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Subject: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Raptor
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM

"I'm not a gun guy, but I'd shoot Charelton Heston if I could"- Fred J Eaglesmith


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:50 AM

Three of my all time favourites.

"To be or not to be, that is the question." Shakespeare

"I think, therefore I am." Satre

"Drink. Arse. Feck off." Father Jack.

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:53 AM

The ancient Romans built their greatest masterpieces of architecture, their amphitheaters, for wild beasts to fight in.
Voltaire


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:54 AM

"Don't do too good of a job, folks will begin to expect it."
                   Talkin' John, old carpenter (who lived it)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:57 AM

"Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance."
    H. L. Mencken


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:00 PM

I'll let you be in my dream if I can be in yours. I said that!

Bob Dylan

G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:01 PM

"I think therefore I am." was actually Descartes.
"The Unexamined life is not worth living"
SOCRATES
"The unlived life is not worth examining."
ANON


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:03 PM

"A philosopher," said the theologian, "is like a blind man in a darkened room looking for a black cat that isn't there." "That's right," the philosopher replied, "and if he were a theologian, he'd find it."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Amos
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:09 PM

Jes' goes to show, theologians are better at creating cats than philosophers are...


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:11 PM

The desire to seem clever often keeps us from being so.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Val
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:16 PM

What passes for wisdom is often merely eloquent foolishness
-bumper sticker


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 12:17 PM

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt."

Abraham Lincoln


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:02 PM

If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
Thomas Paine


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:17 PM

"Science has found the missing link between early primates and civilized man. It's us."

Dunno who said it, but I think it merits serious consideration.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:23 PM

It's uncanny how much mature wisdom resembles being tired. -- Lazarus Long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:24 PM

So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.


Eric Idle
Galaxy Song


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:30 PM

"To do is to be"

--Descartes

"To be is to do"

--Kant

"Do Be Do Be Do Be Do"

--Sinatra


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 01:33 PM

"I'd rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy"

--seen on a bathroom wall in Wellfleet, Mass. (USA).


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 02:10 PM

Seen written in the dust on a dirty truck.

Cleaned by Stevie Wonder...........


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Firecat
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 05:37 PM

I tend to use these ones from Red Dwarf (or paraphrasing thereof) in daily life.

"Life Is like a joss stick. It stinks and then it's over." - from the novel "Better Than Life"

"Smooth, with a capital Smoo" - The Cat


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: RangerSteve
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:13 PM

From the "Dilbert" comic strip - "I believe in Kharma. That means that I can do bad things to people all day and assume that they deserve it".


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:41 PM

Democracy: Three wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,rarelamb
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 06:47 PM

"Excellent" Wild Stallions
"Eh" Every Canadian i've ever met.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: mack/misophist
Date: 14 Mar 06 - 11:09 PM

Ubi solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant. -All Decent Americans
And Tacitus


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Chili
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:26 PM

"There is a time for laughing and a time for not laughing...and this is not one of them."

Inspector Clouseau


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:31 PM

some people derive enjoyment from reading their own poems, rather in the same way that others derive great pleasure from the smell of their own farts.

wh auden


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 12:34 PM

He was a great patriot, a humanitarian, a loyal friend;
provided, of course, he really is dead.
Voltaire


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 02:17 PM

They hang the lesser felon who
would steal the goose from off the common
But let the greater felon loose
Who'd steal the common from the goose

I saw it on a toilet wall in Leeds - original source anyone?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Mudlark
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 05:17 PM

"He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others."
Samuel Johnson

"Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
Oscar Wilde (always good for a mean laugh!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 05:47 PM

"Poets are those who muddy their own waters in order to make them appear deep."

(Can't remember who said that. But I love it.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:02 PM

"The flames already?" --Voltaire's last words.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: CarolC
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:05 PM

"It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It."

--Robert Fulghum (ostensibly quoting someone else)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:11 PM

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them.   - P.J. O'Rourke


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:12 PM

Irritated English society lady to Winston Churchill (during an acrimonious disagreement about something):

"You, sir, are drunk!"

Churchill's unforgettable response:

"Tomorrow, Madam, I will be sober, but you will still be ugly."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:42 PM

A fool's brain digests philosophy into folly, science into superstition, and art into pedantry.
Hence University education.
George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 06:54 PM

"The idiot willingness to join sides feeds the abattoir of history."

Said by a character in the novel Afterlands by Canadian author Steven Heighton.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:18 PM

Love is whatever you can still betray.
Betrayal can only happen if you love.
John LeCarre


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: dwditty
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:34 PM

--"Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise."'
The Duchess (from Alice in Wonderland), simplifying her statement to "Be what you seem to be."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 07:41 PM

"You cain't rollerskate in a Buffalo herd"
      Roger Miller

(yes, I know the punchline "...but you can be happy, if you've a mind to." not totally sure 'bout that one.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 08:05 PM

Les, it was written in response to one of The Enclosures Acts


I learned it at school as...

The law doth punish man or woman
who steals the goose from off the common
But lets the greater felon loose
Who steals the common from the goose


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 09:26 PM

"A negative concept cannot be formed by two positives." "Yeah, right". - Joseph Leff


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Mar 06 - 10:25 PM

Indignant lady to Winston Churchill (during another acrimonious disagreement): "If you were my husband, I would poison you!"

Churchill's deadpan reply: "Madam, if I were your husband, I would take the poison."

Certainly had a way with indignant women, didn't he? I imagine Hitler could have found a few willing to assassinate him for these choice remarks, and they'd have done it for free... (grin)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 06:22 AM

LIttle Hawk,

I believe both your Churchill quotes were said to Nancy Astor (First Woman MP to take her seat in the Commons), but were less directly insulting.

NA: Winston, You're drunk!
WSC: Nancy, you're ugly, but in the morning I shall be sober.

(NOTE: the continued ugliness is implied not directly stated)

and

NA: Winsyon, If you were my husband, I'd poison your cocoa
WSC: Nancy, If you were my wife, I'd drink it.


A favourite quote of mine:

If you are of Earthly goods bereft,
And of all you had but two loaves are left,
Then sell one, and with the dole
Buy chrysanthemums to feed the soul.

Omar Kyam (I believe from the Burton translation)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Trevor
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 06:32 AM

"Bollocks!"

The last word of a friend of mine as he fell past me on a rock climbing trip (honest - he never regained consciousness). I'm always using it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Moses
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 07:33 AM

"Just remember, your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others" I think this is from Les Barker.
Brilliant - we all know one or two it fits. Sometimes a look in the mirror on a bad day :-)

I thought it was Piet Hein who wrote:-
"If of thy worldly goods thou art bereft
and of thy slender store, two loaves alone to thee are left
sell one, and with the dole
buy hyacinths to feed thy soul"

Even if he didn't write it, it's lovely and I often think of it in early Spring.

I think he wrote:-
"Here is a thought that might help you fight a bit longer
Things that don't actually kill you outright, make you stronger"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 08:32 AM

Only a mother's certain belief that her children will be exceptional keeps her from drowning them at birth. (Lasarus Long)aka Robert Heinlein.

He has given sodomy a bad name. W. Churchill

No amount of belief can create a fact.

And enterprises of great pith and moment become sicklied over with the pale cast of thought, and lose the name of action. (Shakespere)

Beware of the military industrial complex. (D.D. Eisenhower)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Cretinous Yahoo
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 08:40 AM

"What the fuck was that"? (Mayor of Hiroshima)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:31 AM

Sheep are not considered the most intelligent animals but British scientist say humans may have underestimated the woolly creatures.
In fact, the British scientific community is even suggesting that the animals might even be "Irish-smart."
Jon Stewart


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Walrus
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:04 AM

"Good God!, I thought men like that shot themselves in the library"

Reputedly said by King George V (on being informed that an aquantance was homosexual)


"Bugger Bogner!"
Supposedly the last words of George V.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:21 AM

Comment from a Dartford Cabbie, when informed by a traffic cop that he would be reported for speeding.

"Jesus Christ Almighty, I thought they executed all you bastards at Nuremburg".

He later was fined £300 with six points on his licence, about double the normal penalty at that time. I wonder why?

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Peter K (Fionn)
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:38 AM

Churchill, on handing over power after electoral defeat: "An empty taxi drew up at No 10, and Mr Atlee stepped out."

Another grook from the indefatiguable Piet Hein:

Just beyond perception's reach
I vaguely seem to see
That life if two locked boxes, each
Locked round the other's key.


John Donne (from Meditation XVII) "Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind, and therefore send not to know for whom the bell tolls. It tolls for thee."

Philip Larkin: They fuck you up, your mum and dad...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 11:13 AM

"English doesn't borrow from other languages. It follows them down dark alleys, knocks them over and rummages through their pockets for loose grammar." -- Unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 11:32 AM

""Is all this nitpicking necessary", she asks? *grin*...."well", says the stodgy philosopher, "only if you want the answers to be useful.""

Bill D


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 01:09 PM

☺☺☺


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 03:16 PM

"Everyone needs a dog to kick." (Helen Schneyer)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 03:22 PM

"Those who vote decide nothing. Those who COUNT the votes decise everything."

Can you spell DIEBOLD?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 05:13 PM

Maryland just announced they were considering going to paper ballots until DIEBOLD and their system is thoroughly investigated. We've been using the machines that 'can' be tampered with.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: bobad
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 05:33 PM

A pitch from a panhandler in the streets of Montreal recently:

"Can you spare some change for a penis enlargement, I'm a little short."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 05:51 PM

Steel is tempered in fire, mankind by adversity. (Seneca) ??

There is nothing as scary as ignorance in action. (Goetha')


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:13 PM

Reality is an illusion brought on by the lack of booze.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:38 PM

I'm as nervous as a Christian Scientist with a severed artery.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: jacqui.c
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 09:42 PM

"Well, I really think he shatters the myth of white supremacy once and for all" - Rep. Charles Rangel, giving his thoughts on George W Bush.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:00 PM

We do not believe any group of men adequate enough or wise enough to operate without scrutiny or without criticism. We know that the only way to avoid error is to detect it, that the only way to detect it is to be free to inquire. We know that in secrecy, error undetected will flourish and subvert.
                                                                                                                            —J. Robert Oppenheimer

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JennyO
Date: 16 Mar 06 - 10:41 PM

I always have a quotation for everything - it saves original thinking.

Dorothy Sayers


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 06:03 AM

Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Groucho Marx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 06:29 AM

Political language... is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
George Orwell


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 07:38 AM

The lawyers, Bob, know too much... (Carl Sandburg)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM

BillD,

But the Diebold machines being used only mattered in Montgomer, PG, and Baltimore counties.... Which all went Democrat. 17 other counties went heavily Republican....

So WHO is fixing the vote for whom?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:56 AM

The president of Diebold, that's who.
I understand there were problems in Ohio too.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:57 AM

maybe our fearless leaders want fairness & proven accuracy, no matter who it aids? No one said a vote HAD been fixed, just that it shouldn't be a possibility.

To keep on topic:
""Individual rights are not subject to a public vote; a majority has no right to vote away the rights of a minority; the political function of rights is precisely to protect minorities from oppression by majorities (and the smallest minority on earth is the individual)."
                Ayn Rand

""Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost."
                     John Quincy Adams

"Republicans have been accused of abandoning the poor. It's the other way around. They never vote for us."        

                        Dan Quayle


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 10:07 AM

kendall,

Only two ( of 60 some ) Ohio counties even used Diebold machines.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 10:19 AM

Even one fixed machine is an abomination. We don't allow them in Maine. We haven't had a real crook in congress since James G. Blaine who lost to Grover Cleveland when they ran for prisident.

Cleveland had fathered an "illigitimate child, and the republicans made this up, "Hey Ma, where's my Pa"?
And the democrats responded, "Gone to the White House, Ha ha ha"

They also came back with this, "James G. Blaine, continental liar from the state of Maine."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 10:28 AM

kendall,

I agree, but I also object to the contiuos assertions that Diebold has such total control, and that the Republicans are the only guilty party. In EVERY incvestigation, there have been irregularities found on the part of BOTH parties, yet the presumption here is that the Republicans are guilty and Democrats are innocent. As I point out, in MD, IF there were any irregularities due to Diebold, they were in favor of the Democrats, who ( incidently) won the state and it's electorial collage votes...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 10:56 AM

bruce...if the President of Diebold were an extreme left wing Democrat, you'd see the concern soon enough. It's not a matter of accusations, it's a matter of security and no possibility of fraud.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 11:34 AM

The machines are controlled by, and can be altered by, the COUNTY election commissions- and here in MD they are DEMOCRATIC in the counties I have mentioned.

