“If you had looked a Trojan horse in the mouth, Minister, you’d have found Greeks inside. Well the point is, it was the Greeks who gave the Trojan horse to the Trojans, so technically, it wasn’t a Trojan horse at all, it was a Greek horse.”

— Bernard Woolley, The Bed of Nails, Yes Minister Season 3 Episode 5

“The identity of the official whose alleged responsibility for this hypothetical oversight, as being the subject of recent discussion, is not shrouded in quite such impenetrable obscurity as previous disclosures led you to assume. But not to put too fine a point on it, the individual in question is, it may surprise you to learn, one whom your present interlocutor is in the habit of defining by means of the perpendicular pronoun.” “I beg your pardon?” “It was I.”

— Sir Humphrey Appleby, Yes Minister S03E03 The Skeleton in the Cupboard
Some things I noticed 09/07/2020:
  1. Generation Putin
  2. while purportedly the two empires were opposed to each other, in some sense they were collaborating
  3. When everything is named for its discoverer, it can be impossible even to track the outline of a debate without months of rote memorization.
    • “If it were plainly apparent to all men, it might be falsely understood by those of mediocre learning, and lead to error.”
  4. it was nice to see Kaufman letting up on himself for even a second, given that he’s spent his career flagellating himself for our amusement
  5. insertion into a 50.2 degree inclined orbit moved the orbital plane away from that of the X-37B OTV 6, although the two are still near.
  6. ”針對網路流傳「臺灣擊落一架中共SU-35飛機」,空軍司令部今日鄭重表示,該訊息子虛烏有,完全不是事實。”
  7. 「お隣さんは、深夜でもかまわず大音量で音楽を聴く迷惑な人だ。」
  8. Lea Salonga and Ice Seguerra — Walang Hanggang Paalam
  9. Fake it till you make it but I’m getting it wrong
  10. 《自己》刘亦菲