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Quotes of the Week – Ending 9.19.10

What do Scorpio’s have to offer besides their overrated sex?
Urban Prince via Twitter

I refuse to accept people who were born in the 1990s on my facebook.
ralphfv via Twitter

There’s a difference between an opportunist and a user.
JuztDevious via Twitter

Just got back from the worst orgy ever: it was “business casual.”
Conan O’Brien via Twitter

Beauty is a light-switch away.
online profile

The Situation has nice abs (I guess), but that face is a real situation. Yikes.
Patrik-Ian Polk via Twitter

I know i’m not the only [one] that prefers a nut swallower to a rose buyer!
wisdom from SexAndBrickCity

Pansexuals are just bisexuals with an extra thick hand-rolled crust.
BDSMBadAdvice via Twitter

This “bling bling” attitude is deeply shaping the values of a whole new generation.
Cornel West via Twitter

It is less dangerous to think like a man of action than to do like a man of thought.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

I hate people who want to be bothered only when they want to be bothered. You can’t do people any kind of way and expect a warm response.
Mr. Jones via Twitter

Sometimes people change. Situations definitely change. Can’t see those things if you’re making assumptions.
Tyme White via Twitter

Never go to sleep angry. Stay awake and plot your revenge.
Peter Griffin via Twitter

Don’t take shit from nobody! Stand your ground! And don’t ever be afraid to walk in your truth…while respecting others.
Trent Jackson via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 8.29.10

I’m grown. I suck my own dicks and I make my own money.
iVocalz shenanigans

She wouldn’t know good sperm if it slapped her in the face.
(Two for two again!)

Do you want to hire Hitler? Seriously?
Project Runway quote of the season contender April

Keri Hilson looks like the owl on the Wise Potato Chip bag.
D0wJ0nEs has an inappropriate roommate

Justin Bieber is like a one-man, white guys only Menudo.
Shoq Value via Twitter

I can’t help but think the phrase “beating around the bush” had a sexual origin.
Urban Prince via Twitter

Wearing a tall tee does not hide the fact that you switch harder than a street walker.
Daboisnick via Twitter

Can we get her hit by a bus like George?
commenter Renee – ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Exclusive – Closure is coming for Alex/Izzie fans (The Ausiello Files)

Performing arts center in Santa Rosa is having a musical rendition of Aladdin on 9/11. Too soon.
omniphiliac via Twitter

Dear Well-Meaning White People,
Black folks don’t use bling-bling anymore. Not even just bling. So please, let it go.
Love, Karsh
(that goes for crunk too!)

Why was everybody goin off on Fantasia about stealing somebody’s husband and said nothing about Alicia Keys?
Adam Benjamin Irby via Twitter
(good question)

Women might be able to fake orgasms, but men can fake a whole relationship.
Peter Griffin via Twitter

Upward mobility in a nonprofit isn’t about skill or leadership as much as it is nepotism and being in the right place at the right time.
via Erik

The Nation-State: Apartheid without political incorrectness.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Rev Run via Twitter

Burning bridges is not my past-time, but I do like playing with lighters.
Anthony Smith via Twitter

Real achievement isn’t measured by what we have but by who we have become.
Tpromix via Twitter

Don’t allow the intensity of your desires to overwhelm the integrity of your pursuit of them.
Alfred Edmond Jr. via Twitter

It’s critical to understand your history and then be true to oneself.
Cornel West via Twitter

Life is much more interesting with a little touch of crazy.
Davey Wavey via Twitter

If you hang in there, it all works out in the end.
Tyme White via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 8.15.10

See, that’s the only reason I’d get married. So that someone could take my name, and essentially be my property. I mean, if I don’t own my mate, there’s no point to having one. I want ownership rights. That and someone to do shit I don’t want to do, like fetch me drinks, cook, clean and do the laundry.
commenter Tank – Portia De Rossi To Take Ellen Degeneres’ Name (Towleroad)

I’ve never met a DL lesbian.
Urban Prince via Twitter
(me neither!)

If you’re fat you have to be funny! People only like unhappy fat people on TLC specials.
D0wJ0nEs via Twitter

So it’s OK to talk about the clitoris but not about Bethany Getting Married?!
omniphiliac and family at a restaurant

The next person who retweets Arsenio friggin Hall in my timeline gets unfollowed.
Patrik-Ian Polk via Twitter

I like Wyclef a lot – but he couldn’t get the Fugees back together — how can he get Haiti together?
Clay Cane via Twitter

(watching The Dorothy Dandridge movie)
Yeah, Halle was really great in this. I can see how she got the role over Janet [Jackson].
Who do you think will play Janet in her life movie?
(scoffs) As long as it’s not Ashanti!

