RIP: Neil Aspinall

Sad news. Neil Aspinall died last night. He was in almost every story I ever read about the Beatles/Apple Corp. Good guy.


The neighbor’s alarm started going off at 1:30 am. That’s a first. It used to go off some time around 4:30 am… then at midnight… now 1:30 am.

I lay there listening to it for about five minutes, hoping and praying it would be shut off so I could get back to sleep.

No such luck.

Finally I pounded on the wall. Five seconds later I heard the sound of someone getting up and walking. Within three seconds the alarm had stopped. I shouted “Thank you!” and grumbled inwardly at the fact that whoever this is they were within mere feet of this alarm- obviously, since they were able to shut it off almost immediately- and that they have just been laying there listening to it beep, night after night, probably since I first moved in a year ago.




And now: quotes, because I am too lazy to write anything else, and these are interesting, and I’ve included them all before…

There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it would be good for him. – Robert Heinlein

Where morality is present, laws are unnecessary. Without morality, laws are unenforceable. – Anonymous

A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. – G. Gordon Liddy

To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical. – Thomas Jefferson

If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free. – P.J. O’Rourke

One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. – Plato

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. – William S. Burroughs

You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves. – Abraham Lincoln

The Revolution will be complete when the language is perfect. – George Orwell, 1984

… the next revolution… will be when those who work refuse to support those who don’t. – Walter Hickel

Choose loss rather than shameful gains. – Greek proverb

To entrust the government with the power of determining the education which our children receive is entrusting our servant with the power to be our master. – David Nasaw


Watching Door to Door with William H. Macy, Helen Mirren, and Kyra Sedgwick. I just started and so far it’s good, it’s just… kinda heartbreaking…

Felicity Huffman has a little cameo in it as well. That was unexpected.

And where do they find so many old cars to stage in the background on these shots?


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