots will take a bath, and the rest of us can go about our business.
May 21 2012: Zuck just got married, right? If $FB price falls (lowering his net worth) and he gets divorced, will SHE owe HIM alimony? #divorcelaw
May 21 2012: Somewhere between a million and a billion the numbers blur and turn into play money.
May 21 2012: Money provides the backbone structure of human society. It may be cruel and unjust, but take it away and you have anarchy.
May 21 2012: Without the need for money forcing him to work, the average citizen would wallow all day in his addictions and accomplish nothing.
May 21 2012: Wherever you find an extremely obese person confined to his bed there must also be an equally dysfunctional person feeding him.
May 21 2012: I can look back and laugh at the Salem Witch Trials, but I'm still a little miffed about the Spanish Inquisition.
May 22 2012: RT @TelegraphWorld: Man survives 170ft plunge over Niagara http://t.co/FvN4vstQ
May 22 2012: Spice up your life! Replace your depression with a general malaise dusted with a light patina of self-defeating ennui!
May 22 2012: Rome, Italy - newly uploaded photos from 2007. Ancient Rome http://t.co/FuRpOKcw Modern Rome http://t.co/sRyibvVB http://t.co/W0QjsZWT
May 22 2012: RT @Schmoodles: It's a person's flaws that makes them special. There's no beauty in normality.
May 22 2012: RT @latimes: Zuckerberg loses $2 billion on second day of Facebook trading http://t.co/DsU9aIs3
May 22 2012: In any creative medium, every rule is breakable, but you have to know the rules and why you are breaking them.
May 22 2012: Challenging your body < challenging your mind < challenging your own philosophy.
May 22 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: There's a difference between freely believing something and believing it because you have set up your life so you now ha ...
May 22 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: What we often take for symbiosis is really just parasite and host.
May 22 2012: Challenging your body is not the same as facing your fears.
May 22 2012: @xtinewu Aw, so sad! If he had played his cards right, he could have had Wu for lunch.
May 22 2012: RT @DalyaElMaghraby: If someone goes to the gym and doesn't tweet about it, does it count?
May 22 2012: @DalyaElMaghraby Awesome new avi!
May 22 2012: RT @TheNardvark: THEY MAY TAKE OUR LIVES, BUT THEY'LL NEVER TAKE OUR FREEDOM! WE'LL BE DEAD, BUT FREE! WAIT MAYBE I HAVEN'T THOUGHT THIS ...
May 22 2012: Making babies is the standard turnkey solution for couples who can't think of anything else to use their relationship for.
May 22 2012: RT @fujiwiryani: .@baddalailama yeah and weighing more problems to this world cause they're usually don't know how to raise children.
May 22 2012: Charming sign from the last glacial epoch. There will never again be ice skating in Virginia. http://t.co/wwD4pzLZ
May 22 2012: Elephants never forget a grudge. Anything you ever said or did can be recalled and used against you. This makes them assholes sometimes.
May 22 2012: Pedophile priests, arsonist firemen, homosexual homophobes... Human motivation is often a denial of something inside that comes out anyway.
May 22 2012: Some places of your youth you can come back to years later and nothing has changed. So sad. Those people must really like repetition.
May 22 2012: I'm not saying my phylum is superior, but when was the last time you met an arthropod who truly cared?
May 23 2012: If I call you a shit-rolling dung beetle, that doesn't mean I don't respect you. Someone has to roll it!
May 23 2012: "Say No to projects that take you further from rather than closer to your own creative goals, however flattering or lucrative."—Neil Gaiman
May 23 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The products that are most advertised are usually the ones you least need.
May 23 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Family: a shared delusional system by which dysfunction is passed from one generation to the next.
May 23 2012: RT @cottonmouth1: @KilroyCafe @BadDalaiLama FireFly and I have already discussed this. We are quite alright playing the role of Parasi ...
May 23 2012: @OneFaithLove Best poem of all time! "In Xanadu did Kubla Khan a stately pleasure dome decree...."
