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munchlet 04-02-2016 02:38 PM

Full of dandelions, huh? So was my yard, till one day in a fit of madness I dug them up. All of them, including those long, ugly roots.

Alas. My yard never recovered from its radical surgery. Losing the weeds does not mean gaining a lush carpet of grass. That part takes cultivation.

OddCouple, John Stuart Mill made up that statistic, intentionally, in the service of rhetoric. It's called ironic overstatement, something like that, but it betrays a bleak view of the world.

And, Abra, guess what I just found at the library? Clue, the movie, on DVD. Next week, I may know what happened to the cook. Right now, I'm as Clueless as you were.

abra 04-02-2016 04:28 PM

I'm trying to contain myself, but you people are too funny.
"Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. "
Anthony Robbins

puffybob on 2010-07-27 04:36:10
More what?

MarcusAurelius on 2011-06-15 11:41:41
More better

fredsevent on 2011-10-08 20:55:29
Mass. Eat people, eat.

iltquilt on 2012-09-26 02:10:12
Hmm. Sounds like Soylent Green.

wordfairy on 2015-03-19 20:27:44
Proving that punctuation really can save lives. :)

aerie 04-02-2016 05:08 PM

"Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown." -Ross Perot

montyb on 2013-06-28 21:31:57
I'm glad we did not elect a man who apparently believes that one yard equals one foot.

kb83 on 2014-05-13 16:38:43
great catch! He should use "metaphor-logic-check."

fredsevent on 2014-08-08 03:14:01
Might it not depend upon how big the foot is? Does Ross wear a 45D shoe?

LLapp on 2014-08-31 15:26:16
No. 45D earmuffs, maybe.

oddcouple 04-02-2016 05:10 PM

You don't want to get to the end of life's journey and discover you never left the interstate."
Robert Brault

kb77 on 2011-08-24 18:13:47
that would be disappointing, especially for the europeans on the autobon.

fredsevent on 2012-02-09 06:21:50
Dude, in a fun car, on a gorgeous day, blasting great music, with little traffic - I find those moments as good as any other.

opallady on 2012-04-08 22:10:52
I know people who traveled the entire length of Montana and never saw a mountain. Sad.

saipanwriter on 2012-07-23 02:10:36
still hating these motivational quotes. Brault's are among my least favorite.

Carrot on 2013-01-17 15:11:19
Blah, Blah, Blah Blogger's quotes don't even leave the driveway of his home, let alone make it to the interstate of mildly scenic or barely interesting. How GREAT it would be to see an end to his site quotes journey!!!!!!!!!!!

JetMech on 2014-02-19 12:13:01
opallady, I'm from Montana and it is impossible to drive the length and not see a mountain,,,,however, to drive the width in eastern Montana one would never see a mountain :)

chopstix on 2014-02-28 05:55:27
you got that right fredsevent!

montyb on 2014-09-06 14:56:54

universalmom on 2014-09-15 16:12:24
predictable rant from carrot - so much hate!

JD_1947 on 2014-11-18 02:06:55
Boring . . . insert your choice of words after 'you never' and you have your very own quote . . .

dovid1946 on 2014-12-24 03:49:38
I know plenty of people who died and had never left New Jersey

LLapp on 2016-03-23 07:45:30
I used to know people who went through life without leaving northeast Philadelphia.

munchlet 04-02-2016 05:52 PM

Jewish Heritage
"Everyone is unique. Compare not yourself with anyone else lest you spoil God's curriculum."
Baal Shem Tov

(Rabbi Yisroel (Israel) ben Eliezer was born in Ukraine around 1700 CE. Through the force of a charismatic personality and profound knowledge of the tradition, he founded a branch of Judaism known as Hasidism, a fusion of mysticism (Kabbalah) and Orthodoxy. His moniker, Baal Shem Tov, means Master of the Good Name.)

dovid1946 on 2015-01-01 01:25:43
'curriculum' is probably not the proper translation from the original Yiddish, or Hebrew or Polish

montyb on 2015-07-21 01:17:17
Wait until the Texas state Board of Education gets hold of it.

Andy451 on 2016-01-24 05:12:15
So we're all just like snowflakes then? Ohhh, so that's why there's such a nasty blizzard outside right now.

kb83 on 2016-03-08 12:47:36
And just remember, you too are unique, just like everyone else.

munchlet 04-02-2016 07:08 PM

"The becoming of man is the history of the exhaustion of his possibilities."
Susan Sontag

LLapp on 2014-10-09 12:13:28
Now that I've seen a few of Susan Sontag's quotes, I get the impression that she built her sentences mainly out of big abstract nouns that she glued together with a series of prepositional phrases, like a protein chain. Oh if I had been her editor, I'd have forced her to write an entire book in metaphor.

LLapp 04-02-2016 07:26 PM

"It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope." Pope John XXIII

GtrZan on 2015-02-23 09:09:32
yeah, this happens to me too.

munchlet 04-02-2016 07:40 PM

"You get whatever accomplishment you are willing to declare. "
Malachi Pancoast

montyb on 2014-02-27 23:05:18
I solved this inane bit of tripe!!!!

abra 04-02-2016 10:32 PM


Originally Posted by LLapp (Post 7022)
"It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope." Pope John XXIII

GtrZan on 2015-02-23 09:09:32
yeah, this happens to me too.

Really, really, great comment. I've laughed over it more than once.

wvwoman 04-03-2016 11:47 AM

"Desperate affairs require desperate remedies."
Horatio Nelson

JenDiaz72 on 2015-12-17 11:14:08

saipanwriter on 2016-01-11 23:55:21

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