Belmont Club

Words To Live By In the Online Age

“There are no girls on the Internet! The Internet is a place where men are men, women are men, and children are the FBI” — author unknown.

“Is Every Lesbian Blogger a Middle-Aged Man?” — Mark Steyn.

“Crotch-Shot Recipient: I Thought It Was Fake”, but it was really a Weiner.

“‘Lesbian blogger’ Who Criticised Gay Girl in Damascus Also a Man” — Daily Telegraph.

“On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog” — Peter Steiner, New Yorker.

“Captain Pike has an illusion, and you have reality. May you find your way as pleasant.” — Star Trek, the Menagerie.

“We are the people we’ve been waiting for.” — Barack Obama.

“In a few years the word reputation will come to mean online reputation.” — me, whoever that is.

When Arthur C. Clarke wrote that “if man survives for as long as the least successful of the dinosaurs—those creatures whom we often deride as nature’s failures—then we may be certain of this: for all but a vanishingly brief instant near the dawn of history, the word ‘ship’ will mean— ‘spaceship’,” it had the power of self-evidence. But it has been nearly 40 (error fixed) years since man walked the moon and he shows little interest in returning. Maybe the reason humanity needs a frontier is to keep from turning into himself; to remind himself that things are the way they are and not as he imagines them to be.

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