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05 Mar 08 - 01:25 PM (#2280358)
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From: katlaughing

I love going to www.addall, not just to look up books, but also for the little quote boxes they include at the top of the page.

This one was too good to pass up, given our current world situation:

War: first, one hopes to win;
then one expects the enemy to lose;
then one is satisfied that he too is suffering;
in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost.
--Karl Kraus


05 Mar 08 - 02:07 PM (#2280407)
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From: GUEST,Appaloosa Lady

A woman who had such wisdom:

"It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision." - Helen Keller


05 Mar 08 - 04:26 PM (#2280536)
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From: GUEST,Appaloosa Lady

Kat, hope you don't mind this one.



"A man is what he thinks about all day long" - Ralph Waldo Emmerson


Uh Oh, some of you boys could be in *big* trouble then! ;-)


05 Mar 08 - 06:05 PM (#2280628)
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From: John O'L

I like these quote threads.

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve it, generation after generation

- Pearl Sydenstricker Buck


05 Mar 08 - 06:31 PM (#2280669)
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From: Georgiansilver

Can't remember who said it but "A man needs a woman like a fish needs a bike"


05 Mar 08 - 07:42 PM (#2280724)
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From: meself

Don't know who said it, but it sounds like he wasn't getting any.


05 Mar 08 - 07:51 PM (#2280735)
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From: bobad

Meaning

A feminist slogan, suggesting that men are superfluous to women's needs.
"A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle"

Origin

fish-bicycleThis slogan is often attributed to Gloria Steinem. Other claims for origination point to Flo (Florynce) Kennedy, or to an anonymous author who painted the slogan on a wall at University of Wisconsin in 1969.

Gloria Steinem had this to say in a letter she wrote to Time magazine in autumn 2000:

    "In your note on my new and happy marital partnership with David Bale, you credit me with the witticism 'A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.' In fact, Irina Dunn, a distinguished Australian educator, journalist and politician, coined the phrase back in 1970 when she was a student at the University of Sydney. She paraphrased the philosopher who said, 'Man needs God like fish needs a bicycle.' Dunn deserves credit for creating such a popular and durable spoof of the old idea that women need men more than vice versa."

Irina Dunn later confirmed Steinem's version of events, in January 2002:

    "Yes, indeed, I am the one Gloria referred to. I was paraphrasing from a phrase I read in a philosophical text I was reading for my Honours year in English Literature and Language in 1970. It was 'A man needs God like a fish needs a bicycle'. My inspiration arose from being involved in the renascent women's movement at the time, and from being a bit if a smart-arse. I scribbled the phrase on the backs of two toilet doors, would you believe, one at Sydney University where I was a student, and the other at Soren's Wine Bar at Woolloomooloo, a seedy suburb in south Sydney. The doors, I have to add, were already favoured graffiti sites."


05 Mar 08 - 08:15 PM (#2280749)
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From: Tattie Bogle

At our annual Matt McGinn (tribute) concert last weekend:
"So who's Matt got for support tonight?"
We gently informed the enquirer that, sadly Matt Had departed this world 31 years ago.


05 Mar 08 - 08:16 PM (#2280750)
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From: meself

Jeesh! That's the kind of lack of imagination I would keep to myself ...


05 Mar 08 - 09:03 PM (#2280782)
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From: Bill D

"When the Devil quotes Scriptures, it's not, really, to deceive, but simply that the masses are so ignorant of theology that somebody has to teach them the elementary texts before he can seduce them." - Paul Goodman


05 Mar 08 - 09:07 PM (#2280786)
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From: Bill D

"Fanaticism is ... overcompensation for doubt." - Robertson Davies


06 Mar 08 - 03:15 AM (#2280929)
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From: Les in Chorlton

"I can't afford Sky so I've got this Albanian Satellite Channel and look, Man City are on"

The Landlord of the Beech explaining why he has football on in the little singing room when I thought we were singing.


06 Mar 08 - 06:37 AM (#2281016)
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From: The Fooles Troupe

Jesus Saves.
The Devil Invests.


06 Mar 08 - 06:37 AM (#2281018)
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From: John Hardly

"Contrarianism is creativity for the untalented" --D. Miller


06 Mar 08 - 07:12 AM (#2281040)
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From: Les in Chorlton

Jesus Saves but St John scores on the rebound!

Ian St John, Liverpool player 1960 - 70s


06 Mar 08 - 08:28 AM (#2281107)
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From: kendall

Definition of virtue: Insufficient temptation.


