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Quote of the Day 1/18/11

Posted January 18th, 2011 by jallen

“The multiplication of public offices, increase of expense beyond income, growth and entailment of a public debt, are indications soliciting the employment of the pruning knife.”

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Spencer Roane, March 9, 1821

Does this apply today? If so, what is the “Pruning Knife” and how would it be “employed” without violent consequences as the quote lends easy imagery to assume?

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My Top 10’s For 2010

Posted January 4th, 2011 by jallen

Well Here it is, I have 3 different lists below and they have been my 2010 media life this last year. I was looking into this when putting it together and I realized that I am a bit behind – by about a year. I really didn’t listen to much 2010 music this year. Most of my listening was done for the year 2009, so please forgive me on my lack of respect for the year as far as music goes, and I vow to catch up and be more dedicated to the scene next year…

Enough of that, Here are the lists!
Top 10 Songs from 2010 Played in my iTunes:
(Band – Album – Song)
10. Hey Monday – Beneath It all – Where is my head
9. Weezer – Hurly – Hang on
8. Weezer – Death to false metal – Turning up the radio
7. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let it sway – Back in the saddle
6. Weezer – Hurley – Unspoken
5. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let it sway – Sink/Let it sway
4. Miniature tigers – Fortress – Bullfighter Jacket
3. Vampire Weekend – Contra – Giving Up the Gun
2. I can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business – The world we know – You are not so good at talking anymore
1. Vampire Weekend – Contra – Cousins

My Top 10 Favorite Albums of 2010:
(Band – Album)

10. Weezer – Death To False Metal
Weezer - Death to False Metal (2010)

Weezer - Death to False Metal


9. Good Old War – Good Old War
Good Old War

Good Old War - Good Old War


8. Number One Gun – To The Secrets & Knowledge
Number One Gun

Number One Gun - To The Secrets & Knowledge


7. Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
arcade fire the suburbs

Arcade Fire - The Suburbs


6. Anberlin – Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place
anberlin

Anberlin - Dark Is The Way, Light Is A Place


5. Weezer – Hurley
Weezer - Hurley

Weezer - Hurley


4. Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin – Let It Sway
someone-still-loves-you-boris-yeltsin-let-it-sway

Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin - Let It Sway


3. I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business – The World We Know
I Can Make A Mess - The World We Know

I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody's - The World We Know


2. Vampire Weekend – Contra
VampireWeekend-Contra

Vampire Weekend - Contra


1. Miniature Tigers – Fortress
miniature tigers - Fortress

Miniature Tigers - Fortress (Yes, the image has been censored... For the children...)


My Top 10 Favorite Movies of 2010:

10. Iron Man 2
iron_man_2

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)


9. Monsters
Monsters

Monsters (R)


8. Shutter Island
Shutter Island

Shutter Island (R)


7. Kick-Ass
Kick Ass

Kick Ass (R)


6. The Town
The Town

The Town (R)


5. True Grit
True Grit

True Grit (PG-13)


4. The Social Network
The Social Network

The Social Network (PG-13)


3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I (PG-13)


2. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (PG-13)


1. Inception
Inception

Inception (PG-13)


Let me know what you thing or if you want to know the reasoning behind my orders or choices. Here’s to an even better 2011!

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Quote of the Day 12/28/10

Posted December 28th, 2010 by jallen

“My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results from too much government.”

-Thomas Jefferson

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Quote of the Day 12/27/10

Posted December 27th, 2010 by jallen

“To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
-Thomas Jefferson

Mr. Jefferson was quite a man!
I think that I may expound my thoughts on this in a later post, look for that in the future.

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