Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Quotes of the Day

*and my two cents.

Fabiola Gianotti, a project leader on CERN’s particle-accelerator experiment that was successfully initiated on Sept. 10 outside Geneva, and will eventually re-create the conditions just after the Big Bang:
“I think we may have to rewrite our textbooks.”
*Why do I have a feeling Al Gore wouldn’t be too happy about this.

Warrant Buffett, billionaire investor, on the economic crisis after Lehman Brothers announced it will file for bankruptcy:
“Let’s recognize that this is a once-in-a-half-century, probably once-in-a-century type of event.”
*OMG, so our economic crisis makes us special! That makes me feel so much better. Thanks, Buffett the richest man in the world.

Jeannine Wikering, after placing third at the European pole-dancing championships:
“I think one day it should be an Olympic sport – but that will take time.”
*Yeah, only if the Olympics are being held in Amsterdam.

Condoleezza Rice, the US Secretary of State, during a peacemaking visit with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Tripoli. Washington cut off diplomatic relations with Libya after a mob sacked and burned the American Embassy in 1979:
“The United States, I’ve said many times, doesn’t have any permanent enemies.”
*In the U.S. of A, we like to change it up. We like variety. So how soon can we get our hands on your oil, Gadhafi?