Status: I've been quite critical of Wikipedia in the past. On many of its aspects, still am. But what 2016 has shown is that, for all its faults, Wikipedia is a ... cubic zirconia in a sea of internet sewage.
- "People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them" - Eric Hoffer
- "Society is always prone to accept a person offhand for what he pretends to be, so that a crackpot posing as a genius always has a certain chance to be believed. In modern society, with its characteristic lack of discerning judgement, this tendency is strengthened, so that someone who not only holds opinions but also presents them in a tone of unshakable conviction will not so easily forfeit his prestige, no matter how many times he has been demonstrably wrong" - Hannah Arendt
- "A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents" - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
- "As the old lawyer's line says, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts; if the law is on your side, pound the law; if neither are on your side, pound the table. I'd add: and demand “civility.” " - Paul Krugman
Some fun and relevant music: Ленинград — Мусор
Unsolicited advice: Never trust an account which edits heavily in a topic area and was created during an open ArbCom case concerning that topic area.
My history at WP:AE: