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A mind is like a parachute.  It doesn’t work if it is not open.
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2013 Movies And A Lifetime Of Lyrics
This Truth
2012 Cheaper To Hold
2011 Resistance Is Futile
One Great, One Enjoyable, One Terrible…
Unfortunately, No Approval Is Required

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Take the Kama Sutra.  How many people died from the Kama Sutra as opposed to the Bible?  Who wins?
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2013 Still Inventing
2012 Motivated
2011 Waiting In Line At Starbuck’s

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Just Setting Out

I never set out to be weird.  It was always other people who called me weird.
  —  Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2013 Scott’s Inscription
2012 Good Knowledge
2011 Social Safety Nets

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Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.
   —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 High Anxiety
2011 And I’m Taking Me There
2010 1,000

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Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
   —    Frank Zappa
[And love has nothing to dance to…   —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 The Beatitudes
2011 Good Fences Make Good Neighbors
2010 Back On The Asphalt
No Sweep – Rangers Win Game 3 by 4 to 2
Greek Myths For Kids

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A drug is not bad.  A drug is a chemical compound.  The problem comes in when people who take drugs treat them like a license to behave like an asshole.
   —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Giants Win Game 2 Of The 2012 World Series 2 To 0!!!
Adage, n.
Questions Women Should Ask Before Voting…
2011 What Are You Looking At?

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If you want to get laid, go to college.  If you want an education, go to the library.
   —    Frank Zappa
[I knew there was a difference between college and education!  —   KMAB  🙂 ]
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On This Day In:
2012 Perceptions Of Worth
2011 Flavor
2010 Giants Win 1-0 !!

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Definition of rock journalism: People who can’t write, doing interviews with people who can’t think, in order to prepare articles for people who can’t read.
   —    Frank Zappa
[I sometimes wonder if there might not be an internet (blogging) corollary to this observation.  Myself, included.   —   KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Working Retired
2011 The Web Is Not Authoritative! (Really?)

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It’s better to have something to remember than anything to regret.
   —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Increasing Doubt
2011 You Can’t Touch This

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Interviewer: “So Frank, you have long hair.  Does that make you a woman?”
Frank Zappa: “You have a wooden leg.  Does that make you a table?”
  —  Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Near Misses Aren’t Successes
2011 Uncomfortable Feelings
2010 San Francisco (favorites)…
Bullets or Butter?

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There is no such thing as a dirty word.  Nor is there a word so powerful, that it’s going to send the listener to the lake of fire upon hearing it.
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Wall-Crawler Reboot
Learning To Count
On Worshiping God
2011 Emancipated Differences
2010 A Little More Technology, Please…

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Music is the only religion that delivers the goods.
[And…]
Art is making something out of nothing, and selling it.
    —    Frank Zappa
[Support your local arts!    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 Not Quite Fantastic
That Kid Is Back
2011 Wolves At The Door
2010 I’m Feeling Patriotic… (Well, more than usual, anyway.)
Beating the Heat…

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Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.
    —    Frank Zappa
[The problem is there are “common goods” (air, water, public areas) which are owned by all, but which are being monetized for the benefit of the few at the expense of the many.    —    KMAB]
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On This Day In:
2012 The Human Adventure Continues
2011 Almost Never

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The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion.  At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 Once Again
2011 And The “Market” Isn’t Always Right

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So many books, so little time.
    —    Frank Zappa
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On This Day In:
2012 One Measure
2011 Seeking The Common Ground
In Brightest Day…

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