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LLapp 10-30-2017 04:01 PM

"I hate the place like poison with a sincere hatred." Unattributed

PianoManGidley on 2011-01-04 03:29:01
No context whatsoever. Can this be removed, please?

opallady on 2011-03-17 00:47:51
It was a dark and stormy night, when suddenly a shot rang out .....

wordloon on 2011-07-01 01:39:19
Quotes says F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote this about Hollywood in a January 10, 1935, letter to his agent. It was published in As Ever, Scott Fitz (1973).

octopunchy on 2012-11-13 18:16:15
I hate this quote like robots with synthetic anger circuits.

bansaisequoia on 2013-03-25 20:44:35
I poison the place like hatred with a severe toxicity.

WRQ9 on 2013-07-30 16:36:04
I create this comment like poetry with extreme creativity.

emmatation on 2014-05-05 07:13:17
I place the hatred like a sincere hate with poison.

skoogie2 on 2014-11-25 09:05:11
I would sincerely dislike poison with a hatred of this caliber no matter what place it lived

mmfs83 on 2016-06-11 07:09:17
I got it in 81 seconds, but I have no idea what he's talking about.

LLapp on 2016-09-09 21:19:41
He hates working in Hollywood.

marnita on 2017-09-17 04:37:10
Who could blame him for that?

LLapp 10-31-2017 01:05 AM

"The chief value of money lies in the fact that one lives in a world in which it is overestimated." H.L. Mencken

montyb on 2015-03-08 10:37:57
And then the bank statement snaps you back to reality.

darkyr on 2017-04-28 09:03:36
I don't get a statement, I get a condolence card.

LLapp 11-03-2017 07:22 PM

A re-post because the thread has gotten longer...
"Whatever is the natural propensity of a person is hard to overcome. If a dog were made a king, he would still gnaw at his shoelaces." Hitopadesa

maradnu on 2010-05-29 14:13:28
But he would do it regally.

universalmom on 2012-10-06 16:13:27
That's not all he would gnaw at :)

saipanwriter on 2013-03-09 03:00:05
I didn't know dogs had shoelaces.

abra on 2013-05-01 21:27:45
Only when they're kings. They get little sneakers when they get their crowns.

cuji70 on 2013-10-03 06:08:14
Or really nice hush puppies

slow1 on 2014-03-15 07:55:52
...such a witty group. Thanks for the smiles.

bwbaer on 2016-08-25 11:15:29
Hmm, I actually doubt that.

LLapp on 2017-03-02 21:30:24
No, this really is a witty group, bwbaer.

NotTooOld on 2017-04-05 13:58:23
Did anyone have shoelaces a thousand years ago?

kb83 on 2017-05-21 14:17:57
And if the shoelaces broke, he would immediately be brought new ones.

kb83 on 2017-10-11 13:31:51
Here, King, Here, King.

LLapp 11-03-2017 09:25 PM

"A woman knows the face of the man she loves like a sailor knows the open sea." Honore de Balzac

montyb on 2013-07-08 22:05:37
I confess that I've been compared to the featureless doldrums.

wvwoman on 2013-08-01 14:43:08

that is one homely fellow.

montyb on 2013-11-02 13:12:08

You should see him at low tide.

maradnu on 2013-11-22 06:40:23

Will high tide cover him completely?

SippyGurl on 2016-12-09 07:28:44

no, you can still see de balzac

Shirli 11-04-2017 02:32 PM

Danny Kaye
LLapp on 2017-09-21 19:10:57
Ahhhhhh....Danny Kaye singing me to sleep. So glad I stuck around.

My all-time favourite:

"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.

wvwoman 11-04-2017 03:46 PM


Originally Posted by Shirli (Post 8099)
LLapp on 2017-09-21 19:10:57
Ahhhhhh....Danny Kaye singing me to sleep. So glad I stuck around.

