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    Unfrozen Caveman Planner mendelman's avatar
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    Let's parse famous quotes!

    Better to...be...a fool...and remove all doubt. - Abraham Lincoln
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

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    Ask...what your country can do for you... - JFK
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Frankly, my dear, I...give a damn. - Rhett Butler
    I'm sorry. Is my bias showing?

    Let's not be didactic in this profession, because that is a path to disillusion and irrelevancy.

    Six seasons and a movie!

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    You can fool.... all the people all the time - A. Lincoln
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    "It was the best of times...it was the age of wisdom...it was the epoch of belief...it was the season of light...it was the spring of hope...we had everything before us...we were all going direct to heaven..."

    ...It was the day I cooked a hot-pocket for myself...

    -C. Dickens
    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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    "Was it, when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?" - Bluto Blutarsky
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    "...it was the worst of times... it was the age of foolishness....it was the epoch of incredulity....it was the season of Darkness....it was the winter of despair,.. we had nothing before us... we were all going direct the other way (to hell)...

    it was the day someone burnt my hot-pocket"
    - C. Dickens
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    "Skeptical scrutiny is...deep nonsense"

    -C. Sagan
    Insanity in individuals is something rare - but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.

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    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    -Einstein

    you don't even have to parse this one.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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    AIB imaplanner's comma reference from yesterday....

    "Call me, Ishmael." wink wink.
    "...I would never try to tick Hink off. He kinda intimidates me. He's quite butch, you know." - Maister

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    "I did....sexual relations with that woman." Bill Clinton.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I always liked how Ozzy Osbourne parsed this famous quote:

    "It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose" ("I Don't Know", Blizzard of Ozz, 1980)
    "Life's a journey, not a destination"
    -Steven Tyler

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    To be or !@#$% it- W Shakespeare on a bad day.
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    If you...tell people the truth...they'll kill you.
    -Oscar Wilde (sort of)
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    "Come... one short minute... in her sight."

    -Shakespeare' s Romeo (sort of)

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    Quote Originally posted by Seana View post
    "Come... one short minute... in her sight."

    -Shakespeare' s Romeo (sort of)
    "Thou...mask...is on my face."
    - Juliet (sort of)

    Maybe we should stay away from Shakespeare, too much innuendo.
    I don't pretend to understand Brannigan's Law. I merely enforce it.

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