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  • #16
    "A man who exposes himself when he is intoxicated, has not the art of getting drunk." — Samuel Johnson

    bansaisequoia
    May 23, 2009, 8:25 pm
    I think he means that the intoxicated person would bare their soul. How about you?

    Lurker
    July 12, 2009, 9:51 pm
    Probably, but the other way is funnier.

    bansaisequoia
    August 19, 2009, 6:45 pm
    Natch. That's why I brought it up!

    Barnabas
    January 19, 2012, 3:44 pm
    I think he was talking about Jim Morrison ;-)

    bansaisequoia
    April 4, 2012, 6:53 pm
    I heard Jim Morrison would get so drunk, he would whip out his poetry in public! :-)

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    • #17
      (Just a simple conversation between friends, over a five year period.)

      "Of course life is bizarre. The only way to approach it is to make yourself some popcorn and enjoy the show."
      — David Gerrold

      bansaisequoia
      May 5, 2010, 7:54 pm
      He wrote "The Trouble With Tribbles."

      Lurker
      October 24, 2010, 10:10 pm
      Thank you! I was trying to remember that. He also wrote some episodes of the original Land of the Lost series.

      gryhnd51
      May 31, 2013, 6:12 am
      Oh, I remember that episode of Star Trek! It was such fun to watch. Thanks Bansai. I wish it was early enough to actually MAKE some popcorn and munch away.

      wvwoman
      August 3, 2015, 2:57 pm
      i have a hallmark tribbles ornament--little tribbles falling from the overhead hatch and capt. kirk speaking--it always makes me smile!

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      • #18
        "Don't miss the doughnut by looking through the hole."
        — Unattributed

        WRQ9
        March 17, 2012, 11:06 pm
        My life is the hole.

        bansaisequoia
        May 24, 2012, 5:17 am
        Don't miss the whole doughnut by looking at a Ford Torus.

        Lurker
        July 26, 2012, 2:47 pm
        What happened to forests and trees?

        skoogie2
        February 27, 2014, 5:31 am
        There is absolutely no way I would miss the doughnut.

        jeanering
        April 18, 2014, 10:23 am
        I did that once when changing a flat...

        kb83
        July 28, 2014, 7:11 am
        Good topology, bansai.

        universalmom
        September 23, 2014, 12:25 pm
        haha skoogie, neither would I!

        LLapp
        December 15, 2014, 7:30 pm
        Great question, skoogie2.

        dovid1946
        May 22, 2015, 2:54 am
        what about us bagels? we have holes too.

        billyjoebob
        April 5, 2016, 9:31 pm
        Just see the doughnut holes.

        LLapp
        December 9, 2016, 10:15 pm
        Oops, I was talking to Lurker, not skoogie (I said, two years later).

        Barnabas
        March 12, 2017, 10:38 am
        Lurker can't see the doughnuts for the long-johns.

        Spenser
        December 25, 2018, 6:08 am
        What doughnut?

        didit
        January 21, 2019, 3:58 am
        Is this Unattributed aka Homer Simpson?

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        • #19
          "Now is the time to get drunk! To stop being the martyred slaves of time, to get absolutely drunk - on wine, poetry, or on virtue, as you please."
          — Charles Baudelaire

          bansaisequoia
          November 2, 2012, 9:44 pm
          You need a reason for that?

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          • #20
            "In weightlifting, I don't think sudden, uncontrolled urination should automatically disqualify you."
            — Jack Handey

            Lurker
            October 8, 2009, 12:13 am
            Someone beat my time, please! I don't want my name on this one

            bansaisequoia
            October 12, 2009, 11:44 pm
            Ooooohh, I'm sorry-I just got 18 seconds.

            Lurker
            December 20, 2009, 11:10 pm
            So what do I do, set a faster time! AAAHH!!

            bansaisequoia
            March 1, 2010, 4:50 pm
            You put your name on this twice by leaving a comment.

            Lurker
            September 18, 2011, 9:56 pm
            Good point. Well, if people don't read the comments, they'll just see your name now.

            montyb
            January 2, 2012, 12:40 pm
            I like reading the comments. But this one doesn't deserve any.

            bansaisequoia
            July 8, 2012, 2:42 pm
            I don't know. If I were an Olympic judge, I'm not sure I'd count him out. Depends.

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            • #21
              "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things "
              — Rainer Maria Rilke

              bansaisequoia
              August 21, 2009, 12:58 am
              Shouldn't it be to overcome greater and greater things?

              LLapp
              September 6, 2014, 9:21 am
              No I think he said it that way to jar our certainty. Count on Rilke for reminders to surrender our egos to humility and our certainty to the unknowable.

              Vienna
              August 10, 2015, 7:49 am
              It is to keep pushing to reach for things that are beyond our current grasp or ability Like being defeated trying to match bansaisequoia's times. We know we aren't going to get there but it is a good challenge

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              • #22
                For over ten years, bansai has held the record (7 seconds) on this quote.

