Friday Quotes

Since the start of the Ashes I have had a hectic workload. I’ve played almost every game, but I’m thinking that after South Africa and the Bangladesh series I can clock off for two or three months. It’s like Friday afternoon for a guy who goes to work all week.

“Since the start of the Ashes I have had a hectic workload. I’ve played almost every game, but I’m thinking that after South Africa and … Read More

When it comes to sticking to your resolutions, research has shown that ‘action-oriented’ resolutions have a better chance of being upheld than ‘idea-oriented.’ For example, a resolution to lose weight is really only an idea with nothing actionable to do. However, sticking with that goal in mind, you could make the resolution action-oriented by saying ‘get up 30 minutes earlier every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and do a 20-minute workout at home before work.’ Now you have an actionable path on how to achieve your goal.

“When it comes to sticking to your resolutions, research has shown that ‘action-oriented’ resolutions have a better chance of being upheld than ‘idea-oriented.’ For example, … Read More

[Billy Bob Conroy role] that was a favor. Actually, the lady who cast Night Court asked me to do it, because it was a Friday, and the person who’d been rehearsing it all week got sick and couldn’t come to the taping. And she figured I could put it together pretty quickly – it was not all that big a challenge, frankly – and I said, “Of course.” I owed her, after all. Gilda Stratton was her name. She was a really, really nice person. So I did it.

“[Billy Bob Conroy role] that was a favor. Actually, the lady who cast Night Court asked me to do it, because it was a Friday, … Read More

We were kind of never one of CBS favorites [with Threshold], even though we’d gotten really good reviews for the pilot. We were on at, what was it, 10 o’clock on a Friday night? That’s kind of where you bury a show if you don’t want it to last. But, wow, what a cast, huh? You could never get that cast together again.

“We were kind of never one of CBS favorites [with Threshold], even though we’d gotten really good reviews for the pilot. We were on at, … Read More

The government’s view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn’t want the public to dwell on is late on a Friday, when it will wind up in the Saturday papers, which if you were readers, then the week day editions. A holiday weekend is even better.

“The government’s view is that the best time to announce bad news, news that it doesn’t want the public to dwell on is late on … Read More

I’m all for getting together with men and women in small groups around Scripture and letting it just wash over us, but for me, I’ve been meeting with the same ten guys for like 15 years now, but we don’t have a Bible study every Friday, we have a Bible doing.

“I’m all for getting together with men and women in small groups around Scripture and letting it just wash over us, but for me, I’ve … Read More

They were on the set of Bad Santa, but I tried to keep the headphones away from them. My kids have seen Sling Blade, Armageddon, Bandits and Friday Night Lights. They have not seen Monster’s Ball and nor will they ever. Even when they are 60. I will leave it in my will.

“They were on the set of Bad Santa, but I tried to keep the headphones away from them. My kids have seen Sling Blade, Armageddon, … Read More

If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: Caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison that you are living in.

“If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? … Read More

You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.

“You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty … Read More