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Adalbert is a forum for me, to post ephemera, photography, poetry, occasional travel notes, and various spontaneous motions. Cover photo: Parsonage where my great-grandfather spent his early years. Taken near Liegnitz, Silesia, ca. 1870.


Thursday, April 25, 2013

How to drive fast and not get killed

"Anyone who runs, is a VC. Anyone who stands still, is a well-disciplined VC."  -- Full Metal Jacket
"Charlie don't surf!"  -- Apocalypse Now


  1. Like the Popular Mechanics cover. The Apocalypse Now quote brought to mind Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness which I read a long time ago. More recently I read his novel
    Typhoon which is probably the best sea story
    I've ever read. Interesting man.

  2. I'm more worried about getting lasered by the police when I drive fast.

  3. Yes, Conrad was one of the greats, Ray -- all the more astounding considering that English wasn't his first language. I re-read Under Western Eyes most recently.

    Rob -- Don't tase me bro!