06 Mar 08 - 11:43 AM (#2281236)
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From: Bert

"how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt!" Uncle_DaveO on the jokes thread.


06 Mar 08 - 12:06 PM (#2281263)
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From: John on the Sunset Coast

Foolstrope, why are you so PC? The way we Jews quote that aphorism (is that what it is?) is "Jesus Saves; Moses invests". Based on stereotypes, it makes more sense that way.


06 Mar 08 - 12:07 PM (#2281265)
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From: Amos

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill


06 Mar 08 - 01:30 PM (#2281344)
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From: Georgiansilver

"A bird in the hand is worth two in a bush" ......but I know which I would rather have!


06 Mar 08 - 02:39 PM (#2281416)
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From: Bill D

"Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are." - Jose Ortega y Gasset


06 Mar 08 - 02:41 PM (#2281419)
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From: Bill D

I think I will add my own corollary to that:

"Tell me what you laugh at and I will tell you who you are." -Bill D


06 Mar 08 - 02:48 PM (#2281427)
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From: autolycus

I like Harpo Marx's story about war in his autobiography.

Little girl. Daddy,what's a war?

That's when a million men with guns go to a field and meet another million men with guns and they shoot at each other.

Little girl. And what happens if nobody turns up?


   Ivor


06 Mar 08 - 03:16 PM (#2281463)
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From: GUEST,number 6

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." .... groucho marx

biLL


06 Mar 08 - 05:47 PM (#2281596)
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From: GUEST,meself

"I can see you're a man of principles - I'd better leave, before you lose them" - Mae West (well, one of her characters, anyway)


06 Mar 08 - 05:48 PM (#2281598)
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From: van lingle

"If this world made any sense, men would ride side-saddle."
Rita Mae Brown (I think)


06 Mar 08 - 11:36 PM (#2281811)
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From: John O'L

Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule

- Friedrich Nietzsche


07 Mar 08 - 01:14 AM (#2281823)
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From: The Fooles Troupe

"A hand in the bush is worth two birds on the arm"...


07 Mar 08 - 01:39 AM (#2281826)
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From: autolycus

I like ones said in radio phone-ins sometimes

e.g. If drink and drugs solved any problems, there wouldn't be any problems


Ivor


07 Mar 08 - 02:56 AM (#2281845)
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From: Les in Chorlton

"Make poverty history Cheaper drugs now"

Who said that then?


07 Mar 08 - 07:48 AM (#2281978)
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From: Midchuck

My father once wrote a monograph on now to communicate in the workplace.

All seven popes ordered it burned.


- Gilgamesh Wolfenbeck, in today's Girl Genius strip.

Peter


07 Mar 08 - 08:48 AM (#2282016)
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From: GUEST,BobL

Evil is like a shadow - it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it [...] to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it. -Shakti Gawain, teacher and author (1948- )

More at http://wordsmith.org/awad/archives.html


07 Mar 08 - 11:03 AM (#2282110)
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From: Tattie Bogle

While phoning a LIFE insurance compnay, I was put on "hold", so on comes the music........
"Dum, Dum, Dum, Dum, another one bites the dust".


07 Mar 08 - 01:13 PM (#2282228)
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From: Teribus

"Wars may be deferred .. but they cannot be wholly avoided .. to purchase present quiet, at the price of future security, is .. a cowardice of the most base and degrading nature." - Edmund Burke


07 Mar 08 - 01:23 PM (#2282240)
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From: Georgiansilver

"Watch that bastard over there...he'll have somebodys eye out with that bow and arrow"..........



King Harold at the Battle of Hastings.


07 Mar 08 - 02:18 PM (#2282306)
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From: GUEST,guest...

mudcat.org stinks!!!yuk!!!


07 Mar 08 - 03:17 PM (#2282355)
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From: autolycus

Let me guess first. Erm - I'll go for Wittgenstein.


   Ivor


07 Mar 08 - 04:28 PM (#2282412)
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From: Georgiansilver

I let my girlfriend down this morning!...........................







but don't worry..................






I'll blow her up again tonight!


07 Mar 08 - 05:36 PM (#2282472)
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From: Bill D

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and consciencious stupidity." - Martin Luther King, Jr.


07 Mar 08 - 05:44 PM (#2282480)
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From: Bill D

"Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld


08 Mar 08 - 02:56 PM (#2283105)
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From: dick greenhaus

A woman who strives to be a man is lacking one important thing:




















ambition.


08 Mar 08 - 03:14 PM (#2283111)
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From: Bert Fegg

"All in all I'd rather have been a judge than a miner. And what is more, being a miner, as soon as you are too old and tired and sick and stupid to do the job properly, you have to go. Well, the very opposite applies with the judges."

