Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes
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Let's try to keep this thread on topic.  Just post your favorite quotes.  Let's keep the non-contributing banter to a minimum.

 

I keep a file to accumulate inspiring quotes.  I ran across this one today and thought it was worthy of sharing.  The author of the article was quoting a taxi driver he met leaving a conference.  It would be nice to credit him as this is a particularly good one:

 

Learn to face your problems with calmness and dignity. Never compromise your principles. Take the cards you have been dealt and play them as wisely as you can.

   - Unknown


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Last comment By: Tom Gagnon   Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:29:45 GMT
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By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:52:59 GMT
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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

 

Albert Einstein

By: Ionel Popa  Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:13:54 GMT
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Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

- - -Franklin P. Jones

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:28:28 GMT
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The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - We must step up the stairs.
- Vance Havner

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 21 Jun 2018 15:29:11 GMT
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Do more than belong, participate

Do more than care, help

Do more than believe, act

Do more than be fair, be kind

Do more than work, dream

Do more than live, love.

  • Adapted from and added to a signature line from a Disney employee
By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:16:22 GMT
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"Let it be" - Mary (Paul McCartney's mum)

By: Todd Blacksher  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:28:36 GMT
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Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

"Let it be" - Mary (Paul McCartney's mum)

His mom came to him in a dream and told him to let it be, awesome story

By: Francisco Martínez  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:29:58 GMT
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Francisco Martínez wrote:

 

Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

"Let it be" - Mary (Paul McCartney's mum)

His mom came to him in a dream and told him to let it be, awesome story

Did you watch the carpool Karaoke with Sir Paul?

(Or were you too busy ROCKING the CSWP test?!?)

Congrats!

By: Todd Blacksher  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:34:34 GMT
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This was really cool to watch.  I think this is what you are referring to, Todd.

Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:38:17 GMT
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Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

Francisco Martínez wrote:

 

Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

"Let it be" - Mary (Paul McCartney's mum)

His mom came to him in a dream and told him to let it be, awesome story

Did you watch the carpool Karaoke with Sir Paul?

(Or were you too busy ROCKING the CSWP test?!?)

Congrats!

I missed it, but I will watch it tonight. Passed the cswp practice seg 1 but I will have to try again on the real segment 1

Thanks Todd

By: Francisco Martínez  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:47:39 GMT
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Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

- - -Thomas Alva Edison

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:53:26 GMT
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I see a connection between these two:

Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards--and living up to them--is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way to make your day worth all the effort you put into it.

- - -Seth Godin, Seth Godin's Blog, 07-28-06

 

 

Act as if it were impossible to fail.

- - -Dorothea Brande

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 26 Jun 2018 11:32:11 GMT
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"Life is like a sewer. What you get out of it depends on what you put into it."
Tom Lehrer

By: Al Griego  Tue, 26 Jun 2018 12:19:20 GMT
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"I'd rather eat cat sh** with a knit needle."

By: Larry Brock  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:30:51 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:37:47 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:41:12 GMT
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By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:46:06 GMT
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"I'm so bright my Mom named me Sun"

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 12:46:11 GMT
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"When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you 'til it seems as though you could not hold on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." - Harriet Beecher Stowe

By: Todd Blacksher  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:37:01 GMT
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I can use that one today thanks TODD

By: David Matula  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:47:15 GMT
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The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- - -David Richerby

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:25:23 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- - -David Richerby

Confession Time

I discovered where my mum kept my teeth, and managed to get paid twice for some of them.

By: Rob Edwards  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:30:41 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- - -David Richerby

So that's where planned parenthood got the idea.

By: Dan Pihlaja  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:31:51 GMT
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Rob Edwards - LOLOLOL

By: John Stoltzfus  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:32:33 GMT
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Dan Pihlaja wrote:

 

Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- - -David Richerby

So that's where planned parenthood got the idea.

Actually, I think they saw a bigger profit picture.

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:33:11 GMT
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Rob Edwards wrote:

 

Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money.

- - -David Richerby

Confession Time

I discovered where my mum kept my teeth, and managed to get paid twice for some of them.

Don't go thinking you pulled anything over on her.  If she was like most mothers I know she knew exactly what was going on!  Bless her heart for letting you think you were getting away with it.

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:35:13 GMT
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By: Rick Becker  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:35:54 GMT
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What kind of fairy is collecting that?!

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:45:00 GMT
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And we are going to stop right there Dennis.  LOL

By: Dan Pihlaja  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:46:22 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

.... Am I supposed to thank you, Rick?

 

I didn't start it...

You're Welcome!

By: Rick Becker  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:58:38 GMT
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Dan Pihlaja wrote:

And we are going to stop right there Dennis. LOL

Yes, we are.  I had no idea that post would go off the rails like that.  Am I supposed to thank you, Rick?

