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  • That fishbum guy is dangerous

    "Friendship makes prosperity more shining and lessens adversity by dividing and sharing it." Marcus Tullius Cicero

    hipgabby611 on August 29th, 2010
    What he actually said was, 'Friendship makes prosperity brighter, while it lightens adversity by sharing its griefs and anxieties.'

    darkyr on June 15th, 2016
    What he probably actually said was more like, "Nam et secundas res splendidiores facit amicitia et adversas partiens communicansque leviores." Crazy Roman couldn't speak a lick of English. What was he thinking?

    marnita on April 28th, 2018
    Thanks, darkyr.

    fishbum on October 16th, 2018
    Please fix.

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    • "Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? "
      Plato

      bansaisequoia on May 24th, 2013
      Plato looks a lot like Alfred North Whitehead. When did the Ancient Greeks develop photography?

      opallady on August 26th, 2014
      I find that "head-on-a-pike" picture a bit unnerving.

      LLapp on October 28th, 2014
      Opallady, funny you should say that, because this week I find the "head-on-a-pike" Halloween decoration in my neighbor's front yard unnerving. Maybe I can do an Ancient Greek Philosopher head-on-a-pike theme for our front yard this year - give the neighborhood kids a little culture for a change.

      JJ20paws on September 27th, 2015
      Thanks, Plato! This is super uplifting! Sincerely, Jonah

      darkyr on December 12th, 2018
      I think the answer is 'no'. At least, there is not enough evidence since we currently have an uncountably large number of things that have yet to be swallowed up. I'll be happy to stay to the end to do a final tally, if no one else wants to.

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      • "Through years of experience I have found that air offers less resistance than dirt."
        Jack Nicklaus


        Barnabas on March 30th, 2012
        Over the past two days, I have come across two puzzles of quotes attributed to Jack Nicklaus. Both times I checked the four letter words to see if the word 'golf' would work, and in neither quote did that word actually come up.

        montyb on August 18th, 2012
        There are a lot of 4-letter words associated with golf that are, indeed, not "golf". I've used them all.

        universalmom on March 30th, 2014
        Hahaha...nice, monty!

        LLapp on December 16th, 2015
        Ball, dirt, club, sand, hole, walk, what else?

        Quizzical on August 30th, 2016
        Monty, we're going to miss you when you're gone! Great line.

        wvwoman on November 1st, 2016
        do you know something about montyb that we don't know, quizzical?!

        puzzleme on March 13th, 2017
        Monty? Monty, are you there? Hello?

        LLapp on May 25th, 2017
        It's spring - he's golfing.

        NotTooOld on October 5th, 2017
        I thought monty meant four letter words like X@#!

        Persephone59 on January 9th, 2018
        Yes, I think Monty's golf vocabulary is surely rather colorful.

        montyb on April 11th, 2018
        Yes, my colorful 4-letter golf vocabulary includes blue, gold, cyan, aqua, etc. As you can see, my lexicon tends toward the "blue".

        MamaB on April 19th, 2018
        Oh, thank goodness your back!

        LLapp on November 27th, 2018
        I had a feeling monty was back when I saw the empty pizza boxes.

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        • Simon and Garfunkel get Hammered

          "It is better to be the hammer than the anvil. "
          Proverb

          puffybob on March 31st, 2013
          The original meaning of this comparison was that it is better to be the anvil: the hammer eventually wears out and breaks, but the anvil never does.

          JD_1947 on November 7th, 2014
          Yep! There's lots of stuff out there 'bout hammers but not much on anvils . . .

          LLapp on November 20th, 2014
          "If I Had an Anvil" never made it to the top ten.

          petname on April 14th, 2015
          Nope! "I'd rather be an anvil than a hammer, yes I would..." wouldn't do so well either!

          dovid1946 on April 18th, 2015
          and I'd rather be pissed off than pissed on

          oddcouple on October 11th, 2015
          Hm. I always that the comparison was to the hammer and the nail.

