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  • "The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience."
    — Barbara Mikkelson

    universalmom
    April 11, 2012, 7:42 pm
    And people are often convinced by something that rhymes.

    montyb
    July 2, 2013, 11:48 am
    Trust u-mom, for it happens all the times.

    wordfairy
    January 24, 2015, 8:51 pm
    With my 2 cents, in I will chimes, Helping commit these poetic crimes.

    jval
    March 29, 2015, 6:28 am
    There once was a man from Nantucket .......

    LLapp
    September 27, 2015, 9:30 pm
    Who put all his words in a bucket...

    Quizzical
    September 15, 2016, 7:19 am
    But when he looked in it...

    SippyGurl
    December 7, 2016, 1:39 am
    he knew for a minute...

    jimbo42
    February 13, 2017, 8:44 pm
    that nobody,s prepared to finish it

    debzhaus
    September 30, 2017, 12:51 pm
    He really should give up and chuck it.

    badbob
    February 28, 2018, 1:48 am
    I'm moving to Nantucket


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    • "You are your own judge. The verdict is up to you."
      — Astrid Alauda

      crossland68
      April 12, 2013, 3:40 pm
      Not guilty by reason of insanity.
      locodad
      June 5, 2013, 1:17 am
      most of us are.
      montyb
      June 26, 2014, 8:24 am
      My case was a hung jury.
      kb83
      December 9, 2014, 4:50 am
      I'd like a new venue.
      mazereeuw
      February 18, 2015, 4:12 pm
      I'm worried that this judge is an idiot.
      marnita
      February 27, 2015, 8:53 am
      Innocent until proven guilty.
      MatthewReynolds
      October 2, 2015, 5:58 am
      I remand myself to my own custody.
      JJ20paws
      February 11, 2017, 7:14 am
      I'll take the fifth... Or drink a fifth?
      blueladyblue
      April 3, 2018, 8:30 am
      I am my own attorney, judge and jury. The fix is in but I'll take it.
      Jalapenoman
      May 16, 2018, 12:51 pm
      Off with his head!
      Persephone59
      May 24, 2018, 10:40 pm
      JMan, the Red Queen. Lol.
      Eureka
      April 8, 2019, 10:55 pm
      Guilty as charged.
      Elfwin
      August 18, 2020, 8:50 am
      You guys are all so funny!!!!
      montyb
      September 22, 2020, 9:10 am
      Hey! Who took my fifth?!
      opallady
      August 2, 2021, 7:06 pm
      I plead the SODDI defense - Some Other Dude Did It.
      didit
      September 27, 2021, 7:36 pm
      Terri Guillemets of the website Quote Garden strikes again. Astrid Alauda is one of her 100+ pseudonyms. There is at least one other Astrid Alauda quote on this crypto website, and of course various others by Terri Guillemet using a variety of aliases.
      jbb33054
      March 29, 2022, 6:05 pm
      85​

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      • Originally posted by LLapp View Post
        Wonderful limerick from kb83!

        I searched online for each line of kb83's verse and came up with nothing, so I assume it's an original. Brilliant!!


        "Reach for the stars, even if you have to stand on a cactus." Susan Longacre

        kb83 on 2015-10-07 04:24:12
        I tried to jump over a cactus/ My quadruceps needed the practus./ I'd no cause to fear it/ But soon lost my spirit / With my corpus no longer intactus.
        Okay, full confession, I actually wrote this one at a family reunion when I was about 10 or 12. My wonderful Aunt hosting the reunion had prepared opening lines of limericks on little bits of paper, which we all had to draw out of jars, and then complete, and I think this is when I first developed a kind of mania for limericks. This Aunt loved writing funny poetry, sometimes imitating the style of Ogden Nash, who was one of her favorites. Once I've written a limerick, I usually (but not always) remember it, because the process of getting it done tends to lodge it in the brain.

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        • "The mind conceives with pain, but it brings forth with delight." — Joseph Joubert

          kb83
          October 23, 2017, 3:47 am
          Interesting observation-- the opposite of pregnancy.

          LLapp
          March 9, 2020, 11:08 pm
          I was thinking that also -- the body conceives in delight and brings forth in pain.

          blueladyblue
          April 16, 2020, 5:39 pm
          So that's why my brain hurts.

          blueladyblue
          November 26, 2021, 7:27 pm
          Ouch. There it goes again.

          darkyr
          September 15, 2022, 9:50 am
          I've decided to name this next thought Herbert after a thought that my grandfather had.

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          • (Classic darkyr! )

            "Carry laughter with you wherever you go." — Hugh Sidey

            darkyr
            April 12, 2017, 8:35 am
            I keep some in my pocket, but then I forget to take it out when I do laundry. I think it really amuses the washer.​

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            • (I don't know, rasbury. )

              "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."
              — Anatole France

              rasbury
              February 26, 2021, 11:17 pm
              It's about differentiating between what you know you know, what you don't know you know, what you know you don't know, and what you don't know you don't know. Trust me, I know.

              rasbury
              August 12, 2021, 1:08 pm
              I used to know, but I forgot. I should have memorized it.

              rasbury
              November 23, 2023, 10:51 pm
              Is this going to be on the test?

