Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quotes of the Week: A Work of Genius

Julia describes the perfect poached egg as an oval, where the white nicely encapsulates the yolk, and she seems to envision a sort of smooth presentation, without any ... well, without any of what is going on with this particular egg, as far as looking like a wadded-up Kleenex.
--Linda Holmes, sharing her own experience with Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking. With pictures.

You know, if they can publish Galactica 1980 comics, you'd think my Q.E.D. pitch would at least merit a response.
--Tom Spurgeon, surprising me with the revelation that I'm not the only person who remembers that show.

People invest a lot of time trying to make a layout for their ships that they think is a work of genius, then express dismay when their tactic of bunching all their ships in the upper-right hand corner leads to total annihilation.
--Topless Robot, accurately describing every experience I've ever had playing Battleship.

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