Yes, I still live. Even more strange, I'm actually attempting NaNoWriMo again, even though I didn't even manage 5,000 words last year, let alone 50,000. Ah, well. Here's a bunch more quotes for y'all. Or possibly that's "all y'all."

"Now is the winter of our Discount Tent."
-One of Bigger than Cheeses' vast collection of funny IRC logs. (biggercheese dawt com)

"Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy."
-Someone or other

"Reality's for people who can't handle fantasy."

"If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside."
-Robert Cringely

" "Sexual encounters" make it sound like something you'd get in D&D. "You fail the dexterity check and have a sexual encounter. Now roll for treasure." "
-More log humor from BTC

"After being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft, 30 year old Michael Howard of Leeds changed his name by deed poll to Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards. The bank has now asked him to close his account, and Mr. Bastards has asked them to repay the 69p balance, by cheque, made out in his new name."
-A story in some British newspaper called The Guardian

-My cousin, on her blog.

"Those who can't do, teach."
-Common saying

"Those who can't teach, go into administration."
-I've forgotten

"Those who can't teach, teach gym."
-School of Rock

"Those who can't teach gym, plumb."
-My sister on learning that my drummer is at voke school to learn plumbage.

"Colon: War, Nobby. What is it good for?
Nobby: Dunno, Sarge. Freeing slaves, maybe?
Colon: Absol-well, okay.
Nobby: Defending yourself against a totalitarian aggressor?
Colon: All right, I'll grant you that, but-
Nobby: Saving civilization from a horde of-
Colon: It doesn't do any good in the long run is what I'm saying, Nobby, if you'd listen for five seconds altogether.
Nobby: Yeah, but in the long run, what does, Sarge?"
-Terry Pratchett's latest, "THUD!"

"The Supreme Court of the United States is not the only power in this world. The Supreme Court of the Almighty is greater. All that is merciful and just, on earth or in heaven, will despise this edict."
-Frederick Douglass, on Dred Scott's trial. Overly religious, but good just the same.

"My loving heart, my faithfulness, my self, my world she deigns to take/Then leaves me bare and comfortless to longing thoughts that ever wake."
-A medieval love song

"Plane crash flashing on my TV
Well it could have been you, baby
It could have been me"
-Fountains of Wayne's "Peace and Love," off of Welcome Interstate Managers

"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform."
-Mark Twain

"We believe that the bruising of zombie ass is essential. We also stress the importance of swizeetness and ass kickery."
-Team Zombie Hardcore, a group/clan/whatever on the completely swizeet online game Urban Dead (urbandead dawt com)

"In the former sense, it is suggested that one is wearing one's ass for a hat, or alternately, a hat for one's ass."
-The Wikipedia definition of "Asshat"

"(i do not know what it is about you that closes
and opens; only something in me understands
the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)"
-E. E. Cummings

"Nothing is so commonplace as the wish to be remarkable."
-Shakespeare (I think)