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Thought for Wednesday, Jan 31, 2007

Golden Oldie

Please don't
ring doorbell.

-Ivan Pavlov

Thought for Tuesday, Jan 30, 2007

Anything free is worth what you pay for it.

Thought for Monday, Jan 29, 2007

Kleptomaniac, n.:
A rich thief.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Thought for Friday, Jan 26, 2007

Golden Oldie

How did the scarecrow know
he didn't have a brain?

-Lance W. Bledsoe

Thought for Thursday, Jan 25, 2007

Golden Oldie

Freedom is the right to be wrong,
not the right to do wrong.

-John Diefenbaker

Thought for Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007

Golden Oldie

Why did you bring that book that I
didn't want to be read to out of up for?

Thought for Monday, Jan 22, 2007

The Abrams' Principle:
The shortest distance between two points is off the wall.

Thought for Friday, Jan 19, 2007


There is no time like the present
for postponing what you ought to be doing.

Thought for Thursday, Jan 18, 2007

Every program has at least one bug and can be shortened by at least one
instruction -- from which, by induction, one can deduce that every
program can be reduced to one instruction which doesn't work.

Thought for Wednesday, Jan 17, 2007

Nothing seems expensive on credit.

-Czech Proverb

Money talks - but credit has an echo.

-Bob Thaves

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01 Jan 2007

Thought for Tuesday, Jan 16, 2007

If you stick a stock of liquor in your locker,
It is slick to stick a lock upon your stock.
Or some joker who is slicker,
Will trick you of your liquor,
If you fail to lock your liquor with a lock.

Thought for Wednesday, Jan 10, 2007

A psychiatrist is a person who will give you expensive answers that
your wife will give you for free.

Thought for Thursday, Jan 11, 2007

Dear Dr. Science,

Is there a reason for not ending a sentence with a
preposition that you can think of?

from John Mostrom of Seattle, WA

I must admit I don't know where you're coming from.
Correct usage in English and Science is something
I've devoted my whole life to. Of course, if I say
anything you can't understand, it will just become
a new hammer you can try to hit me or another expert
over the head with. There are plenty of people like
you I can't hope to change the mind of. But then,
I've dealt with people like you before. People who
don't really want to learn, but just hope to find
someone they can publicly disagree with. There's
little I can say that your type won't find something
to object to. But getting back to your question,
no there's really no reason for not ending a sentence
with a preposition, at least none I can think of.

-Ask Dr. Science
22 Nov 2006

Thought for Tuesday, Jan 9, 2007

I've enjoyed just about as much of this as I can stand.

Thought for Monday, Jan 8, 2007


Whenever anyone says, "theoretically",
they really mean, "not really".

-Dave Parnas

Thought for Friday, Jan 5, 2007

It has been observed that one's nose is never so happy as when it is
thrust into the affairs of another, from which some physiologists have
drawn the inference that the nose is devoid of the sense of smell.
-- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Thought for Thursday, Jan 4, 2007

For those who like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing they
-- Abraham Lincoln

Thought for Wednesday, Jan 3, 2007

Puns are little "plays on words" that a certain breed of person loves
to spring on you and then look at you in a certain self-satisfied way
to indicate that he thinks that you must think that he is by far the
cleverest person on Earth now that Benjamin Franklin is dead, when in
fact what you are thinking is that if this person ever ends up in a
lifeboat, the other passengers will hurl him overboard by the end of
the first day even if they have plenty of food and water.
-- Dave Barry, "Why Humor is Funny"

(tftd resembles this remark.)

Thought for Tuesday, Jan 2, 2007

Golden Oldie

(Suggestion for YOUR New Year's Resolutions)

I once listed all the good things I did over the past year,
and then turned them into resolution form and backdated them.
That was a good feeling.

-Robert Fulghum

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