"It profits me but little that a vigilant authority always protects the tranquillity of my pleasures and constantly averts all dangers from my path, without my care or concern, if this same authority is the absolute master of my liberty and my life."

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Birthday Today - It's in the Hole!

Very few people can say that things that they uttered have entered into the common vocabulary.   The things we say, no matter how witty, pass into the ether, and are gone, forgotten by us, much less remembered by anyone else.   How does it happen that throwaway lines in a vulgar comedy thirty plus years ago now are uttered at least once every time a group of men play golf, which is probably hundreds of thousands of times a day, every day, all over the country?   Magic.

Bill Murray turns 61 today.   Caddyshack is 31, and still going strong:

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