May 23 2012: @OneFaithLove When something exists without any cause or reason, it may be a relic from the past that entropy hasn't caught up with yet.
May 23 2012: @OneFaithLove sherbert moth (mothius sherbertius)
May 23 2012: @xtinewu Or under Wu's apartment!
May 23 2012: "Blood on the Windshield" - my original song written in Louisiana in 2009. Rerecorded today. http://t.co/WzJqllAF http://t.co/NxWjwpc1
May 23 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Bad things happen when you insulate people from the effects of their own actions.
May 23 2012: The risk in being a professional musician or artist is you get wrapped up in technical details and stop seeing the final product.
May 23 2012: He was an endless font of meaningless pseudo-knowledge — sports scores, celebrity gossip, advice on fine wine.
May 23 2012: I know quite well the delusions of youth, but explaining them to the young is darn near impossible.
May 23 2012: When someone says they prefer a meaningless existence, there's not a lot you can say to convince them otherwise.
May 24 2012: @KelleyLPhoto You see what happens when we constrain our feet with shoes: that little toe all curled in.
May 24 2012: There can be no effective charity without boundaries—clear distinctions between what you will give to and what you will not.
May 24 2012: Young people can be brilliant at running races, not so bright at deciding what races to run.
May 24 2012: You can figure out someone's inner fears from what he thinks others are saying about him.
May 24 2012: @OneFaithLove Good one, but be more concise. Truth can't come to you. You must go to it.
May 24 2012: There is little reward in telling people unpleasant truths about themselves. They will probably attack you for trying.
May 24 2012: Truth can't come to you. You must go to it.
May 24 2012: Finally, some BVM standards! ==> RT @washingtonpost: Vatican publishes rules for Virgin Mary sightings: http://t.co/QaZT85o0
May 24 2012: Most realistic crime show ever: "Jerk Detective". Cop is brilliant at solving crimes but his ego alienates everyone. New partner every week.
May 24 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Family members are wonderful people to visit, but you wouldn't want to live with them.
May 24 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: You don't need a grand plan to live a meaningful life. After a few traumas, a plan will emerge and you'll know what to do.
May 24 2012: Golden Oldies - The most popular tweets from our training account @KilroyCafe (active 2009-2010) http://t.co/G7jjNF0Y - http://t.co/hkrqHYGV
May 24 2012: Notting Hill Carnival, London, Aug, 2011 - My video http://t.co/cTBaIEcg and photos http://t.co/u6qVkAFa Sample: http://t.co/32zeTRrD
May 24 2012: Family members are wonderful people to visit, but you wouldn't want to live with them.
May 24 2012: Nothing ages you like parenthood.
May 24 2012: If you feed the birds, their numbers will increase and they'll lose the ability to fend for themselves. You're hurting them!
May 24 2012: If you offer a dog steak, he won't eat his dig chow.
May 24 2012: The cows of Chick-fil-A are real! (@ Chick-fil-A) [pic]: http://t.co/3PgSDhbf
May 24 2012: RT @aedison: My favorite things are: ranking things, tautologies, making lists of stuff I like, redundancy, separating best from worst, ...
May 24 2012: Scatology 101: You may catch diseases from other people's shit but not your own. You already have all those germs.
May 24 2012: If you want to do big things, you can't get hung up on small frustrations. Deal with them efficiently and move on.
May 24 2012: Granny Puckett's place, Blue Ridge Mountains http://t.co/l6U0y2On
May 24 2012: "Idiot savant" describes far too many: brilliant in execution, foolish in purpose.
May 24 2012: Stupid people can't make up for it by seeking advice, because they often choose bad advisors or give them poor information.
May 24 2012: Stupidity can't be cured. The best you can do is avoid those afflicted.
May 24 2012: RT @johndowling_uk: Tired of bullshit? Want bullshit delivered directly to your door? The wait is over. Bullshit is here, in one neat pa ...
May 24 2012: Every workplace favors certain personality traits. If people weren't like that, they wouldn't be working there.
