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Overheard in Taos

"I'm too stoned to ride my bike, so I'll take the car. Thanks"

"We have planned far enough ahead so that we do not have to do anything now."

"It's not the fucking up that's important. It's the UNfucking that is important."

" peace o pizza" bobduhl

"Would you like to smell mine?" - Greg

"Enough about me.. What about me?"

"Kit Carson Rd. is being renamed Kit Condo Rd."

"The next time I want to get married, I will just find a woman I don't like and just give her the house."

"I married 4 wonderful, kind, smart, beautiful women, and divorced 4 raving lunatics."

"Liars are cowards." "Don't Come Knocking"

"Today must be a bad day for the Prsident. A great day for us." 12 September, 2006

"If you do not pray in my school, I will not think in your church."

It's a good thing the jury decided against the cattlemen because what would people think of us as a nation if we let OJ SImpson and Louise Woodward off and put Oprah in jail for insulting a cheeseburger.
--Jay Leno, a sometime comedian

There are revolutions that are sweeping the world and we in America have been in a position of trying to stop them. With all the wealth of America, with all of the military strength of America, those revolutions are revolutions against a form of political and economic organization in the countries of Asia and the Middle East that are oppressive. They are revolutions against feudalism. [1952]
-- Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas

It is easier to be a "humanitarian" than to render your own country its proper due; it is easier to be a "patriot" than to make your community a better place to live in; it is easier to be a "civic leader" than to treat your own family with loving understanding; for the smaller the focus of attention, the harder the task.
-- Sydney J. Harris

"Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear -- kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor -- with the cry of grave national emergency... Always there has been some terrible evil to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant sums demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real."
-- General Douglas MacArthur, 1957

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
-- Albert Einstein

Utility is when you have one telephone, luxury is when you have two, opulence is when you have three -- and paradise is when you have none.
-- Doug Larson

If you think the United States has stood still, who built the largest shopping center in the world?
-- Richard Nixon
"When I grow up, I want to be an honest lawyer so things like that can't happen."
-- Richard Nixon as a boy (on the Teapot Dome scandal)
A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under Communism, it's just the opposite."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

If you want to understand your government, don't begin by reading the Constitution. It conveys precious little of the flavor of today's statecraft. Instead, read selected portions of the Washington telephone directory containing listings for all the organizations with titles beginning with the word "National". -- George Will

There were in this country two very large monopolies. The larger of the two had the following record: the Vietnam War, Watergate, double- digit inflation, fuel and energy shortages, bankrupt airlines, and the 8-cent postcard. The second was responsible for such things as the transistor, the solar cell, lasers, synthetic crystals, high fidelity stereo recording, sound motion pictures, radio astronomy, negative feedback, magnetic tape, magnetic "bubbles", electronic switching systems, microwave radio and TV relay systems, information theory, the first electrical digital computer, and the first communications satellite. Guess which one got to tell the other how to run the telephone business?

Four Religious Truths
1. Muslims do not recognize Jews as God's chosen people.

2. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.

3. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian World.

4. Baptists do not recognize each other at Hooters.

Willie Nelson's public statement after his bust for 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana:
"It's a good thing I had a bag of Marijuana instead of a bag of spinach. I'd be dead by now."

... if you judge safety to be the paramount consideration in life you should never, under any circumstances, go on long hikes alone. Don't take short hikes alone - or for that matter go anywhere alone. And avoid at all costs such foolhardy activities such as driving, falling in love, or inhaling air that is almost certainly riddled with deadly germs.... Never cross an intersection against a red light, even when you can see that all roads are clear for miles. And never, of course, explore the guts of an idea that seems if it might threaten one of your more cherished beliefs. In your wisdom you will probably live to a ripe old age. But you may discover, before you die, that you have been dead for a long, long time.

(Fletcher and Rawlins, The Complete Walker IV, Knopf, New York 2002, page 756)