The Fridge Idea

A silly idea to introduce a little culture into our apartment by posting literary quotes or odd bits of poetry on our apartment refrigerator has turned into an outreach effort to enlighten and stimulated the minds of our friends and the casual passersby. Each roommate will submit a weekly quote or image from literature, history, art, cinema, etc. You are invited to explore our weekly entries and to vote on the entry that will adorn our fridge for the next week. Perhaps you may begin by considering the cultural, historical, or artistic significance of each entry; what do you think we should “digest” this week. The selection criteria should remain quite elastic and be driven by you. Really, we just hope that on occasion we might inspire you to revisit a book you’ve set aside, memorize a bit of verse, rent a movie you haven’t seen, or stroll through a museum gallery. Enjoy!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Weekly Entries for October 5, 2009

Fridge for Thought is still settling in after are Summer vacation. We now hope to keep you informed, enlightened, and entertained on a bi-weekly basis.

Entry 1

Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright,
The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
And somewhere men are laughing, and little children shout;
But there is no joy in Mudville — mighty Casey has struck out.

Stanza from Casey at the Bat -- Ernest Lawrence Thayer

Entry 2

Question authority, but raise your hand first


Entry 3

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service

Entry 4

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.

Albert Einstein

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Weekly Winner: September 27, 2009

Entry 1

This is the sort of English up with which I will not put.

Exclamation by Winston Churchill after an editor clumsily rearranged one of his sentences to avoid ending in a preposition.

Submitted by John