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  • "Angling may be said to be so like the mathematics that it can never be fully learned. "
    — Izaak Walton

    tgreen517
    September 7, 2014, 11:10 am
    Sounds fishy to me!
    abra
    May 6, 2015, 12:42 pm
    "THE mathematics".
    wordfairy
    May 23, 2015, 9:20 pm
    g'nite, Izaak-boy!
    LLapp
    July 23, 2017, 5:04 pm
    wordfairy - very funny!
    DrCryptell
    May 5, 2018, 4:51 am
    Dangling is even worse 'cause you add a "D." and subtract the math. (This makes about as much sense as the quote itself)
    kb83
    September 29, 2018, 8:14 am
    Reminds me of the mountaineer father who went to meet his son's teacher and asked her to give him plenty of the Trigonometry, because he was such a lousy shot.
    kb83
    March 28, 2020, 11:25 pm
    For a mathematical holiday, try angling.

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    • "Admit your errors before someone else exaggerates them."
      — Andrew V. Mason

      montyb
      March 25, 2014, 12:21 pm
      You know, I thought I had once made an error, but I was wrong.
      JD_1947
      November 23, 2014, 6:11 am
      and especially before they exammerates them, or worse still . . exaccerates them . . .
      jval
      May 26, 2015, 3:28 pm
      If you admit your mistakes, you have a hard time explaining when you do the same thing again ... ask my second husband.
      darkyr
      November 13, 2017, 4:48 pm
      I forget to admit one trivial error and Andrew's been all over me since.
      Fudi
      March 31, 2020, 4:27 pm
      When I saw the aBBcBd pattern, I first tried decoding the "B" as an "E", but then I realized the word must be "errors". It was an honest mistake. It could have happened to anybody. Don't make such a big deal of it. Like you've never guessed something was an "E" that didn't turn out to be, Fancypants?
      jbb33054
      March 31, 2020, 6:13 pm
      126

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      • "You can't make an omelette without breaking eggs. "
        — Unattributed

        PianoManGidley
        December 2, 2010, 1:37 am
        Any cook will tell you that. But look what happened to the cook!
        Lurker
        December 22, 2010, 1:37 am
        I love that movie.
        bansaisequoia
        August 2, 2011, 2:16 pm
        What movie?
        WRQ9
        July 27, 2012, 12:06 am
        What cook?
        BeeAre
        September 22, 2012, 1:04 pm
        I thought this was Walter Durranty talking about Joe Stalin starving millions of people in the Ukraine famine of the late thirties.
        locodad
        September 28, 2012, 10:50 am
        What did the egg say to the cook?-You crack me up
        Lurker
        September 21, 2013, 12:55 pm
        The movie was Clue. I believe this particular exchange was Martin Mull and Eileen Brennan.
        LLapp
        January 27, 2015, 11:51 am
        BeeAre, that was an awesome comment.
        darkyr
        January 26, 2018, 10:04 am
        You can't have bacon with your omelette without breaking a pig.
        tavi5280
        March 10, 2018, 3:29 am
        Q:What did thee chicken say when she saw an omelette? A: Just look at all those mixed up kids!
        Eureka
        December 29, 2018, 3:54 am
        Thanks for all the laughs everyone!
        oddcouple
        August 30, 2019, 12:54 am
        I didn't know there was another way to spell omelet.
        DaveR
        October 27, 2019, 11:42 am
        “It is a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.” ― Andrew Jackson
        DrCryptell
        November 7, 2019, 7:03 am
        You can't barbeque a steak without killing a cow and you can't bake a cherry pie without cutting down a tree. So? Is this a CNBC headline story?

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        • "The only truly secure system is one that is powered off, cast in a block of concrete and sealed in a lead-lined room with armed guards -- and even then I have my doubts." — Eugene H. Spafford

          RedEnoch
          October 25, 2011, 12:45 pm
          I guess I shouldn't have used my SSN as a password, then...

          fredsevent
          November 3, 2011, 8:59 pm
          Ooo.. I better change my password, because I used your SSN, too!