May 24 2012: So how many peanuts do you get in a bag of Delta Airlines "Lightly Salted Peanuts"? 26 halves and 6 wholes. (yesterday) http://t.co/iXD9bmVI
May 24 2012: Mabry Mill, Virginia (4 hours ago). I cued the ducks, but they missed their mark, so I had to shoot without them. http://t.co/VVdjK1Tn
May 24 2012: RT @nytimes: China's Once-Hot Economy Is Turning Cold http://t.co/IkP1S0Ci
May 25 2012: There's a sexual relationship and then there's solving problems.
May 25 2012: The person making the accusations is usually the one causing the problems.
May 25 2012: There is nothing worse than being trapped on a desert island with only yourself to keep you company and your companion is an asshole.
May 25 2012: Do you love His Badliness and want to join him in the Kingdom of Heaven? Then RT his wisdom so others can hear!
May 25 2012: RT @xtinewu: Karma is a bitch, a diva even-she shows up when she's good and ready, not moment before. But she'll definitely be there.... ...
May 25 2012: @nainysahani Um, so Mumbai isn't Indian enough?
May 25 2012: @laurenahayes Arrrgh! Quotation marks please!
May 25 2012: RT @nytimes: In Spain, Bank Transfers Reflect Broader Fears http://t.co/j9eOWvWI
May 25 2012: So who was feeding her? ==> Fire crews demolish walls to release Britain's fattest teen http://t.co/ZssKTm0D
May 25 2012: When I hear Billy Joel sing "Honesty" I know darn well it is he who has been dishonest.
May 25 2012: "Crush Crime" — Does this slogan and it's posting change criminal behavior or enforcement? Or did the state waste $50? http://t.co/uEeHrga3
May 25 2012: Not a painting but a photo! (Mabry Mill, yesterday) More art photos: http://t.co/sqDAkxHR http://t.co/BtgfTUI2
May 25 2012: Just nabbed "BadDalaiLama" as my Facebook name http://t.co/RreOUPOR - Subscribe now for all my pretty pictures. http://t.co/sb85OlWu
May 25 2012: The essence of stupidity is a belief in your own specialness—that the rules of the outside world don't apply to you.
May 25 2012: For years I was a fraud, sneaking into Costco on an expired card for the free samples. Now I'm legit again! http://t.co/nxGdQ3cN
May 25 2012: There is no truth without irony.
May 25 2012: (That's why the Good @DalaiLama's tweets are so boring and vapid: no irony.)
May 25 2012: No irony, no insight.
May 25 2012: Irony is when something turns out the opposite of what the surface circumstances would lead you to believe. (e.g. an arsonist fireman)
May 25 2012: Rain on your wedding day may be tragic, but it's not ironic—unless you are very self-centered and expect the weather to respect your event.
May 25 2012: RT @TrekkieGirls: @BadDalaiLama what about a traffic jam when you're already late?
May 25 2012: None of the examples in Alanis Morissette's "Isn't It Ironic" are truly ironic, except in a narcissistic sense, as if the universe owed you.
May 25 2012: Narcissistic irony is when something confounds your personal plans. True irony is something contrary to everyone's common assumptions.
May 25 2012: Irony is funny, entertaining and grabs ones attention. The absence of irony is usually boring.
May 25 2012: Irony is the core of all great art. What is the point in saying something if it isn't something unexpected?
May 25 2012: A gay-bashing conservative congressman caught in a homosexual tryst is ironic. It is also compelling and legitimate news.
May 25 2012: .@AlannaChat No, it's just stupid. The implication of the song is the world owes you things (a rain-free wedding day).
May 25 2012: If there's a black fly in your Chardonnay, pick it out and drink it anyway.
May 25 2012: "Isn't It Ironic" is a song for alcoholics. It expresses their general philosophy: "Life sucks, so I have a right to abuse myself."
May 25 2012: Narcissistic irony is seizing upon the times that chance turns against you and citing them as evidence that the world is out to get you.
May 25 2012: The core of paranoia: If you can believe the world is out to get you, you don't have to feel responsible for your own bad decisions.
