May 27, 2006

The Quote Shelf

A daily feature on this site; feel free to comment on the quote or to supply a competing quote.

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set, I go into the other room and read a book.

--Groucho Marx


Brian said...

That is just how I feel about television.

josh narins said...



Now on C-SPAN 2 John Keegan is talking about his book, The History of Warfare.

Next will be Noam Chomsky speaking on Failed States at West Point.

I recommend, for those who have the time, to watch C-SPAN for about 2-5 years, and look up the details on every crazy theory you hear about. By the end of your years we can talk sense about US politics, and you might even be able to teach me something.

Not that actually reading books can't be useful, too.

Brian said...


Sounds like C-Span has an obsession with military books. While I'm glad their there, I'm not that interested in studying about or learning about the military.

That's why it's so hard to watch the History Channel. I think the "H" stands for Hitler because it's really just the World War II channel.

Hooda Thunkit said...


Weren't books those paper things people read, before the Internet?

I've got a room full of them, but most times, my laptop seems handier.

FWIW, reading books is still more desirable ;-)