          LLapp on May 8th, 2016
          I'd rather be an allen wrench. They're cool.

          abra on May 20th, 2016
          I just got a Dremel tool, way cool.

          GtrZan on July 26th, 2016
          "...sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug!" - Dire Straits

          Roxanne on May 3rd, 2017
          I'm a detail sander and when I grow up I want to be an asphalt cold planer.

          Beagle on May 16th, 2017
          I'm with oddcouple. The saying is that it's better to be the hammer than the nail. If it's between the hammer and the anvil, I'll pick anvil every time.

          skeeter on August 16th, 2017
          I'd rather be a hammer than a nail. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would.

          abra on August 29th, 2017
          El Condor Pasa.

          montyb on October 10th, 2017
          It is not better to be the hammer than the Advil.

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          • "Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, But quickly to see how to make them good. "
            Elbert Hubbard

            universalmom on October 28th, 2014
            Good job not splitting that infinitive

            dovid1946 on February 13th, 2015
            Another intelligent quote from the cool Cat in the Hat

            darkyr on April 22nd, 2016
            I split an infinitive once. It took several weeks to heal.

            maradnu on April 6th, 2017
            How many stitches did it require?

            skeeter on November 5th, 2017
            An infinite number.

            Barnabas on August 16th, 2018
            Nothing worse than a 7 / 10 split infinitive.

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            • Monty's excellent comeback, plus a bonus word list

              "The fatter the flea the leaner the dog." Proverb

              chopstix on August 1st, 2013
              eewww

              jnoodles on March 9th, 2015
              Very eeewwww

              kb83 on July 22nd, 2015
              Comma after "flea". And what is the higher lesson in this proverb?

              montyb on July 24th, 2015
              That fleas are too busy with their ectoparasitic ways to punctuate properly?

              SwampySox on February 29th, 2016
              They sucked it right out of the quote.

              GtrZan on July 6th, 2017
              I'll take "4-letter words that end in A" for 1000, Alex

              LLapp on October 26th, 2017
              4-letter words that end in A? Gosh, after "flea," I have no idea.

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              lewisengr on October 1st, 2018
              iota

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              • Llapp makes this tread for me.

                "The only limits are, as always, those of vision."
                James Broughton

                bansaisequoia on October 16th, 2012
                I am nyctalopic, myopic and presbyopic.

                wvwoman on October 22nd, 2012
                ahh, the 'over 40' condition!

                montyb on December 24th, 2012
                Welcome to the club, Bansai. Except, instead of nyctalopia, I am chromatically challenged.

                tjsrc on November 8th, 2013
                Everyone's a geezer on this site geez.

                abra on June 26th, 2016
                I swear, it happens on your fortieth birthday.

                LLapp on September 15th, 2017
                I was 42. I remember it vividly: the optometrist at Lenscrafters was going on and on in the little dark room about my "two precriptions" and I said, "Why do you keep saying TWO prescriptions?" and then she used the foreign word "presbyopia" and mentioned near vision and far vision, and that's when I shouted "Wait . . . are you tellin' me I need BIFOCALS?!" and she said "I'm . . . I'm so sorry." I went back out to the store, where my two children were having fun trying on frames, and told them "Hey! Guess what I need! It starts with a B." My son said, "Uh....boxer shorts?" I said "It starts with a B and it ends in an old age home!" "Okay, I'm guessing bifocals," he said. "RIGHT," I barked. He laughed. Now he's 34 and balding. Hah.

                BrainCellKeeper on December 31st, 2017
                At around age 48, I needed to start dying my hair to cover the gray and wearing cheaters to read small, blurry letters.

                marnita on January 7th, 2018
                40, yep, that sounds about right. The good news is that my eyes haven't gotten much worse since then (I''m pushing 75). Except for the incipient cataracts, of course.

                NotTooOld on August 3rd, 2018
                My first pair of glasses were trifocals. Talk about a hard adjustment.