May 25 2012: If it rains on your wedding day and you're not ready for it, don't blame irony. IT'S YOUR OWN DAMN FAULT!
May 25 2012: If you define yourself by what you did twenty years ago, it looks like you've given up on life.
May 25 2012: People aren't driven to suicide. They drive themselves there.
May 25 2012: The main function of Christianity is the production of catchy slogans, inspirational to Christians but meaningless to everyone else.
May 25 2012: RT @LIFECOACHERS: Always be willing to find the ray of sunshine on a cloudy day because people really hate it when you do that.
May 25 2012: @BustinJurkz My horrific divorce changed everything for me. Like a great forest fire. I was wiped clean and reborn.
May 25 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The hell of home ownership is not just the burden of paying for it, but all the crap that collects in that extra space.
May 25 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Just because you're rich in money doesn't mean you're rich in time, and it's the time that will run out first.
May 25 2012: Whether you believe in Him or not, it is clear that Jesus steps in where He is needed.
May 26 2012: RT @TheEconomist: Orbis is the name of a new interactive map of the Roman Empire as it was around 200AD http://t.co/cT6FBp1x
May 26 2012: RT @angusbatey: Amazing. The tallest structure west of the Mississippi's demolition passes almost unnoticed. http://t.co/dqEuhiuT
May 26 2012: It takes a committed relationship with a caring partner to make you realize how boring and irrelevant sex can be.
May 26 2012: If you're biking in spandex, you're either a professional athlete or a jerk.
May 26 2012: In Europe, where bicycles rule, hardly anyone has a fancy one. Just a simple, solid get-you-there bike.
May 26 2012: A small compromise of your principles won't hurt you much. A small compromise repeated every day, building on other small compromises, will.
May 26 2012: If you insist on having the proper outfit for a certain activity and following all the standard procedures, the activity won't happen often.
May 26 2012: Morning in Virginia (yesterday). More photos from Virginia: http://t.co/DGEKCHot - http://t.co/tbAWxneR
May 26 2012: Romance 101: Anything is possible if you're in sync with someone. Nothing is possible if you're fighting.
May 26 2012: Advice from a former baggage handler: Never attach anything to the zipper tabs of your luggage or they'll be torn off. http://t.co/Tku4pnAq
May 26 2012: An accomplishment isn't so impressive if you had to sacrifice the rest of your life to attain it.
May 26 2012: Whenever you give people a crutch, there's a risk they will use it to avoid standing on their own.
May 26 2012: Buffet 2000 — an idea whose time has come and gone. (@ Buffet 2000) [pic]: http://t.co/37NtoS9V
May 26 2012: Knowledge is knowing the speed limit. Experience is knowing the enforced speed. Wisdom is going a prudent speed for the road conditions.
May 26 2012: Wisdom is mainly concerned with managing your own emotional impulses. Once you have it in one field, it can quickly transfer to others.
May 26 2012: Positive reinforcement alone won't change someone's bad habits. Sooner or later, something has to hurt.
May 26 2012: Concord Coach Lines Bus Terminal, Concord NH - 360° panorama http://t.co/DhMFJ123 http://t.co/g4pY7pcx
May 26 2012: Never get in an argument with an idiot. You are going to lose.
May 26 2012: You're not really respected unless you're still respected after you leave the room.
May 26 2012: Shinbashi Plaza, Tokyo - 360° panorama (April 22) http://t.co/yqxOCUYk More: http://t.co/nyMMfDnk http://t.co/i6YJMMGr
May 26 2012: Prilled for your protection. (@ Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) w/ 63 others) [pic]: http://t.co/lxkSjDuD
May 26 2012: When you see someone sabotage themselves time after time, you know they're in pain. There's just little you can do.
May 27 2012: We should suffer fools lightly, with compassion and grace, because we were once one of them.
May 27 2012: RT @dannysainsbury: @BadDalaiLama Are we not all fools, some just less so than others?
May 27 2012: RT @bybeautydamned: The reason megachurches were invented was to make room for all the gigantic fat people.
