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Whom Fortune Favors | The Five Things that Matter

Posted on July 6, 2017

Still, brave Turnus did not lose hope of seizing the shore first, and driving the approaching enemy away from land. And he raised his men’s spirits as well, and chided them: ‘What you asked for in prayer is here, to break through with the sword. Mars himself empowers your hands, men! Now let each remember […]

Break the Wheel | The Five Things that Don’t Matter | Part III

Posted on April 24, 2017

King George III: They say George Washington’s yielding his power and stepping away Is that true? I wasn’t aware that was something a person could do. I’m perplexed. Are they gonna keep on replacing whoever’s in charge? If so, who’s next? There’s nobody else in their country who looms quite as large… ― “Who’s Next”, […]

What a Good-Looking Question! The Five Things that Don’t Matter | Part II

Posted on March 31, 2017

Peter Griffin: What can you tell me about this one? Car Salesman: Oh, that’s just an old tank I use for those commercials where I declare war on high prices. Now about that sedan… Peter Griffin: Hang on there, slick. Now I see your game. We come in here wanting a practical car, but then […]

I Am Spartacus: The Five Things that Don’t Matter | Part 1

Posted on March 17, 2017

Herald: I bring a message from your master, Marcus Licinius Crassus, commander of Italy. By common of His Most Merciful Excellency, your lives are to be spared! Slaves you were, and slaves you remain. But the terrible penalty of crucifixion has been set aside on the single condition that you identify the body or the […]

A Man Must Have a Code

Posted on March 5, 2017

Mallow: It lacks glamour? Jael: It lacks mob emotion-appeal. Mallow: Same thing. ― Isaac Asimov, Foundation It is the artist’s function not to copy but to synthesize: to eliminate from that gross confusion of actuality which is his raw material whatever is accidental, idle, irrelevant, and select for perpetuation that only which is appropriate and immortal. ― William […]