How did I not notice that Drew Berrymore was in E.T.? Or at one point Eliot calls his brother ‘penisbreath’? What the fuck is that kind of language a) coming out of a child’s mouth in b) a kid’s movie? Christ on a bike. The things that slipped past you as a kid were all the funny parts.
“What is remarkable about a man’s carrying out his own work? The cartman pulls his cart; the bean-curd marker produces bean-curd; the student reads his books. Each one follows what is his obligation. If the government wants to recognize the ordinary work of its subjects, let it begin with my neighbor the bean-curd maker. Give up any such ideas about my special work.”—Yukichi Fukuzawa
“Evolution as described by Charles Darwin is a scientific theory, abundantly reconfirmed, explaining physical phenomena by physical causes. Intelligent Design is a faith-based initiative in rhetorical argument. Should we teach I.D. in America’s public schools? Yes, let’s do-not as science, but alongside other spiritual beliefs, such as Islam, Zoroastrianism, and the Hindu idea that the Earth rests on Chukwa, the giant turtle.”—David Quammen