Y’all say real men don’t hit women…well classy women shouldn’t throw punches.
TheWorldofKevin via Twitter

Erudition, scholarship, & academia are three layers of knowledge analogue to love, marriage, & prostitution.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

Love will make you forget time, and time will make you forget love.
DeAndre via Twitter

If your mind says no and your heart says yes, I would listen to my mind.
Terry McMillan via Twitter

I hate being the bad guy. Unfortunately, I’m really good at it.
Karsh via Twitter

Eventually you’ll get to the point where you just don’t have time to be bothered with the people and things that cripple, hinder and enable complacency in your life.
Trent Jackson – Letting Go, Loving Yourself…The Daily Dose

Something tells me I know the answers to all my questions but I want an alternative ending.
Blueyedsimba via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 8.8.10

Being a top is no excuse for being a bore.
Random Phantom via Twitter

After watching all these episodes of Spongebob, I’ve come to the conclusion that Mr. Krabs is Jewish.
Urban Prince via Twitter

I definitely thought this woman singing on this Rick Ross song was Nina Simone. It was Cee-Lo.
Urban Prince as well (I couldn’t choose!)

You will NOT get along with everybody!
Rev Run via Twitter

Chris Brown needs to change it up a bit. To what? I don’t know, but something else. Ciara just needs to fill out a FAFSA.
B.Tiz via Twitter

Maybe I should whore around like everyone else…
Devon Corneil via Twitter

Subtlety is lost on those unable to appreciate it.
commenter EH – Clever Ads for Tivo (37signals)

To bankrupt a fool give him information.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

Dear Arizona, your state used to be part of Mexico. If you are non-Mexican and non-indigenous, then you are the immigrant.
Prerna Lal via Twitter

Way to go, California Supreme Court! Gay couples should have the right to a 50 percent chance of getting divorced, too.
Chad via Twitter

Arnold [Schwarzenegger] being a political weather vane, he obviously thinks supporting gay marriage is good politics now, after vetoing it twice.
David Dayen via Twitter

It’s so sickening to think it’s 2010 and people still care that two guys can love each other.
Karlos Lopez via Twitter

History will remember the gay marriage thing the same way it does segregation.
Darian Aaron via Twitter

…you wouldn’t believe how many white girls I knew in school who honestly just did not think [HIV/AIDS] affected them at all. I know a woman in particular who is so sure she has AIDS at this point that she will NOT get tested, and she sleeps around like crazy.
commenter regazza_di_lupo – Cyndi Lauper & Lady Gaga Go Off Script, Discuss Safe Sex On GMA (Jezebel)

I like to be multi-contextual, which is much more important than being multicultural.
Cornel West via Twitter

The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.
Albert Einstein

Sometimes I worry about being a success in a mediocre world.
Betty Yelp via Twitter

I’ve come to the conclusion that no one has your best interest in mind…
Michael Miles via Twitter

My existence isn’t based on your validation.
Necole Bitchie via Twitter

The universe does my dirty work. Karma is a bitch.
Mr. Jones via Twitter

To want others to do the best they can for themselves, when they have done the best they can for you — this is intelligence.
Maya Angelou via Twitter

We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.
Charles Swindoll via Tim Ferriss

In this race, you have to pace yourself.
WhatsTheT via Twitter

There’s good and bad in everything… you get what you’re looking for.
Kanye West via Twitter

You can’t bring everyone to the new places you’re going.
Trent Jackson via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 7.25.10


What in the Olan Mills fuckery is this?
commenter TopLevelExecutive – The Situation’s Family Portrait: Still Life With Turtlenecks (Jezebel)

Who do I have to sleep with to get the air conditioning turned up in here?
I’ll go check with management.
DaviesGravey via NYC debauchery

I’m watching A Different World. I remember thinking college was gonna be like this. It wasn’t.
Mr. Jones via Twitter

I predict if Chelsea Lately keeps fucking and flirting with these thugs she’s gonna get raped by a wild pack of niggas.
biglilkim via Twitter

Many of the blonds in Austria and Germany are Children of the Corn blonde. Those California women would kill for this color.
Rod McCullom via Twitter

She was like boom boom boom! And then he was like bam! And then there was a black guy.
ilikejoaquin reviews Salt

Inception has entered into the category of a film people think they must see so they can participate in dinner conversations.
Roger Ebert via Twitter

Women fake orgasms. Men fake relationships.
Anthony Coleman via Twitter

And that’s why I don’t hang with large groups of gay men: circle of freneniemes.
Erik via Twitter

Orgasms are one hell of a drug.
Lady Wonder via Twitter

Are you really ready for love or is it just the lonely talking again?
Urban Prince via Twitter

