5 more days…

2 more quotes…

“If this were a dictatorship, it’d be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I’m the dictator.” –George W. Bush, Washington, D.C., Dec. 19, 2000

“They misunderestimated me.” –George W. Bush, Bentonville, Ark., Nov. 6, 2000

Six more days!

in honor of the End of an Error in only SIX MORE DAYS i bring you my favourite george w bush quotes.

“I think it was in the Rose Garden where I issued this brilliant statement: If I had a magic wand — but the president doesn’t have a magic wand. You just can’t say, ‘low gas.'” –George W. Bush, Washington D.C., July 15, 2008

“I own a timber company? That’s news to me. Need some wood?” –George W. Bush, second presidential debate, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 8, 2004

ok on one hand it’s going to be a bit sad that we will no longer have a ridiculously funny president, but reading these quotes from 2000 debates, and the campaign…HOW THE HELL DID HE EVER GET ELECTED?!?!
“I mean, there needs to be a wholesale effort against racial profiling, which is illiterate children.” –George W. Bush, second presidential debate, Oct. 11, 2000
i mean WHAT THE FUCK!!!!!
“America better beware of a candidate who is willing to stretch reality in order to win points.” –George W. Bush, aboard his campaign plane, Sept. 18, 2000
“If the terriers and bariffs are torn down, this economy will grow.” –George W. Bush, Jan. 2000

funny trent

so my dear friend emily in salt lake city works concerts out there as a runner and was working the nin show. not only did she tell me what she had to go out shopping for, for trent…she had nothing to do during the show so she got to watch (sweetest job ever) and trent’s speech tonight included “coldplay is nowhere near as good looking as us. Not a chance.” ROFL god love trent talking this tour

oh, and yeah, i own a house now.


i’ve read alot of books since christmas, and now i don’t remember what they were haha. i did finally read “u2 by u2”. it was pretty good. i can’t say i really learned anything new about the band, and alot of what they said came from interviews i had already read so it felt a bit like de ja vu. I did put down a a few quotes from the book…
Bono – “one thing I really liked on the reel-to-reel was a folky duo called Hunky Dory. I loved that duo. It was years later I discovered it was David Bowie and Hunky Dory was the name of the album.”
Edge- ” I discovered that being a loner and having a superiority complex works quite well, as your distorted self image is never challenged by engaging in any way with the rest of humanity”
Edge – ” I once said to Bob Dylan, “people are going to be playing your songs for thousands of years.” He said, “Man they’re going to be listening to your songs too. It’s just no one’s going to know how to play them.” Sometimes, I might add, that includes us.”
Bono – ” One of my definitions of art is the discovery of beauty in unexpected places.”

In the meantime I’ve still been plodding through “A fiction of the past, the 60s in American History.” I got through the music in culture section and it made me want to read more about bands from that time…so I have bob dylan’s autobio on the pile to read, and i borrowed “the doors by the doors” from a friend at work. it was pretty interesting as i really knew nothing about the history of the doors or jim morrison. it was just like the u2 book, exerpts from jim morrison interviews, and seemingly new interviews with the other band members specifically for the book, plus tons of photos.

I read “A Canticle for Lebowitz” a post apocolyptic book my mom gave me when she finished it, which was pretty good but not mind blowing or anything.

And now I’m reading “Take A Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends and Curses” by R Gary Patterson. I’ve heard him on Coast to Coast AM a few times and he is full of interesting stories of rock bands (mostly brit invasion 60s/70s era), so I picked up this book. Well…the stories are interesting, but boy does it need another edit. Things just seem very out of order. You read one paragraph and then he switches subjects to something that seems very irrelevant, but then pages later there will be a random sentence that really REALLY should have gone with the paragraph ages earlier. It also seems that sometimes he is grasping at straws to make a connection between artists, or themes or events. Like The Buddy Holly Curse…just because someone dies in the same month, years later, doesn’t mean anything. It’s a 1 in 12 chance haha. In a chapter about Alestair Crowley he mentions Daryl Hall (from Hall and Oats? I dunno…) and the things he has said about studying Crowley…and at the end follows up with “Ironically, Hall’s birthday is October 11th, Crowley’s is October 12th”….like that has any relevance at all. He also over uses the word “ironic” and may be misusing it as well (or maybe I’m just missing the irony). There have also been a few things mentioned that relate to The Tea Party…lyrics to a Robert Johnson blues song that are also in Sun Going Down, and a reference to the book Master and Marguerita. So…it’s amusing but could have been put together better, and it really doesn’t need so many “ironic” grasps at straws to connect things. These stories are interesting on their own.

for someone


is this really how it ends
with a broken heart and a bottle in my hands
in this dirty room i crawled into
running away from the ghost of you

tore it all apart
lost the way out we’ve gone too far
there could never be enough for you
nothing hurts the cold hard truth

never felt so alone
this city feels so damn cold

tell me was i wrong was i right
fought hard with all my might
my soul kicked black and blue
all my pain comes bleeding through
tell me was i wrong was i right
fought hard with all my might
my soul kicked black and blue
all my pain comes back to you

mountain of amends(?)
angry words and blood on my hands
i fell into a burning rage
felt the fire burn through me

when you took my hand
were you playing a part?
did you ever understand?
complicated so like me
lips to feel love’s for real

never felt so alone
this city feels so damn cold

tell me was i wrong was i right
fought hard with all my might
my soul kicked black and blue
all my pain comes bleeding through
tell me was i wrong was i right
fought hard with all my might
my soul kicked black and blue
all my pain comes back to you

