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oddcouple 09-23-2016 05:37 PM

Monty Times Six
"Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits."
Mark Twain

agatha on 2010-12-27 12:09:16
More than anything else, Mark Twain makes me proud to be an American

montyb on 2012-03-12 20:47:45
He is a classic, isn't he?

montyb on 2012-05-26 22:55:09
Darn right there, Mr. Twain! If people only knew how silly it makes them look to comment twice in a row on the same Cryptogram!

montyb on 2012-06-24 19:56:46
Almost as silly as three times.

wvwoman on 2013-11-09 05:23:45
and, monty-- i'm betting you've been back at least a few times since 6-24-12, and didn't want to appear EXCEEDINGLY silly by commenting again!

kb83 on 2014-10-30 10:21:54
you should really stop that habit of repeatedly commenting, montyb.

dovid1946 on 2015-02-15 10:20:56
the administrator should really stop the habit of repeatedly giving us the same cryptos, over and over and over again. There are supposedly over 40,000 different quotes. How come we get the same once again and again

montyb on 2015-02-24 13:21:46
Darn right you are, wvw. Oh crap!

montyb on 2015-03-29 05:58:36
I'm Baaaaaack!

wvwoman on 2015-05-07 18:09:06
me, too!

Annamariah on 2015-10-22 14:30:18
How come this one only has a success rate of 8.4%?

grocca on 2016-01-03 20:46:26
You know, I didn't think "reworking" was a common word in the 19th century.

montyb on 2016-04-02 16:40:54
What is it about this puzzle that draws me back?

montyb 09-24-2016 09:44 AM

An excellent comment by puzzleme.
"The poet speaks to all men of that other life of theirs that they have smothered and forgotten. "
Edith Sitwell

PianoManGidley on 2011-01-12 18:56:45
So...if ALL men have forgotten and smothered a part of their lives that only poets can reveal again, does that mean the only TRUE poets can be women or something?

montyb on 2013-06-03 13:46:19
Wow! I had smothered and forgotten my other life in Nantucket.

puzzleme on 2015-06-28 16:43:07
Montyb once lived in Nantucket Where he carried fish home in a bucket He winked his right eye As the Baron flew by And said, "A record! Man, who woulda thunk it?"

oddcouple 09-25-2016 03:11 PM

"There are no office hours for leaders."
Cardinal James Gibbons

neera on 2011-06-15 17:51:49
No non-office hours rather!

Chairman on 2011-12-02 18:07:50
At first, I though this was going to say "there are no office hours for beavers."

chopstix on 2013-02-18 18:37:27
... and to that the beaver said "Dam it!"

wvwoman on 2013-05-21 23:13:02
ha ha!

mtvoyager on 2013-08-07 02:31:39
I'm a duck fan myself.

LLapp on 2015-02-16 15:56:26
Beavers, leapers, leaders . . . all working around the clock.

marnita on 2015-05-19 11:15:27
I was thinking "dealers."

skeeter on 2015-08-28 05:01:13
Well, cover me with shame. I've had this one before and still put "beavers."

wolf on 2015-09-27 00:44:05
(glad I wasn't the only one who guessed "beavers")

darkyr on 2016-08-31 08:36:47
We really need to get some office hours for those beavers so we can stop making that mistake.

darkyr 09-26-2016 12:48 PM

You have been suckered in.
"Don't get suckered in by the comments - they can be terribly misleading."
Dave Storer

maradnu on 2009-02-16 00:03:10
Don't you know it. Mine included.

pootie49 on 2009-10-09 14:36:10
Shouldn't it be...they can be terribly misleading??

bansaisequoia on 2010-07-29 18:16:05
That would be splitting an infinitive. It's actually more proper to say "...boldly to go where no one has gone before..."

kb77 on 2011-09-08 10:49:56
I dont even want to know where my comments mislead people!! :)

wvwoman on 2012-07-11 08:32:34
but they're often such fun to read!

gryhnd51 on 2012-07-23 04:06:51
I ALWAYS get suckered in by the comments....they can be terribly funny, extremely enlightening, and often eye-opening.

hopetheturtle on 2012-11-11 09:42:16
Call me a sucker because I just read all the comments everyone else made on this puzzle.

montyb on 2013-04-05 18:17:06
Some of you thought that I am going to leave some profound and erudite comment here. Sorry to mislead you.

puzzleme on 2013-04-09 03:16:09
I just hate not being able to solve a puzzle because it means I won't get to see the comments.

chopstix on 2013-07-08 05:44:27

wvwoman on 2013-07-22 01:33:04
i say, split the suckers!

dovid1946 on 2015-01-20 06:51:58
The primary benefit of solving the puzzle is to be able to read and make comments

marnita on 2015-06-08 11:32:14
What infinitive?

lainecap on 2016-01-09 12:20:42
Where is this going?

darkyr on 2016-09-26 1:40:42
Where no one has gone before, boldly!

oddcouple 09-27-2016 06:51 PM

"Every dogma has its day, but ideals are eternal."
Israel Zangwill

montyb on 2013-06-17 02:19:41
You can't teach an old dogma new facts.

