“Glenn Beck is a fucking asshole. I’ve met him. He called me the anti-Christ, and not about ‘Avatar.’ He hadn’t even seen ‘Avatar’ yet. I don’t know if he has seen it.”—James Cameron, who enjoys keeping it real.
“It’s happening again, and for much the same reasons. At the brink of a major social advance, the GOP is standing at the doorway of history shouting ‘STOP!’”—Mark Green, commenting effectively on the GOP’s track record of being douchebags (most of the time)
“A strange trend has emerged that violates the more-is-better ethos of American consumer culture. Some products and services are touting limitations as desirable “features.” And consumers are loving it.”—Mike Elgan of Computer World dissecting the new “less is more” trend the consumer electronics market has taken, using Apple’s iPad as example
“Yes, America has found its new boogeyman to blame for our crumbling educational system. It’s just too easy to blame the teachers, what with their cushy teachers’ lounges, their fat-cat salaries, and their absolute authority in deciding who gets a hall pass.”—Bill Maher, reflecting on the decision to fire all teachers at Central Falls High School by City Officials
“[W]e tend to posthumously lionize figures like Lenny Bruce for their willingness to step out and break convention in defense of freedom of speech. If you were alive in those days though — and you had a public forum to speak out — wouldn’t you have just acted like a jerk-off and walked the party line?”—- Benjamin Leo at Street Carnage, assessing the controversy over Howard Stern’s recent remarks aimed at “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe. (via roblagatta)