Facebook is for friends that are now strangers. Twitter is for strangers that should be your friends.
Zahid Hussain via Twitter

Work destroys your soul by stealthily invading your brain during the hours not officially spent working.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

Race still matters. Can America be truthful about itself and still pursue democracy?
(I say no)
Cornet West Via Twitter

Someone who does you an injury hurts you twice: first by the injury itself, and second by taking up your time afterward thinking about it.
The Top Idea in Your Mind (Paul Graham)

Interesting when people talk about communication they rarely talk about listening. That’s one of the main reasons why communication fails.
Tyme White via Twitter

Success is achieved by those who are always willing to take the next step, whatever that step may be.
Ralph Marston via The Secret Daily

I’m done being Mr. Nice Guy. Fuck you all.
ralphfv via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 7.11.10

Summer is for dreamers and lovers.
ilikejoaquin via Twitter
(which is probably why I hate summer)

Women are for friendship. Men are for fucking.
ralphfv via Twitter

You’re not a real man ’til you’ve had one!
Deon Williams via Twitter

He’s not ugly…he’s cute in an ugly way!
Derrick L. Briggs nonsense

If Rihanna looked like Fantasia, she wouldn’t be nearly as successful.
Urban Prince via Twitter

Jlo’s Behind the Music is basically the same as SupaHead’s.
D0wJ0nEs via Twitter

Dan Gilbert went IN on Lebron. I mean hardcore went in and then said “How my semen taste, bitch?!”
MissJia via Twitter

Washington DC is full of wannabes, used-to-bes, never beens, and has beens and those are the main ones wanting to be in your shoes.
Anthony Anderson via Twitter

You can only be good if you have the ability and opportunity to do harm, but don’t.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

Half-truths are dangerous: they mystify, they conceal, but do they say enough about the “real” to seduce us?
Cornel West via Twitter

When a man loves you back, he doesn’t (necessarily) tell you. He shows you. He is consistent with his sh*t. He calls when he says he will. He sticks to plans. He communicates that he is thinking about you, even if he is busy. you don’t have doubts about his feelings because IT IS REALLY, REALLY OBVIOUS.
commenter Tiffany – I’m Done With Dating: Part 5 of 5 (Black Gay Blogger)

The moments when I know, I understand, yet I cannot explain it to another. That’s when it is imperative to write.
Natasha Badhwar via Twitter

One day I’ll go to sleep and realize all the bullshit I’ve been through was worth it….
Anthaknee Williams via Twitter

Quotes of the Week – Ending 6.20.10

Too scary for Jesusland!
commenter Gurka von S. – McDonald’s Gay Ad Not for U.S. TV (Advocate)

What do the Celtics need to do?
They need Larry Bird…or some kind of offense.
Jeff Van Gundy: NBA Finals Game 7

According to the sidewalk scrawl at this muni stop, Kate has herpes. Bummer.
Richard Garcia via Twitter

Sometimes I honestly feel the past two years of my life have just been an extended episode of PUNK’D! I’m waiting for Ashton Kutcher…
Xem VanAdams via Twitter

Warning: a recent search for “bed bugs” on TripAdvisor found 877 mentions for city hotels. (Yikes!)
Affordable Boutique Hotels in New York City (The New York Times)

The difference between self defense and unjustifiable assault is that half second when he stared at her and socked her. He did not “find an opening” to subdue this person. There was no more struggle between the stare and the punch. The officer committed assault, plain and simple.
commenter rwthw – Seattle officer punches girl in face during jaywalking stop (Komo News)

Society needs prudent leaders and risk-taking error-prone followers; we got the opposite.
Nassim Taleb via Twitter

I love how Prop 8 folk act as defenders of children. Were gay people hatched as adults? I was a gay kid who needed defending and got none.
Tim Denike via Twitter

So often, our approach to young boys is to treat them as “short adults” rather than children in need of support, investment, and love.
Marc Lamont Hill via Twitter

I can’t dismantle oppressive, white supremacist ideology working for a system based on white supremacist ideology.
soulforce84 via Twitter

Love don’t pay the bills.
D0wJ0nEs via Twitter

Yeah, when the strippers consistently treat you better than your friends, you know it’s time to reevaluate a few things.

Quotes of the Week – Ending 6.13.10

Puerto Ricans are all about reproduction.
Lt. Col YoYo via Twitter

How do you get over being “over it”?
ShawnQT via Twitter

A boyfriend is what you make it.
Jake Jacobs VI: Love, Lust & Queers – I Don’t Wanna Date I Just Wanna Fu&%k

But for a generation with more options than ever before, how do you choose when you’ve been taught you can have it all?
Why Are You Single? Perhaps It’s The Choice Effect Continue reading Quotes of the Week – Ending 6.13.10