August 14th, 2006


On Money

With money, you can buy
* a house, but not a home
* a clock, but not a timer
* a bed, but not sleep
* a book, but not knowledge
* a visit to a doctor, but not good health
* a position, but not respect
* blood, but not life
* sex, but not love

'Nuf said.

On Morality

I'm still enjoying Andrew M. Greeley. In A Christmas Wedding, he came up with the following dialog as a young man notified his mother he'd been weathered in at his girlfriend's house.

"Rosemarie is perfectly right, dear," Mom said, trying to sound severe. "You can't drive home tonight. You stay there till the streets are cleared."

"Yes, ma'am."

"And be good."

"Mom! You know me. I wouldn't even think of not being good."

"That's what I'm afraid of, dear."

p. 27

Call Letter Origin

Andrew M. Greeley, in Younger Than Springtime, gets into a discussion about the University of Illinois at Chicago, called "the world's greatest university (just as the Chicago Tribune in those days claimed to be the World's Greatest Newspaper, whence the letters WGN for its radio station.) p.287