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BS: Odd Compliments

GUEST,Jimlad 19 Jan 07 - 01:44 PM
John Hardly 19 Jan 07 - 01:51 PM
GUEST 19 Jan 07 - 01:54 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 19 Jan 07 - 01:54 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 19 Jan 07 - 01:55 PM
WFDU - Ron Olesko 19 Jan 07 - 01:58 PM
John Hardly 19 Jan 07 - 02:00 PM
Wesley S 19 Jan 07 - 02:03 PM
GUEST,jimlad 19 Jan 07 - 02:21 PM
wysiwyg 19 Jan 07 - 02:35 PM
Cluin 19 Jan 07 - 02:43 PM
ClaireBear 19 Jan 07 - 02:45 PM
Ebbie 19 Jan 07 - 03:05 PM
GUEST,Scoville at scanner computer 19 Jan 07 - 03:12 PM
Jerry Rasmussen 19 Jan 07 - 05:01 PM
catspaw49 19 Jan 07 - 05:57 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 19 Jan 07 - 06:10 PM
The Fooles Troupe 19 Jan 07 - 07:36 PM
Joe_F 19 Jan 07 - 08:27 PM
Midchuck 19 Jan 07 - 10:03 PM
GUEST,meself 19 Jan 07 - 10:23 PM
GUEST,meself 19 Jan 07 - 10:24 PM
Ebbie 19 Jan 07 - 11:13 PM
Peace 19 Jan 07 - 11:35 PM
GUEST,meself 19 Jan 07 - 11:48 PM
Peace 19 Jan 07 - 11:53 PM
GUEST,meself 19 Jan 07 - 11:59 PM
katlaughing 20 Jan 07 - 12:24 AM
GUEST,meself 20 Jan 07 - 12:26 AM
Bert 20 Jan 07 - 12:27 AM
Stilly River Sage 20 Jan 07 - 12:38 AM
Peace 20 Jan 07 - 12:38 AM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 02:12 AM
Slag 20 Jan 07 - 02:23 AM
kendall 20 Jan 07 - 08:18 AM
catspaw49 20 Jan 07 - 08:30 AM
SINSULL 20 Jan 07 - 10:54 AM
JennyO 20 Jan 07 - 11:11 AM
Rusty Dobro 20 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 02:08 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 20 Jan 07 - 02:29 PM
bbc 20 Jan 07 - 03:16 PM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 05:36 PM
Ebbie 20 Jan 07 - 06:06 PM
KT 20 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM
Ebbie 20 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM
Don(Wyziwyg)T 20 Jan 07 - 07:13 PM
Liz the Squeak 21 Jan 07 - 05:27 AM
fat B****rd 21 Jan 07 - 06:08 AM
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Subject: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,Jimlad
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:44 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: John Hardly
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:51 PM

You have the cutest eyelashes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:54 PM

Damn!! I hit the wrong key first time.


Mike Harding:       to a young lady    "you don't sweat much for a fat lass'

Anon                     " look at that lass,I bet she's flattened some grass in her time"

Anon                      " No!, if she was two faced she would wear the other one'

To a worthless person    "You are nowt a lb and s**ts tuppence"


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From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:54 PM

You don't sweat much for someone your size


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From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:55 PM

Wow, my grandmother had a dress just like that!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: WFDU - Ron Olesko
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 01:58 PM

Christine Lavin once had someone come up to her and ask "were you ever a nun?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: John Hardly
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:00 PM

That's great! ....is it a real song or did you just make it up?


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Wesley S
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:03 PM

I like the way you play the uke { it's a mandolin }


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From: GUEST,jimlad
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:21 PM

Compere as a singing duo were leaving the stage

" Thank you Bill and Marcia" he turned to the audience and said "Now we hope you all will come again next week because we have someone even better"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:35 PM

At the end of a small church's worship service, for which I had been leading music on autoharp for a whole year:

"Be sure to come to the Christmas Eve service-- it will be really nice, because we'll even have a real organ player for THAT!"

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Cluin
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:43 PM

Great! You got right through that one that time.


