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Saturday, April 05, 2008

Quotes of the day

Bette Davis, 4/5/1908 - 10/6/1989:

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

Anyone who says life begins at forty is full of it.

There goes the famous good time that was had by all.

I would take a bad script and a good director any day against a good script and a bad director.

If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.

Just because someone dies [Joan Crawford] doesn't mean they've changed.

Marriage needs communication- and separate baths.

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.

Old age is no place for sissies.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Happy Birthday, Marguerite Ann Johnson...

... aka Maya Angelou:

Because of our routines we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure.

Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency.

Self-pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.

There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.

There's a world of difference between truth and fact. Facts can obscure the truth.

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Quote of the day

I'd believe that the Internet was a "new type of library" when somebody showed me a library riddled with every booming variety of piracy, porn, fraud, spam and organized crime.
-Bruce Sterling

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Quote of the day

You think that stuff's pretty funny, don't you? Well, you look like a guy whose laptop would be seized by the authorities.
-Sen. John McCain

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Hit the ground running...

From those innovative folks at ThinkGeek, Spazztroids- a breakfast cereal loaded with caffeine and other essentials needed to start the day with a bang.

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Quote of the day

I'm eight years older, 10 pounds heavier, a half-inch shorter, and just in time for HD television.
-Kathie Lee Gifford, returning to television as a host on NBC's Today

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Monday, March 31, 2008

No wonder it sold out...

I mean, who wouldn't want their own Barbie trapped in carbonite?

(original listing here.)

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

But seriously, how about that John McCain?

David Letterman says John McCain looks like:

...a guy whose head you can barely see over the steering wheel
...the guy who thinks the nurses are stealing his stuff. 'Dad, why would they take your socks? It doesn't make sense.'"
...the kind of guy who brags that his new denture adhesive allows him to eat corn on the cob
...a guy who parked his RV overnight at Wal-Mart
...a guy at a restaurant that says I'm leaving ten percent, that's good enough
...the guy who goes to the curb for the paper and locks himself outside of the house
...the guy that walks up to the mound to settle down a young pitcher
...the guy who picks up his TV remote when the phone rings
...a guy who gets tickets for mowing under the influence
...a guy with a collection of movies he bought at the car wash
...a guy on the beach with a metal detector
...the guy who is still confused by the phone answering machine: 'Hello, is that - hello, is that you? Larry, Larry, hello?
...the guy who calls his grandson when he screws up the remote: 'Well, now all the shows are in Spanish. What am I going to do, hello?'"
...the guy at the movies whose wife has to repeat everything
...the guy who has to always be told something is on his chin
...a guy who still has a rotary phone
...a guy who's backed over his own mailbox
...a guy whose sweater is always mis-buttoned
...the guy who always tells you he's 72 years young
...the guy who's bragged that oatmeal has lowered his cholesterol
...the guy who should be co-hosting with Kelly Ripa
...the old guy at the barber shop?
...a Wal-Mart greeter
...the neighbor who says, 'Oh, that dead tree is on your property'
...always early for the early bird special
...the guy at the supermarket who is confused by the automatic doors
...the uncle who pretends to remove his thumb old guy in a coffee shop who's still complaining about the designated hitter
...the guy who asks the driver if he's on the right bus
...the guy who's always saying, 'What was that? Nothing? That's what I thought.'"

(From's political humor section)

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Laugh while you can, monkey-boy

I am a professional. Do not try this at home.

I canna change the laws of physics

As a matter of fact, I *am* the boss of you.
(as a matter of fact, i AM the boss of you.)

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without signficant intelligence

I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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Eff the ineffable, scrute the inscrutable.

If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions.

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