My all-time favourite:

"The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.

i agree--it's a good one!

wvwoman 11-05-2017 01:53 AM

calling JenDiaz re: hungry tortoise!
"There is no snooze button on a cat who wants breakfast."

montyb on 2012-08-26 03:13:50
Nor on my beagle.

skoogie2 on 2013-08-03 21:19:42
Nor on my daughter's cocker spaniel! She howls like a fire alarm!

oddcouple on 2013-11-11 16:10:43

scamp on 2014-02-23 17:12:01
So true.

universalmom on 2014-05-10 14:23:28
You should see how hard my husband smacks a snooze button...

JenDiaz72 on 2015-01-27 09:23:04
I have tortoise that wakes us up on the weekends if we don't feed her on time.

skeeter on 2015-08-31 10:37:57
Oh, JenDiaz, I just have to ask how the tortoise does that.

Annamariah on 2016-01-09 22:37:38
This quote reminds me of Simon's Cat videos.

Jalapenoman on 2016-01-17 15:26:54
If I kept my pistol in the nightstand, I can't imagine how many times I would have been tempted to use it on my ex-wife's cat.

Jalapenoman on 2016-06-13 14:13:49
Yes there is. It is called throwing the cat out the window.

Lurker on 2017-07-23 11:37:28
Annamariah, I've seen those! My cat whacks me in the face just like Simon's cat when she's hungry for a midnight snack. Only she doesn't act innocent about it afterwards.

abra on 2017-10-29 12:37:37
Waiting for JenDiaz, to come tell us how a tortoise wakes them up. Do tortoises make noises?

LLapp 11-10-2017 02:19 PM

"Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance." Saadi

wvwoman on 2013-04-24 01:18:07
where do they get the 'pictures' of these ancient men?

montyb on 2013-06-12 22:38:56
The ancient men trading card collection.

msswitch on 2014-08-21 05:36:14
This 'picture' is a detail from Saadi in a Rose garden, from a Mughal manuscript of his work Gulistan, c. 1645-- but I like the trading card idea.

writeon 11-11-2017 05:03 AM

Gandolph was on a trading card.

aerie 11-11-2017 03:23 PM

"No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft."
H. G. Wells

maradnu on 2010-07-05 19:20:41
Everybody's an editor, everybody's a critic.

bansaisequoia on 2012-10-05 19:23:15
If someone roofies my beer, they've altered my draft.

Allen on 2013-05-22 14:39:24
Close the window, and eliminate the draft!

universalmom on 2016-04-05 06:33:42
Spoken like a true editor!

darkyr on 2016-07-13 06:30:18
In my draft, the part of the editor is played by the late HG Wells. In one scene, his zombified hand reaches out from his grave, red pen in hand, and starts marking up the epitaph on his own headstone.

ednak on 2016-10-08 07:12:35
Truly funny bansa

LLapp on 2017-01-18 03:51:39
darkyr, I will treasure that image!

aerie 11-11-2017 03:28 PM

"Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends."
Czech Proverb

gvkm on 2009-06-17 20:36:28

bansaisequoia on 2010-10-27 00:58:47
So dump her.

bansaisequoia on 2011-04-09 18:38:42
Or admit she's right.

cknapp329 on 2011-07-14 12:36:49
or build a fence around her

FaerieWings on 2015-07-11 13:59:54
LOL @cknapp

JJ20paws on 2016-10-28 11:32:49
A sturdy wall (with moat?) works too

abra on 2016-12-19 10:02:51
Oh, it's all so long ago, but I do wonder what gvkm did about the girlfriend who said h was stupid.

maradnu on 2017-06-24 14:52:02
If she was right, he may still be with her.

montyb 11-16-2017 02:25 PM

"The busiest of living agents are certain dead men's thoughts. "
Christian Nestell Bovee

LLapp on 2016-11-11 15:23:20
Sometimes racing thoughts keep me from sleeping, but I never imagined that dead people had the same problem.

IlLatino on 2016-12-25 03:27:35
Apparently it's harder to stay dead than to get that way.

LLapp 11-18-2017 10:21 PM

Carlyle, dogs, and mowers
"If you do not wish a man to do a thing, you had better get him to talk about it; for the more men talk, the more likely they are to do nothing else." Thomas Carlyle

montyb on 2012-04-23 14:21:00
Anyone care to discuss this? I have work to avoid.