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From: ClaireBear
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 02:45 PM

I'll never forget this series of quasi-compliments, which I treasure:

Year 1982, as we came offstage at the Northern California (Marin) Renaissance Faire, owner Phyllis said to me: "I really like you guys. You have -- a creative use of dissonance."

Year 1983, same venue, circumstances, and speaker: "I really like you guys. You are -- right on the edge of bad taste."

Year 1984, same venue, circumstances, and speaker: "I can't figure out what it is I like about you you guys."

(me:) "Could it be our creative use of dissonance?"

(Phyllis:) "That's it!"

We didn't make it to 1985...


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 03:05 PM

I was on a sidewalk (pavement to some of you) talking with a friend when a man we knew joined us. This man is somewhat socially impaired, being fairly non-verbal but he's a very bright guy and nice too so I've always enjoyed (not)talking with him.

Suddenly he blurted to my friend: I've never seen your face so clean.



I *think* he was referring to the ever-present glow this friend has. As another friend once said, She always looks as though her battery is connected.


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From: GUEST,Scoville at scanner computer
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 03:12 PM

One band-mate about another when we apparently took the assurance that we could dress "casually" to play a wedding a little too literally: "He did dress up. Look--his socks match!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 05:01 PM

My favorite, from a good friend of mine in the early sixties: "They really should record you. There are people a lot worse than you that have been recorded."

And I was his best man..

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: catspaw49
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 05:57 PM

"Say, ya' know you clean up real nice!"

Jack Reese had a great sense of humor and was a superb put-down artist. I walked in one day wearing a new Hart, Schaffner, and Marx suit with all new accesories (silk shirt and tie even, and a new pair of Florsheim dress boots). Jack encounters me in the office doorway, stops me and steps back. He looks me over with a look of awe and admiration....turns me around and looks up and down til he has killed enough time to assure a watching audience the says, "Man, I just love those socks."...........and of course it was the one thing you could NOT see.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 06:10 PM

It's pretty common at arts festivals for another artist to walk into your booth and start up a conversation that goes something like. "I really like your work. You should apply for the Such-and-Such Festival. They're not very selective."


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 07:36 PM

This sort of compliments is generated when the left hemisphere (who is unaware that there MAY be unfortunate social consequences) really wants to be nice, but the right hemisphere (who is aware that there MAY be unfortunate social consequences) doesn't get a chance to say

"Hey, how about we let the frontal cortex (who is more aware of what the unfortunate social consequences may be!) deal with this?"

:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Joe_F
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 08:27 PM

(Actually said to me once:)
I'll pay you three-quarters of what you're worth.

(The most extravagant compliment I've ever heard:)
He's the kind of guy who'd give you his right eye if he thought you needed it -- but then he'd figure out a way to replace it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Midchuck
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 10:03 PM

Many years ago, one of my employers said to me, "We'd pay you what you're worth, but there's a minimum wage law."

P.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 10:23 PM

A guy in a bar, when my brother told him a TV program was going to be showing a clip of me perorming somewhere: "Jeez, that's great; ya never know, some rich idiot may see that and think you're really good or sump'm ... !"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 10:24 PM

Here's another one I've always felt a little unsure of: "That's quite a hat!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ebbie
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:13 PM

I once read that when one is confronted with the first glimpse of a prized but really ugly new baby, the only possible answer is to say admiringly, Now that is some baby.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Peace
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:35 PM

"There, there, ma'am. I'll get you a nice cup of tea, and while I'm at it I'll get a banana for your monkey."


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:48 PM

"So - the little lady cut your hair, did she?"


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From: Peace
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:53 PM

LOL

That sounds like a Herman cartoon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 19 Jan 07 - 11:59 PM

Yeah, it sort of felt like one too ...

And then there's, "I really admire the way you don't let your physical appearance bother you ... "


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: katlaughing
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:24 AM

Ebbie, I always thougth one was supposed to say, "Looks just like you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,meself
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:26 AM

That's what you say about bulldogs ...


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From: Bert
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:27 AM

Max once said to me "You don't realise that you're old do you?"