                "I've been on a calendar, but I've never been on time. "
                — Marilyn Monroe

                bansaisequoia
                September 7, 2009, 12:38 am
                What a big fibber. (link)

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                • #23
                  "It is occasionally possible to charge hell with a bucket of water, but against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain."
                  — Doris Fleeson

                  bansaisequoia
                  May 25, 2009, 8:19 pm
                  Doris Fleeson was not the one who originally used this idea, assuming this is not misattributed. A paraphrase of this comes from Schiller: A famous, easily-used quote, from which Isaac Asimov obtained the title for his book The Gods Themselves. It comes from Friedrich Schiller's play Jungfrau von Orleans (The Maid of Orleans - ie, Joan of Arc). The original German version is "Mit der Dummheit kämpfen die Götter selbst vergebens". Although it does require some training (unless your German is more fluent than mine), using this version instead of the English translation might spare you lots of trouble with your interlocutors (unless their German is just as fluent as yours). Use at your own risk.

                  mokonabarb
                  September 23, 2014, 9:32 am
                  bansaisequoia, :-)!!!

                  darkyr
                  September 19, 2016, 7:46 am
                  Stupidity: Because even the smartest of us can occasionally stand in the wrong line.

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                  • #24
                    Let the record show that Bansaisequoia set the record and commented on the same day 9 1/2 years ago on this obnoxiously difficult quote, and that his 14-second record still stands.

                    "Mistresses are like books; if you pore upon them too much, they doze you and make you unfit for company; but if used discreetly, you are the fitter for conversation by em." — William Wycherley

                    pootie49
                    January 4, 2010, 5:58 pm
                    "em"?????

                    Lurker
                    January 12, 2010, 11:37 pm
                    "they doze you"?

                    kat
                    March 21, 2010, 7:04 pm
                    doze you?

                    bansaisequoia
                    May 25, 2010, 7:25 pm
                    I hate doze kinda quotes.

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                    • #25
                      "You don't marry one person - you marry three: the person you think they are, the person they are, and the person they are going to become as the result of being married to you."
                      — Richard J. Needham

                      CryptoB
                      June 4, 2012, 3:15 am
                      Doesn't he look like the Grinch? Is that a caricature?
                      bansaisequoia
                      October 4, 2012, 10:08 pm
                      Kewl! If I get married, it'll be a ménage quatre. Isn't that what it's like for all you married crypto solvers???
                      abra
                      October 7, 2014, 3:14 pm
                      Actually, there are six of us. Three of him, three of me, a Menage a six.
                      JD_1947
                      December 24, 2014, 6:01 am
                      . . a ménage a sis, or a ménage a trois x two . . .
                      maradnu
                      September 15, 2017, 5:39 am
                      That's a photograph
                      badbob
                      December 30, 2017, 10:53 pm
                      he looks like Art Buchwald
                      BriddlesBob
                      April 26, 2018, 9:09 am
                      ...as well as a "manage of sex" to create three more-in-one.
                      imsoeasy
                      March 17, 2019, 4:13 pm
                      Is he saying that if she becomes a shrew, that's on him and that if be becomes unfaithful, that's on her?

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                      • #26
                        (Beating bansai's time has always been exciting. He set the benchmark for us. Now, it is bittersweet.)

                        "Every silver lining has a touch of grey."
                        — Jerry Garcia

                        wobray
                        November 7, 2013, 11:29 pm
                        After a year and 12,715 puzzles solved, I finally beat one of bansaisequoia's times (10 to 12). If I'm lucky and practice hard, I will only have to solve 12,500 more to do it again...

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                        • #27
                          "The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete." — Herbert Marshall McLuhan

                          bansaisequoia
                          June 3, 2009, 9:35 pm
                          I am now approaching my fiftieth year without ever having had a driver's license. I am proud to be an anomaly. I am proud to be an exception to this maxim of Marshall McLuhan. (a great Canadian!)

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                          • #28
                            "When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite. "
                            — Winston Churchill

                            bonszaisequoia
                            February 20, 2010, 5:20 pm
                            I say, old bean, sorry about the whole execution thing, don't you know.
                            bansaisequoia
                            August 25, 2010, 5:37 pm
                            If someone ever puts out a hit on me, I want it to be contracted to Sir Winston Churchill!

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                            • #29
                              "My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all."
                              — Stephen Hawking

                              bansaisequoia
                              September 5, 2010, 4:37 pm
                              I have a t-shirt with this quote. I'm the kewlest nerd on the planet.
                              chopstix
                              December 24, 2012, 4:51 pm
                              Um, I'd have to say Mr. Hawking wears that crown... but I'm sure you're a close second!
                              montyb
                              April 2, 2014, 10:38 am
                              I want a t-shirt like that.

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                              • #30
                                "Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up in debt." — Proverb

                                PianoManGidley
                                February 27, 2011, 11:55 pm
                                What if you go to bed hungry and STILL wake up in debt?

                                cknapp329
                                July 2, 2011, 1:20 pm
                                Ben Franklin doesn't look like he ever did either one

                                bansaisequoia
                                October 22, 2012, 7:48 pm
                                But they got these huge shrimp cocktails in Vegas for only 99 cents.

                                wvwoman
                                March 19, 2013, 2:14 am
                                well, now y'all have made me hungry...especially for shrimp.

                                kjmcaj
                                June 8, 2013, 4:58 am
                                38 seconds. I go to bed hungry quite often, yet, I'm still in debt.

                                Roxanne
                                February 29, 2016, 3:29 pm
                                Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up with your face in a tub of butter pecan ice cream.

                                darkyr
                                April 25, 2016, 6:18 am
                                I like to go to bed just before I have had dinner. It keeps me out of debt.

                                letfreedomring
                                February 16, 2018, 5:45 am
                                Better to go to bed hungry than to wake up with acid reflux.

                                skeeter
                                October 19, 2019, 9:58 am
                                Ah, bansai, how we miss you.

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