so every year after the juniors finish reading The Great Gatsby my high school english teacher throws a Gatsby party at his huge house and everyone shows up in period clothing and Charlestons to 20s music and my english teacher just wears a suit and stands off to the side staring wistfully out the window the entire night
I like how one YouTube commenter put it (never thought I’d find myself saying that): This trio of scenes makes us appreciate all the marvelous aspects of The West Wing. First we cry, then we laugh, and finally we reflect.
Canadians are always thrilled if anybody in the world notices another Canadian. It’s like the old joke about how many Canadians it takes to screw in a light bulb: 10, one to do the work and nine to point at him and say, ‘He’s Canadian.’
Will Straw, the director of the Institute for the Study of Canada at McGill University in Montreal, quoted in a New York Timesstory about Canadian astronaut and Internet celebrity Chris Hadfield, who just returned to Earth after a five-month stint as commander of the International Space Station.
To be a person of faith is to have the world challenge that faith. Was the universe designed by God? That’s up to everyone in this country to decide for themselves because the framers of our Constitution believed that if the people were to be sovereign and belong to different religions at the same time then our official religion would have to be no religion at all. It was a bold experiment then, as it is now. It wasn’t meant to make us comfortable. It was meant to make us free.
Matthew Santos, The West Wing Season 7 Episode 4 - “Mr. Frost.”
Toby: You really want to send your kids across the street into the fire? CJ: Want to? No. Should I? Yes. Toby: Why? And don’t give me a lefty answer. CJ: A lefty answer is all I’ve got. Toby: Why are you sending your kids across the street? CJ: ’Cause those are somebody’s kids, too.
Second-favorite character after Josh. Easily the greatest female character in television history.