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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

A sampling of some of the words used in Jim Nisbet's "Old and Cold"

Old and Cold - Jim Nisbet

Some of these I already knew, most I did not.


    • ferromagnesian - containing iron and magnesium
    • parity - the state or condition of being equal, esp. regarding status or pay
    • floridity - very ornate; flowery
    • perimysia - the sheath of connective tissue enveloping bundles of muscle fibers
    • lasciviates - lustful, lewd, wanton; eliciting or expressing carnal desire
    • interpolates - to insert or introduce between other elements or parts
    • agglutination - the act or process of agglutinating; adhesion of distinct parts
    • timorously - fearful, timid
    • ostentate - to make an ambitious display of; to show or exhibit boastingly
    • amalgam - a mixture or blend.
    • efficacious - having the power to produce a desired result or effect
    • parse - to study (something) by looking at its parts
    • turpitude - depravity; wickedness.
    • remunerated - paid someone for services rendered or work done
    • contingencies - future events or circumstances that are possible but cannot be predicted with certainty
    • incapsulate - (or encapsulate) to encase in or as if in a capsule
    • abutment - a heavy structure that supports something (such as a bridge).
    • bifurcates - divides into two branches or forks
    • dramaturge - a writer or adapter of plays; a playwright; a position within a theatre that deals mainly with research and
    • ·
    • development
    • arcane - understood by few; mysterious or secret
    • persiflage - light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter
    • synecdoche - a term for a part of something refers to the whole of something, or vice-versa
    • comestible - (n) an item of food; (adj) edible
    • palliative - relieving or soothing the symptoms of a disease or disorder without effecting a cure
    • amygdallae - an almond-shaped mass of gray matter in the anterior portion of the temporal lobe
    • medicaments - a substance used for medical treatment
    • reconnoiter - make a military observation of (a region)
    • crepitation - a crackling or rattling sound.
    • salubrious - healthy
    • musculature - the system or arrangement of muscles in a body, a part of the body, or an organ
    • germane - relevant to a subject under consideration
    • riposte - a quick clever reply to an insult or criticism
    • descries (sing. decry) - catch sight of