Peter Cook


08 Mar 08 - 03:54 PM (#2283133)
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From: Irish sergeant

"Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you." - Charlie Parker.

"In a worls of peace and love, music would be the universal language." - Henry David Thoreau

Neil


08 Mar 08 - 04:05 PM (#2283138)
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From: autolycus

The Parker quote is very Zen.


   I have several dozen quotations books. Don't know how to continue that thought.

Ivor


08 Mar 08 - 04:15 PM (#2283143)
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From: GUEST,Appaloosa Lady

"I will speak ill of no man, and speak all the good I know of everybody." - Benjamin Franklin


08 Mar 08 - 05:04 PM (#2283190)
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From: GUEST,Guest

"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing."

                                  --Werner von Braun


08 Mar 08 - 05:10 PM (#2283195)
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From: number 6

"Canada is like an old cow. The West feeds it. Ontario and Quebec milk it. And you can well imagine what it's doing in the Maritimes."

...........from Tommy Douglas


biLL


08 Mar 08 - 05:42 PM (#2283210)
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From: GUEST,Guest

Oh, I always forget my favorite pithy quotes from the gals of the silver screen!

"Macho does not prove mucho."

"How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?"

                        --Zsa Zsa Gabor

"The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

"When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch."

                        --Bette Davis

"His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork."

"Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache."

                        --Mae West


"You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing."

                        --Meryl Streep


08 Mar 08 - 05:44 PM (#2283214)
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From: John MacKenzie

You can lead a whore to culture, but you can't make her think.

Dorothy Parker.


08 Mar 08 - 05:52 PM (#2283220)
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From: GUEST,Guest

Now, how about musician Quotes of the Day?

"Ninety-nine percent of the world's lovers are not with their first choice. That's what makes the jukebox play."

                            --Willie Nelson


08 Mar 08 - 05:55 PM (#2283224)
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From: autolycus

The English don't care much for music. As long as you start together, and finish together, they don't care wqhat happens in between.    Thomas Beecham

   Ivor


08 Mar 08 - 06:11 PM (#2283231)
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From: John MacKenzie

Madam, you have between your legs an instrument capable of giving pleasure to thousands - and all you do is scratch it.
~ Thomas Beecham (to a cellist, ...


08 Mar 08 - 06:23 PM (#2283239)
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From: GUEST,Guest

"Girls have got balls. They're just a little higher up."

                                        --Joan Jett


08 Mar 08 - 06:29 PM (#2283243)
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From: John O'L

Flint must be an extremely wealthy town: I see that each of you bought two or three seats.

- Victor Borge, playing to a half-filled house in Flint, Michigan.


08 Mar 08 - 06:31 PM (#2283246)
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From: John MacKenzie

If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it out by one's conversation.

~ Oscar Wilde


08 Mar 08 - 06:52 PM (#2283253)
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From: GUEST,Guest

That Victor Borge one is brilliant!

"If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet."

                                              --Keith Richards


08 Mar 08 - 07:11 PM (#2283266)
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From: number 6

Joan Jett ... whoa, watch out!

"Jazz isn't dead, it just smells funny.
.... from Frank Zappa

biLL


08 Mar 08 - 07:22 PM (#2283269)
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From: GUEST,Guest

OK, now we're in for it. I found a George Carlin quotes page. It really is reassuring to know someone has a sicker sense of humor than I do.

Here we go.

"The very existence of flame-throwers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."

"One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor."

"One can never know for sure what a deserted area looks like."

And I just love this little blessing of his:

May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house."


09 Mar 08 - 05:59 PM (#2283924)
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From: Bill D

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." - Bertrand Russell


09 Mar 08 - 09:07 PM (#2284006)
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From: John O'L

I do not like this word "bomb." It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding.

- Jacques le Blanc, French ambassador on nuclear weapons


09 Mar 08 - 09:39 PM (#2284026)
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From: Bill D

I like that one, John, O'L...it reminds me of:

"God didn't create the world, it was some other Supreme Being using his name!"
    ..anon


10 Mar 08 - 12:17 AM (#2284082)
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From: mrdux

"I don't need luck: I have a Magic Penny."

                         -- Beth, one of my business partners


10 Mar 08 - 08:26 AM (#2284211)
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From: Les in Chorlton

Is it true that the magic penny works best if you don't believe in it?


