I don't even want you to nod, that's how much you annoy me. Just freeze and shut up.
When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins.
I just saved your fucking life, Mom. . . . You could at least offer me an Oreo.
I just saved your fucking life, Mom...It's like, if you--people of a certain age--would make some effort to just stay in touch with sort of basic, modern-day events, then your kids wouldn't have to take these drastic measures.
It was, of course, nothing more than sexism, the especially virulent type espoused by male techies who sincerely believe that they are too smart to be sexists.
It's--my God--like you stretched a tarp across a stadium to turn it into a giant tom-tom and crashed a 747 into it.
Jack the sound barrier. Bring the noise.
Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is bullshit, which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds.
See, the world is full of things more powerful than us. But if you know how to catch a ride, you can go places,
She's not afraid. She's wearing a dentata.
Southern California doesn't know whether to bustle or just strangle itself on the spot.
A Kourier has to establish space on the pavement. Predictable law-abiding behavior lulls drivers. They mentally assign you to a little box in the lane, assume you will stay there, can't handle it when you leave that little box.
Supposing that originally there was nothing but one creator, how could ordinary binary sexual relations come into being?
All people have religions. It's like we have religion receptors built into our brain cells, or something, and we'll latch onto anything that'll fill that niche for us.
The sight of the bare katana inspires everyone to a practically Nipponese level of politeness
Besides, interesting things happen along borders-transitions-not in the middle where everything is the same.
This is America. People do whatever the fuck they feel like doing, you got a problem with that? Because they have a right to. And because they have guns and no one can fucking stop them.
Getting through the intersection involves tracing paths through the parking system, many braided filaments of direction like the Ho Chi Minh trail.
To condense fact from the vapor of nuance.
He turns off the techno-shit in his goggles. All it does is confuse him; he stands there reading statistics about his own death even as it's happening to him. Very post-modern.
We are all susceptible to the pull of viral ideas. Like mass hysteria. Or a tune that gets into your head that you keep humming all day until you spread it to someone else. Jokes. Urban legends. Crackpot religions. Marxism. No matter how smart we get, there is always this deep irrational part that makes us potential hosts for self-replicating information.
Hiro watches the large, radioactive, spear-throwing killer drug lord ride his motorcycle into Chinatown. Which is the same as riding it into China, as far as chasing him down is concerned.
When the Deliverator puts the hammer down, shit happens.
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