Does the politics of the president of Domino's Pizza tell you ANYTHING about the pizza they deliver? Or have they stopped delivering to the more liberal areas?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Wesley S
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 11:38 AM

Guys - Get a room. In other words - start on new thread on this topic.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 11:51 AM

yep, Wesley...I tried earlier to make the point. (It's hard to make a small aside comment to bruce sometimes...*grin*)

find a cute QUOTE, bruce...

""It makes no difference who you vote for - the two parties are really one party representing four percent of the people"        

Gore Vidal


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:00 PM

I go along with Bill D and Kendall on this. The Dubya election was the first election in the US that could not be verified.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:06 PM

ok...

"Highly intelligent and well-informed people disagree on every political issue. Therefore, intelligence and knowledge are useless for making decisions, because if any of that stuff helped, then all the smart people would have the same opinions. "

DNRC newsletter


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:10 PM

""In the end it will make no difference. 90% of us have made up our minds and nothing will change them. "

Kendall


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:11 PM

"Just because we are doomed to fail does not mean we should not try. "


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:15 PM

and from Bobert:

"Unless you are capable and willing to look beyond *your* side then you are allready in the loser category in my book. I mean no disrespect here but life isn't about winning law suits but being able to find common ground or selling visions."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:16 PM

even if they counted with a bloody abacus, it would still mean a hell of a lot of people voted for him

'top of the mornin' to ya!'

Rod Steiger in No Way to Treat a Lady


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 12:58 PM

a hell of a lot of people voted for him...   hmmm, depends on your definition of 'people'


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 01:13 PM

Now, now, Bert.

You should be aware that anyone that disagrees with you is a sub-human non-person, while those that agree are all sterling examples of wonderful people......


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 03:29 PM

Is it any wonder that politicians are rated lower than used car salesmen? And THEY are rated lower than snake shit in a wagon track.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 04:48 PM

*tsk*...QUOTATIONS please!

(bbruce, I like that DNRC one! It says a lot, even though it makes some logical errors in its construction. There should be special classes from high school on, focusing on exactly what intelligent people DO disagree on. The usual problem is that people already have decided what they want the answer to be, and use their intelligence to Gerrymander a clever justification.)

as in "Theology is the process of finding bad reasons for what we already believe on faith"

I guess we could work one up for politics easily.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 04:56 PM

Any Southerner will tell you that "Lower than snake shit in a wagon" track is a common quotation.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 05:00 PM

One of my favorites..."I never watch Sesame Street, I know most of that stuff already." (George Carlin)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 06:11 PM

"Remember, some people are only alive because it is illegal to kill them". Les Barker

"Never argue with a fool, for he is doing the same". Les Barker

"It's a small world, unless it's you that has to paint it". Les Barker

"If at first you don't succeed, free fall parachuting is not a good idea" Les Barker

"Always borrow money from a pessimist. He doesn't expect to get it back" Les Barker

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Deda
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 07:35 PM

"We ordinarily rejoice when someone is born and mourn when they die. This is because we are not the person involved." Mark Twain

The Philip Larkin poem referred to above is worth quoting in its entirety, IMO:

"This be the Verse

They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
Add add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself."

By Phillip Larkin -- quite the cheery fellow.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 07:46 PM

What a BRILLIANT quote from Mark Twain! The man was amazing. I fully expect the day of my death (once it's fully accomplished, that is...) to be the happiest day in this whole life. The stage play will finally be over.

Walrus - Thanks for the corrections of the Churchill lines. My father evidently decided to embellish the original quotes a bit, in order to make it a better story. He usually does that, so I should have guessed.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:20 PM

It's better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.
Elizabeth Kenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:22 PM

I'd rather die on my feet than to live on my knees.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:29 PM

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it.
It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.

Nadine Gordimer


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:31 PM

Censorship is never over for those who have experienced it.
It is a brand on the imagination that affects the individual who has suffered it, forever.

Noam Chomsky


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:33 PM

Huh? Why the same quote from 2 different sources, Roger?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:36 PM

Censorship, I believe, is the most dangerous enemy to all human communication, and piety of intention is probably the most dangerous, the most virulent and the most self-satisfying.

Chuck Jones


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:38 PM

When that critter looks at you..well you stay looked-at.


Gnomad on the Dirty looks thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 08:44 PM

It's not that beardedbruce, It's just that I don't think that anyone with a brain would vote for him.

Come on, vote for an Oil man from Texas and gas prices are going up.
If gas prices go up, so does everything else except salaries.

Anyone with a brain would have forseen that.

I man who has hundreds languishing in Texan Jails for doing exactly what he did in college. Why whould a thinking person vote for someone like that?

That's why I don't really believe that anyone actually did vote for him.
'cos the election is the first in this country that cannot be verified.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:00 PM

If the Democrats and the Republicans ran a drunken hog and a poisonous swamp viper for President, the same people would still go out and vote for them, because there would effectively BE no one else to vote for!

And that, basically, is how it's done. One party, falsely posing as two parties, puts forth 2 phony lines of rhetoric, trots out 2 controlled creatures it pretends are real "candidates", the public votes one of them in, and the farce goes on for another four years. Almost no one in the world is fooled, except a sizeable chunk of the American public...enough to keep the farce going.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:24 PM

"Are you a nature lover?"

"Yes!"

"I can't think why, seeing what she's done to you".


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:32 PM

That's why the ancient Athenians didn't have political parties. Or pre-chosen slates of candidates. They chose their leaders by lottery.

Every Athenian citizen was supposed to be up on current affairs, and it behooved them to be so, because if the lottery happened to pick them, at the end of their term, they were evaluated by a jury of 501 citizens (too large a jury to bribe, and an odd number to avoid ties) and judged on how well they did.

In short, they were held responsible.

Not a bad system.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 06 - 09:36 PM

Political parties are a terrible idea...guaranteed to foster divisiveness, power monopolizing, and corruption. They are a travesty. They should all be abolished, just as we once abolished the "divine right" of kings and royal families to rule over the rest of us.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 12:39 PM

What a good idea Little Hawk, the last thing we want is people wih the same kind of ideas getting together.

These threads start with such originality and peter out with boring gits like me.

'There is many a dark and stormy morning
Turns out to be a bright sunshiney day' (Trad)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: SINSULL
Date: 18 Mar 06 - 08:06 PM

No kings; no political parties. One citizen, one vote for whomever they choose? The Mother of all Elections!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 08:53 AM

Huh? Why the same quote from 2 different sources, Roger?

I don't know - but I am sure that one of the usual suspects can post and judge the reason I did post this....................

And some will post only to agree with this judgement.

But is encouraging public speculation and judgement about the reasons why another poster may have posted what they did a good thing?

Does it really really matter and is it anyone else's business?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 09:04 AM

Censorship is to art as lynching is to justice.

Henry Louis Gates


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 11:48 AM

"When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty [says] in a rather scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less'"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 02:05 PM

Tact is only noticed when it's missing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 05:12 PM

Nothing has been purchased more dearly than the little bit of reason and sense of freedom which now constitutes our pride.

Friedrich Nietzsche


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Little Hawk
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 05:35 PM

Mary, why would you assume that it is necessary to have political parties before one can have a manageable (and limited) roster of official candidates nominated for an election?

It's an unfounded assumption you make there, based on habit, I would think. Because you're used to having political parties, you assume they are the only possible public mechanism capable of selecting candidates. They're not. Not by any means. Any number of alternative methods could be devised, some of them far less susceptible to corruption than the political party, which exists mainly to feather its own nest and perpetuate its grip on power.

Les, the people with the same sort of ideas, as you put it, would have plenty of opportunity to discuss those ideas effectively in a non-partisan Congress or Assembly and in public meetings, both before, during, and after an election involving no political parties. It's been done, it's being done (in thousands of city coucils, for example), and it can be done any time people get the idea to do it.

The political party is a totally arbitrary, completely unnecessary, and very troublesome factor in a democratic system. It needs a lot of money to be effective and win an election. To get a lot of money, it does favours for certain people. Thence stems much of the corruption.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: lady penelope
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 05:41 PM

You've got to break all the rules they make
Take all the risks they say we won't take
We've got to make all the trouble we can.......Only one way

Karine Polwart


Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you..........tired.......

Me


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Bruce
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 05:50 PM

We have met the enemy an he is us.

Pogo


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 19 Mar 06 - 08:21 PM

Politics is like organized crime. It can not exist where it is not supported.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 05:27 AM

Judging by present day conditions, politics IS organised crime.

And that's the problem.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: autolycus
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 05:45 AM

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they have no food, they call me a communist. " Dom Helder Camara, Brazilian Archbishop.

   "Politics is the shadow cast on society by business."    John Dewey



   I'd like to know the origin of the following:-

   "The gentlemen of England play the game, but reserve the right to change the rules if they feel they are losing."


Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 06:09 AM

The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.

George Orwell


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 06:28 AM

"Anything that happens,happens.
Anything that,in happening causes something else to happen,
causes someting else to happen.
Anything that in happening, causes itself to happen again,
happens again.
It doesn't necessarily do it in chronological order,though."
DOUGLAS ADAMS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Les in Chorlton
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 12:01 PM

'the people with the same sort of ideas, as you put it, would have plenty of opportunity to discuss those ideas effectively in a non-partisan Congress or Assembly and in public meetings, both before, during, and after an election involving no political parties'

I think this is an interesting quote from Little Hawk, above. Ideas can be generated and polished in such events then passed to others to legislate - but the legislaters need to be accountable and so we lead back to groups wiht some kind of long term organisation.

The current failure of the party sustem is that those assemblies or public meetings don't really happen and our senior elected members act as if they are unaccountable.

Just chucking them out is a start but in the long term we want then to do what we the people want and I think this leads back to ..........


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Trevor
Date: 20 Mar 06 - 12:53 PM

"Interdependence can either be a great strength or a fatal weakness. The individual must be allowed to strive within an environment of mutual dependence. If not, the loss of the individual will surely become a fatal weakness - an Achilles' heel.........














....as it has for the Borg, whose principal vulnerability is found in their complete interdependence in which the individual is totally destroyed."

JEAN-LUC PICARD
CAPTAIN, USS ENTERPRISE


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 03:01 AM

'And remember - squeeze hard and squeeze often.'

Andrew on the Melodeon/Accordian thread


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 11:37 AM

Crime is just politics without the lies.
G.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 11:47 AM

No it isn't. What a stupid post.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 11:49 AM

"From         Title         Date         Archive         Delete
flamenco ted         ,         21 Mar 2006 10:54 AM
                
                        
Message:
You are one po faced, miserable arsehole and no mistake!"


Another quotable quote received by me in a PM from Flamenco Ted

Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 11:52 AM

True though isn't it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 12:38 PM

It has always been a convention recognised on our forum that what is said in personal messages and emails is not to be made public without the permission of both parties.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:24 PM

You're right Shambles, and also we're supposed to be nice to one another. So Ted & Giok kiss and make up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:27 PM

It has always been a convention among MOST members of 'our forum' not to nag the management incessantly.





Proverbs 13:3 (to keep the quote theme going)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:29 PM

Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: flamenco ted - PM
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 11:52 AM

True though isn't it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:32 PM

The PM system was not designed for infantile mud slinging, and were there one grain of intelligence contained in either the post or the child who sent it it would have remained sacrosanct.
Giok.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bert
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 01:45 PM

It's pretty sad when only one of our members is prepared to keep reminding us that we have to fight to retain our right to sing.

And all the others, instead of backing him up, just call it nagging.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: autolycus
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 05:09 PM

"The three great strategies for obscuring an issue are to introduce irrelevancies, to arouse prejudice and to excite ridicule."

Bergan Evans,'The Natural History of Nonsense.'


   I hope people find that quote useful when catting.



   Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: EBarnacle
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 05:18 PM

The opinion of the majority is sure to be correct. Run that by again.
The opinion of one person is likely to be better informed than the opinion of the majority.
Lazarus Long, masquerading as Robert Heinlein.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: kendall
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 07:52 PM

Always be prepared to shoot your own dog. Farming it out only makes it harder." Lasarus Long.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 21 Mar 06 - 10:25 PM

It is far better to be alone, than to be in bad company.

George Washington


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 05:22 AM

"Folk-song - Music on which,because the original composer foolishly preferred to remain anonymous,anyone can claim the royalties - if he is quick enough."
Peter Gammond


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Wilfried Schaum
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 06:06 AM

Be prepared

Gen. Baden-Powell


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 09:58 AM

Bugger off

A young boy scout


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 11:59 AM

I don't weigh a pound over one hundred and eighty and, what's more, I never did.

Fatty Arbuckle


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,thurg
Date: 22 Mar 06 - 02:09 PM

But I do have a sneaking suspicion that most of life is an extended curtain call after the great dramas of childhood and adolescence.

- Anna Quindlen


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 05:40 AM

There's a statistical theory that if you gave a million monkeys typewriters and set them to work, they'd eventually come up with the complete works of Shakespeare.

Thanks to the Internet, we now know this isn't true.


Ian Hart


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 06:40 AM

But you're trying your best to prove it Roger, you and the other 99999!
G. ☺


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Shambles
Date: 23 Mar 06 - 09:10 AM

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation.

Moliere


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 10:22 AM

"The internet has enabled the broad release of way more information than in fact exists."

GUEST,robomatic
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 10:03 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 11:26 AM

"Today's (whatever) community does not serve the best interests of all humanity or of this planet." They" serve the interests of the political/economic/military/scientific "powers that be" who pay their salaries, give the grants and thereby control and direct their " efforts.


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Subject: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 12:25 PM

Re: the Diebold machines:
The machines are controlled by, and can be altered by, the COUNTY election commissions- and here in MD they are DEMOCRATIC in the counties I have mentioned.
BeardedBruce

I assume that's "Democratic" rather that "democratic"
CHEERS
Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 12:42 PM

Yes- and just look at who MD has ended up giving our electorial votes to, in the last two elections...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: autolycus
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 04:06 PM

"How can I tell what I think till I see what I say." E.M.Forster

"A cynic is someone who, when he smells flowersa, looks for the coffin."    H.L.Mencken

"I observe myself and so I come to know others." Lao-Tse

Ivor


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: lady penelope
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 04:41 PM

""I observe myself and so I come to know others." Lao-Tse"

In a glass darkly.......


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 28 Mar 06 - 05:17 PM

"Every cloud has a silver lining and every silver lining has some tarnish.."

       me, in response to a friend who has been on a BIG roller coaster ride lately.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: beardedbruce
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 07:27 AM

had to bring back this thread for the following:



"Subject: RE: Just found Mudcat
From: WYSIWYG - PM
Date: 24 Sep 06 - 08:56 AM

Enjoy the anarchy, give what you can, and use what you get!

~Susan "


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: *Laura*
Date: 28 Sep 06 - 07:21 PM

"You're the love of my life.... the apple of my eye.... the pain in my arse..."

xLx


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 12:02 PM

"It has been said that democracy is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried."
Winston Churchill



"A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother."

Charles M Schultz, Peanuts



"All the things I really like are immoral, illegal, or fattening"

usually attributed to Dorothy Parker but other sources suggest Alexander Woollcott


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 12:14 PM

Old Age

What a strange thing to happen

To a little boy 

George Oppen


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 26 Sep 13 - 12:27 PM

For there was never yet philosopher
That could endure the toothache patiently

Shakespeare Much Ado about Nothing V i


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Dr. Jug
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 03:30 AM

Miss Piggy:
Never eat more than you can lift.

Jeremy Platt:
We're all God's children, except for Gordon Lee.

Robert Fripp:
Tuning a Mellotron, doesn't.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Ed T
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 06:21 AM

""Once you pull the pin, Mr. Grenade is never your friend"". I belive it comes from military sources. Could have specific or broad meanings.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 07:52 AM

""War does not decide who is right, war decides who is left"" - Bertrand Russell

The power of the wordplay in this quote and the elegance of its construction always appealed to me.

Add to that the essential truth of it, and it is irrefutable.

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,kendall
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 08:05 AM

Winston Churchill was furious when the voters dumped him after the war, for Clement Atlee. When someone stated that Mr. Atlee is a modest man, Churchill remarked, "He has much to be modest about."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 08:41 AM

"I haven't sold my soul yet -- well, maybe a couple bars of rhythm and blues here and there...."

Thomas Pynchon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Joe_F
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 04:22 PM

"An election tells how many of your supporters are living, and a war tells how many are willing to be dead." -- G. K. Chesterton


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 06:57 PM

"Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why
cookbooks outsell sex books three to one."
    L.M. Boyd

"If I had know I was going to live this long, I would have taken
better care of myself."
    Unknown

"'Shut up,' he explained.
    Ring Lardner


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 07:17 PM

"With each passing year, because of advances in computer technology, there are more things, each more sophisticated, that we aren't allowed to do any more."

Paul Lutus


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Midchuck
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 07:40 PM

"There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs."

Author?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Andrez
Date: 27 Sep 13 - 07:59 PM

"Gross national product does not include the beauty of our poetry or the intelligence of our public debate; measures neither our wit nor our courage, neither our wisdom nor our learning, neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile."   Robert Kennedy

Speaks for itself doesnt it?

Cheers,

Andrez


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 02:08 AM

All her childhood her parents warn her against the demon rum, and indeed rum is very terrible stuff except in cocktails.

Damon Runyon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Musket musing
Date: 28 Sep 13 - 02:32 AM

If music be the food of love, play on.
Shakespeare

Fuck
D H Lawrence





If music be the food of love, why don't rabbits sing like buggery?

(Heard 30 odd years ago somewhere and I still slip it in my act now and then. )


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 06:31 PM

"A lie is a sin and a shame and an ever-present
help in time of trouble."

    Adlai Stevenson


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 06:37 PM

"The last time somebody pointed out that cowboys ride horses, not tricycles, I shot him. Of course, I waited until another gunslinger gunned him down, but nevertheless, I still shot him."
― Jarod Kintz, Who Moved My Choose?: An Amazing Way to Deal With Change by Deciding to Let Indecision Into Your Life


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 06:54 PM

""No matter what political reasons are given for war, the underlying reason is ALWAYS economic.""
-- A.J.P.Taylor, British Historian


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 06:56 PM

"It's really not a number I'm terribly interested in."

