Globe artichokes (Cynara scolymus) are large, architectural perennial plants, which are grown for their large edible flower buds. They are part of the thistle family.
“These things are just plain annoying. After all the trouble you go to, you get about as much actual ‘food’ out of eating an artichoke as you would from licking thirty or forty postage stamps. Have the shrimp cocktail instead.” MISS PIGGY
The word ‘adolescent’ comes from one of two Latin verbs spelt adoleo. One means ‘to make bigger’ and the other means ‘to emit a smell’.
“Remember that, as a teenager, you are in the last stage of your life when you will be happy to hear the phone is for you.” Fran Lebowitz
H.L. Mencken defined Puritanism as “the haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.”
“Every man should know that his conversations, his correspondence, and his personal life are private”
Lyndon B. Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973) 36th President of the United States
“Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and bouyant, education and free discussion are the antidotes of both”
Thos. Jefferson (3rd President of the USA (1801-09). Author of the Declaration of Independence)
“Science flies you to the moon, religion flies you into buildings”
Victor J. Stenger (born January 29, 1935, Bayonne, New Jersey) is an American particle physicist and author, now active in philosophy and popular religious skepticism.