Episode #69 of NOTEFLIX’s production of “Troubles in the Garden”:  Remember last week, when we talked about our new character, Scarlet, being a ‘Healer’?  Well, she also loves ‘Causes’ and is coupling  her healing powers with a March.  (Studies have shown, most healers, though being given the great gift of being able to help others – are a little nuts). Scarlet has decided to lead a Protest against the way Stuffed Animals are being ignored in the Land of Humans and other Dangerous Creatures.  Of course this is a ridiculous idea – but it has caught the imagination of many in the Queendom, who are seen marching behind her – to who knows what end.  Also, please note, Borg, the fierce and angry Purple Slug, is with the protesters.  (See back left of picture)   He should not be there.   Will he cause trouble in this otherwise peaceful Protest?   Will the curious onlookers (see figures at top right of picture) be swept up in the turmoil?  (To be cont’d.)…Also, see way below for Special Announcement.

Rather than fill this post with my opinions about some of the hot topics of the day, I thought I would share with you a few quotations from those who have gone before me.  As Wilson Minor said (1876-1933) “Copy from one, it’s plagiarism; copy from two, it’s research.”  Below is some of my research:

  • “An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.” -Simon Cameron (1799-1889)
  • “A Conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did.” -Gregory Nunn
  • “Liberals feel unworthy of their possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they’ve stolen.” -Mort Sahl (1927-)
  • “Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair.” -George Burns
  • “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber.” -Plato (427?-347 B.C.)
  • “Plato was a bore.” -Fredrich Nietzche (1844-1900)
  • “If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.” -Adlai Stevenson. (1900-1965)
  • “In America, anyone can become president. That’s the risk you take.” (-ibid)
  • “Get your facts first, then distort them as you please.”  -Mark Twain (1835-1910)
  • “Suppose you are an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress, but then I repeat myself.” (-ibid)
  • Asked what he thought of Western Civilization, Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1948) replied: “I think it would be a very good idea.”
  • “Democracy is the worst form of Government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” -Winston Churchill (1834-1965)
  • “Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many, for appointment by the corrupt few.”  -George Bernard Shaw (1856-1959)
  • “Democracy is a device that insures we shall be governed no better than we deserve.” (-ibid)
  • “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” (-ibid)
  • “Public Office is the last refuge of the incompetent.” -Boies Penrose (1860-1921)
  • “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” -H.L. Mencken (1880-1956)
  • “If one must serve, I hold it much better to serve a well-bred lion, who is naturally stronger than I, than by two hundred rats of my own breed.” -Voltaire (1694-1778)
  • “Democracy consists of choosing your dictators after they’ve told you what it is you want to hear.” Alan Coren (1975)
  • “The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” Steve Biko (1946-1977)
  • “Ignorance is the mother of admiration.” -George Chapman (1599-1634)
  • “Einstein’s theory of relativity, as practiced by congressmen, simply means getting members of your family on the payroll..” -J.H. Boren (1925-)
  • “No one ever suddenly became depraved.” -Juvenal (circa 60-130 A.D.)
  • “If you can’t say something nice…don’t say nothing at all.” -Thumper in the film “Bambi”, -L Morey (1905-1971)
  • “I always voted at my party’s call, and never thought of thinking for myself at all.” -W.S. Gilbert of Gilbert & Sullivan (1836-1911)
  • “All the ills of Democracy can be cured by more Democracy.” -Al Smith (1873-1944)
  • “The doctrine that the evils of democracy can be cured by more democracy is like saying that the cure of crime is more crime.” -H.L. Mencken,
  • “A thing worth having, is a thing worth cheating for.” -W.C. Fields (1880-1946)
  • “One-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.” -Robert Kennedy (1925-1968)
  • “It’s not the voting that’s democracy, its the counting. -Tom Stoppard (1937-)
  • “The citizen’s first duty is unrest.” -Gunter Grass (1927-2015)
  • A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.” -Martin Luther King (1929-1968)
  • “Never forget that only dead fish swim with the stream.” -Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)
  • “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” -Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
  • “The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you are hungry again.” -George Miller (1945-)

and finally:

  • “People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.” -Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) …in a book review…



SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:  The First Annual Award Ceremony of the “Teddies” will be held soon.  Due to crowd restrictions the NOTEFLIX Academy will present the ceremony on-line, only.   In the near future, the  NOTEFLIX Academy will announce the Categories and the Nominees for the awards: ie, Best Stuffed Animal acting as a Hero, Best Stuffed Animal acting as a Femme Fatale, Best Villain…etc.   If you want to vote, and are not caught up on the entire series – do not worry.   For free, we are sending out a posting of all the episodes presented thus far.   Look for this in your email, or in instagram and, or on FaceBook.


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