Category Archives: Odds & Ends

Quotes of the Day

“The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.”

H. L. Mencken

“Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.”

Herbert Spencer

“The difference between libertarianism and socialism is that libertarians will tolerate the existence of a socialist community, but socialists can’t tolerate a libertarian community.”

David Boaz

“If you want to get laid, go to college. If you want an education, go to the library.”

Frank Zappa

Source: The Burning Platform

Quotes of the Day

“Government is essentially immoral.”

Herbert Spencer

“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state wants to live at the expense of everyone.”

Frédéric Bastiat

“The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”

Daniel Webster

“When the law no longer protects you from the corrupt, but protects the corrupt from you – you know your nation is doomed.”

Ayn Rand

 

Source: The Burning Platform

On This Day – Casablanca Released

On November 26, 1942, Casablanca, a World War II-era drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, premieres in New York City; it will go on to become one of the most beloved Hollywood movies in history.

In the film, Bogart played Rick Blaine, the owner of a swanky North African nightclub, who is reunited with the beautiful, enigmatic Ilsa Lund (Bergman), the woman who loved and left him. Directed by Michael Curtiz, Casablanca opened in theaters across America on January 23, 1943, and was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Actor for Bogart. It took home three Oscars, for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay.

The film featured a number of now-iconic quotes, including Rick’s line to Ilsa: “Here’s looking at you, kid,” as well as “Round up the usual suspects,” “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship” and “Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.”

Source: “Casablanca” opens in theaters – HISTORY