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          • "Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion."
            — Publilius Syrus


            bansaisequoia
            August 20, 2010, 10:38 pm
            Publilius Syrus actually said, "Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion." In other words, the hares would romp and cavort.
            maradnu
            April 2, 2011, 11:09 pm
            Should be gambol, not gamble
            abra
            June 12, 2013, 12:23 am
            It's a good thing they fixed it, I would never have got it. I'd have been thinking of those hares with their cards and dice.
            Barnabas
            September 2, 2014, 2:47 pm
            They could gamble, too, if they knew how.
            CarpeLanam
            September 3, 2015, 4:36 am
            Their ears twitch when they're bluffing.
            kb83
            April 13, 2016, 10:08 am
            If the lion is dead, it's called gambling, if the ion is alive it's called gamboling.
            marnita
            September 3, 2016, 12:06 pm
            Surely it's the other way around, kb83.
            pj48
            September 23, 2016, 9:08 pm
            Yes, kb, it's a gamble if the lion is alive.
            kb83
            November 28, 2016, 10:02 am
            oops. my bad!
            Persephone59
            August 27, 2017, 10:36 pm
            How I got this, I'll never know.
            skeeter
            December 13, 2017, 4:08 pm
            Gamble, gambol. I think you all are just splitting hares.
            SippyGurl
            January 15, 2018, 9:18 am
            if you're spitting hares is that cottontail mouth
            LLapp
            June 12, 2018, 10:21 am
            Wow, that was a challenge, and well worth it for the delightful comments.
            badbob
            February 11, 2019, 10:36 pm
            i put harem
            jbb33054
            March 6, 2020, 6:34 pm
            456
            LLapp
            March 11, 2020, 3:16 pm
            Wow, you can find just about anything on Google Images: (link)

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            • "It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims. "
              — Aristotle


              JCarlosCuevas
              July 29, 2009, 7:23 pm
              Agreed!
              puffybob
              July 27, 2010, 4:42 am
              I wonder how old he was when he said that.
              locodad
              March 17, 2013, 3:34 pm
              Iam in trouble. Ithink myson uttered a maxim but I didn't understand.Is that aknew slang or something?
              dovid1946
              February 19, 2015, 2:22 pm
              it is unbecoming for young cattle farmers to udder maxims
              kb83
              July 17, 2015, 9:18 am
              Since maxims are supposed to be pithy, why aren't they called "minims?"
              darkyr
              May 3, 2017, 8:49 am
              Oh, I think you just uttered a minim right then.
              pj48
              July 10, 2017, 4:04 pm
              Young men becoming maximen?
              LLapp
              June 18, 2019, 8:31 pm
              This is a great maxim in itself.
              montyb
              March 15, 2020, 9:48 am
              Well I'm old, so maxim, maxim, maxim!

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              • "We cannot hold a torch to light another's path without brightening our own."
                — Ben Sweetland


                wvwoman
                June 8, 2013, 11:59 pm
                i was frightening my path.
                puzzleme
                July 24, 2013, 7:03 am
                Some paths can be very frightening.
                Roxanne
                August 24, 2013, 7:25 pm
                I lit another's math. Which makes sense, since many research mathematicians work in pairs.
                universalmom
                April 23, 2014, 1:24 am
                Roxanne that's awesome! We should all light each other's math
                maradnu
                March 11, 2015, 7:58 am
                I should have burned some of my calculus homework
                abra
                March 17, 2015, 5:20 pm
                Maybe that's the problem with my math, no one offered to light it.
                LLapp
                January 3, 2017, 1:34 pm
                What a psychedelic photo of him -- he is a head floating amid fireworks.
                writeon
                June 16, 2017, 4:43 pm
                Yeah, but it's better if you stay on your own path or else others expect you and everyone else to keep holding up their torch on their path. (I'm cynical because I currently have an adult child at home.)
                LLapp
                September 24, 2017, 5:13 pm
                "Adult child" -- isn't it interesting that we have no good word for this? Try telling your adult child that he/she is an oxymoron.
                mmfs83
                October 13, 2018, 3:24 am
                I had frightening and that path was my error.

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                • Will this work for you, interactiveleaf?

                  "I believe that men are generally still a little afraid of the dark, though the witches are all hung, and Christianity and candles have been introduced."— Henry David Thoreau

                  abra
                  September 21, 2013, 10:45 am
                  Hey! One of those witches was my ancestor. You didn't have to be afraid of her.

                  LLapp
                  March 23, 2015, 11:56 am
                  The fact that the witches are all hung is the dark I am afraid of.

                  interactiveleaf
                  August 8, 2015, 7:21 pm
                  Can LLapp's comment be added to this site? It deserves it.