May 27 2012: @OneFaithLove Define "ego based relationship". (You may be onto something!)
May 27 2012: My sexual orientation is orange.
May 27 2012: My political affiliation is chartreuse.
May 27 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The ants must see us as gods. They can't fathom why we step on them, but they must figure it's part of our cosmic plan.
May 27 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The biggest cosmic joke of all would be that God exists but He couldn't care less about us. We would be alone after all!
May 27 2012: New photos from Brattleboro, Vermont (15 hours ago) http://t.co/h95iVFAK Sample: http://t.co/98TPGKjn
May 27 2012: Pity the pampered princesses who can only sleep on the finest silk. Those ladies are prisoners.
May 27 2012: Your preoccupation with sex suggests your emptiness.
May 27 2012: How deep will you go? Are you satisfied to skate upon the surface, or do you want to see what lies below?
May 27 2012: RT @bprabawabr: @BadDalaiLama but, as u once taught me, with our limited time, not everything can be dove deep. Choose wisely, skate eve ...
May 27 2012: .@bprabawabr To dive deeper does not necessarily require time, only courage, and it may save time in the long run.
May 27 2012: What a person claims to be is only half their story.
May 27 2012: Surface dwelling is taking people at their word. Diving is exploring their hidden motivations.
May 27 2012: If you choose not to inquire below the surface, and things turn out not as they seem, you have only yourself to blame.
May 27 2012: Mabry Mill, Virginia - a colorized version of a photo shot 3 days ago. See more Art Photos at http://t.co/K05hC4HC http://t.co/ZG5Ex0sc
May 27 2012: OberflÃ¤chebÃ¼rger — n. one who dwells only on the surface. (First German word I have ever invented!)
May 27 2012: "Secrets of Area 51 Revealed" - My most popular video, with over 47000 views. http://t.co/svg6W64U
May 27 2012: @DalyaElMaghraby MAKE PUPPY STEW!
May 27 2012: RT @TheEconomist: It will be a surprise if another large country is richer and more stable than America two decades from now http://t.co ...
May 27 2012: "The purpose of our lives is to be happy."—Dalai Lama <== Another bland truism. What is "happy"? Long or short term? How do you get it?
May 27 2012: RT @Wise_Quotes4U: Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody else has thought ~ Jonathan Swift
May 27 2012: Apparently Denver has a transit gambling problem. http://t.co/56nIjbG7
May 27 2012: RT @HighersideChats: Drugs don't make you paranoid, drug laws do. <== Actually drugs DO make you paranoid.
May 27 2012: Biggest eatin' fish I ever seen! (@ Whole Foods Market) [pic]: http://t.co/eO9S49Y2
May 27 2012: Entertainment is the practice of spending money to waste time.
May 27 2012: The opposite of entertainment is purpose.
May 27 2012: My first hydroponics store! Smells earthy. Liquid fertilizers mostly. (@ Idaho Springs) [pic]: http://t.co/2eal8jEq
May 27 2012: You play a video game. It gives you pleasure. What's wrong with that? The only loss is the more meaningful things you could be doing.
May 27 2012: You have no "right" to squander time. It is the precious resource you have been entrusted with.
May 27 2012: A life of entertainment is a life hardly lived at all.
May 27 2012: Art is not necessarily entertainment. It can be a medium to convey information about life that can't be expressed otherwise.
May 27 2012: Entertainment is something designed to give you pleasure only in the moment. It's benefit vanishes the moment you leave the theatre.
May 27 2012: Entertainment logic goes like this: "I have worked hard doing something I don't believe in; therefore I deserve to waste time."
May 27 2012: Entertainment obesity is the same as food obesity: Bathed in an endless supply of the stuff, people don't know when to stop.
May 27 2012: Idaho Springs, Colorado (1 hour ago). More Colorado photos: http://t.co/GiKpIsXi http://t.co/L9YXSphE
May 27 2012: No matter how many booms and busts history may give us, everyone thinks their boom is different.
May 27 2012: .@HalfJewHalfMisc "Baring your soul" to someone doesn't make you honest. You have to share with the right person for the right reasons.
