June 04, 2006

Quote For The Day

"I like cigarettes, Miss Taggart. I like to think of fire held in a man's hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his fingertips. I often wonder about the hours when a man sits alone, watching the smoke of a cigarette, thinking. I wonder what great things have come alive from such hours. When a man thinks, there is a spot of fire alive in his mind---and it is proper that he should have the burning point of a cigarette as his one expression."
A classic example of how Ayn Rand can be so tempting and ultimately so wrong. Found in the .sig file of a commenter at an underground Web forum. Posted by triticale at June 4, 2006 06:44 PM | TrackBack

Sample text from a proposed parody:

"It is a mystical and transcendent experience, Mr. Taggart, to cut oneself. To feel the pinking shears, paperclip, or steak-knife slice through layers of flesh, scoring indelibly on one's very body the mark of technology...

When a woman cuts, there is a sharpness to her mind and being -- and it is proper that she should have a self-cutting knife as her one expression."

Not that there's anything wrong with fetishizing some behaviors, while treating child-rearing as a pathology. No, no. Far from it. Ahem.

Also, why does it flag the fact that I have a power blogs dot com URL as a suspicious or "questionable" fact? Is this profiling?

Posted by: Eh Nonymous at June 5, 2006 08:56 AM
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