--General Colin Powell [When asked about the number of Iraqi people who were slaughtered by Americans in the 1991 "Desert Storm" terror campaign (200,000 people!)]


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Sep 13 - 07:01 PM

"News is what someone wants to suppress. Everything else is advertising". --former NBC news prez Rubin Frank


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 05:12 PM

evolution has been observed, its just that there was no one there to see it.    Richard dawkins.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 05:48 PM

"A reputation for chastity is necessary to a woman. Chastity itself is also sometimes useful." unknown

"Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well informed about the United States."
J. Bartlet Brebner

"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right."
Laurens Van der Post


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 07:05 PM

The larval sea slug has a rudimentary brain that enables it to find a safe rock where it can anchor itself to mature and reproduce.

Having no further use for its brain, it eats it.

Much like gaining tenure.

[anonymous, at nearly any university]

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 07:40 PM

"If we'd been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe."

-- A sign inside a church in Northern Ireland, explaining the origin of intolerance and hate


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 01 Oct 13 - 08:27 PM

"Formula for success: rise early, work hard, strike oil."

-- J. Paul Getty,

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 12:06 AM

"The trouble with punctuality is that there is never anybody else there to appreciate it."

Letter in The Times


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 10:02 AM

"The world is full of willing people -- some willing to work, the rest willing to let them."

-- Robert Frost,

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 10:28 AM

The Churchill quotes wee between Winston and Bessie Braddock MP.

Dave H


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 10:47 AM

From John Sheehans poem ' Ronnie's Heaven '

leaving behind the three great imponderables that always bothered you,

What is life ? what is art ? and where the fuck is Barney ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 02 Oct 13 - 07:46 PM

"It is the first care of a reformer to prevent any future reformation."

Edward Gibbon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,pete from seven stars link
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 03:01 PM

I think this was true-
lady astley[?] "Winston, you're drunk"
Churchill       " and you're ugly, but in the morning, I shall be sober!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 05:32 PM

Lady Astor, Pete.
Other versions have Bessie Braddock as the 'ugly' interlocutor.

See above...

~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 06:22 PM

""Well, you see, this is the problem with terrorists. They're really inconsiderate when it comes to people's schedules. "" Movie quote, True Lies (1994)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 03 Oct 13 - 06:58 PM

Wondering if this one popped up today as a political commentary?

"We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once."

-- Calvin Coolidge,

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,BlueJay
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 02:51 AM

Best Song Title: Life's Too Short to be in a Bad Mood--Steven Bennett


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Teribus
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 09:28 AM

1.        "Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy - its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." – Winston Spencer Churchill.

2.        "Honourable age does not depend on length of days, nor is the number of years a true measure of life." – The Bible.

3.        'Better the Arabs do it tolerably than that you do it perfectly.' – T. E. Lawrence

4.        "I reasoned, what's the harm in a few folk showing what they can do? Except just because they can, doesn't mean they should." – Judith Woods referring to Britain's Got Talent

5.        "If this freakish parade of the dull, the desperate and the downright deluded really is, as Cowell suggests, the perfect antidote to the recession, then kick away the chair and let me swing right now." – Judith Woods referring to Britain's Got Talent

6.         Lord St. Vincent in 1801 when questioned about the likelihood of a French invasion: "I do not say that they will not come, only that they cannot come by sea."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 11:23 AM

"I am a tin whistle
Through which God blows
And I wish to God I were a trumpet
But why, God Only knows"

(source unknown, to me at least)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 04 Oct 13 - 02:12 PM

How odd
Of God
To choose
The Jews.
--William Norman Ewer, in The Week-End Book (1924)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 11:42 AM

"Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them."

-- Adlai Stevenson,


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: ollaimh
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 12:24 PM

when i was suing some sassenachen for ,libel, in Ontario, the other sides representative asked|" do you really think you can win against a thousand people?"

I said"" one highlander against a thousand sassenachen? you poor benighgted bastards don't even realize you are out numbered!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 14 Oct 13 - 02:29 PM

"How odd
Of God
To choose
The Jews."


and someone added:

"But not so odd
As those who choose
A Jewish God,
Yet spurn the Jews"


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 15 Oct 13 - 06:22 PM

"It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear."
   Dick Cavett

"A kleptomaniac is a person who helps himself because he can't help himself."
   Henry Morgan


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 16 Oct 13 - 10:56 AM

From the Preface to his book, Power Shell in Practice (2010) Richard Siddaway (otherwise unknown?) points out:

"There's no sense in automating bad practices. That just makes things go wrong more quickly."

Apparently something ignored by an entire new generation of "programmers" ... ?

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 02:27 AM

"A good education is the next best thing to a pushy mother."

      Charles Schultz - Peanuts


~M~


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Musket
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 03:52 AM

One half of the world are trying to have fun. The other half are trying to stop them.

Andy Capp





My personal favourite of the quotes Reg Smythe put in the mouth of Andy Capp was when the vicar admonished him for sending his wife out cleaning floors to pay for him spending all day in the pub.

"Yes, I know. But she's too dim to do anything else."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 04:35 AM

Ah, Musket: if we get on to Andy Capp, there will be a never-failing source. How about?···

···Listen, woman. You'd be a much better wife if you'd just stop trying to make me a better husband···


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 07:01 AM

"Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain -- and most fools do."
-- Benjamin Franklin,

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 09:01 PM

From above:
evolution has been observed, its just that there was no one there to see it.    Richard dawkins.
Surely if there was no one there to see it, then it cannot have been observed!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 09:28 PM

Well... if that's all Dawkins said, he phrased it poorly. He should have added 'although we see its results, there was no one there to see MOST of it while it was happening.'



"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
                Aristotle


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Lighter
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 09:30 PM

Rousseau:

"If anyone knows anything contrary to what I have here recorded, though he prove it a thousand times, his knowledge is a lie and an imposture."

Got that? It means he's right because he's right and don't confuse him with facts, fool.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Joe_F
Date: 05 Jan 14 - 09:38 PM

There's nothing between the North Pole and Texas but a barbed-wire fence.

