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LLapp 04-15-2016 08:52 PM

"Total absence of humor renders life impossible." — Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

chopstix on 2014-05-21 16:03:38
I don't find that funny at all.

oddcouple 04-15-2016 08:54 PM

"It does not matter what the whip is; it is none the less a whip, because you have cut thongs for it out of your own souls. "
— John Ruskin

golfdiva on 2012-06-20 01:44:00
Thongs?!

bazinga on 2012-11-21 14:13:20
Whips and thongs- sounds kinky...

montyb on 2013-10-15 04:26:06
Thong: a strip especially of leather or hide.

Lurker on 2013-12-14 13:01:05
I'm gonna hope this was about slavery.

skoogie2 on 2014-02-15 09:35:34
It is our hope, Lurker..

Quizzical on 2014-09-06 07:29:28
Maybe he was going to make sandals out of the soles of his feet and was a poor speller. Kind of pointless.

LLapp on 2015-01-09 16:44:00
From Ruskin's brief phase of competing in poetry slams at East End strip clubs.

abra on 2015-06-25 12:23:24
I tried WHIMS, it didn't work :) .

oddcouple 04-16-2016 04:25 AM

It's the early bird that gets the worm. "
— Unattributed

Barnabas on 2012-02-03 19:46:58
Yes, but with bacon, eggs, pancakes, waffles, and the like... why would anyone want a worm?

locodad on 2012-02-13 03:00:35
They say they are low in calories and not much fat.

wvwoman on 2012-07-22 21:49:38
well, there's that.

iltquilt on 2012-09-03 13:00:06
Count me in on the "non-worm" breakfast. You cooking Barnabas?

puzzleme on 2013-04-29 08:02:28
It's also the early bird that gets the work.

montyb on 2013-07-23 19:53:15
So sleep late and you won't get worms.

figmo on 2013-07-25 16:43:20
My parents used to say that to me. It inspired me to sleep late.

sunseenli on 2014-02-27 03:38:10
Just goes to show the worm should have stayed in bed.

Barnabas on 2014-04-10 14:32:20
My pancakes are second to none, Iltquilt! And my omelets are pretty good, too.

trailcook on 2014-04-15 03:18:31
But it's the late mouse that gets the cheese!

wvwoman on 2014-05-16 17:22:46
dang, an omelet sounds really good right now!

universalmom on 2014-05-24 15:28:01
hunger…late night hunger…damn you Barnabas!

slow1 on 2015-03-24 10:59:05
Montyb, YOU are clever AND WITTY!

oddcouple 04-16-2016 04:35 AM

"Science is not a sacred cow. Science is a horse. Don't worship it. Feed it."
— Aubrey Eben

universalmom on 2012-04-11 18:32:52
What, you wouldn't feed a cow?

Queethebean on 2012-05-21 22:08:41
Maybe they only eat worship.

cindidido on 2014-03-27 10:23:03
Or ride it wildly across the landscape shouting YEE-HAW!

ekarnowski on 2014-10-11 11:51:15
It says SACRED cow. Don't be obtuse.

SippyGurl on 2015-09-25 01:58:39
i am too obtuse to understand what ekamowski is saying... i hope it's a funny

oddcouple 04-16-2016 04:37 AM

"I hate women because they always know where things are."
— James Thurber

opallady on 2009-11-07 00:47:21
Ah, he's just jealous.

kat on 2010-01-17 18:37:03
Probably lost his keys one too many times.

matarisa on 2011-06-04 01:47:43
Socks, cellphone....

xayide on 2015-02-11 10:05:54
The uterus is a homing device.

LLapp 04-16-2016 12:25 PM

"The noblest search is the search for excellence." — Lyndon B. Johnson

chopstix on 2012-12-24 02:50:30
I'm gonna start calling my house key Excellence.

JD_1947 on 2014-12-19 05:55:29
. . where did I put my excellent cell phone . . . .

LLapp 04-16-2016 12:27 PM

My favorite "slow record" comment ever
 
"The world is full of fools; and he who would not wish to see one, must not only shut himself up alone, but must also break his looking-glass." — Boileau

tskaggs6 on 2014-11-06 14:47:54
Yahoooo! Last place and I didn't have to cheat by going out to get the mail or anything.

aerie 04-16-2016 12:58 PM

a thought-provoking group of comments
 
"In the final analysis, style is art. And art is nothing more or less than various modes of stylized, dehumanized representation. "
— Susan Sontag


babs on 2010-02-26 16:45:56
Hmmm...stylized, yes--but dehumanized? Not if that means lacking meaning relevant to the human experience and condition.

MoreMadMunch on 2010-03-11 19:55:13
Susan Sontag is a cynic. By definition, art or any representation stands at one or more removes from life and direct experience. Yet (also by definition) art serves to enhance life by calling forth from within a profound human response.

pootie49 on 2011-05-06 03:44:14
Susan had every right to be cynical. I dont think however in this context she was. I believe she was making a commentary on modern art. Which if closely viewed is at times extremely dehumanizing.

universalmom on 2012-04-18 00:21:35
How do you earn the right to be cynical?

lainie18 on 2012-09-22 01:33:56
I think she missed something about the best art.

msswitch on 2014-09-26 09:53:19
All one must do to earn the right be cynical is to pay attention. I think this is especially true when considering the connection between art in its broadest sense and commerce. As a general rule, our society regards and rewards the entertainer rather than those who seek and meaning via artistic endeavors.

LLapp on 2015-02-16 19:31:31
Such astute comments! So glad I stumbled into this room.

ronasid on 2015-10-02 18:13:55
I'm glad I solved this if only for the comments :)

tgreen517 on 2016-01-24 18:58:11
Yes, the best part is the comments. I think anyone can be cynical if they want to be, though. No need to earn the right. Its not like you could stop them.

aerie 04-16-2016 01:10 PM

"He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes - he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever."
— Chinese Proverb


Barnabas on 2012-05-01 19:14:44
It can be an awfully long five minutes though.

montyb on 2013-05-14 22:03:11
Is this really true? (I'll let you know in 5 minutes.)

montyb on 2014-01-18 11:36:35
Nope. (Sorry about the delay.)

dovid1946 on 2015-05-07 12:12:44
some 5 minute delay monty, that was more like 8 months. good thing I didnt hold my breath

wvwoman 04-16-2016 01:33 PM

"You have a wonderful child. Then, when he's thirteen, gremlins carry him away and leave in his place a stranger who gives you not a moment's peace."
— Jill Eikenberry


pootie49 on 2011-07-14 15:22:58
Please tell me this is a line from a movie??

afulton on 2012-01-25 14:35:20
I think it's a know fact for teenage daughters.

Lily H on 2013-02-02 23:44:05
Then some day those daughters grow up and have families of their own, and the cycle repeats itself. It's called paybacks. LOL!

figmo on 2013-07-16 16:35:06
You mean teenaged *boys* (note the use of "him" to refer to the child and not "her").

abra on 2014-11-30 09:19:47
The gremlins never really kept my son. Apparently, they tried to coax him over to the dark side. He gave us a few rough days, but mostly he was a loving and amazing teenager.

JD_1947 on 2014-12-07 12:36:17
. . I told my son about the gremlins . . . scared him so bad he didn't move out 'til he was 28 . . . .

montyb on 2015-05-02 10:25:00
Wait.....we're supposed to move out?


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