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              • "I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things." — George Robert Gissing

                puffybob
                May 28, 2013, 2:09 am
                I hear he kept his own best-smeller list.​

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                • "We often use strong language not to express a powerful emotion but to evoke it in us." — Eric Hoffer

                  dovid1946
                  May 20, 2015, 5:08 am
                  i actually fell asleep in the middle of solving this one.

                  montyb
                  January 7, 2016, 10:57 pm
                  I'll bet you used some strong language when you woke.

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                  • "The man is only half himself, the other half is his expression." — Ralph Waldo Emerson

                    318WOZ
                    January 5, 2020, 9:39 pm
                    Ugh. Semicolon instead of a blasted comma splice! I don't even care what he said without that semicolon. :/

                    LLapp
                    December 23, 2020, 2:29 am
                    318WOZ, you are my hero.

                    kb83
                    December 6, 2021, 3:47 pm
                    The comma is only half the thought separator; the other half is the dot.

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                    • "We are chameleons, and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility, and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it." — Mark Twain​

                      paulk190
                      December 27, 2010, 9:27 pm
                      Wonted? I thought I'd screwed something up until I checked it.

                      Mainelyquotes
                      April 26, 2013, 12:35 pm
                      Yeah, me too.

                      abra
                      January 3, 2014, 2:55 pm
                      Me three.

                      Quizzical
                      May 11, 2014, 4:00 am
                      Not used much any more. I am wont to throw it in conversation just to keep everyone on their toes, once in a while.

                      kb83
                      June 5, 2015, 3:16 am
                      But is it "wonted" or "wont" ?

                      abra
                      April 3, 2016, 6:11 pm
                      That's what got me, this time. I thought it should be "wont"

                      obsessedreader8
                      November 25, 2017, 1:26 am
                      WONTED!

                      kahvecowgirl
                      December 17, 2018, 7:42 am
                      DEAD OR ALIVE

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                      • Badbob cracked me up.


                        "Laughter is the first evidence of freedom." — Rosario Castellanos​

                        BrainCellKeeper
                        April 15, 2017, 6:59 am
                        45 seconds Yeah, but really - how does someone solve this in 7 seconds? Is the computer doing it?

                        imsoeasy
                        January 2, 2019, 4:09 pm
                        Pro typists can do 50-80 WPM while the REALLY FAST can go up 120 WPM. The best I could ever do, keeping errors down (that was important when I learned using an eraser for corrections), was around 30-35. This quote has 7 words. nanrich did it in 7 seconds. That equals 60 WPM. Also, some people's brains just work faster kinda like computers. So, I guess you could say that this was solved by a fast nanrich computer.

                        montyb
                        April 29, 2020, 12:38 pm
                        Words per minute is a meaningless statistic for this site. To use such a figure on this quote, one would have to make 42 keystrokes including spaces and punctuation. However, with automatic cursor advance and auto fill-in, one only needs 17 keystrokes to complete it.

                        badbob
                        January 9, 2022, 5:35 am
                        The Manatee Typing Academy measured our speed with calendars.

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                        • ​​​

                          "A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring. " — Ludwig Wittgenstein

                          bansaisequoia
                          June 30, 2009, 10:33 pm
                          I'm not going to go into the ring with Wittgenstein.

                          dovid1946
                          January 31, 2015, 3:35 am
                          he looks like one tough welterweight

                          LLapp
                          February 14, 2017, 7:39 pm
                          I'll never forget the time he knocked out Bertrand Russell in one round.

                          abra
                          July 16, 2020, 10:16 pm
                          You spend all those years getting a Thinkology Degree, and then you have to get into a boxing ring?

                          rasbury
                          May 22, 2021, 10:46 pm
                          I've talked with philosophers, and the discussions do indeed get pretty rough.

                          kb83
                          May 29, 2023, 6:17 pm
                          think like a butterfly, probe like a bee?
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                          • "Experience praises the most happy the one who made the most people happy."— Karl Marx

                            abra
                            June 27, 2011, 3:38 am
                            Does this make sense?

                            ZeebaNeighba
                            June 30, 2012, 12:12 am
                            It makes sense after a couple of glasses of vodka

                            Lily H
                            May 2, 2013, 2:25 am
                            Something seems to be missing from this quote. It doesn't make sense as it is. It might be translated incorrectly.

                            nehiyawiskwewniya
                            September 13, 2013, 3:21 pm
                            A bloody mary would make me happy!

                            kb83
                            July 16, 2014, 9:07 am
                            In an on-line QA thread: ' I believe it is actually a mis-quote or possibly translations from German. It reads better...' "History calls those men the greatest who have ennobled themselves by working for the common good; "experience acclaims as happiest the man who has made the greatest number of people happy". Marx, Letter to His Father (1837)

                            skoogie2
                            September 7, 2014, 2:48 am
                            thanks, kb, cryptos thank the most helpful that make the most people helped.

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