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Old 05-10-2017, 06:01 PM
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"If you are walking to seek, ye shall find."
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insomniac on 2015-05-03 00:03:49
I don't know about ye, but I got stuck with 'talking to sheep' in my head, even though there wasn't enough letters.

LLapp on 2016-11-06 15:14:20
Insomniac, there's your problem! You're supposed to count the sheep, not converse with them.
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:33 PM
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"The moon and other celestial bodies should be free for exploration and use by all countries. No country should be permitted to advance a claim of sovereignty." Lyndon B. Johnson

bansaisequoia on 2009-10-08 22:14:26
I get dibs on Algol and the Horsehead Nebula!

puffybob on 2012-12-26 05:41:07
Be Sirius, Bonsai.

puzzleme on 2013-07-06 04:52:16
Ooh, puffy!

bansaisequoia on 2014-08-07 08:35:15
If I bottle Betelgeuse, will it sell?

spacecoyote1966 on 2016-08-23 08:33:31
Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse! Betelgeuse!
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Old 05-15-2017, 09:52 AM
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"Every convenience brings its own inconveniences along with it. "
Proverb

LLapp on 2016-01-08 23:45:17
Like, what do you with the 90 seconds of waiting time while you reheat food in the microwave?

Roxanne on 2016-01-21 01:01:20
I thought proverbs were sort of metaphorical, like "a stitch in time saves nine." This one would be "Every 7-11 has loitering youth in the parking lot."

abra on 2017-03-03 08:54:26
Funny, Roxanne. I thought a proverb was a well known axiom. A lot of these I've never heard in my pretty long life. pro·verb ˈprävərb/ noun a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice.

abra on 2017-03-12 10:58:12
I'll try again without the quotation marks. noun a short pithy saying in general use, stating a general truth or piece of advice. synonyms: saying, adage, saw, maxim, axiom, motto, bon mot, aphorism, apophthegm, epigram, gnome, dictum, precept; words of wisdom "Mama didn't just recite proverbs about decency and good sense, she lived by them.

darkyr on 2017-04-05 04:06:22
Proverbs are a convenience, wrapping up wisdom in small packages. How inconvenient that we can never know all of them without defeating that purpose.
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Old 05-20-2017, 10:06 AM
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"We are franker towards others than towards ourselves. "
Friedrich Nietzsche

maradnu on 2009-02-25 23:10:46
No kidding.

puzzleme on 2013-06-05 04:33:32
I wanted to be Frank with myself, but my parents kept calling me Tootsie.

JD_1947 on 2014-11-07 07:37:55
I'm pretty honest with and about myself . . . frankly I don't get it . . .

darkyr on 2016-06-27 10:03:02
I already know what I am going to say back to myself, so what is the point. Then again, I already know what others are going to say. Aha!

debzhaus on 2017-02-02 12:38:29
When my son was a little boy, he said, "When I grow up, I'm going to have four sons, and name them Frank, Frank, Frank and Frank."
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Old 05-23-2017, 11:21 PM
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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." Annie

Lily H on 2011-08-10 06:28:00
This was also said by Winnie the Pooh.

LLapp on 2015-04-04 13:56:04
Annie who?

JenDiaz72 on 2015-05-08 13:00:05
Little Orphan Annie?

Highpoint on 2016-11-12 14:39:02
Annie Oakley. It was her rifle that made saying goodbye so hard. If a man dumped her, boom.
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Old 05-28-2017, 03:10 PM
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"An intellectual snob is someone who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of The Lone Ranger."
Dan Rather


JCarlosCuevas on 2009-10-22 18:50:58
Or that Mickey and Donald cartoon where the orchestra gets caught inside a tornado.

bansaisequoia on 2010-01-19 19:43:33
I'm more likely to think of "A Clockwork Orange."

bansaisequoia on 2010-05-06 06:07:11
I can listen to "Flight of the Bumblebee" and not think of the Green Hornet.

nevadasmith68 on 2013-08-08 02:36:11
I can't listen to the "Blue Danube" without thinking of Rocky and Bullwinkle.