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                • Of passwords and toothbrushes

                  "Treat your password like your toothbrush. Don't let anybody else use it, and get a new one every six months."
                  Clifford Stoll

                  Scorpion451 on January 9th, 2014
                  excellent advice.

                  oddcouple on April 25th, 2015
                  But then you got another one to try to remember. I have about 20 different password and I can't remember half.

                  montyb on July 12th, 2015
                  But I bet you know where your toothbrush is, oddcouple.

                  abra on April 8th, 2016
                  Years ago, I saw Clifford Stoll on one of the morning news shows, probably GMA, after he had tracked down a KGB hacker. He seems WAY hyper, but he's a really interesting person.

                  oddcouple on March 28th, 2017
                  Yes, monty. I know where my toothbrush is. But I only have to keep track of one.

                  LLapp on April 18th, 2017
                  And when you go to the store and buy the exact same kind of toothbrush, nobody stops you and says you can't pick the same toothbrush as you did for the last six toothbrushes.

                  tgreen517 on August 13th, 2017
                  Maybe you should write your password on your toothbrush!

                  marnita on February 14th, 2018
                  So far nobody has tried to hack my toothbrush.

                  SippyGurl on September 27th, 2018
                  lol tgreen! awesome

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                  • Lots to think about

                    "Faith must have adequate evidence, else it is mere superstition."
                    Alexander Hodge

                    oddcouple on December 7th, 2014
                    But if it had adequate evidence, would it really be faith?

                    mikehallbackhoe on February 7th, 2015
                    faith is based on knowledge of the past. I have faith that I can solve the next cryptogram..... maybe....

                    Beagle on February 25th, 2015
                    I don't think Mr. Hodge understands what faith is.

                    abra on April 8th, 2015
                    I think you're right, Beagle.

                    viktoria on June 20th, 2015
                    I'm with oddcouple.

                    marnita on February 29th, 2016
                    I'm with mike.

                    LLapp on June 5th, 2016
                    I like Ike.

                    darkyr on November 16th, 2016
                    I'm with Lightyr.

                    SippyGurl on January 7th, 2017
                    i'm with stupid. oh wait, that's a mirror

                    Persephone59 on December 10th, 2017
                    I want to know why, if there is a god (or more), why is faith necessary? Why would a loving deity require folks to believe, just for the hell of it (pun intended)? Why would god hide. Why would god play head games? I'm not an atheist, just agnostic. I don't understand why people want so much to believe. What's wrong with eternal sleep? I believe in morals and crime and mostly, the golden rule, and I think religion is just derived from that.

                    Queethebean on June 22nd, 2018
                    I'm with Persephone.

                    YorkiesRule on August 9th, 2018
                    Persephone, who says God requires you to believe in him? If God exists, then he exists whether or not you or anyone else believe in him, and his existence doesn't depend on faith. It's people who need faith, not God. Faith helps people understand the world and make right moral choices. Some people are so whole that they don't need faith, and you could be one of them. But the majority of people are lost if they don't have faith. That's why having faith is important, whether or not God actually exists. By the way, I'm not speaking on behalf of any religion, everything I said is just my personal opinion.

                    Eureka on December 8th, 2018
                    A mix of funny and insightful comments on this one. I have faith that someone will eventually read this comment.

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                    • "And now, I'm just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time."
                      Lady Gaga

                      gryhnd51 on March 14th, 2014
                      Or by one slab of meat at a time?

                      ulua on April 24th, 2014
                      Fabulous!

                      maradnu on July 22nd, 2016
                      Offensive? Silly perhaps.

                      Spellbinder44 on September 29th, 2016
                      Will google meaning of sequin after posting this comment . Probably has something to do with stitching ..?

                      kb83 on September 9th, 2017
                      a non-sequin-tur.