May 27 2012: Tourism, for most, is going to exotic places, getting bored there and drinking.
May 28 2012: (Previous tweet based on extensive field observation of the tourist in action.)
May 28 2012: Glenwood Hot Springs, Colorado - photo album shot this evening with a waterproof camera. http://t.co/ZbLPht92 Sample: http://t.co/fineBVEP
May 28 2012: Curiosity doesn't kill cats; lack of curiosity does. If you don't look below the surface of your environment, it will get you!
May 28 2012: Government is inevitable and inevitably inept.
May 28 2012: If you joke about the bad things you're doing to yourself, it usually means you're not doing anything about them. It's more sad than funny.
May 28 2012: @xtinewu So sad! No Monday Morning Mimosa! :-/
May 28 2012: The fact that a person had a horrible childhood may earn them some sympathy but no leniency.
May 28 2012: The best therapy for addiction is life slamming you hard for it. A slap on the face is worth more than 10,000 words.
May 28 2012: If you stand between an addict and the consequences of his actions, you are enabling the addiction.
May 28 2012: Painful consequences are no guarantee of behavioral change, but they yield better results than any other option.
May 28 2012: If you don't try to save an addict, he could die. So be it. For his own sake, let him explore that path alone.
May 28 2012: Only a fraction of addictions are chemical. Most are behavioral.
May 28 2012: The best you can do for an addict is offer him options. It is up to him to use them.
May 28 2012: People always have explanations for their own behavior, those are not usually the real reasons.
May 28 2012: "Insight" is when you realize how you have been lying to yourself.
May 28 2012: To find meaning in life, a good first step is to solve the practical problems now in front of you.
May 28 2012: Meaning in life comes first from how you solve your own problems and then, based on that experience, how you help others solve theirs.
May 28 2012: Life presents you with problems. You didn't ask for most of them; nonetheless they are yours. You find meaning in solving them elegantly.
May 28 2012: If you're wasting away again in Margaritaville because it's your own damn fault, then you haven't really learned anything.
May 28 2012: Insight is meaningless without action.
May 28 2012: One step closer to God. (@ Utah/Colorado Border) [pic]: http://t.co/6h8a0G35
May 28 2012: Courage is drinking milk that's past its expiration date because you've tasted it yourself and it seems fine.
May 28 2012: Notice the bugs smeared on your windshield after a long drive. Ride a motorcycle and those bugs will be in your face. Romantic, eh?
May 28 2012: If you ride a Harley, I feel sorry for your lost youth and tiny penis.
May 28 2012: Utah Wasteland - 360° panorama http://t.co/ppZiIWvr http://t.co/HS1G7T4b
May 28 2012: Language is handy for conveying concrete facts but virtually useless for changing someone's habits or beliefs.
May 28 2012: If you try to talk someone out of a bad habit, expect anger and little effect. It's YOU who has the problem.
May 28 2012: Beliefs are formed to protect the emotional investments one has already made. The rationalization is filled in later.
May 28 2012: Passing through Green River, Utah, a debunked "Area 51". My past photos: http://t.co/WSvyllSn
May 28 2012: Green River — visited here with a film crew once. http://t.co/B7J77bp0
May 28 2012: Restricted US Government facility, but the gate is open. (It wasn't the last time I was here.) Going in! http://t.co/T0Z9wl7x
May 28 2012: Guardhouse not manned at the present time. I just waltz right in! http://t.co/CJm4mxtg
May 28 2012: Abandoned Government Facilty, Green River, Utah - 360° panorama http://t.co/IE83xoIR Chernobylesque! http://t.co/vHneiPmw
May 28 2012: Inside the Assembly Building, Green River - 360° panorama http://t.co/pTBlujXe http://t.co/QRd40gYx
May 28 2012: I'll do spooky abandoned places, but I don't do heights. I see no obvious way to get to that upper room. http://t.co/NN6kJBlk
May 28 2012: Charity is our purpose on Earth—to give to the world something positive that outlasts us.