-- Anon., but topical


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 10:19 AM

Fool me once -- shame on you!

Fool me twice -- shame on me!!

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 10:28 AM

...impresario of the Ancient Greeks...
I think of...
   
...the trimmers at Delphi and the dummies at Sparta and lastly
I think of the slaves.
And how one can imagine oneself among them
     I do not know;
It was all so unimaginably different
     And all so long ago.   

Louis MacNeice · Autumn Journal (1939)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 10:31 AM

The last two lines of the MacNeice quote above often seem to me to apply to the world as I remember it in my youth just as much as to the Ancient Greece of which he wrote...


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 12:54 PM

I'm reminded of this Douglas Adams quote because like a fool, I agreed to write a paper for a publication that is err.. behind schedule for publishing and it seems I am the culprit. or at least, a terse phone call today left me with that impression..

"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they fly past."






Pedants may notice I might have paraphrased slightly, but if you look it up, don't post it. It would say more about you than the late Mr Adams or even Musket for that matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 03:27 PM

""Marks and Fruit of the Loom tighty whities are attractive, convenient and supportive - boxers are just loosy-goosey."" quote Wedgie Musket (not to be confused with Mudcat Musket).


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: The Sandman
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 03:58 PM

Logically, when you talkin' about folk music and blues, you find out it's music of just plain people.
Brownie McGhee


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 27 Oct 14 - 09:34 PM

"My Wife said I never listen...
at least that's what I think She said."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 12:28 AM

When asked, about a piece of music, "Was that good..How do you know?" Duke Ellington replied, "If it SOUNDS good, it IS good!"

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:11 AM

BUT --

"Wagner's music is better than it sounds"

   Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:43 AM

In opera, there is always too much singing. (Quote by - Claude Debussy)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 09:33 AM

The English don't appreciate music, but they love the noise it makes.

(Sir Thomas Beecham.)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,saulgoldie
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 09:34 AM

Updated version, courtesy of "W"

Fool me once -- shame on you!

Fool me twice -- shame on.....we won't get fooled again!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 09:40 AM

"There are only 10 kinds of people in the world -- those who know binary and those that don't."   -- Anonymous


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:36 AM

""Freedom's just another word, for nothing left to lose: It seems to get truer the older I get."" Kris Kristofferson


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:51 AM

""Out of all the guitars in the whole world, the Fender Mustang is my favorite. They're cheap and totally inefficient, and they sound like crap and are very small.""
Kurt Cobain


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:55 AM

""I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.""

Kurt Cobain


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 11:57 AM

"I'm not afraid of dying. I just don't want to be there when it happens."

Woody Allen


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Don Firth
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 01:16 PM

"There comes a time in every man's life when he must take the bull by the tail and face the situation."
--W. C. Fields

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:07 PM

"Develop a built-in bullshit detector."
 Ernest Hemingway


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 02:24 PM

A bird in the hand shits on your wrist.

On a curious note, it would appear one of my ancestors on my mum's side is credited with "look after the pennies and the pounds look after themselves.". Mrs Musket wouldn't want to know that because a bowl in the bedroom has been the recipient of my pennies each night and is over full. She keeps moaning at me to take it to the supermarket change machine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,ketchdana
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 03:32 PM

"There are only 10 kinds of people in the world -- those who know binary and those that don't." -- Anonymous

... plus machine language programmers, who start counting at zero.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:21 PM

""How can anyone govern a nation that has two hundred and forty-six different kinds of cheese?""
Charles de Gaulle


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 04:22 PM

""I think it's awesome to see people of all different ages from all kinds of backgrounds come together for the love of music.""
Miranda Lambert


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Rapparee
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 05:06 PM

"Librarians are the secret masters of the world. They control information. Don't ever piss one off. "

                                    -- Spider Robinson


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 06:30 PM

"To be is to do"—Socrates.

"To do is to be"—Jean-Paul Sartre.

"Do be do be do"—Frank Sinatra.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:10 PM

""Maybe some women are ok with the wild and unpredictable lifestyle of dating a librarian, but I'm not.""

The Librarian III: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008) "


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:14 PM

There's only two ways to handle a woman......and nobody knows either one of them!----Lord Byron

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:22 PM

""One of the great tragedies of ancient history, memorialized in myths and Hollywood film, is the burning of the great library at Alexandria.The reality of the Library's end was government budget cuts.""



Historic budget cuts and libraries 


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 28 Oct 14 - 07:46 PM

""You cant be in the parade and watch it at the same time""
Tony Beets


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 12:41 AM

...Speaking of which...."If all the world is a stage...where does the audience sit?"

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Troubadour.
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 07:27 PM

One of the more unpleasant attributes of the human being is his capacity for rationalising his own actions as GOOD, and others' actions as EVIL, even when both are doing precisely the same thing!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 07:59 PM

I wake up every morning at nine and grab for the morning paper. Then I look at the obituary page. If my name is not on it, I get up. -
Benjamin Franklin
----------------------------------------------------
Love At First Sight Takes A Long Time - Tom Sellick


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Steve Shaw
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 08:30 PM

Wonder what Swarb thought when he read his own obit. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:34 AM

His obit was in The Times, I believe. At the risk of name dropping, when he stayed with us after we booked Whippersnapper for a concert he came back from the newsagent with a copy of The Daily Mirror....

"He who laughs last still doesn't understand the joke."


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:53 AM

""Sometimes people mistake the way I talk for what I am thinking.""
Idi Amin


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 07:11 AM

"Blessed are the diddycoys for they shall inherit the lead off the church roof."

(Sorry, just seeing if the fish are biting today.)

'Blessed are the meek for they shall inhibit the earth."

Better?

😇


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 07:47 AM

""Money cant buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.""
 Source unknown


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 08:05 AM

"" I was at work, but,I wasn't working. I got paid to take a dump.""
Bevis and Butthead


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 11:12 AM

"Money won't bring happiness; but at least you can be miserable in comfort."

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Guest from Sanity
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 01:46 PM

Troubadour: "One of the more unpleasant attributes of the human being is his capacity for rationalising his own actions as GOOD, and others' actions as EVIL, even when both are doing precisely the same thing!"

