“Prince Giorgio established a palace, wrote a Constitution, and set up a cabinet and a parliament. He chose a coat of arms, minted money (with his picture), issued stamps (with his picture) and license plates, selected a national anthem and mobilized a standing army, consisting of Lt. Antonello Lacala. He adopted a motto: Sub umbra sede (Sit in the shade).”—Giorgio Carbone, Elected Prince of Seborga, Dies at 73
“He began exercising in early childhood. “My father used to take me on a four-mile walk from Glasgow once a week, when I was a schoolboy. We used to aim to do the four miles in an hour. If we did that OK, I got an ice-cream. If we did it in even a minute less, I got a choc-ice. “Many years later, when I became interested in these things, I challenged him, and he had no idea where he got this four miles an hour from. I was eager for a quote, you see. And he couldn’t produce it. Except, ‘It’s always been a habit.’”—The man who invented exercise
“After repeated instances of vandalism and abuse, I have taken the step of locking the Wikipedia article on our sex life. Although I have previously banned both your user account and your home IP address, malicious edits have continued, both anonymously and from newly registered users “alanequalswanker” and “ooohImabigimportantadmin.”
I know that’s you, Josie.”—McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: I Am Locking the Wikipedia Article On Our Sex Life.
“When you look at the legal line on a CD, it says copyright 1976 Atlantic Records or copyright 1996 RCA Records. When you look at a book, though, it’ll say something like copyright 1999 Susan Faludi, or David Foster Wallace. Authors own their books and license them to publishers. When the contract runs out, writers gets their books back. But record companies own our copyrights forever.”—Courtney Love does the math