WRQ9 on 2013-07-22 19:47:13
Lawn mowing is a sort of a collective bonsai tradition, requiring little skill, and plenty of gasoline.

montyb on 2013-09-22 11:27:04
At one time my sister owned four dogs. Mowing her backyard required lots of skillful foot work.

Quizzical on 2015-02-18 14:02:32
What was at one time a lawn mower becomes a fertilizer spreader.

darkyr on 2017-01-27 16:34:30
I have just the one, but from the looks of it when I mow, I would swear he is inviting the neighbor dogs over.

montyb on 2017-06-15 09:11:04
I learned the Fox Trot while mowing.

oddcouple 11-19-2017 04:21 AM

How a person masters his fate is more important than what his fate is."
Wilhelm von Humboldt

Lily H on 2015-07-08 17:44:31
LOL! What was I thinking? I had date instead of fate, although it's funnier that way.

montyb on 2016-04-11 10:46:45
I also was mastering my date.

abra on 2016-09-27 08:15:46
As long as your date isn't mastering you.

LLapp on 2017-04-05 12:24:28
For a second I had "masters his cats."

wigoddess on 2017-05-07 07:57:26
LOL... meow!

oddcouple on 2017-09-21 20:27:51
I don't know how anyone could master a cat.

montyb 11-20-2017 11:49 AM

I cannot believe where this one went!
"It is in the treatment of trifles that a person shows what they are. "
Arthur Schopenhauer

montyb on 2012-03-17 01:25:57
The trifles or the person?

puzzleme on 2013-05-07 12:59:02
Don't trifle with us, monty.

Allen on 2013-07-06 12:45:35
You say trifles, I say truffles. Let's call the whole thing off!

Quizzical on 2014-03-15 10:22:04
From the construction of the verb tense and the plural "they", it would indicate the trifles. I don't think that is what Artie had in mind. An please, someone, get him an aspirin.

ulua on 2014-04-15 02:43:23
Yum, I love a nice chocolate toffee trifle :)

macmilh on 2014-12-18 02:15:59
Quizzical - an aspirin is a cure for trifles?

Quizzical on 2015-01-09 03:41:08
Maybe the trifles gave him a headache. Chocolate can do that.

kb83 on 2015-06-08 04:17:46
Great comments!

tgreen517 on 2016-04-17 07:19:48
For some reason i am hungry now.

maradnu on 2016-08-18 15:58:29
Who are you calling a triple?

autumngirl on 2017-04-10 15:44:40
a head like that outta hurt!!

Roxanne on 2017-04-13 03:43:34
It's not a headache, it's shame. What he really means to say is "I m-m-made you a stwawbewwy twifle, an', an' a lemon twifle, for your birfday, but I eated dem. Bofe. Sowwy."

oddcouple 11-22-2017 04:29 AM

"The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war."
Norman Mailer

montyb on 2012-08-10 23:46:03
Geez, talk about self-promotion for his novels.

JD_1947 on 2014-11-06 14:34:50
I am bored occasionally. Now being one of those times . . .

RustySkipper on 2015-04-26 05:03:45
When you're bored, get a plank.

darkyr on 2017-08-11 04:43:37
And if you're still bored after that, get hammered.

Queethebean on 2017-09-25 10:55:29
You nailed that pun.

MamaB on 2017-10-24 10:51:08
My husband is a punner. And now ya'll. I'm screwed!

oddcouple 11-22-2017 05:03 AM

"Success is failure turned inside out. "

BCraig on 2013-03-14 22:49:19
You spelled "Karl Weick" as "Carl".

abra on 2014-01-26 14:02:15

LLapp on 2016-03-28 15:01:03
I did not!

maradnu on 2016-11-29 15:15:41
This is almost as useless as a Robert Brault quote

Persephone59 on 2017-07-16 11:56:20
This is just stupid. It is more useless than Brault, and not funny like at least some of Handey's quotes are.

Persephone59 11-23-2017 12:11 AM

I only master my cats for minutes at a time, when I have to toss them into the powder room to go in and out of the house. (Indoor cats).

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