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Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Quote of the Day | February 20, 2008: A Wretched Morning in February

I love this quote on February doldrums and cabin fever. Originally from a 2001 ESPN.com column and later reprinted in Hunter S. Thompson's Hey Rube:

February is always a bad month for TV sports. Football is gone, basketball is plodding along in the annual midseason doldrums, and baseball is not even mentioned. It is a good time for building fires, reading books, watching movies, and cranking up random sex orgies with the neighbors.

Not even pigs will come out of their pens in February. They would rather stay inside & wallow around in their own excrement than venture out in the bitter cold for a breath of fresh air . . . The human animal needs a Good Reason to get out of bed on a wretched morning in February. Nothing is moving out there on the icy streets except drunk drivers, desperate criminals, & people who don't have the imagination to call in sick for work.


Tags: Hunter S. Thompson

2 comments:

Kevin said...

speaking of February being a good month for reading books, allow me to recommend one:

http://www.amazon.com/Know-All-Humble-Become-Smartest/dp/0743250621/ref=ed_oe_p

as Imus used to say, "nappy-headed hos". wait, wrong Imus quote. he'd say, "laugh out loud funny"

Chris Wesseling said...

I'm assuming this is Clyde. Congrats on the Austin marathon. Pretty cool. We'll have to bring you down to run in the Tybee marathon next year. Gip runs in it, and Joe Huber & Paul Otten came down last year.

Re: Know It All. I have that book. Jewish guy who writes for Esquire? I read it a couple of years ago, and it's been sitting in my bathroom reading collection ever since. It was a nice read -- quick & interesting, informative w/out being heavy.