nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

(Non-)Medical Quotes of the Day

Just some quotations I've collected over the years that appealed to me:

Diplomacy is the art of saying "nice doggy" until you can find a rock.—Will Rogers

Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich by promising to protect each from the other.—Oscar Ameringer

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police.—Jeff Marder

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.—John Tudor

Kindness is the beginning of cruelty.—Frank Herbert (Dune)
The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this.—Garrison Keillor

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