“The logo of the E.W. Scripps Co., printed on the front page of all its newspapers, is a
lighthouse. This paper describes what happened when one of Scripps’ lights went out. The
Cincinnati Post was a relatively small newspaper, with circulation of only 27,000 when it
closed. Nonetheless, its absence appears to have made local elections less competitive along
several dimensions: incumbent advantage, voter turnout and the number of candidates for
oce.”—White Paper from Princeton on the effects of the shutdown of the Cincinnatti Post.
“3/4/2009 The number of container ships sitting idle worldwide is said to have soared to an historic high of 453 ships, that is 1.35 million TEU or 10.7 per cent of the world’s box tonnage, AXS-Alphaliner News reports.”—Baltic Exchange Dry Index (BDI) & Freight Rates
“D-Day: War’s over, man. Wormer dropped the big one. Bluto: Over? Did you say “over”? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! Otter: Germans? Boon: Forget it, he’s rolling. Bluto: And it ain’t over now. ‘Cause when the goin’ gets tough… [thinks hard] Bluto: the tough get goin’! Who’s with me? Let’s go! [runs out, alone; then returns] Bluto: What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts, huh? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. “Ooh, we’re afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble.” Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I’m not gonna take this. Wormer, he’s a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer… Otter: Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part. Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it. D-Day: Let’s do it. Bluto: *Let’s do it*!”—Animal House (1978) - Memorable quotes