 

How about this one:

Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others.

- - -Groucho Marx (1890 - 1977)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 15:51:00 GMT
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MOVIE 43

By: Sebastyon Champion  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 18:18:22 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 19:22:56 GMT
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These make me grin:

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

- - -Henry J. Tillman

 

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.

- - -Steven Wright (1955 - )

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:05:00 GMT
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I've found from experience that standing on a boat makes you look even worse.

 

By: Jeremy Zuvich  Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:55:21 GMT
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I see a connection between these two:

Well done is better than well said.

- - -Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

 

You will need to find your passion. Don't give up on finding it because then all you're doing is waiting for the Reaper.

- - -Randy Pausch, Carnegie Mellon Commencement Speech, 2008

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 28 Jun 2018 11:28:37 GMT
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This is how I come to find that Benjamin Franklin was not into steak.

By: David Mandl  Thu, 28 Jun 2018 15:10:22 GMT
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We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other.

 

John Adams

By: Kevin Chandler  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 01:10:00 GMT
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I saw these and thought "Really!?".  What a couple of sourpusses!

 

I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them.

- - -Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

 

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.

- - -The Talmud

 

How about today's quote postings being something fun and uplifting.  Who will be first?

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:13:20 GMT
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"I need a gas station. Did I pass one?"

 

"No, no, but the fox did. Squeeze him right there, and maybe he'll pass another one!"

By: Al Griego  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:17:25 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

"I need a gas station. Did I pass one?"

 

"No, no, but the fox did. Squeeze him right there, and maybe he'll pass another one!"

Is that from Guardians of the Galaxy?

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:36:26 GMT
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Rise above the Storm and you will find the sunshine.

 

Marco Fernandez

By: Tony Tieuli  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:45:02 GMT
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By: Rick Becker  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 12:47:41 GMT
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No, it's from The Firesign Theater album "How can you be in two places at once, when you're not anywhere at all."

 

Great satire and surreal humor.

By: Al Griego  Fri, 29 Jun 2018 14:05:01 GMT
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The human brain is unique in that it is the only container of which it can be said that the more you put into it, the more it will hold.

- - -Glenn Doman

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:25:31 GMT
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"You can't pick your relatives, you can pick your friends, however you can't roll up your friends in a little ball and flick them - Don Billet - our great neighbor

By: John Stoltzfus  Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:36:29 GMT
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Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

- - -Margaret Peters

 

Search others for their virtues, thyself for thy vices.

- - -Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:53:51 GMT
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By: Dennis Dohogne  Sun, 08 Jul 2018 12:44:01 GMT
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Since I'm going to be travelling and away for a bit I'll post these four together.  Besides, I see them as connected.

 

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.

- - -Reggie Leach

 

I don’t know what the future of my career holds, but I know that whatever is over the horizon, the road I’ve traveled to get here is like those Interstates in Texas: everything can look the same, and it can feel like you’re not going anywhere, until you suddenly get where you’re going and realize that you’ve been traveling for a long time.

- - -Wil Wheaton, WIL WHEATON dot NET, 12-16-2013

 

The more passions and desires one has, the more ways one has of being happy.

- - -Charlotte-Catherine

 

Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

- - -Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519), The Notebooks

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:11:41 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

Since I'm going to be travelling and away for a bit I'll post these four together. Besides, I see them as connected.

I don’t know what the future of my career holds, but I know that whatever is over the horizon, the road I’ve traveled to get here is like those Interstates in Texas: everything can look the same, and it can feel like you’re not going anywhere, until you suddenly get where you’re going and realize that you’ve been traveling for a long time.

- - -Wil Wheaton, WIL WHEATON dot NET, 12-16-2013

If you need something to read during your travels, I highly recommend this -

It is a number of stories from his blog that have been compiled - it's a great read.

By: Todd Blacksher  Mon, 09 Jul 2018 15:37:55 GMT
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     - - -Simon Sinek

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 01:20:06 GMT
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1-GMJYC8 wrote:

 

I had also heard tact expressed as "the ability to tell someone they have a hole in their head and they think you just said they were very open-minded".

 

Well, I must not be very tactful, because I usually just say "You've got a hole in your head!"

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 07:35:19 GMT
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Two wrongs don't make One Right, but Three Lefts Do

 

- Our Plant Manager

By: John Stoltzfus  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:04:41 GMT
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John Stoltzfus wrote:

 

Two wrongs don't make One Right, but Three Lefts Do

 

- Our Plant Manager

I have a very similar quote . . .

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights made a plane, and three rights is the same as a left . . . wait, where was I going with this?

By: Todd Blacksher  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 14:49:25 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:25:56 GMT
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Two wrongs don't make a right, but two Wrights made a plane, and three rights is the same as a left . . . wait, where was I going with this?