But then of course, he is somewhat socially impaired.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:38 AM

"Interesting."


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From: Peace
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 12:38 AM

It will go so well with these.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:12 AM

How 'bout, "You're pretty good. What did you do in your prime?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Slag
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:23 AM

Well, we were all young and beautiful, once.


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From: kendall
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 08:18 AM

That remark about being two faced has been traced back to Abraham Lincoln.


"Wow! did the Clampetts have a yard sale"?


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: catspaw49
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 08:30 AM

George Kaufman was seated next to a chattering female guest at a dinner party. After growing tired of her incessant babbling, he turned to her and asked, "Madam, do you have any unexpressed thoughts?"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: SINSULL
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 10:54 AM

Harumph! Kendall says that to me all the time.


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From: JennyO
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 11:11 AM

When the guests at my BBQ tonight saw Comet McNaught from my backyard, they complimented me on the very good show I had managed to arrange for them, and wanted to know what I am going to come up with next time to top that! They said they'd be quite prepared to wait a few million years or so :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 11:34 AM

'Talented just isn't the word for it!'


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From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:08 PM

I'm in a grocery store with a friend. Another friend of mine comes along - a brief introduction is made - "so and so, this is so and so." Period. The newcomer launches into a story about a friend of his with a really odd name, looks at my friend and says, "and you thought YOUR name was weird!!!!"   We looked at each other with the sincere question in our minds,"We did?"    Some folks might just as well have a marquee above their heads.

Spaw, on the subject of talking, I was driving in the car with a friend.(same one) We had to make a quick stop to pick something up on the way to our destination, and were in a bit of a time crunch. Friend was in the middle of a long story when we stopped for the pick up. I jumped out of the car while she was mid story and shut the door. (Rude, I know) She didn't miss a beat, rolled down her window as I passed her side of the car and said, "Do you mind if I keep talking?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 02:29 PM

Had one of those friends once. Took five years hard work to get rid of her.


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From: bbc
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 03:16 PM

"You have a funny face; you should be a clown."

"I saw a pig & thought of you."

Both of these comments were made to me in friendship, but I've always gotten a kick out of the way they sound, out of context.

bbc


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 05:36 PM

"did the Clampetts have a yard sale"? Cracks me up!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:06 PM

She didn't miss a beat, rolled down her window as I passed her side of the car and said, "Do you mind if I keep talking?"

""Had one of those friends once. Took five years hard work to get rid of her. BWL

Humph. You wouldn't know a joke if it bit ya. :)


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: KT
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:11 PM

LOLWAS!!


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From: Ebbie
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 06:52 PM

:)


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From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 20 Jan 07 - 07:13 PM

Introduction of a well known Folk Artist at a north of England club c.1970

"And now ladies and gentlemen Ah would like to introduce this evening's guest, Mr. Dave Totterdell. Ah don't like 'im meself, but Ah were outvoted by t' committee."



Absolutely honest reference I gave, for an assistant chemist working for my department back in the sixties, who had a problem taking orders.

"Mr. B**** has worked as my junior for more than six months during which time he has performed all his duties entirely to his satisfaction."

Don T.


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 05:27 AM

Ah yes.... that reference could aply to so many people in my office.

My favourite - That's a pretty dress, I have a sofa in that fabric.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: fat B****rd
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 06:08 AM

Workmate "Charles, do you have any clothes I could borrow ?"
Me "Why ?"
Workmate "I'm going to a bad taste party"
Me "No"


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Subject: RE: BS: Odd Compliments
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 21 Jan 07 - 06:23 AM

I once had a colleague, at work, who was not only a classic nerd but also couldn't hold his drink. When he left the company he arranged that his 'leaving do' should be held in a local Indian Restaurant. When he arrived at the restaurant it was clear that he had imbibed more beer than he could handle (about 2 pints!). He proceeded to order wine with the meal (wine with curry - yeeeuuukkk!!). His meal arrived and he turned to the woman next to him and said, "Susan, I think you're quite nice, really", before falling face forward into his curry!


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