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Old 12-08-2016, 10:59 PM
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"Optimism is a kind of heart stimulant - the digitalis of failure."
Elbert Hubbard

tabbyclaw on 2011-05-16 07:57:02
To be taken under strict medical supervision and fatal in large doses?

montyb on 2013-03-08 23:08:58
Ask your doctor or pharmicist if optimism is right for you.

Gifted on 2014-12-10 07:30:32
no fatalities or ill side effects have been reported

wordfairy on 2015-03-08 23:09:06
These statements have not been approved by the FDA.

LLapp on 2015-03-17 11:36:38
For rebuttal, see "Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America," by Barbara Ehrenreich.

darkyr on 2016-05-06 10:16:20
Remember, Optimism is not right for everyone, and side effects may vary. If you should experience a sudden loss of vision this may be a sign of a more serious condition.
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Old 12-10-2016, 05:44 AM
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"Sticks and stones will break my bones, but names will never hurt me. "
Proverb

LiveLoveLaugh on 2010-03-05 22:01:09
Not true

pootie49 on 2011-05-21 15:36:25
agreed

rage on 2012-03-17 10:50:27
disagreed

dappawit on 2012-03-27 00:27:45
antidisagreed

bazinga on 2013-10-31 10:24:55
counter anti-disagree.

skoogie2 on 2014-03-20 03:28:51
SO not true!! The words are the things that people carry with them forever, broken bones heal.

montyb on 2014-07-03 03:41:31
My name is Mont...OW! I think I fractured a distal phalange.

insomniac on 2015-04-16 20:12:49
Which costs more, a cast for a few months or years of therapy?
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Old 12-11-2016, 02:02 AM
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"I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget." William Lyon Phelps

universalmom on 2014-05-06 10:19:07
Hahaha...Barnabas hasn't been here yet, because he'd quote Hotel California for sure

debzhaus on 2014-11-04 03:36:35
LOL, they read in the courtyard...

montyb on 2014-12-27 15:40:00
Until Barnabas gets this puzzle: "We haven't had that vintage here since 1969."

wvwoman on 2015-06-27 09:33:32
i was all set to do that, u-mom! i wonder if this is where the fellas got the idea for those lyrics.

spacecoyote1966 on 2016-08-02 07:29:39
You can check out any book you like, but you can never read.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:42 AM
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"Avarice is the sphincter of the heart."
Matthew Green

bansaisequoia on 2011-05-11 02:20:13
Did you know that your body has over 50 different sphincters?

montyb on 2012-06-13 17:13:37
Maybe yours, but I've lost two or three over the years. I hate when I misplace stuff.

gryhnd51 on 2013-07-29 04:41:03
Monty, that is terribly funny!

universalmom on 2014-01-20 13:41:44
Ewwww...lol!

dovid1946 on 2015-01-21 14:13:19
I never thought of it that way

LLapp on 2015-11-15 11:51:10
Very Freudian. Someone who is both greedy and stingy has an anal-retentive fear of loss.
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Old 12-11-2016, 04:55 AM
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"It is preoccupation with possessions, more than anything else, that prevents men from living freely and nobly. "
Bertrand Russell

universalmom on 2014-02-05 11:02:47
Probably true.

LLapp on 2016-10-24 11:00:25
This quote would look great engraved over my 18-foot television.
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Old 12-11-2016, 07:40 AM
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"I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget." William Lyon Phelps

universalmom on 2014-05-06 10:19:07
Hahaha...Barnabas hasn't been here yet, because he'd quote Hotel California for sure

debzhaus on 2014-11-04 03:36:35
LOL, they read in the courtyard...

montyb on 2014-12-27 15:40:00
Until Barnabas gets this puzzle: "We haven't had that vintage here since 1969."

wvwoman on 2015-06-27 09:33:32
i was all set to do that, u-mom! i wonder if this is where the fellas got the idea for those lyrics.

spacecoyote1966 on 2016-08-02 07:29:39
You can check out any book you like, but you can never read.
Up ahead in the distance, I saw a library light. My backpack grew heavy...
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:20 PM
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Default Looks like we all made the same mistake.

"Our avian brothers are back to roost on the first leg of their annual sojourn south. Why them and not us? Maybe it's because we humans are meant to be rooted in one spot."
Mitchell Burgess

sarahk809 on 2012-08-19 11:13:24
Dumb and not true

abra on 2014-06-20 10:00:16
Oh, my I made the dumbest mistake.

momof7 on 2014-08-03 12:31:20
Abra, I think I made the same one.

mscrub on 2014-09-22 18:16:41
My apologies to the Chinese.

abra on 2015-01-12 16:00:56
Exactly. I knew he was talking about birds, and I should have known the S was used but still...

dovid1946 on 2015-02-19 09:10:40
I just had the same experience. It is really uncanny how many people will make the same mistakes on any given crypto.

LizardLeap on 2015-10-27 10:30:32
I had "arian." (even though I had used the R) I guess I don't see birds as "brothers" and hence, a problem.

abra on 2016-03-14 10:20:17
I did the ASIANS again. I didn't remember this quote, I was trying to figure out what bird had something asian about their name.

badbob on 2016-08-16 00:12:13
i have never seen large groups of asians roosting in my yard

mmfs83 on 2016-08-29 09:40:04
I made the same mistake. I tend to solve the words before I know the context.
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Old 12-19-2016, 09:02 PM
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"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
Bertrand Russell

Lurker on 2009-09-17 20:34:46
Then 90% of the US is on the verge of a breakdown.

montyb on 2012-03-03 17:33:30
And the remaining 10% are management.
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Old 12-22-2016, 08:21 PM
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"I keep my eyes clear and I hit 'em where they ain't." Wee Willie Keeler

Kgun5 on 2014-05-28 06:38:15
Willie Keeler was a Major League Baseball player in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

abra on 2015-02-26 14:21:10
Thanks, Kgun5.

judy100 on 2015-03-17 02:13:08
Good eyes:-)

montyb on 2015-06-28 09:44:08
Why would he want to hit his eyes where they ain't?

msswitch on 2015-10-26 08:38:49
because it would hurt to hit 'em where they are
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Old 12-25-2016, 12:15 AM
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This was a really absurd comment thread, and abra tied it up neatly.


"The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. He is the man who has lost everything except his reason." Gilbert Chesterton


jobdevaa on 2013-07-19 05:01:35
The best example of the truth of that is a very relevant book I highly recommend Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary

chopstix on 2014-03-03 15:06:21
Is the repetition an example of the making of a madman?

LLapp on 2015-06-23 10:22:17
jobdevaa isn't here, Mrs. Torrance.

abra on 2015-09-19 12:23:32
Only Tony.
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