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Thought for Thursday, Aug 31, 2006

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Keep in mind always the two constant Laws of Frisbee:
(1) The most powerful force in the world is that of a disc
straining to land under a car, just out of reach (this
force is technically termed "car suck").
(2) Never precede any maneuver by a comment more predictive
than "Watch this!"

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 30, 2006

Golden Oldie

I used to think I was poor. Then they
told me I wasn't poor, I was needy. Then
they told me it was self-defeating to
think of myself as needy. I was deprived.
(Oh not deprived but rather underprivileged)
Then they told me that underprivileged was
overused. I was disadvantaged. I still
don't have a dime. But I have a
great vocabulary.

-Jules Feiffer
(1965)

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 29, 2006

It takes a lot of things to prove you are smart,
but only one thing to prove you are ignorant.

-Don Herold
From the Masters:
25 Aug 2006

Thought for Monday, Aug 28, 2006

Golden Oldie

If we were drowning in the ocean
and there was (sic) only one life preserver....

I'd miss you terribly and think of you often.

-Shoebox

Thought for Friday, Aug 25, 2006

It seemed rather incongruous that in a
society of super-sophisticated communication,
we often suffer from a shortage of listeners.

-Erma Bombeck
From the Masters: COMMUNICATION/PERSUASION
14 Aug 2006

Thought for Thursday, Aug 24, 2006

I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow,
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.

-Jack London

When asked what this meant to him,
Kenny 'The Snake' Stabler replied,

'Throw Deep'.

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 23, 2006

Golden Oldie

When someone says
that he's laying all the
cards on the table,
count them.

-Gene Brown

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 22, 2006

Golden Oldie

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with.
Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull
it out and strike it merely to show you have one.
If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim
it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.

-Lord Chesterfield
to his son

Thought for Monday, Aug 21, 2006

Golden Odie

When a doctor himself needs doctoring so that another doctor
doctors the doctor, does the doctor doing the doctoring doctor
the doctor the way the doctor being doctored wants to be doctored
or does the doctor doing the doctoring of the doctor being doctored
doctor as he wants to doctor?

-H.A.N.D (Have A Nice Day)

Thought for Friday, Aug 18, 2006

Golden Oldie

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors,
and also to love our enemies;
probably because they are generally the same people.

-G.K. Chesterton

Thought for Thursday, Aug 17, 2006

Golden Oldie

If you wait until you can
do everything for everybody,
instead of something for somebody,
you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.

-Malcolm Bane

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 16, 2006

Golden Oldie

Industry Fact: When Elvis Presley died in 1977 there were
37 Elvis impersonators in the world.

Today (Oct 1993) there are 48,000.

If the current trend continues,
by the year 2010, one out of every three
people in the world will be an Elvis impersonator.

-Audio Village ad
Oct 1993 _MIX_ magazine

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 15, 2006

Golden Oldie

The Pepper and Salt Association wants to turn the
English language outside in, wants phrases changed
kaboodle and kit. People should listen to roll 'n'
rock, eat butter and bread, and travel fro and to.

Why? Because what this country needs is a sense of
wrong and right, fair play and justice, order and law.
There are cons and pros, but true believers will
consider it a matter of death and life, a swim or
sink proposition.

-Press Release
Pepper and Salt Association
Alabama, Birmingham

Thought for Monday, Aug 14, 2006

Golden Oldie

It doesn't matter how good an eggs looks.
If it smells, there's something wrong.

Dieckhoff's Law

(According to the character Captain Muller in Jack Higgins'
_Night of the Fox_ speaking of 'old Dieckhoff, Chief of Detectives
in Hamburg'.)

Thought for Friday, Aug 11, 2006

Golden Oldie

Finagle's Laws of Information:

1. The information you have is not what you want.
2. The information you want is not what you need.
3. The information you need is not what you can obtain.
4. The information you can obtain costs more than you want to pay!

Thought for Thursday, Aug 10, 2006

Golden Oldie

Please consider immediately upon return from the grocery store opening
any new jar of peanut butter purchased on the trip and consuming at
least one teaspoon of the delicacy. This practice ensures that the
rest of the jar is fair game the next time you have left-overs!!!!!
You will be rewarded for your forethought and planning!!

-W.C.R.

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 9, 2006

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Arthur's Laws of Love:
(1) People to whom you are attracted invariably think you
remind them of someone else.
(2) The love letter you finally got the courage to send will be
delayed in the mail long enough for you to make a fool of
yourself in person.

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 8, 2006

How old would you be if you
didn't know how old you were?

-Satchel Paige

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/quotes/quopaig.shtml

Thought for Monday, Aug 7, 2006

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Talk sense to a fool
and he calls you foolish.

-Euripides

Thought for Friday, Aug 4, 2006

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I'm going to Boston to see my doctor. He's a very sick man.
-- Fred Allen

Thought for Thursday, Aug 3, 2006

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The problem with people who have no vices
is that generally you can be pretty sure
they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.

-Elizabeth Taylor

Thought for Wednesday, Aug 2, 2006

You can get all A's
and still flunk life.

-Walker Percy
(1916-1990)
Writer
Bits and Pieces May 2006

Thought for Tuesday, Aug 1, 2006

The real issue is value, not price.

-Robert T. Lindgren
The (Other) Thought
for the Day 2006/07/11
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