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                  • Hey ... I found an important find, I think:

                    Here is the quote:

                    "Success comes in cans, failure in can'ts. "
                    — Unattributed


                    And here are some of the comments:

                    munchlet
                    June 14, 2019, 11:09 pm
                    14 seconds here.
                    munchlet
                    June 14, 2019, 11:10 pm
                    Can I submit two comments now?
                    LLapp
                    November 4, 2019, 1:21 am
                    WHOA! How'd you do that?
                    abra
                    February 25, 2020, 2:08 am
                    I thought I could do that, but I've never proved it.
                    abra
                    February 25, 2020, 2:08 am
                    Did I?

                    So ... yes, indeed, munchlet and abra - you've found the key to this piece of crypto magic. I once came to a puzzle which had directions for doing this and I tried it and possibly left two in a row, myself ... but couldn't get back after the 2nd time to see if I had. Munchlet or abra ... do you know what you did to accomplish this cool feat?

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                    • "You can have peace of mind, improved health and an ever-increasing flow of energy. Life can be full of joy and satisfaction. "
                      — Norman Vincent Peale


                      opallady
                      February 25, 2009, 12:50 am
                      And wouldn't that be loverly? Pollyanna lives!
                      PianoManGidley
                      December 3, 2010, 12:19 am
                      "...Just buy my guide on health and wealth today!"
                      pootie49
                      June 21, 2011, 5:39 pm
                      um? how??
                      montyb
                      April 9, 2012, 8:39 pm
                      Just call the number on your screen and have your credit card ready. Operators are standing by.
                      bansaisequoia
                      June 8, 2012, 2:35 am
                      Act now and we'll throw in the Ab Rocket Twister with workout DVD--absolutely free!!!
                      opallady
                      September 30, 2012, 10:05 pm
                      Buy our big bright green pleasure machine!
                      abra
                      August 30, 2013, 3:02 pm
                      He sold a lot of books over the decades.
                      DeskJockey
                      June 13, 2014, 3:45 am
                      People living in competition, but all I want is to have my peace of mind......YEAHHH!!!
                      SippyGirll
                      December 29, 2014, 7:00 am
                      don't worry, be happy
                      windsong
                      February 18, 2015, 9:31 am
                      But wait....there's more......
                      pegxpeg
                      May 18, 2015, 12:41 pm
                      Ask about our E-Z payment plan.
                      Quizzical
                      September 18, 2016, 2:13 am
                      Well, he did live a long life.
                      MamaB
                      October 17, 2017, 2:46 am
                      Just pay an additional handling fee!
                      maradnu
                      January 18, 2020, 1:02 am
                      All it takes is drugs

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                      • More showing off from that coy Abra, who apparently doesn't want to share her secrets with the rest of us. Harumph!

                        "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual. "
                        — Thomas Jefferson


                        montyb
                        May 11, 2016, 1:29 am
                        Well, practice does tend to make perfect.
                        LLapp
                        July 19, 2018, 8:38 pm
                        This quote reminds me of that guy.
                        Frederic
                        October 15, 2018, 11:51 pm
                        Which guy?
                        LLapp
                        November 22, 2018, 4:14 pm
                        The guy with the power.
                        imsoeasy
                        October 29, 2019, 12:51 am
                        Edison?
                        pickleball
                        March 15, 2020, 1:30 pm
                        power to the people!!
                        abra
                        May 21, 2020, 2:17 am
                        I know where you were going with that, LLapp. I'm just going to ignore that. :0) It made me think of that dialogue from a Cary Grant movie. I thing the Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer. I'm going to google.
                        abra
                        May 21, 2020, 2:18 am
                        Here it is: "You remind me of a man." "What man?" "The man with the power." "What power?" "The power of hoodoo." "Who do?" "You do!"

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                        • Originally posted by Fudi View Post
                          More showing off from that coy Abra, who apparently doesn't want to share her secrets with the rest of us. Harumph!

                          "He who permits himself to tell a lie once, finds it much easier to do it a second and a third time till at length it becomes habitual. "
                          — Thomas Jefferson


                          montyb
                          May 11, 2016, 1:29 am
                          Well, practice does tend to make perfect.
                          LLapp
                          July 19, 2018, 8:38 pm
                          This quote reminds me of that guy.
                          Frederic
                          October 15, 2018, 11:51 pm
                          Which guy?
                          LLapp
                          November 22, 2018, 4:14 pm
                          The guy with the power.
                          imsoeasy
                          October 29, 2019, 12:51 am
                          Edison?
                          pickleball
                          March 15, 2020, 1:30 pm
                          power to the people!!
                          abra
                          May 21, 2020, 2:17 am
                          I know where you were going with that, LLapp. I'm just going to ignore that. :0) It made me think of that dialogue from a Cary Grant movie. I thing the Bachelor and the Bobby-soxer. I'm going to google.
                          abra
                          May 21, 2020, 2:18 am
                          Here it is: "You remind me of a man." "What man?" "The man with the power." "What power?" "The power of hoodoo." "Who do?" "You do!"