*transcribed by me, accuracy in question ha


trent was quote of the day on perez hilton LOL “While the music industry is doing everything they possibly can to go out of business, can we all make sure to rid ourselves of the Grammys, too? Out of touch old men jacking each other off. ENOUGH!”

u2 quotes

i dreamed about there being a new version of the muppet show.

i also spent yesterday redoing my shopping cart on institutional green, so now it actually works: http://www.institutionalgreen.org/store

i finished reading U2 Popaganda last night, so now the u2 quote post

Adam: I’d have to say that within the u2 camp, I would definitely be the most diminutive of all the members.
Edge: Adam is the most well-endowed member, no contest, but he wouldn’t know because he’s blind.
Bono: Some people think u2 should be hung. All I’m saying is that we are, in fact, particularly well hung.

“I love women, they’re definitely the stronger sex. Some of my best friends are women. Some of my best friends dress up as women too.” – bono

Interviewer: What do you plan to do after the tour ends?
Bono: Extend the tour… reality isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.

“It’s a mad thing we do. There’s nothing natural about it. I mean, I hit things for a living…and people clap.” – Larry

This next one is for adr2
“Strange things happen, like certain pieces of music you’ve used as intro tapes…you’re at home and somebody puts that on the record player and you suddenly start crawling up the walls, the adrenalin starts going. It’s like this Pavlov’s Dog reaction. There’s a song called “4th of July” that we used to use all the time, and I still can’t hear it without thinking we’re about to do a show.” – Edge

“Religious people, generally they freak me out. Honestly, I start twitching when I’m around them. But sometimes, maybe weirdos are the only people who really know they need god.” – Bono

“It’s really the most expensive demo session in the history of music.” – Bono on Pop.
but it’s such a great one!! i hate that u2 (esp larry) hates pop.

“We’re on a roll. Its getting more like the early u2 records. Really simple, stripped down arragements. That’s what we’re hungry for – music with that life force.” – Edge on how to dismantle an atomic bomb, 2002….
edge…seriously? simple? stripped down? those are not the words i use to describe that album

“I went into that record looking good. Then one day they had a guy doing hair in the studio. Bono said, “dan, why don’t you get a hair cut?” I came out with a fucking mullet. I’ll never forgive them.” – Daniel Lanois

“The lights came on during “Where the Streets Have No Name” and there must have been 10,000 people with tears running down their faces. And I told them they looked beautiful, which became the line in “City of Blinding Lights.” – Bono on u2 playing NYC after 9-11

“One of the ancient privileges of being a freeman of the city is the right to graze sheep on open ground. So the next day Bono and I borrowed a couple of sheep and took them out to eat the grass on St Stephen’s Green. It seemed like a good idea at the time.” – Edge


“If you really hate me or u2 don’t shoot me – that will only sell another 5 million records…I’m worth more dead than alive! If you really hate me, don’t make me a legend” – bono 1988

“I’m famous because I know Bono. That’s pretty much it.” – adam

“Anyone is welcome to tape our shows and pass them around to their friends. But if you start selling them, we will find out where you park your car and we will pay you a little visit!” – bono 2000
promise? haha

“Be brilliant or fuck off.” – bono

“u2 is not a particularly great name.” – larry

“I had one of the worst haircuts of the 1980s. I know that it launched a million second-division soccer players. But the truth of it, if I’m really honest, is that I thought I looked like David Bowie.” – bono…LOL

“I need them for when I’m being insincere…” – bono on his sunglasses

“You know, it’s no surprise to me how ugly the world can be, but I have to remind myself to pay attention to how beautiful it can be. To see a wave crashing in, or a beautiful tree. Or a beach full of breasts, heh heh.” – bono

when people complain about “hulk” trent, beefed up, short hair – no longer the skinny angsty long black haired white goth boy….i just think, look at robert smith from the cure. he really needs to give it up. at some point, you have to grow up. trent is over 40 now, do you really expect him to be “the perfect drug” trent at 42? people would be laughing at him the way i look at robert smith and laugh. hahahahahha

my birthday this year falls on my day off. what to do, what to do…

Rant page 263: “In a world where billions believe their deity conceived a mortal child with a virgin human, it’s stunning how little imagination most people display.”

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Click “refresh” until you find five quotes that mean something to you, that speak to you or about you or simply resonate with you.
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Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under.
H. L. Mencken (1880 – 1956)

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you’ll see why.
Mignon McLaughlin

Until you make peace with who you are, you’ll never be content with what you have.
Doris Mortman

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Victoria Holt

Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez

holy mother of god, best quote ever. from colbert report tonight…

“many people have criticized the bush administration for failures in intelligence…mostly the failure of the president to be intelligent”