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    Chairman of the bored Maister's avatar
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    Your final words

    Last night I awoke from a disturbing dream. I was on the run and being hunted down by the Bad Guy, accompanying me was an aquaintance I know reasonably well but am not necessarily all that fond of (and vice versa). The Bad Guy ends up getting the drop on me and I find myself staring into the barrel of his gun. He says "Now I got you. I'll give you the next 60 seconds to tell your pal here whatever you want and she's free to go, but then it's lights out for you." I strained to think and started to sum up what I thought were the most important things to understand or ultimate meaning of life but I just couldn't decide what to say in that stretch of time. I woke up when he pulled the trigger.

    There's no Bad Guy pointing a gun at me now but I keep returning to that question. It occurs to me one could either talk about hats or they could attempt to impart some sort of meaningful words that sum it all up. Trouble is, it seems most efforts to say anything meaningful end up sounding like little more than platitudes - live life to its fullest every day....dedicate yourself and your life to something greater than yourself....the key to a successful life is to find the proper balance in everything.... you see what I'm getting at? It's not that these things arent true, but, hell, we're surrounded by these messages every day - so much so they've lost their poignancy and just sort of blend into the background. I don't know - maybe there really isn't anything worthwhile that can be easily conveyed in 60 seconds.

    So if you had 60 seconds left to live what would you say?

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    "I'll have some of the chocolate chicken, please."

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    If the bad guy had the drop on me, I'd say while looking beyond said bad guy" so, that's what a ninja looks like up close".
    “As soon as public service ceases to be the chief business of the citizens, and they would rather serve with their money than with their persons, the State is not far from its fall”
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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post
    "I'll have some of the chocolate chicken, please."
    And here I thought that only ranked in at #811 in my book

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    "OK, you're going to find a box under my bed. That's not my stuff, I've been holding it for Ricky since 1989..."
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    And here I thought that only ranked in at #811 in my book
    Still makes me laugh every time.


    I would hope to say something interesting, like Stonewall Jackson's last words:

    "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees."

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    I'd probably say, "Damn, I just wet my pants."
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    last words

    'Lizabeth! I'm coming to join you...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnfflRNpwKA
    Last edited by Tom R; 04 Aug 2010 at 4:06 PM. Reason: different word

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    My brother died on May 21 at the age of 45. His last words to my parents were "I'm sorry". He did not take care of himself and he did a lot over his life to cause grief to my family. For example, I've been thrown in jail on several occasions because of stuff he did but used my name to get out of.

    I hope those will not be my final words.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

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    I just hope my last words aren't "Damit Maister!"
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I'll be back.

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    "It was Oswald, acting alone. I have proof..."

    Or maybe something less conspiracy theory style like -

    "I like watching people get poop on their shoes..."
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    This Bear would slide into song, subbing the word Katie for the word Laura. However, if the dude who was going to "off" me had a watch I would only get about a third of the song out before blood would be splattering.

    "Tell Katie I lo............."

    BLAM!

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    60 seconds, eh?

    Well, if you're Rick Pitino and the friend is Karen Sypher, you could say, "OOoooOOOOooOOoo" four times!
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    I would probably quote Jimmy Buffett and RJ would roll his eyes... Or maybe I'd tell the kid to clean his bathroom.

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker View post

    I would hope to say something interesting, like Stonewall Jackson's last words:

    "Let us cross over the river and rest in the shade of the trees."
    Recording people's final words was something of a national hobby during the mid-19th century. Anxious relatives would gather round the bed with pen and paper in hand waiting to hear their dearly departed's last utterances. Much of the time, however, the dying were delirious and you got lots of things like "Charles, don't leave your shoes setting there."

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    I would glance over the killer's shoulder, smile and quickly blurt out, "Thank God you are all here! Quick, grab his weapon!"

    When he turns to look, make like a novel and "book".



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    Fat Cat

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    "F@ck."












    Or something much more witty.

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    "Ehhhhhhhhhh!", said while giving the thumbs up like the Fonz.
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    "Well, this certainly could get interesting."
    All these years the people said he’s actin’ like a kid.
    He did not know he could not fly, so he did.
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    Quote Originally posted by Zoning Goddess View post
    I would probably quote Jimmy Buffett and RJ would roll his eyes... Or maybe I'd tell the kid to clean his bathroom.
    Off-topic, sorry: my dad and I are Buffett fans. I'm supposed to play and sing "Incommunicado" at his funeral. My mother is opposed.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    Hey Guys! Watch this!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Why didn't I get that concealed weapon permit?
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    "I'd have gotten away with it if it weren't for you meddling kids."
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