                          Abra told everything except the last line: "I do what?" -- and then it cycles back to "You remind me of a man," continuing over and over again, just like my sister and I used to do in the backseat on long car trips. Here's the film clip, with Cary Grant as the bachelor, Shirley Temple (age 18) as the bobby soxer, and Mirna Loy as the older sister: https://youtu.be/Lfv1Jx3_PRs

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                          • OMG, Fudi, I thought you were talking about Abra holding back on the content of her comment. Now I realize you were talking about her top-secret formula for returning to add a second comment. I want to know too! ABRA, HOW DID YOU DO IT?

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                            • "We cannot carry our father's corpse with us everywhere we go."
                              — Guillaume Apollinaire


                              Lily H
                              May 24, 2011, 1:43 am
                              Why would anyone want to do that?
                              abra
                              June 13, 2012, 5:49 pm
                              Nor would we want to. EWWWW.
                              cellophane
                              August 6, 2012, 3:59 pm
                              morbid
                              momof7
                              February 24, 2013, 5:02 am
                              It might start to stink after a day or two.
                              harmiger
                              May 9, 2013, 7:07 pm
                              But we do take his ashes everytime we move
                              gryhnd51
                              August 20, 2013, 11:24 pm
                              Perhaps "corpse" is a merely a reference to your father's reputation?
                              jnoodles
                              September 1, 2013, 2:55 am
                              I know exactly what this means and have been doing this since before Dad died. No more. I hope.
                              SippyGirl
                              September 9, 2013, 9:06 am
                              without context, this sounds pretty gruesome
                              dovid1946
                              January 17, 2015, 10:19 pm
                              sounds like the idea for a movie- sequel to 'weekend at Bernie's'
                              jval
                              January 30, 2015, 4:27 am
                              Maybe if we carry his past advice and love, it would be easier to move around.
                              abra
                              November 12, 2015, 3:53 pm
                              I know he doesn't mean this literally, it's just more fun to discuss that way.
                              darkyr
                              May 17, 2016, 6:16 am
                              I usually just set him outside on the curb when I run into the 7-Eleven.
                              nelnose
                              May 22, 2016, 5:45 am
                              Only if he's been cremated.
                              maradnu
                              January 7, 2017, 2:57 pm
                              How about if I have him cremated and carry the ashes? Or would I just be making an ash of myself.
                              Jalapenoman
                              February 25, 2017, 1:15 am
                              Dad weighed about fifty pounds more than me, so I have to use a wheelbarrow.
                              Old Alto
                              March 26, 2017, 7:26 am
                              I did for a while, but found it hard to keep a job.
                              letfreedomring
                              March 27, 2017, 8:38 am
                              gryhnd51 seems to have nailed the meaning of this quote. at least, I agree....
                              LLapp
                              April 14, 2017, 1:09 pm
                              This is what the coat check room is for.
                              kb83
                              June 14, 2017, 4:06 am
                              This reminds me of the movie "Little Miss Sunshine", (Abigail Breslin), when Alan Arkin (the grandpa) dies suddenly and they have to take him along in the van to make the Little Miss Sunshine pageant in time. This is one of the funniest movies ever!
                              skeeter
                              October 20, 2017, 3:23 am
                              Because it would be a lot of dead weight.
                              badbob
                              May 19, 2018, 2:40 am
                              weekend at bernie's
                              DrCryptell
                              June 23, 2018, 9:33 pm
                              Too heavy unless we use a wheelbarrow, but how could we ride the underground with it?
                              lertsek
                              June 30, 2018, 5:50 pm
                              You could use the diamond lanes on the freeway.
                              Eureka
                              February 21, 2019, 3:00 am
                              Loved that movie, kb83! And these comments are hilarious!
                              Synonymous
                              February 16, 2020, 11:58 pm
                              ^Agree Eureka on both comments. LOL...
                              BriddlesBob
                              April 13, 2020, 2:19 am
                              I say, make the "dead weight" outside.

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                              • "I have always considered tennis as a combat in an arena between two gladiators who have their racquets and their courage as their weapons." — Yannick Noah

                                Barnabas
                                May 11, 2017, 6:10 pm
                                Never bring a tennis racquet to a gladiator match.

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