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Thought for Friday, Jun 29, 2007

Money is the root of all evil, and man needs roots

Thought for Thursday, Jun 28, 2007

You do not lead by hitting people over the head --
that's assault, not leadership.

-Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Thought for Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007

Celestial navigation is based on the premise that the Earth is the
center of the universe. The premise is wrong, but the navigation
works. An incorrect model can be a useful tool.
-- Kelvin Throop III

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 26, 2007

"The two most common things in the universe are hydrogen and

Thought for Monday, Jun 25, 2007

This sentence contradicts itself -- no actually it doesn't.
-- Hofstadter

Thought for Friday, Jun 22, 2007

Stick with the optimists. It's going to be tough
enough even if they're right.

-James Reston (1909-1995)
Bits and Pieces May 25, 2007

Thought for Thursday, Jun 21, 2007

__________ would be a great place to visit
if there were not so many tourists.

H.D. "Cotton" Galvin

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 20, 2007

There are no games on this system.

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 19, 2007

I don't want to alarm anybody, but there is an excellent chance that
the Earth will be destroyed in the next several days. Congress is
thinking about eliminating a federal program under which scientists
broadcast signals to alien beings. This would be a large mistake.
Alien beings have nuclear blaster death cannons. You cannot cut off
their federal programs as if they were merely poor people ...

Thought for Monday, Jun 18, 2007

Golden Oldie

Poor little Willie was a chemist.
He isn't a chemist anymore.
For what he thought was H O
Was H SO .
2 4

Thought for Friday, Jun 15, 2007

A free society is one where it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai Stevenson

Thought for Thursday, Jun 14, 2007

"I have just read your lousy review buried in the back pages. You
sound like a frustrated old man who never made a success, an
eight-ulcer man on a four-ulcer job, and all four ulcers working. I
have never met you, but if I do you'll need a new nose and plenty of
beefsteak and perhaps a supporter below. Westbrook Pegler, a
guttersnipe, is a gentleman compared to you. You can take that as more
of an insult than as a reflection on your ancestry."
-- President Harry S Truman

tftd believes that the review was concerning his daughter's piano playing.

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 13, 2007

Golden Oldie

Although botanically speaking a fruit, in 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court
unanimously ruled that tomatoes are a vegetable (and thus taxable under
the Tariff Act of 1883) because of the way they are usually served.

ref: Smithsonian, August, 1990.

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 12, 2007

A flea and a fly in a flue.
Were imprisoned but what could they do?
Let us flee said the fly,
Let us fly said the flea,
so they flew through a flaw in the flue.

-Probably from Boy's Life
circa 1950's

Thought for Monday, Jun 11, 2007

Golden Oldie

I've been rich and I've been poor;
rich is better.

-Sophie Tucker

Thought for Friday, Jun 8, 2007


Das machine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy
schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und corkenpoppen mit
spitzensparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken by das dummkopfen. Das
rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets. Relaxen und
vatch das blinkenlights!!!


tftd- This 'thought' comes from the good old days when computers
had blinking lights in abundance.

Thought for Thursday, Jun 7, 2007

/earth is 98% full ... please delete anyone you can.

Thought for Wednesday, Jun 6, 2007

It's the thought, if any, that counts!

Thought for Tuesday, Jun 5, 2007

The past should be culled like
a box of fresh strawberries,
rinsed of debris, sweetened judiciously
and served in small portions, not very often.

-Laura Palmer
From the Masters

Thought for Monday, Jun 4, 2007

"I hate quotations."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

tftd will be on automatic pilot until June 20th or so. The
'thoughts' on June 19th and 20th will be straight from the
Unix Forture File willout being reviewed.

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Thought for Friday, Jun 1, 2007


For every complex problem,
there is a solution that
is simple, neat, and wrong.

-H. L. Mencken

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