Kofi Annan's legacy or lack thereof.

Kofi Annan’s legacy or lack thereof.

With Kofi Annan getting crossed off our personal 10-4-10 lists, we thought we’d join the rest of the Mainstream Media and focus on the former Secretary-General of the United Nations for this week’s Memory Lane Monday.

The media wants you to remember Kofi Annan for the following quotes:

“Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable human development.”

“To live is to choose, but to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

Morgan Freeman is sick of these memes.

Morgan Freeman is sick of these memes.

“Peace is never a perfect achievement.”

Insects though…

What our staff will remember however, is his quote printed in Arnold van Huis, Henk van Gurp, and Marcel Dicke’s The Insect Cookbook: Food for a Sustainable Planet:

“Invite politicians to dinner and let them tell the world how delicious it is. They will proudly go around and say, ‘I ate crickets, I ate locusts, and they were delicious.’”