                      LLapp on June 17th, 2018
                      Oh my, are sequins an item of a bygone era already?

                      maradnu on January 1st, 2019
                      I couldn't tell you the last time I wore a sequin

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                      • Escher-Sketch

                        "Although I am absolutely without training in the exact sciences, I often seem to have more in common with mathematicians than with my fellow artists." M. C. Escher



                        montyb on May 19th, 2012
                        Escher is one of my favorite artists.

                        nehiyawiskwewniya on May 30th, 2013
                        never heard of him, must goggle him.

                        wvwoman on September 21st, 2013
                        you'll no doubt recognize his art when you see it.

                        tjsrc on November 9th, 2013
                        You should all check out the 3D printing models they made of some of his buildings, they're insane.

                        montyb on March 15th, 2014
                        How could one not have heard of Escher?

                        abra on June 28th, 2015
                        You can get lost in Escher's pictures. They're incredible.

                        darkyr on July 22nd, 2016
                        There was a time when each of us had not yet heard of Escher, then we had, then we come back around to not having heard of him. It is the nature of Escher.

                        bansaisequoia on January 25th, 2017
                        When I was a kid, I used to create pictures on my Escher-Sketch. Then I would shake it up, and the aluminum powder would be redistributed and the images erased.

                        kb83 on February 21st, 2017
                        Amazing how he created things that endlessly baffle you.

                        318WOZ on December 13th, 2018
                        I once had an Escher-Sketch, too, bansaisequoia! When I set it down and left the room, I fell through the floor and landed at the same place I'd been sitting before. Weirdest thing.

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                        • You guys are hilarious!

                          "Freedom is a package deal - with it comes responsibilities and consequences. "
                          Unattributed

                          montyb on January 1st, 2015
                          Order now and we'll send you a second set absolutely free, plus shipping and handling.

                          slow1 on March 29th, 2015
                          Montyb -- funny! Those ads are soooo annoying.

                          marnita on May 26th, 2017
                          But wait! There's more!

                          abra on July 11th, 2017
                          If you order now...

                          Roxanne on December 9th, 2017
                          If you order now, you get this regime destabilizer absolutely free -- perfect for home, school, or elected office! Call now! Undercover operators are standing by!

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                          • "The footprint of the owner is the best manure." English Proverb

                            puzzleme on April 23rd, 2013
                            The footprint of THIS owner is best kept out of the manure, thankew.

                            montyb on June 1st, 2013
                            I think puzzleme has summed it up rather nicely.

                            figmo on March 14th, 2014
                            Well dung, puzzleme!

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                            • "Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day."
                              Dan Custer

                              universalmom on September 25th, 2012
                              Are we supposed to mutter this to ourselves every morning?

                              wvwoman on February 24th, 2013
                              only if you feel the need, universalmom. (your comment made me giggle!)

                              abra on January 26th, 2014
                              I'd have a hard time remembering that, the first thing in the morning. Maybe around lunchtime would be better. Every lunchtime is a new beginning...

                              debzhaus on January 30th, 2014
                              Okay, it's time to make the donuts...

                              skoogie2 on February 15th, 2014
                              Oh my gosh, these comments made me laugh!

                              kb83 on March 31st, 2014
                              Or was it what General Custer muttered the day of his last stand?

                              abra on July 15th, 2014
                              debzhaus, we use the "tine to make the donuts" line around here all the time. It made me smile. I'm glad someone else remembers it.

                              montyb on October 16th, 2014
                              Geez Dan, that's setting the bar a little low.

                              LLapp on May 21st, 2015
                              By the time I finished reciting this long tribute to Now, it was tomorrow.

                              LLapp on October 22nd, 2016
                              As for affirmations to keep myself on task, I prefer "Today is an important day."

                              skeeter on October 22nd, 2017
                              abra, your first comment has me laughing.

                              badbob on May 19th, 2018
                              General Custer last mutter was "damn!, look at all the Indians"

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                              • "When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime. "
                                Josh Billings

                                darkyr on May 4th, 2017
                                When nobody else will talk about you, you are forced to take drastic measures.
                                "Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds." -- Albert Einstein

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