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  • I saw on television the performing group known as the Village People. These are very exuberant, virile men. I have no delusions; I know that they are all lesbians. But they expressed in their dancing the kind of unapologetic enthusiasm for their masculinity that so many in our culture wish to repress in favor of Alan Alda.

    Ayn Rand writing for Parade in 1980 (via The New Yorker)
  • In baseball, the tie goes to the runner. In situations like this, tie goes to the hetero.

    Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • The Confederate (Constitution) contained another great idea that would certainly upgrade our own Constitution: it limited the president to a single term of six years. The lousy second-term president is one of the great curses of American history. When loyalists chant “four more years” at party conventions, it’s almost like they’re hexing their subjects. From George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, the disappointing presidential encore has become a dismal tradition. Given this pattern, even the most loyal Obama supporter must wonder whether re-election in 2012 would be worth it.

    A Bad Document’s Good Idea, Disunion by the New York Times

    Disunion is really, really good, by the way. It may be the best reading/writing on the internet.

  • The heart goes where the head takes it, and neither cares much about the whereabouts of the feet.

    Dan Gilbert in Wandering Mind Is a Sign of Unhappiness, New York Times

    I think this is 100% true for me. I came to Spain hoping a change of location would be just the thing, but I may as well be alone in a tent somewhere in Antarctica. Nothing really changed.

    Where is my mind?

  • If you a fighter, rider, lighter, flame ignitor, crowd exciter or you wanna just get high then just say it. But then if you a liar-liar, pants on fire, wolf crier, agent with a wire I’m gonna know it when I play it…

    …It’s bigger than Hip Hop by Dead Prez
  • Memphis has taken over New York City as the nations hotbed for high school hoops and this Melrose team could be the best in the country.

    I love my hometown. (via RivalsHigh Rankings)