Best quotes from 2005! Does Tim have an eye for irony or what? And nobody gives context like Tim!
Click on the months below or just hit http://timblair.net/ and keep scrolling.
“I don’t know why I’ve done this. I’m a Muslim, I was fasting, the last thing I should ever have done is eat something.”—Mohammed Sarfraz, charged with assault after biting off part of a security guard’s ear.
“France is declaring a curfew. I guess after 12 days, Chirac finally finished the French edition of ‘My Pet Goat.’”—commenter Room 237
“I think with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, you can’t play, you know, hide the salami, or whatever it’s called.”—Howard Dean
“Much of Gaza is a great mass of apartment blocks - flung up to house the exploding population.”—unintended accuracy from the BBC
”I think if we had a three-word message right now it’d be, ‘We can do better.’” —Howard Dean
“If he would come out right now, it would really defuse the momentum.”—Mother Sheehan explains that she doesn’t really want to meet George W. Bush after all
“On July 7 three trains and a bus in London killed 56 people - including the four suspected suicide bombers - and wounded 700.”—an AAP item blames public transport
“Who I am is a human being with divinity within and an immense capacity to love and express compassion and kindness and justice.”—former human shield Donna Mulhearn. She’s also modest.
(He'll be putting up the rest in the next few days.)
"I think this is a better way to remember the hot stories of 2005 than watching New Year's Eve retrospectives on cable news."--Syl at YARGB who thought Katrina was just a face who appeared on Hardball.