Allen on 2013-08-21 19:20:23
Tenets, anyone?

GtrZan on 2014-05-13 09:54:48
that's funny!

Andy451 on 2015-04-25 05:57:38
You can lead a horticulture but you can't make her think. -- Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker is eternal too.

LLapp on 2015-06-04 08:37:56
My karma ran over my dogma.

puzzleme on 2015-08-15 15:23:23
All these great comments crack me up!

LizardLeap on 2015-11-09 10:34:45
My dogma ate my homework. It was ideal, too.

LLapp 09-28-2016 03:15 AM

"A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it." Lyndon B. Johnson

reader4 on 2011-09-09 17:18:08
He was talking about persuasion. "You have got to give a man a good reason to vote with you. Don't try to force him. A man can take a little bourbon without getting drunk, but if you hold his mouth open and pour in a quart, he's going to get sick on it."

Mainelyquotes on 2013-05-22 15:57:02
Ummmmmmm, thanks for repeating the quote......

abra on 2014-09-13 16:07:44
Reader wasn't repeating the quote, he or she was giving us the complete quote for context.

LLapp on 2016-05-19 21:03:48
The context was very helpful. I had no idea the quote was about getting votes.

darkyr on 2016-09-13 04:16:20
I'll vote for him. Is he running again? Where's my shot of bourbon?

LLapp 09-29-2016 09:12 PM

That time Oedipus bombed at The Improv
"It is terrible to speak well and be wrong." Sophocles

puzzleme on 2013-04-09 07:12:15
Really. I hate that.

nevadasmith68 on 2013-10-06 03:12:57
Sophocles opened up the first comedy club in Athens.

dovid1946 on 2015-03-09 03:36:18
he first tried his hand at opening a tragedy club, but, for some reason, it didn't attract many customers.

kb83 on 2016-04-11 02:13:28
ha-ha! "A Greek guy goes into a bar and sees an older woman and they strike up a conversation, and it turns out she's recently widowed..."

oddcouple 10-06-2016 03:17 AM

"Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years."
Charles Haas

rage on 2011-12-20 09:26:15
Light a fire for a man and he will be warm for a night. Light a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life.

defeaterdefeater on 2012-04-09 01:35:32
Give a man a free lifetime supply of fish at the expense of the rest of society, and you are a liberal.

unicorn64 on 2012-11-05 16:23:10
If that man has paid taxes and social security all of his life, it is not a handout, it is his money as well. There's nothing wrong with giving a hand up, as long as it doesn't turn into a hand out.

wvwoman on 2013-03-01 19:54:43
rage is on the right track---this was a joke (based on the old saw about teaching people to do things so they'll learn to fend for themselves). it surely doesn't call for partisan slams!

sexytary on 2013-09-08 22:50:31
I have one too!!! There are plenty of fish in the sea.

abracadebra on 2014-12-10 15:36:15
give a man a fish, and he will eat for a day, but teach a man how to fish, and he will eat for a lifetime

dbarku2 on 2015-02-25 08:17:39
give a child a french fry at age one and it's cute. or give him a plate of fries with lunch at school, or with kids meal cuz no one wants to cook at home and another obesity statistic is added to the talley. semantics

RustySkipper on 2015-04-26 07:07:01
Give me a triple burger from McD'sand i can eat for 1 meal, but teach me to make a triple burger and I will be making minimum wage for years.

SwampySox on 2016-07-12 08:35:00
lol Rusty.

aerie 10-06-2016 03:02 PM

"Creativity is a drug I cannot live without."
Cecil B. DeMille

darkyr on 2016-04-13 04:27:25
I heard they have been smuggling creativity across the border for years.

aerie 10-06-2016 03:04 PM

"Middle age is when you still believe you'll feel better in the morning. "
Bob Hope

mazereeuw on 2013-02-01 01:44:30
So, what was middle age for the man who lived to be 100?

puzzler86 on 2014-04-15 20:38:55
52 seconds

montyb on 2014-06-16 11:00:38
52 seconds is middle age?

montyb on 2014-08-07 12:57:33
Geez, then I'm ancient.

JenDiaz72 on 2014-12-30 07:57:16
Hey I am 42 and I feel crappy in the morning...

puzzleme on 2015-07-25 17:29:57
People should be really careful about when they decide to have a mid-life crisis...

larry149 on 2015-10-15 10:09:58
I had mine at age 26.

LLapp on 2015-10-18 18:17:18
I have mine every day around 4 pm.

wvwoman on 2016-07-27 02:39:10
funny quote!

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