10 Mar 08 - 09:45 AM (#2284259)
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From: Donuel

"[Those] who have an excessive faith in their theories or in their ideas are not only poorly disposed to make discoveries, but they also make very poor observations." —Claude Bernard (1813-78) French physiologist, 1865


10 Mar 08 - 10:23 AM (#2284294)
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From: Les in Chorlton

The manager of Barnsley:

We won


10 Mar 08 - 02:04 PM (#2284489)
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From: mrdux

"Is it true that the magic penny works best if you don't believe in it?"

In the particular instance, probably.


10 Mar 08 - 02:21 PM (#2284509)
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From: Cassy

It is difficult to say who do you the most mischief: enemies with the worst intentions or friends with the best.                     

E.R.Bulwer-Lytton:


10 Mar 08 - 02:33 PM (#2284520)
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From: Bill D

"After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one." - Cato


10 Mar 08 - 10:36 PM (#2284980)
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From: Peter T.

"You can fool some people about your age with makeup, but you can't fool a flight of stairs."
                                                - Marlene Dietrich


11 Mar 08 - 01:05 AM (#2285050)
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From: John O'L

My Ancient History tutor told us that The Iliad & the Odyssey were probably not written by Homer but by someone else calling himself Homer.

Yeah, right...


11 Mar 08 - 01:08 AM (#2285051)
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From: John O'L

From the forrest comes the wood for the axe-handle.

- The Kaballah


11 Mar 08 - 05:00 AM (#2285119)
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From: Les in Chorlton

"From the forrest comes the wood for the axe-handle

This looks ripe for parody:

From the sea comes the salt for wounds .................


11 Mar 08 - 09:58 AM (#2285275)
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From: Georgiansilver

Kaballah got it wrong....the axe handle comes from a tree...not a forest!


11 Mar 08 - 10:09 AM (#2285286)
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From: Amos

And what exactly is it you think forests are made up of, GS? Bunnies?



A


11 Mar 08 - 11:01 AM (#2285318)
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From: Les in Chorlton

From th burrows (buroughs?) come the pelt for my hat?


11 Mar 08 - 12:28 PM (#2285379)
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From: Donuel

From the bull comes the


12 Mar 08 - 06:36 AM (#2286133)
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From: The Fooles Troupe

Amos - he can't see the wood for the trees!


12 Mar 08 - 01:23 PM (#2286536)
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From: kendall

After talking with Pete Seeger the other day, I awoke with an original quote in my mind:
"Ignorance is poverty of the mind."


12 Mar 08 - 01:39 PM (#2286556)
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From: GUEST,Bob Ryszkiewicz

"Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocre minds." - Albert Einstein


16 Mar 08 - 11:45 AM (#2289747)
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From: Bert

"There's three things wrong with this statue. First, Jesus wasn't pink. Second, he wasn't effeminate. And third, he didn't have to be dusted three times a week!"

LadyJean in the "What did Jesus look like thread.

And get orf yer duffs you lazy bums, I had to search back SEVEN days to find this Quote of the DAY thread.


17 Mar 08 - 12:25 AM (#2290298)
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From: mrdux

"I still have all my vinyl. . .You can't roll a joint on an iPod."

                        – Shelby Lynne, quoted in the New York Times Magazine, 13 January, 2008


19 Mar 08 - 09:07 PM (#2293160)
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From: Bert

Being a lot better than Bush shouldn't in itself be seen as an adequate qualification for any kind of responsible job.

McGrath on the McCain/liar thread.


20 Mar 08 - 05:20 PM (#2293978)
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From: GUEST,Ed T

"I used to read but making stuff up is faster." — Scott Adams.

Intelligence has much less practical application than you'd think." — Scott Adams.


One of the best things to come out of the home computer revolution could be the general and widespread understanding of how severely limited logic really is. Frank Herbert

"It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought." — John K. Galbraith.

"Talent and sensibility clearly don't travel on the same chromosomes." — Ray Everett-Church

When your IQ rises to 28, sell." — Professor Irwin Corey to a heckler.When your IQ rises to 28, sell." — Professor Irwin Corey to a heckler.


20 Mar 08 - 05:22 PM (#2293982)
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From: Donuel

"Hate the Spin, Love the Spinner"

a famous mudcatter


20 Mar 08 - 06:47 PM (#2294049)
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From: katlaughing

"Mama, I'm bringing a PURR-mankus to your house!" - Morgan the grandson -

After many questions I figure it out...he's bringing a praying mantis home from school!


20 Mar 08 - 07:07 PM (#2294063)
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From: John O'L

It takes a big man to cry, but it takes even bigger man to laugh at him.

- anon