Saturday, 31 July 2010

Laying your hands on a conversation.

"It doesn't matter whether you're selling Jesus or Buddha or civil rights or 'How to Make Money in Real Estate With No Money Down.' [...] Because as soon as you lay your hands on a conversation to steer it, it's not a conversation anymore; it's a pitch. And you're not a human being; you're a marketing rep."
- Phil Cooper
from The Big Kahuna

Monday, 26 July 2010

Off The Track

There was a man who use to rescue old greyhounds from the race track.

One day a visitor to the man asked one of the dogs “Dog, why aren't racing anymore?”

“Did you stop winning?” He asked

“No, I always won.” said the dog

“Was the pay to low” He asked

“No the pay was great” said the dog

“Were you not getting the recognition you wanted” He asked

“No I was really famous” answered the dog

“Well then what, why did you stop racing” He asked

and the dog answered

"Because one day I realised that rabbit I was chasing wasn't real."

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

That poor bastard...

I'm sort of an atheist. I like Jesus and all, but I don't care too much for most of the other stuff in the Bible. Take the Disciples, for instance. They annoyed the hell out of me, if you want to know the truth. They were all right after Jesus was dead and all, but while He was alive, they were about as much use to Him as a hole in the head. All they did was keep letting Him down. I like almost anybody in the Bible better than the Disciples. If you want to know the truth, the guy I like best in the Bible, next to Jesus, was that lunatic and all, that lived in the tombs and kept cutting himself with stones. I like him ten times as much as the Disciples, that poor bastard.

- Holden Caulfield
The Catcher in the Rye