May 28 2012: Simply giving to the needy is not necessarily effective charity. The real question is what the long-term effects will be.
May 28 2012: The main challenge of charity is how to help people out of their problems without encouraging dependence or enabling further dysfunction.
May 28 2012: Cheapest gas in town' (@ Price, Utah) [pic]: http://t.co/itNhaiVE
May 28 2012: It's not like Walmart killed off Norman Rockwell. He died long ago. Rural shopping B.W. generally sucked. http://t.co/dMjTnPzu
May 28 2012: In small towns where the cost of living is low, Walmart jobs can be highly respected, far better than what came before.
May 28 2012: Sometimes the most effective charity is a good bombing campaign.
May 28 2012: Helper, Utah - Downtown - 360° panorama http://t.co/wGCln9j4 http://t.co/Qh7EGKTy
May 28 2012: Microscopic charity is trying to help one person. Macroscopic is trying to help the whole world. You can't do one without knowing the other.
May 28 2012: @OneFaithLove Rant noted, but no sense in ranting against that which you can't change. History always brings shifts, good and bad.
May 28 2012: Delusions of Youth #1: "I have all the time in the world."
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #2: Any social problem can be solved by "raising awareness" and "educating the public".
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #3: "Just close your eyes and jump."
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #4: "To make something work you have be totally committed* to it." (*lock yourself into it and throw away the key)
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #5: "All you need is love."
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #5a: Love can heal any addiction or personality problem and can overcome any structural defect in a relationship.
May 29 2012: I need your help! Now assembling a list of "Delusions of Youth". Any suggestions? (No need to divulge your age, as "youth" is relative.)
May 29 2012: RT @exis10s: @BadDalaiLama you just scared the shit out of me.
May 29 2012: RT @dannysainsbury: @BadDalaiLama You are a never-ending fountain of wisdom, dude.
May 29 2012: RT @SirRocket: @BadDalaiLama You can be anything you want when you grow up.
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #6: You can be anything you want when you grow up. Anything is possible. The sky's the limit. (via @SirRocket)
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #7: "You just have to believe in yourself."
May 29 2012: @JaysonShenk Give me some.
May 29 2012: RT @ZoroastrianFunk: @BadDalaiLama true love will find you if you just wait. Delusions indeed
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #8: "I know my spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend has problems, but I can change him/her."
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #8a: "I know my spouse/boyfriend/girlfriend has problems, but he/she had a tough childhood."
May 29 2012: RT @Maxine12339: @BadDalaiLama How about "I'll live forever, no rush."
May 29 2012: @Maxine12339 I think that's contained in Delusion #1, but I am open to corollaries.
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #9: "Things get better after we are married."
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #10: "No pain, no gain." (doing something painful and expecting to be rewarded just because it was painful)
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #10a: "No pain, no gain." (refusing a direct path to a goal because it seems "too easy")
May 29 2012: RT @Maxine12339: @BadDalaiLama only other delusion I had was nothing bad will happen in my life. Everything will be taken care of by pa ...
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #11: Youth is preoccupied with being "discovered". He wants to do great things but expects powerful others to enable him.
May 29 2012: Hmmm, @ShitYoungPplSay seems to be available.
May 29 2012: It's always Christmas on the Bonneville Salt Flats. http://t.co/wdIZEnDq
May 29 2012: RT @Kyoks1: @BadDalaiLama #3a: you will figure it out along the way.
May 29 2012: RT @Andreaof9: @BadDalaiLama Delusion: It will all be alright. Just keep your chin up.
May 29 2012: Night falls on Mars. Right now! http://t.co/KfBnDTlT
May 29 2012: Night falls on the Bonneville Salt Flats - 360° panorama (Right now!) http://t.co/X2QnNj9j http://t.co/XKmhAtoH
May 29 2012: Delusions of Youth #9: "Things will get better after we are married."
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: You just have to believe in yourself.
May 29 2012: Done! New account created: @ShitYoungPplSay - Need an avi. Can you think of one?