Barnabas on 2014-05-02 08:28:14
I can listen to "Who Are You" and not think of CSI

Allen on 2014-08-21 12:42:54
I can listen to anything and not think of CSI.

kb83 on 2015-04-16 10:19:00
I cannot listen to the Psycho music and not think of Psycho.

LLapp on 2015-09-13 20:49:15
I can't listen to "Free Fallin'" and not think of washing dinner dishes with my daughter sitting on the stool and telling me all about kindergarten.

wvwoman on 2016-03-03 19:55:05
i love that, llapp!

marnita on 2016-04-24 13:28:15
Perhaps the William Tell Overture will outlast the Lone Ranger.
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:06 AM
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"To read a book for the first time is to make the acquaintance of a new friend - to read it a second time is to meet an old one."
Selwyn Champion

DuckEverlasting on 2010-08-04 05:17:44
Cool name.

SippyGirl on 2013-09-03 17:03:39
said duckeverlasting ; )

oddcouple on 2016-07-02 12:01:27
said sippygirl
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Old 06-02-2017, 04:14 AM
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"The man who has the courage of his platitudes is always a successful man."
Van Wyck Brooks

fredsevent on 2011-08-21 18:30:47
Dang, I've been trying to have the courage of my *platypuses*. I misread that years ago and it's just too late. I'm going to cry now.

ZeebaNeighba on 2012-08-17 19:12:18
I don't have that, but I do have the courage of my plongitudes

Barnabas on 2013-10-03 05:19:12
Changes in attitudes, changes in platitudes... wait a minute, Jimmy Buffett is a successful man.

universalmom on 2014-04-25 14:38:23
fred, that's hilarious

locodad on 2014-04-25 16:31:21
we are having a spelling test tomorrow on all the hard, weird words we find in this cryptos

puffybob on 2014-11-27 11:13:25
Ha, this quote describes all of the blowhards who are quoted on this site about "success."

JD_1947 on 2014-12-29 04:32:28
. . I have the courage but I think I lost my platitudes some where . . . . . must be with my car keys . . . .

dovid1946 on 2015-05-09 08:02:57
Who put the apircot? Why is the Hottentot so hot? What have they got that I ain't got? COURAGE

LLapp on 2015-06-12 21:05:42
"plongitudes" -- very clever.

puzzleme on 2017-02-07 17:36:08
Top definition of "plongitude" in Urban Dictionary: A platitude made for the express purpose of moving the conversation away from an uncomfortable topic.
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:33 PM
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"Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive. "
Napoleon Hill

chopstix on 2014-04-07 07:38:00
but we don't need light in order to conceive!

universalmom on 2014-06-10 05:58:07
…i'd be willing to bet most of were conceived...oh never mind

Allen on 2014-09-06 04:07:46
Inconceivable!

dovid1946 on 2015-01-16 04:56:48
I found my thrill, on Napoleon Hill

SippyGurl on 2015-10-06 06:25:25
mmm... napoleons

abra on 2017-05-29 18:45:02
LOL, Umom. I'll bet your right.
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Old 06-04-2017, 12:24 AM
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"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog."
Peter Steiner

gryhnd51 on 2010-08-04 04:09:15
first time i've seen this one....I LOVE IT!!

chriscrojam on 2011-01-27 18:11:27
Dang it! My cover's blown.

Barnabas on 2011-09-21 03:49:33
But if you're eating at a Chinese restaurant they can figure it out by studying the paper placemat.

locodad on 2012-03-13 17:05:51
Woof,woof, who me?

montyb on 2014-03-22 16:32:32
They would if they checked out my profile picture.

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JD_1947 on 2014-11-22 07:47:20
Only a 15% Success Rate . . . think how many people missed out on a good laugh . . !

dovid1946 on 2014-12-10 14:14:07
or a god, if you happen to be dyslexic

LLapp on 2015-04-06 17:42:52
This was the caption of a cartoon in the New Yorker in the 1990s. Here it is: http://www.carta-straccia.it/files/tcb-22230.jpg

abra on 2015-06-30 13:25:56
There probably weren't nearly as many dogs on the internet back then.

Unattributed on 2016-06-24 04:42:19
You have to expect at least some dogs on the internet. It's where all the cats live.

marnita on 2016-09-20 04:08:35
Only if you refrain from sending selfies.
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