'I was just trying to eat lunch.'

ZACHARY CHRISTIE, a 6-year-old cub scout from Newark, Del., who was given a 45-day suspension for violating a zero-tolerance weapons ban by bringing to school a camping utensil equipped with a spoon, fork and knife. After a slew of protests, the suspension was rescinded on Oct. 14

'To work out how to operate a television set, you practically have to make love to the thing.'

PRINCE PHILIP, the 88-year-old British royal, complaining about the difficulty of using modern remote controls

'Black people, of all people, should not oppose equality.'

JULIAN BOND, chairman of the...

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