It tuned out to be a hoax, but when I heard it on the radio, I nearly drove off the road from laughing too hard. Paris Hilton tweeted, upon learning of Mandela's death: "So sad he's gone. I really loved the I Have a Dream speech."
"Mit der Dummheit kämpfen Götter selbst vergebens."
("Against stupidity, the gods themselves contend in vain.")
-- Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
-- Philip K Dick
What happens when all the renewable energy runs out?
-- Victoria Ayling
English isn't much of a language for swearing. When I studied Ancient Greek I was delighted to discover a single word - Rhaphanidosthai - which translates roughly as "Be thou thrust up the fundament with a radish for adultery."