Do you mean 4 rights and nothing has changed ??

or

are you going into the right direction when you go 50% left and 50% right ?

By: Henk Bruijn De  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:32:20 GMT
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When you want to drive straight but also turn right at the same time

 

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just paste into google, im trying to avoid getting modded

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By: Francisco Martínez  Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:45:45 GMT
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“The greatest want of the world is the want of men — men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and honest; men who do not fear to call sin by its right name; men whose conscience is as true to duty as the needle to the pole; men who will stand for the right though the heavens fall.”

 

Ellen G. White

By: Kevin Chandler  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:14:17 GMT
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If the people who make the decisions are the people who will also bear the consequences of those decisions, perhaps better decisions will result.

- - -John Abrams, The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and Place

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 01:01:08 GMT
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A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but where they ought to be.

  • Rosalynn Carter (1927 - )
By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:04:16 GMT
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Your work might be little,

and your reward might be small,

But remember that the mighty oak,

Was once a NUT, Just like you.

 

From a sign at my granddad's kitchen.

By: Danny Edwards  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:26:34 GMT
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I read every Sherlock Holmes book when I was in grade school.  They are still favorites.

 

I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

    - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930), The Sign of Four, A Scandal in Bohemia

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:24:42 GMT
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I think these are related. . .

 

If you have accomplished all that you planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.

    - Edward Everett Hale (1822 - 1909)

 

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.

    - Abraham Lincoln (1809 - 1865)

 

The way we see the problem is the problem.

    - Stephen Covey, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

 

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:58:58 GMT
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The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.

    - Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

By: Dennis Dohogne  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:11:05 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:14:36 GMT
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As long as we're doing music related, here's one of my favorites

 

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Steve C

By: Steve Calvert  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:23:12 GMT
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By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:13:43 GMT
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By: Jim Steinmeyer  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:17:21 GMT
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Paul Salvador wrote:

 

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This quote will likely appear on one of my t-shirts in the near future - FANTASTIC!

By: Todd Blacksher  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:17:37 GMT
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I hear ya,... just saw a few... (images of them attached)

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By: Paul Salvador  Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:26:16 GMT
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Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.

    - A. Sachs

By: Dennis Dohogne  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 06:34:38 GMT
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Uncle Owen! This R2 Unit has a bad motivator.

- Luke Skywalker

 

Something for a Wednesday morning.

Trivia: Its name was R5-D4. From its Wookieepedia page, "Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, the Jawas attempted to sell him to Owen Lars, but the droid purposely malfunctioned his motivator, so that Lars could purchase R2-D2 in R5-D4's place."

By: Tom Gagnon  Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:59:15 GMT
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Tom Gagnon wrote:

 

Uncle Owen! This R2 Unit has a bad motivator.

- Luke Skywalker

 

Somedays that R2 unit isn't the only thing with a bad motivator!

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:22:06 GMT
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Nice ones to make you go "wtf?"

 

I bought some batteries, but they weren't included.

- - -Steven Wright (1955 - )

 

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

- - -Alice May Brock

 

Accomplishing the impossible means only that the boss will add it to your regular duties.

- - -Doug Larson

By: Dennis Dohogne  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 00:27:17 GMT
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By: Todd Blacksher  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:38:48 GMT
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Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

Nice ones to make you go "wtf?"

 

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.

- - -Alice May Brock

 

BUT BACON MAKES IT BETTER !!!

By: Don Carter  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:42:24 GMT
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I miss Mitch Hedberg!

By: Al Griego  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:13:32 GMT
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Al Griego wrote:

 

I miss Mitch Hedberg!

Somehow I never heard of Mitch Hedberg so I just Googled him and watched a little bit of one of his routines on YouTube.

He reminds me of Steven Wright! I'll have to watch some of his routines at home.

 

Speaking of Steven Wright, I loved his journal of a newborn baby.

"Day One. Still tired from the move."

"Day Two: Everybody talks to me like I'm an idiot."

By: Tony Tieuli  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:31:34 GMT
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Mitch was fantastic, we quote him all of the time - very, very much like Steven Wright (one of my all time favorite comics)

Demetri Martin is pretty good for that type of comedy as well.

By: Todd Blacksher  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:39:36 GMT
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This is how I feel this time of year.

By: Danny Edwards  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 12:52:23 GMT
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Todd Blacksher wrote:

 

Mitch was fantastic, we quote him all of the time - very, very much like Steven Wright (one of my all time favorite comics)

Demetri Martin is pretty good for that type of comedy as well.

I'll have to check him out as well.

By: Tony Tieuli  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:06:57 GMT
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Danny Edwards wrote:

 

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This is how I feel this time of year.

That has been hanging around the house for 20 years.   The work never ends...