May 29 2012: Here's the starting avi for @ShitYoungPplSay http://t.co/WGkCwZjp
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: My thoughts and prayers are with the people of _____ during their terrible _____.
May 29 2012: RT @fujiwiryani: Glenn, @baddalailama is this your another account â†’ @shityoungpplsay? LOL Hilarious!
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: If we all work together, we CAN make a difference.
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: We have to change the system.
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: I am active in student government.
May 29 2012: Secrets of monogamy revealed: You don't have to be the alpha male to get the girl! http://t.co/evPat80X
May 29 2012: RT @DalyaElMaghraby: This is exactly why I should never be a mother. http://t.co/1xuhuRak
May 29 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay You can't keep your feelings bottled up inside. <== Actually, unleashing them on the world could be far worse.
May 29 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: The dark side of love is attachment that lasts long after the relationship has lost its function.
May 30 2012: RT @KilroyCafe: Something can be truly "fun" only the first time you do it. With each repetition, it becomes more and more like work.
May 30 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: The real problem is gender stereotypes perpetuated by the mainstream media.
May 30 2012: Silver Plume, Colorado - The train is heading straight for me, but I think I'm safe. - More: http://t.co/hNLN93IV http://t.co/mQGnCrUy
May 30 2012: Most people with behavioral addictions don't know they have them because they have arranged their whole worldview around those behaviors.
May 30 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: I've given it a lot of thought and I'm positive this is what I want to do with my life.
May 30 2012: Last night's lodging at the Sacramento airport (geotagged location). http://t.co/P5tnDj3n
May 30 2012: Abandoned supplies. Someone else will pick them up (or you can follow this geotag and take them yourself). http://t.co/1vRlfHth
May 30 2012: "Goldfinger" is awesome! Not the movie so much as the theme song. Pretty girls, beware of his Midas touch... http://t.co/KICIbTtg
May 30 2012: @TrekkieGirls And everything RHYMES! Pretty amazing.
May 30 2012: RT @ShitYoungPplSay: I don't need a helmet.
May 30 2012: They don't often give you New York views like this! (one hour ago) http://t.co/B4i7L8WX
May 30 2012: My baggage tag says I'm hot! ... (hot="hot connect"—short connection time between flights. Baggage handler lingo.) http://t.co/MgnOzlY7
May 30 2012: Queens, New York: under the 82nd Street subway station - 360° panorama http://t.co/TvOxaPyz http://t.co/bMOS49kc
May 31 2012: Honestly, would you want skin care from "Dr. Zizmor"? http://t.co/HwnyIIf6
May 31 2012: Perfect New York moment. (right here, right now, iPhone photo) http://t.co/XrVgqTth
May 31 2012: My lodging in Brooklyn. Spacious 12-bed dorm. (My bed is on the left.) $45/nt. (@ New York Loft Hostel) [pic]: http://t.co/tSEyl5fH
May 31 2012: If someone is expecting to be cheated, he will seize upon and emphasize any evidence that seems to prove it.
May 31 2012: Self-discipline can itself be an addiction if it takes the place of intelligent thought.
May 31 2012: 100% Sexy! Brooklyn, New York (last night). ... More sign and word photos: http://t.co/ilAl2R2j http://t.co/IfXXJlvR
May 31 2012: Downtown Silver Plume, Colorado - 360° panorama http://t.co/dAdfNNYv (3 days ago) http://t.co/PYuqySpO
May 31 2012: A hidden form of child abuse is to raise your children in luxury they can't hope to obtain on their own in adulthood.
May 31 2012: Pre-GPS navigation technology. (@ Montauk Point Lighthouse Museum) [pic]: http://t.co/3pBd7N79
May 31 2012: Television documentaries would never lie to you, just fail to report any information that contradicts the premise of the show. #UFOs #ghosts
May 31 2012: This building appeared in a silly UFO show I was on, as virtual proof of a cover-up. What are the NY Parks hiding??? http://t.co/hlgXjeDK
May 31 2012: Most people, when given freedom, will only use it to build their own prison.
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