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Thought for Wednesday, Sep 30, 2009

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 29, 2009

A priest was walking along the cliffs at Dover when he came
upon two locals pulling another man ashore on the end of a rope.
"That's what I like to see", said the priest, "A man helping his fellow
As he was walking away, one local remarked to the other, "Well,
he sure doesn't know the first thing about shark fishing."

Thought for Monday, Sep 28, 2009

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, Sep 25, 2009

Golden Oldie

Gluttony is not a secret vice.

-Orson Welles

Thought for Thursday, Sep 24, 2009

Golden Oldie

He seems to not appreciate
the glory of the unspoken thought.

-James Carville
speaking of Dr. Dean
Late 2003 / Early 2004

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 23, 2009

Golden Oldie

Another example of what might help define talent takes us
back to Polyclitus, the famous sculptor in ancient Greece.
Polyclitus, it is said, once sculpted two statues at the same
time: one in his living room, in public view, and one in his
bedroom, which he worked on privately and kept wrapped
in a tarpaulin. When visitors came by, they would comment
on the public work, saying, "The eyes aren't quite right" or
"That thigh is too long," and Polyclitus would incorporate
their suggestions. All the while, however, he kept the other
statue a secret. Both works were completed at about the
same time and were mounted in the city square in Athens.
The statue that had been designed by committee was openly
mocked and ridiculed. The statue he'd done by himself was
immediately proclaimed a transcendental work of art. People
asked Polyclitus, "How can one statue be so good and the
other so bad?" And Polyclitus answered, "Because I did this
one and you did that one."

-Kinky Friedman
Texas Monthly
November, 2003

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 22, 2009

Golden Oldie

The paper quotes ________ as saying that his
resignation was a "mutual decision" stemming
from his need for "a more reflective and
contemplative environment."

-"Forward" as quoted by "Newsmax"


Now isn't that more elegant than
'left to pursue other options'? -tftd

Thought for Monday, Sep 21, 2009

Golden Oldie

Bad news does not improve with age.

-GEN Creighton Abrams
from the "Good Quotes" File of
someone who wishes to remain

Thought for Friday, Sep 18, 2009

Boob's Law:
You always find something in the last place you look.

Thought for Thursday, Sep 17, 2009

Golden Oldie

Who audits the auditors?


Thought for Wednesday, Sep 16, 2009

Golden Oldie

If ignorance is bliss,
why aren't there more happy people?

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 15, 2009

I'm not a fatalist. But even if I were,
what could I do about it?

-Emo Philips

(As reported in _The Mouthpiece_ 2001/07/03

Thought for Monday, Sep 14, 2009

Golden Oldie

Economists can certainly disappoint you.
One said that the economy would turn up
by the last quarter. Well, I'm down to
mine and it hasn't.

-Robert Orben

Thought for Friday, Sep 11, 2009

Golden Oldie

Do not keep the alabaster box of your friendship
sealed up until your friends are dead. Fill their
lives with sweetness. Speak approving, cheering
words while their ears can hear them, and while
their hearts can be thrilled and made happier.
The kind of things you mean to say
when they are gone, say before they go.

-George W. Childs
(From Penny Pennington's
Today's Thought 2001/06/25)

Thought for Thursday, Sep 10, 2009

The reward for work well done
is the opportunity to do more.

-Dr. Jonas Salk

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 9, 2009

Golden Oldie

Birds in their little nest agree; and
'Tis a shameful sight, when children of
one family fall out, and chide, and fight.

-Isaac Watts

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 8, 2009

tftd Twin-Spin

I sneezed a sneeze into the air
It fell to earth I know not where
But hard and cold were the looks of those
In whose vicinity I snoze

-First seen by tftd in Boys Life circa 1952

What is the difference between Bird Flu and Swine Flu?

For bird flu you need tweetment and
for swine flu you need oinkment.

-Puns of the Day 08-26-09

Thought for Monday, Sep 7, 2009

We don't know who discovered water, but we're certain it wasn't a

Thought for Friday, Sep 4, 2009

Justice always prevails ... three times out of seven!
-- Michael J. Wagner

Thought for Thursday, Sep 3, 2009

Golden Oldie

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a
reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for

-Charles A. Beard

Thought for Wednesday, Sep 2, 2009

Golden Oldie

One big advantage to telling a clean joke is
that there is a good chance no one has heard it.

-Robert Orben

Thought for Tuesday, Sep 1, 2009

Golden Oldie

Another Month Ends

All Targets Met
All Systems Working
All Customers Satisfied
All Staff Eager and Enthusiastic
All Pigs Fed and Ready to fly

-Entry in Weekly Schedule
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

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