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Old 07-20-2005, 06:25 AM   #1756
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"Queequeg," said I, "do you think that we can make a supper for us both on one clam?"

However, a warm savory steam from the kitchen served to belie the apparently cheerless prospect before us. But when that smoking chowder came in, the mystery was delightfully explained. Oh! sweet friends, hearken to me. It was made of small juicy clams, scarcely bigger than hazel nuts, mixed with pounded ship biscuits, and salted pork cut up into little flakes! the whole enriched with butter, and plentifully seasoned with pepper and salt. Our appetites being sharpened by the frosty voyage, and in particular, Queequeg seeing his favourite fishing food before him, and the chowder being surpassingly excellent, we despatched it with great expedition.

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Old 07-20-2005, 06:37 AM   #1757
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queequeg was a native of kovoko, an island far away to the west and south. it is not down in any map; true places never are.

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Old 07-20-2005, 07:10 AM   #1758
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It was a humorously perilous business for both of us. For, before we proceed further, it must be said that the monkey-rope was fast at both ends; fast to Queequeg's broad canvas belt, and fast to my narrow leather one. So that for better or for worse, we two, for the time, were wedded; and should poor Queequeg sink to rise no more, then both usage and honor demanded, that instead of cutting the cord, it should drag me down in his wake. So, then, an elongated Siamese ligature united us. Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.

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Old 07-20-2005, 07:31 AM   #1759
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He seemed to take to me quite as naturally and unbiddenly as I to him; and when our smoke was over, he pressed his forehead against mine, clasped me round the waist, and said that henceforth we were married; meaning, in his country's phrase, that we were bosom friends; he would gladly die for me, if need should be. In a countryman, this sudden flame of friendship would have seemed far too premature, a thing to be much distrusted; but in this simple savage those old rules would not apply.

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Old 07-21-2005, 06:38 AM   #1760
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keep your 'lectric eye on me babe
put your ray gun to my head
press your space face close to mine, love
freak out in a moonage daydream oh yeah!

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Old 07-22-2005, 12:35 PM   #1761
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I've never completely freed myself of the suspicion that there are some extremely odd things about this mission.

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Old 07-23-2005, 05:47 PM   #1762
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[Ripley has tried in vain to disengage the Nostromo's self-destruct]

Ripley: Mother! I've turned the cooling unit back on. Mother!

Mother: The ship will automatically destruct in t-minus five minutes.

Ripley: You... BITCH![smashes computer monitor with flamethrower]
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Old 07-24-2005, 04:45 AM   #1763
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It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being.

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Old 07-24-2005, 09:00 AM   #1764
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Ford, we are twelve; oh, make us one,
like drops within the social river;
oh, make us now together run
as swiftly as thy shining flivver.

orgy-porgy, Ford and fun,
kiss the girls and make them One.
boys at one with girls at peace;
orgy-porgy gives release.

- aldous huxley, brave new world
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Old 07-24-2005, 02:41 PM   #1765
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There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

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Old 07-24-2005, 06:46 PM   #1766
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i'm the type who'd be happy not going anywhere as long as i was sure i knew exactly what was happening at the places i wasn't going to. i'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that i'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom.

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Old 09-10-2005, 10:14 PM   #1767
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"...I am incapable of telling you not to feel. Feel, feel, I say - feel for all you're worth, and even if it half kills you, for that is the only way to live, especially to live at this terrible pressure, and the only way to honour and celebrate these admirable beings who are our pride and our inspiration."
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:24 AM   #1768
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Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
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Old 09-12-2005, 01:54 PM   #1769
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The best people I have known have done their crying in private and perform their acts of charity behind the scenes -- often in complete anonymity.

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Old 09-12-2005, 05:12 PM   #1770
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Grace is the absence of everything that indicates pain or difficulty, hesitation or incongruity.

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