Posts Tagged ‘c.s. lewis’

Daily Batman: Never too old

November 8, 2010

I had to report for Jury Duty last week. I wore a Catwoman shirt. Didn’t really think about it ’til I was already at the courthouse, but then I concluded that anything which made me look less mature, trustworthy, and respectable could only work to my advantage, as I distinctly did not want to be seated on a jury.

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

(C.S. Lewis.)

I consider this self-evident on a daily basis but it’s still nice to read from such a beloved source. That C.S. Lewis has not had his own month around here yet is an absurdity and a crime. January, maybe. December is already lined up.

Advice and Happy Wednesday!

November 18, 2009

I don’t have the time today to make it a true Wednesday Wednesday, but here’s a little Miss Addams in your life, both literal and reminiscent, and also some really cool wisdom from great sources about two simple, harmonious, earth-friendly pleasures for which we can thank each other: reading and bicycling.

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. — Christopher Morley

It is curious that with the advent of the automobile and the airplane, the bicycle is still with us. Perhaps people like the world they can see from a bike, or the air they breathe when they’re out on a bike. Or they like the bicycle’s simplicity and the precision with which it is made. Or because they like the feeling of being able to hurtle through air one minute, and saunter through a park the next, without leaving behind clouds of choking exhaust, without leaving behind so much as a footstep. — Gurdon S. Leete

Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant and interesting. — Aldous Huxley

We read to know we are not alone. — C.S. Lewis

Schoolgirl IV Reading by x-Autopsie on deviantart.

I used to walk to school with my nose buried in a book. — Coolio

Daily Batman: Aim at Heaven and you will get Eartha thrown in

October 1, 2009

“Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth thrown in.” — C.S. Lewis

Yesterday a reader asked for some Eartha Kitt as Catwoman. I am so vehemently pro my Jul-Newms that it was tough for me to transition straight in to that so here is my sidewise segue, friendoh, and thanks for reading!

Debra Wilson on MadTV as neighbor from hell Catwoman.: “One million dollars.” “What?!” “One million dollars to get your rrrrrake back.” “I could just buy another one for fifteen bucks.” “Nevertheless!”

When I first saw this like 15 years ago, I almost died laughing. It’s less bearable as an adult. I am so sorry for slighting MadTV’s writers, who I’m sure are gifted folks, but … um… this show was just never good enough. Just never even at all good enough.

With which mean and unnecessary judgment I will now slink off to run some afternoonish errands. The end!