Tell that to the ridiculous political divide!!!!!

GfS


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 01:57 PM

"I yam what I am"

Popeye---(plagiarized by Sartré)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 04:43 PM

"A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most." 
― George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 05:04 PM

"The best men are not consistent in good-- why should the worst men be consistent in evil."   Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,Troubadour.
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 08:13 PM

"Tell that to the ridiculous political divide!!!!!"

I think I just did Gfs, though only the ones on this forum.

I don't think Cameron, Clegg, Millipede and Farceage would be inclined to take note!


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 11:53 PM

Re Ed T's Shaw quote 3 posts back. That is indeed how it appears in several online Shaw quotation sites. But I suspected some PC interference at some stage: did Shaw really write "Native American"? Somehow I didn't think so -- the usage was surely not current in his lifetime.

So, investigating further, I found in 'Google Answers'

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview?id=321024

-----
From "Experiencing the Soul: Before Birth, During Life, After Death,"
by Eliot Rosen and Ellen Burstyn (1997):

"A Native American Elder once described his own inner struggles in
this manner: 'Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean
and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all
the time.' When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and
replied, 'The one I feed the most."
-----

So the error, it appears, was misattribution of the quote to Shaw at some stage, when it actually derives from a work by Rosen & Burstyn written 47 years after Shaw's death. Just shows that you can't always trust the Internet -- one site perpetuates an error from another site.... to ∞

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:33 AM

Your assumption is the accuracy of one site's version.

About as subjective as you can get.

GBS and many other quote rich sources have things attributed to them in error but whether that is important depends on whether the person or the quote is the subject of your interest.

I once told a heckler "all the worlds a stage and all you can do is wank in the orchestra pit." Once I become incredibly famous and have women throwing their knickers at me with their mobile numbers written on them in lipstick, it would do me proud to see that in the book of quotes.

Sadly, fantasy doesn't always deliver.

And anyway, the lipstick was smudged.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:03 AM

When you are dead, (if you are still thinking and lucid) I submit your concern about the accuracy of quotes attributed to you on random internet sites, would likely depend on the type of message in the quote?


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:19 AM

'The use of "Native American" or "native American" to refer to peoples indigenous to the Americas came into widespread, common use during the civil rights movements of the 1960s and 1970s.' Wikipedia.

The term would not conceivably have been used by Shaw, who died in 1950. Why some people have had errors in their sources pointed out to them choose to persist in their delusions, with the support of notorious trouble-making near-trolls who revel in shit-stirring, is a complete mystery to me.

But I suppose we all have our hobbies.

I meanwhile maintain my oft cited "Accuracy Matters" as my watchword, and will not be deterred from its exercise by mannerless abuse or mulish obstinacy.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 04:55 AM

""But I suppose we all have our hobbies.""

And, it seems like some folks seem have ample voids in their less than busy lives to over-react and dwell in such mundane internet matters.

;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:16 AM

Indeed, Ed, retirement is

------· Q 4 a song in terms of this thread? ·------

𝄞 ♫♫ luvverly luvverly luvverly luvverly ♫♫

— but no denying that it does have its occasional longueurs!

;) rite bak 2U


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:23 AM

""Don't over-salt the soup"- George Bernard Shaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:33 AM

""Ain't got no cash, ain't got no style
Ain't got no girl to make you smile
But don't worry be happy
'Cause when you worry
Your face will frown
And that will bring everybody down
So don't worry, be happy
Don't worry, be happy now""

Bobby McFerrin


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:42 AM

Heh heh.

I get seven points from that to add to my total.

Delusions
Notorious
Trouble - making
Near troll
Shit stirring
Mannerless abuse
Mulish obstinacy

Might as well go for the bonus point. How's your newsagent Mike? Ask nurse to find out when she goes to get your Daily Sport.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:03 AM

"Many readers judge of the power of a book by the shock it gives their feelings /as some savage tribes determine the power of muskets by their recoil; that being considered best which fairly prostrates the purchaser."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:06 AM

When I go to the theatre
I find it hard to fit
For my head is in the gallery
While my feet are in the pit

Longfellow


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM

I'm confused. Do I get the eighth point for this or the edited version in another thread?

Either way, it gets me the bonus. I am at a Halloween party tonight and shall raise a glass or three to my running total.

(I am being typecast and Mrs Musket reckons I would make a good Uncle Fester. (She is going as Morticia.) My original plan was to pull my arse over my head and go as a red backed beetle.

Which brings me to the quote, from one of the kids in the Addams Family fillum. "I'm here as a psychopath. They look like everybody else.")


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:09 AM

"I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier,
I brought him up to be my pride and joy.
Who dares to put a musket to his shoulder,
To kill some other mother's boy?"

Anon


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:58 AM

MGM Lion.. That's the bit we ignore because we are getting comfy for the actual film.

Anon

Or Musket.

Take your pick(s)


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 07:56 AM

'Never apologise, never explain': attributed, among many others, to Benjamin Jowett (1817-93), distinguished Master of Balliol.

"I never apologise" -- The pompous and posturing Sergius in Shaw's Arms & The Man.

≈M≈

...both of which quotes might just conceivably have some connection with the remote possibility of my having absent-mindedly put a couple of posts on the wrong thread...

Maybe


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 02:02 PM

"The older I get, the dafter I get."

Flo, wife of Andy Capp.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:21 PM

""I always believed that my work should be unfinished in the sense that I encourage people to add their creativity to it, either conceptually or physically. Back in the 1960s, I was calling for 'Unfinished Music,' number one, and number two, with my artwork - I was taking unfinished work into the gallery. And that's how I was looking at it.""

Yoko Ono


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Ed T
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 03:26 PM

"You're headed for disaster 
cos you never read the signs 
Too much love will kill you every time" 
― Freddie Mercury


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: GUEST,DTM
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 05:17 PM

Re Yoko quote (2 posts up).
If only she had been true to her word Ed.
John Lennon would have read "Ye_" at the top of the ladder instead of "Yes" and the future could have been oh so different.


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Subject: RE: BS: Quotable Quotes
From: Musket
Date: 31 Oct 14 - 06:23 PM

What's yellow and lives on dead be...?

Hang on. Think it through before posting jokes Musket.


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