Colin Chapman, the inspirational creator of the Lotus car company and F1 team was leaving the office one evening when he noticed that the light was still on in his chief designer’s office. He poked his head round the door and said… “I don’t want you staying here ’til midnight working on stuff. All I want is half an hour’s bloody genius”.
On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707.
Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll.
The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front of a crowd of 250,000 spectators attending the Gold Cup hydro races which included many airline executives from around the world (who were in Seattle for an annual meeting) in attendance.
When asked what he thought he thought he was doing Johnston answered, “Selling Airplanes”.
Youth is wasted on the young
“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School
“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.” – Atticus Finch – Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’
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“What? No, I sell propane!”
Hank Hill (King of the Hill).
“And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck
Editor’s Note: Warren Zevon was dying from Mesothelioma at this time.
‘The amazing class and grace this man accepted over his fate was admirable. On his final appearance on David Letterman’s late night talk show, Letterman tactfully asked Zevon, knowing what he knows, what advice he could give. Zevon humbly answered, “Enjoy every sandwich”.’
Rick Klugman’s answer to What song lyric has stayed with you? Why?
“Kilroy was here” is an American popular culture expression that is believed to have originated during World War II, when a US shipyard worker began scrawling the phrase on ships he had inspected. US servicemen then took up the saying and began scrawling it all over the world, wherever they were stationed or encamped. The phrase is usually paired with a doodle of a man peeking over a wall, a cartoon that was likely adopted from UK wartime graffiti that was often accompanied by what slogans? Discuss
‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’
-Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)
Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. – Ty Webb – Caddyshack (1980)
“I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.”
“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.” – Roger Sterling – Mad Men (AMC TV)
Roger was apologizing for making a pass at Betty
Used as in… I will be very surprised. (Used to express strong disbelief in something.)
“If Joe really joins the Army, I’ll eat my hat.”
“If this car gives you any trouble, I’ll eat my hat.”
“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
“I’m your huckleberry.”
“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling
“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” —Yogi Berra.
“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist
“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama
“Liking something is a way better experience than not liking something.” – C.S. Lewis
If you’re lucky enough to do well, it’s your responsibility to send the elevator back down.Kevin Spacey
“Computers are dumber than people but smarter than programmers”, Jerry Pournelle
“Well, I hate to break it to you, but there is no big lie. There is no system. The universe is indifferent.” – Don Draper
“I think, therefore I am” – René Descartes (1637)
“Turn To Page 394” is a line used by Alan Rickman’s character, Severus Snape in the film series, Harry Potter, where the phrase features frequently in a particular scene.