By: David Matula  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:14:56 GMT
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..and this all begins with,... "Sure,.. I can do/fix/build/install/improve/remove/change/plant/haul/mow/paint/,... that."

....ergo,.."IT NEVER SHALL END". 

By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:28:20 GMT
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"I feel -Sapped Out- from doing all the Honey Do Lists, because the definition of Honey is Concentrated Sap"

By: John Stoltzfus  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:31:28 GMT
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Mitch Hedberg had some great ones.

 

I reference his joke about fire exits with some regularity.

By: David Mandl  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:18:14 GMT
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David Mandl wrote:

 

Mitch Hedberg had some great ones.

 

I reference his joke about fire exits with some regularity.

"Escalator temporarily stairs, sorry for the convenience" is uttered often as well . . .

By: Todd Blacksher  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:23:58 GMT
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But, if send him to sleep with the fish, then he's not your problem any more.

By: Joe Tonkin  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:56:26 GMT
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Mitch was great. Not quite as surreal as Steven Wright, but kind of off the wall. Shame he passed so young.

By: Al Griego  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:03:45 GMT
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..yeah, they're so very similar...

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By: Paul Salvador  Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:49:18 GMT
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Have a great weekend everyone!

I think these are good ones for a Friday. . .

 

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

- - -Don Marquis (1878 - 1937)

 

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

- - -Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

 

Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.

- - -Lorraine Anderson

By: Dennis Dohogne  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 02:02:04 GMT
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And I, don't wanna die!

I just wanna ride on my motorcy...

Cle

By: Al Griego  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:43:52 GMT
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"Where envy is unavoidable it must be used as a stimulus to one’s own efforts, not to the thwarting of the efforts of rivals."

-- Bertrand Russell

By: Jim Sculley  Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:24:40 GMT
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(removed image, was inaccurate )

...anyhow... here was the original quote:

 

"The larger the mob, the harder the test. In small areas, before small electorates, a first-rate man occasionally fights his way through, carrying even the mob with him by force of his personality. But when the field is nationwide, and the fight must be waged chiefly at second and third hand, and the force of personality cannot so readily make itself felt, then all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

- h. l. mencken baltimore evening sun, 1920

By: Paul Salvador  Sun, 22 Jul 2018 15:37:34 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

 

Never let the fear of failure be an excuse for not trying. Society tells us that to fail is the most terrible thing in the world, but I know it isn't. Failure is part of what makes us human.

- -Amber Deckers, Ella Mental and the Good Sense Guide

 

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.

- - -Suzy Kassem, Writer

 

If we attend continually and promptly to the little that we can do, we shall ere long be surprised to find how little remains that we cannot do.

- Samuel Butler (1835 - 1902)

 

 

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 00:32:41 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

We have a saying (usually, but not always tongue-in-cheek) in our house:

"If you really want to help..... Don't."

By: Joe Tonkin  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 12:36:48 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

Jim Sculley wrote:

 

"Where envy is unavoidable it must be used as a stimulus to one’s own efforts, not to the thwarting of the efforts of rivals."

-- Bertrand Russell

 

Seeing this quote about envy reminded me of something I heard my father say many times.  He may have been the originator, but I don't know.

 

"It's okay to want something someone else has if you wish for them to have something better."

By: Glenn Schroeder  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:09:29 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

Glenn Schroeder wrote:

 

Jim Sculley wrote:

 

"Where envy is unavoidable it must be used as a stimulus to one’s own efforts, not to the thwarting of the efforts of rivals."

-- Bertrand Russell

 

Seeing this quote about envy reminded me of something I heard my father say many times. He may have been the originator, but I don't know.

 

"It's okay to want something someone else has if you wish for them to have something better."

Glenn, you father sounds like a wise man.

By: Dennis Dohogne  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:20:30 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

Dennis Dohogne wrote:

 

Glenn Schroeder wrote:

 

Jim Sculley wrote:

 

"Where envy is unavoidable it must be used as a stimulus to one’s own efforts, not to the thwarting of the efforts of rivals."

-- Bertrand Russell

 

Seeing this quote about envy reminded me of something I heard my father say many times. He may have been the originator, but I don't know.

 

"It's okay to want something someone else has if you wish for them to have something better."

Glenn, your father sounds like a wise man.

 

He was.  He's been gone since 2007, but it's still a rare day that I don't think of something I'd like to tell him or ask him.

By: Glenn Schroeder  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:26:12 GMT
Re: Non-technical Thread: Favorite Quotes

But it wasn't because I didn't know enough

I just knew too much

Does that make me crazy?

- "Crazy" Gnarls Barkley

 

In a world full of people, only some want to fly

Isn't that crazy

- "Crazy" Seal

By: Tom Gagnon  Mon, 23 Jul 2018 13:29:45 GMT
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